Center For Food Action – Non Profit in New Jersey


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The Center for Food Action (CFA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, and Saddle Brook. In 2014, at the request of Bergen Community College, CFA opened a site on BCC’s Paramus campus in order to serve low-income students and their families.


Started by the late singer Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres as World Hunger Year New Jersey, the agency originally focused on the global causes of world hunger but within months of its start, it became evident that some people in our own community needed help in order to put food on their tables


Job Title: Senior Events & Marketing Manager (Non-Profit)

About the Organization:

Center For Food Action’s (CFA)mission is to serve as a preferred network of pantries, offering guests essential food and homelessness prevention services. We prioritize cultural sensitivity and aim to assist not only the working poor but also the middle-class people facing economic hardship while acknowledging the unique challenges of Northern New Jersey. Despite Bergen County’s ranking as the 33rd wealthiest county in the nation according to the 2020 Census Bureau. Our guests are not among the wealthiest, including seniors who have worked their entire lives and now cannot make ends meet due to the high cost of living. We recognize that emergency shelf-stable food alone does not solely provide nourishment for optimal health. Therefore, we strive to empower our guests by offering healthier food choices, including fresh produce and lean meats. CFA is pivoting to choice pantry models to provide more nutritious options as we move people towards spaces of optimal health and well-being in their journey to a better life.

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, dynamic, and creative events/marketing manager to join our team. Reporting to the Communications Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive special events programming to ensure new and existing sponsors, donors, and community-based partnerships are maintained and cultivated. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and implementing marketing print mailing campaigns, social media, digital media, and email communications for CFA.
The ideal candidate will help maintain CFA’s presence on social media. All event logistics will be coordinated and communicated effectively with colleagues to ensure on time event starts and precise event execution. The candidate will also assist in ensuring that underserved populations needing food assistance have additional access to CFA programs through various community partnership initiatives and outreach efforts. The ideal candidate must be people-oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be highly organized, and have a predisposition to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off (14 paid holidays and 20 PTO days your first year), and a retirement savings plan with a company-funded match. If you would like to join a team passionate about making a difference in the community, we encourage you to apply.


  • Secure sponsorships and ads for all events in the form of corporate support, community-based organizations, houses of worship, and individual donors.
  • Manage RSVP list. Ensure event activation assets are available to meet sponsorship agreements. Track all sponsors, monetary, and In-Kind donations.
  • Work with the Executive Director to secure input and active participation from board members, event chairpersons, appropriate committees, and key staff.
  • Manage and negotiate all vendor contracts related to event execution. Manage all event details, including budgets, vendors, contracts, schedules, logistics, and administrative tasks.
  • Work with Communications Director to ensure event promotional and day-of materials are available in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all events run smoothly, including managing registration, coordinating event set-up and break-down, and overseeing any necessary troubleshooting.
  • Initiate post-event debriefings, event evaluation, and analysis to measure success and identify areas for improvement.
  • Maintain and update an annual calendar of planned events in conjunction with Communications, Volunteer Engagement, and Signature Weekend Snack Pack Events, with timelines for each event.
  • Coordinate and manage offsite food pop-up distributions with site manager to underserved communities.
  • Stay up-to-date with trends and best practices in non-profit marketing and share knowledge and insights with the team.
  • Expand and diversify CFA’s events portfolio by expanding the funding base to support CFA’s mission, major programs, and signature events with a focus on corporations, community-based organizations, and civic groups.
  • Creating a marketing strategy for CFA to include multiple programs annually to bring in additional donors.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Communications Director to develop and implement marketing plans to support CFA initiatives, including signature fundraising events and creating marketing content and print collateral for email and direct mail campaigns.
  • Responsible for developing social media content, branding, placing online ads, and tracking engagement.
  • Oversee the preparation of marketing materials within the established budget and supervise the mailing of collateral invitations and other related marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications to identify target audiences and develop messaging that resonates with donors and sponsors.
  • Responsible for sourcing known data sets and reporting on outcomes.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None, however, will coordinate with the Volunteer
Coordinator to oversee volunteers at events.

Educational & Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree + in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations,
    Hospitality, or a related field.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in events management, marketing, and
    coordination, preferably in a non-profit setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build
    and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong copywriting abilities.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media marketing and content creation – video direction a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and manage multiple
    projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with Canva, Mailchimp, and Hootsuite, Bloomerang is a plus.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and commitment to making a positive
    impact in the community.
We are an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity/expression, national origin, or any category protected by applicable law.

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Food Packages Distributed
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