*Must be available for approximately 20 hours during the work week (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 8am-5pm.
**Must currently be enrolled in at least 6 units or greater
***Must submit all requested documents, including work sample and cover letter to be considered
Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Community and Volunteer Involvement, the Student Assistant for Outreach/Marketing is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating outreach efforts for CSUN Food Pantry, Pop-Pantry, and other basic needs initiatives.
· Responsible for the management of social media and related social media platforms, including YouTube, twitter, Facebook and Instagram
· Responsible for notifications to students, faculty, staff, clubs & organizations about on-going volunteer service opportunities.
· Responsible for the recruitment of CSUN students as student outreach volunteers to support outreach events such as Meet the Clubs, Block Party, President’s Picnic, AS Fair, Classroom presentations, recruitment fairs, etc. (approx. 40-50/academic year).
· Responsible for conducting volunteer orientations/trainings to provide an overview of the program and explains the protocol and process of outreach/marketing to potential volunteers.
· Responsible for the scheduling of outreaching volunteers to support marketing/outreach events.
· Prepares reports and maintains records as assigned of outreach/ marketing volunteers’ hours and participation.
· Assists in planning and implementing student outreach efforts and objectives for the CSUN Food Pantry, Pop-up Pantry, and all basic needs initiatives.
· Responsible for the coordination/creation of marketing materials to promote CSUN Food Pantry, Pop-up Pantry, and donation stations (i.e., flyers, posters)
· Responsible for building and sustaining community partnerships in alignment with outreach/ marketing goals and objectives.
· Responsible for strategizing and identifying campus and community groups, individuals, students, faculty, staff, and clubs & organizations for possible partnerships to support outreach/ marketing.
· Responsible for the execution of partnership related paperwork for outreach/marketing.
· Responsible for regular/consistent communication and correspondence with partnering groups and community organizations.
· Research on-going opportunities for collaborations and donations.
· Assist with the solicitation and execution of in-kind donations for outreach/ marketing.
· Responsible for maintaining and retrieving donations from permanent campus donations stations to support pantry operation.
· Responsible for the coordination of donation pick up from campus departments and programs. E.g., Sustainability and MMC gardens to secure fresh produce for pantry.
· Responsible for preparing service reports as required.
Skills/Background Needed for Position:
· Work is typically performed both in indoor and outdoor environments in possible inclement weather conditions.
· Must be available to work majority of tabling events
· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
· In addition to walking, the employee may occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally sit for extended periods.
· Employee must be able to assist in moving and/or lifting heavier items weighing up to 25 pounds, including can goods, large bins, dolly, etc.
· A passion for working with food insecure community, the community at large and volunteerism.
· Valid CA driver’s license, good DMV record, and insurance, employee will have to drive to collect resources
· Knowledge of food and nutrition science preferred.
· Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
· Experience working in a food pantry or similar operation preferred.
· Experience working in an office preferred.
· Experience working with volunteers and/or organizing community activities is preferred.
· Effective communication skills/ ability to communicate clearly when dealing with sensitive topics.
· Organized and able to handle multiple tasks at a time.
· Ability to take direction and also initiate tasks independently (self-starter/self-motivated).
· Ability to build rapport with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds
· Ability to be flexible, open to change, adjust and adapt, and can operate in an evolving environment.
· Capable of providing insight and suggestions on how to best reach the student population.
· Detail oriented and attentive to “the little things.”
· Works well with teams and has the ability to be malleable.
· Must be willing to work occasional weekends and evenings.
*Must not be currently employed on-campus