Membership & Marketing Associate

San Diego Food System Alliance
July 25, 2021
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Elly Brown
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Position Summary

The San Diego Food System Alliance is seeking an organized and creative Membership & Marketing Associate who will be responsible for managing the organization's membership program and supporting communications and marketing operations.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a human-centered, innovative mindset who can translate data and insights, trends, and gaps into opportunities for membership engagement at the San Diego Food System Alliance. The Membership & Marketing Associate will demonstrate deep commitment to relationship building, the Alliance’s Statement on Justice , and its mission of cultivating a healthy, sustainable, and just food system in San Diego County. This position plays a critical role in nurturing positive culture-building around the Alliance values: respect, inclusivity, collaboration, community, prosperity, health, sustainability, and justice.


Core Responsibilities

Membership Recruitment & Engagement
Working in concert with Alliance staff, develop and implement membership engagement activities to ensure equity and diversity, including:

  • Lead membership outreach and recruitment efforts, including strategy development, data analysis, and membership updates/reporting

  • Develop membership content for Alliance website, promotional materials, and mail/email/social media outreach

  • Cultivate relationships across the network and lead member engagement

  • Coordinate online member portal content and implementation

  • Co-design and manage the Alliance’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and ensure successful membership tracking

  • Lead planning and hosting of membership events and activities, and support with the Annual Gathering

Marketing & Communications
With Communications team, support digital marketing and communications for the Alliance and its programs:

  • Coordinate digital marketing and communications, including managing social media channels, tracking, and reporting

  • Develop and implement email campaigns

  • Create forms, import lists, segment audiences, and automate communications

  • Identify and troubleshoot issues in Email Service Provider (ESP) and CRM

  • Analyze market data, category trends, and consumer insights to identify recommendations and new opportunities

  • Support with writing, design, report development, storytelling, and content creation and curation for Alliance and programs


  • Support other Alliance operations functions as needed

  • Serve as an ambassador for the Alliance and its values

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent experience

  • 2 years experience in marketing, communications, or other relevant roles

  • Highly organized and ability to juggle many projects simultaneously

  • Great writing skills- ability to acquire and translate complex issues into accessible narratives

  • Experience with CRM systems, ESP platforms, and digital marketing

  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge a plus

  • Process-oriented, with exceptional attention to detail

  • Great with people and building authentic relationships

  • Passion around the mission, Statement on Justice, and systems change - a must

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Primary office space in downtown East Village but flexible to work from home when needed and other co-work space locations (La Jolla, Encinitas, etc). Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires moving around for up to 30% of the time and occasional lifting up to 30lbs. Requires reliable access to transportation throughout San Diego County for meetings and events.


This is a full-time role at $55k starting salary, depending on background and experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, and a SIMPLE IRA match program.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, professional references, and a writing sample to In your cover letter, please describe your past experiences and/or efforts to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applications lacking any of the aforementioned documents will not be considered. (Subject: Membership & Marketing Associate)

Application Due Date:  August 6, 2021

The San Diego Food System Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications will be considered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, or gender.

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