Community Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Internal Number: 43620
Position Title: Community Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Community Health and Health Behavior
Posting Number: R230166
Employer: Research Foundation
Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000
The Community Health Interventions Lab (CHIL) at the University at Buffalo is looking to hire a Community Marketing and Outreach Coordinator to support our mission of creating equitable and just food systems. We are home of the Mobile Market Coalition (MMC), a national network of practitioners, researchers, funders, and policymakers advancing mobile produce markets as essential infrastructure for a responsive and resilient food system in which everyone has access to healthy food. We support organizations interested in starting or expanding mobile market programs by providing technical assistance, fostering collaboration, advancing research, and supporting advocacy initiatives. Locally, we are developing a campus-based mobile market program to not only address student nutrition insecurity, but to also create a living lab that provides social entrepreneurship opportunities for students and allows for further development and testing of mobile market innovations.
This position will lead the promotion of the Mobile Market Coalition work, including technical assistance, networking, research, and advocacy opportunities and initiatives through various strategies, including dissemination of research findings, best practices, and case studies through creation of engaging content. This position would be responsible for developing well-designed and innovative technical assistant and training (TA&T) modalities that engage recipients equitably. This position would provide direct TA&T for organizations interested in starting or learning how to sustain, troubleshoot, and grow a mobile market program. To execute the delivery of TA&T, the coordinator will draw from existing knowledge, our current resources and research, and our network of mobile market experts and peers. In addition to providing support and education, this position will also manage the campus-based mobile market, UB Veggie Van.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Develop comprehensive outreach initiatives to amplify technical assistance, networking, research, and advocacy opportunities and initiatives provided through the Mobile Market Coalition.
Develop marketing and digital content.
Develop, implement, and manage communications, including an annual communications plan, regular newsletter, social media, publications, blog posts, event promotion, printed publications, and graphical content.
Develop written, multi-media, and professionally produced training resources.
Translate research findings into clear, concise, engaging content to support training and advocacy initiatives.
Assist in the development of innovative TA&T, including market-related webinars, meetings, and conferences as well as peer-to-peer knowledge sharing through design and facilitation of community of practice.
Coordination and delivery of TA&T for mobile market stakeholders.
Oversee campus-based mobile market operations, including procurement, inventory management, and scheduling.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
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Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and up to 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Expertise in communications and marketing, ideally with executing or supporting a social, digital, or broader marketing campaign.
Experience with graphic art design and familiarity with Adobe Suite, Canva
Willingness and enthusiasm to engage community members face-to-face about their local food system.
Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms (e.g. NEON)
Experience working with a mobile produce markets or other food retail businesses
Experience with advocacy or communication with policymakers
Experience with coaching or delivering education curriculum
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.
UB is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.