City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 66 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners across the five boroughs.
Our programs empower individuals through nutrition education, increase our partners’ capacity, and strengthen the local food system, helping New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity to access, afford, and consume nutritious food. To learn more about our work, visit cityharvest.org.
City Harvest is seeking an innovative Director of Communications to develop the organization’s messaging and lead the effort of securing media to raise awareness of City Harvest’s work in collaboration with external PR firms. The Director of Communications heightens awareness, maximizes media coverage, strengthens organizational anti-hunger campaigns, and increases donor and volunteer engagement utilizing traditional media. This role develops and implements the department’s short- and long-term work plans.
The successful candidate possesses exceptional writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills and will use them to unite colleagues across the organization around City Harvest’s mission. S/he will serve as communications counsel to all staff, and also work to elevate City Harvest’s profile externally with donors, volunteers, partners, supporters, and the general public.
The Director of Communications will report to the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications and will have direct reports.
There are many fantastic reasons to choose a career with City Harvest. In addition to fighting food insecurity in New York, City Harvest offers a competitive salary, full benefits (including medical, dental, and vision) with employer contributions towards premiums, employer-provided life insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with matching employer contributions. We also offer discounted staff perks (movie tickets, gym memberships, cellular plans, etc.), generous time off, and professional development opportunities.
At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that values the communities we serve.
How to apply:
If you want to empower New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity to access, afford, and consume nutritious food, and if the position speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment, please submit your resume and cover letter with statement of interest and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Director of Communications in the subject line. A background check and a computer literacy test are required for finalists for this position. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.
City Harvest is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to the practice of equity and inclusion.