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Marketing & Communications Board Member

Our mission & recent highlights of impact
Centre Street Food Pantry (CSFP) provides families in Newton and eight surrounding communities with consistent access to nutritious food in a dignified, sensitive and inclusive environment. Since the start of the pandemic, we've seen an unprecedented number of shoppers at our doorstep.

  • We are now serving 2X more households and 3X more people than before the pandemic

  • Each month, we provide food to 1,000 families representing 3,000 people

  • This past year we've provided 800,000 pounds of fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread, pantry staples and personal hygiene products to our neighbors in need

What You'll Work on

CSFP’s recent operational growth has outpaced growth in many of our supporting capabilities, including marketing and communications. We seek a Board Member who is experienced with the purpose and power of branded communications to help us increase our donor, volunteer, community and client engagement and distinguish ourselves in a crowded non-profit environment. Our focus areas include a mix of strategic and tactical aspects: CSFP brand (look, feel, voice), website, monthly newsletter, as well as email, print and social media campaigns. We believe a well-developed communications strategy will help us be efficient and effective with our human and financial resources. 


This Board Member will serve on the Marketing & Fundraising Committee as Co-Chair, and will work alongside the other Co-Chair (focused on Fundraising), as well as the Executive Director and other committee members. This person will also serve, as all Board Members do, in a broader capacity to steer the organization towards a sustainable future by developing sound, ethical, and legal policies, as well as by making sure there are adequate resources to advance our mission.

Desired skills and experience

With regard to this specific role, we are searching for a motivated individual who is able to provide a mix of thought leadership and hands-on skills to advance the mission of CSFP. Ideal candidates will have branding, marketing and communications experience that includes, at least, some of the following:

  • Brand Strategy

  • Print Communications

  • Digital Communications

  • Data Analytics

  • Graphic Design

  • Copywriting


In general, we seek board members who: 

  • Demonstrate CSFP’s values of Service, Kindness, and Gratitude

  • Embrace the value of every person’s capabilities, skills and experiences

  • Lead by example

  • Approach challenges with positivity, creativity, and open-mindedness

  • Effectively collaborate and resolve conflicts

  • Go the extra mile

  • Contribute to CSFP’s financial strength  

Time Commitment
10-15 hours per month. Each board term is 3 years with an option to serve 2 terms.

Why you'll love working with Centre Street Food Pantry

For over twelve years, Centre Street Food Pantry has provided families with nutritious food, in a dignified, sensitive and inclusive environment.  The Marketing Board position is an incredible opportunity to give back while also making a lasting impact.  As a board member at Centre Street, you will work alongside a group of kind & committed individuals who strive to give back to the community.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line in English: Board Member Application to

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