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Communications Committee Member

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Foundation For Essential Needs



To provide leadership to FFEN’s communications and marketing strategies to effectively share FFEN’s story with our supporters, food shelf and hunger relief partners, and the broader public. The Communications Committee’s focus is to increase engagement through FFEN’s website and Social Media platforms. The Committee is developing and implementing an annual communications plan with key metrics to measure success as well as developing processes to share media to increase the awareness of FFEN to the public.


The Communications Committee will consist of up to seven members as well as FFEN’s Executive Director. At least two members will be current Board Members with additional members coming from the broader sector or community. Communications Committee members are approved annually by the Board of Directors. FFEN is currently seeking two candidates that have experience in SEO or Public Relations.


  • Commitment to FFEN’s Mission and Vision as well as our values for engagement.
  • Current or previous experience in communications, marketing, social media or storytelling.
  • 2-5 years of specialization in Search Engine Optimization or Public Relations

Time Commitment:

FFEN’s Communications Committee meets monthly for 1-2 hours. Total time commitment per month is up to 4 hours including meetings as well as prep work. A Committee term is two years with no term limit.


  • Participating in a unique organization supporting the work and sustainability of MN food shelves.
  • Gaining knowledge of the broader hunger relief sector/system and the organizations addressing the issue of hunger and food insecurity.
  • Close collaboration with like-minded staff and volunteers who desire to give back to their community.
  • Developing meaningful relationships with a diverse group of individuals in the non-profit, for-profit and public sectors.
  • Developing and enhancing skills in non-profit communications and social media strategy development, implementation and evaluation.

To apply for this position, forward your resume and cover letter to : volunteer@ffen.org

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About Foundation For Essential Needs


701 North 3rd Street, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55401, US

Mission Statement

Investing dollars and talent into the transformation and sustainability of Minnesota food shelves.


FFEN is a nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit investing dollars and practical expertise into improving the financial and operational capacity of Minnesota food shelves. In the rapidly changing hunger relief environment, we offer pragmatic and free assistance to food shelves reinventing themselves to better serve more clients. We operate by building trust-based relationships with local food shelves and support them to incorporate increased business and service best practices in their work. We believe that a strong and stable food shelf system is critical to our communities and our vision is for the system to provide equitable, healthy & predictable food options throughout the state.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Analytics




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • FFEN’s Communications Committee meets monthly for 1-2 hours. Total time commitment per month is up to 4 hours including meetings as well as prep work. A Committee term is two years with no term limit.

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