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communications & creative manager

Location:  Just Food, 1000 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046

Position Type: Full time

Annual Salary: $40,000/year

Additional Information:

  • Work Hours: 8-10 hour shifts M-F depending on program needs, with occasional weekend and evening events

Benefits: (Available after 90 days)

  • Company-paid healthcare, life, vision, and dental insurance

  • SIMPLE IRA retirement account with up to 3% company match

  • Vacation/PTO: 8 hours accrued monthly. *Accrual rate and maximum balance increase with time served

  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays (all major U.S. holidays)

  • Sick Time: 14 days per year


EOE: disability/veteran

Job Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as a Communication & Creative Manager, specializing in overseeing and coordinating Just Food social media, marketing and community engagement. This role will play a crucial part in the execution of marketing strategies and the development of creative assets across various channels. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of marketing expertise, creative flair, and excellent organizational skills to effectively support our marketing & development initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Marketing Support:

    • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans and strategies.

    • Coordinate and execute marketing campaigns across multiple channels, including digital, social media, email, and traditional advertising.

    • Monitor and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns, providing insights and recommendations for optimization.

    • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure marketing initiatives are aligned with overall business objectives.

  • Creative Development:

    • Work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Development to conceptualize and develop engaging content and visual assets for marketing campaigns.

    • Contribute innovative ideas for content creation, ensuring consistency with brand guidelines and messaging.

    • Coordinate the production of marketing materials, including graphics, videos, presentations, and promotional materials.

    • Review and approve creative assets to ensure quality, accuracy, and adherence to brand standards.

    • Create & develop merchandising & operation retail

  • Project Management:

    • Manage timelines, deadlines, and budgets for marketing projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.

    • Coordinate with external vendors & agencies as needed for creative production & campaign execution.

    • Track and report on project progress, identifying potential risks and proactively addressing issues to ensure successful outcomes.

    • Maintain organized documentation and files related to marketing campaigns and creative assets.

  • Communication and Collaboration:

    • Foster strong cross-functional relationships with the team to gather insights and support marketing initiatives.

    • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, providing updates on project status, results, and upcoming initiatives.

    • Assist with donor acknowledgements, event coordination and newsletter


  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Strategic Communications, or related field.

  • Proven experience in marketing coordination, creative development, or a related role.

  • Proficient in web design & management

  • Strong understanding of marketing principles and techniques, with a creative mindset and a passion for innovative ideas.

  • Proficiency in graphic design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva). 

  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and insights to drive decision-making and optimization.

  • Self-motivated and proactive with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.


To apply:
Address application materials (cover letter and resume) to:

Aundrea Walker, Executive Director

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