Food, Nutrition, and Basic Skills Program

Marketing Coordinator

This position is currently closed. Please visit: to see our currently open positions

Hours Per Week: 10-15 Hrs.
Please note that most of the hours will be in setting up, executing, and/or cleaning up from workshops. Interns must have enough availability in their schedule to engage in the workshops.
$14/hr. (work-study preferred, but not required)
Primary Department: UCSB Sustainability

Preferred start date: Late Summer or Fall 2017
Commitment date: Must be available to participate through June 2018

Description of Internship

The Food, Nutrition, and Basic Skills Program seeks a marketing coordinator to assist with the promotion of our workshop series and educational resources. The Food, Nutrition and Basic Skills (FNBS) Program is a co-curricular educational program which highlights best practices, skills, and resources to empower students to address food security, housing security, and financial stability in their lives. Through workshops on nutrition, food preparation, grocery shopping, and budgeting we hope to better prepare students for making healthy choices and living within the often challenging financial situation of college students. We also hope that through our workshops students have an opportunity to learn more about the food system which they rely on. Through education, FNBS will help students eat well and fulfill their full potential here at UCSB. FNBS is a coalition effort between staff, students, and community members. This student will also help to develop new ways to engage students, manage our social media presence, and develop flyers and promotional items.


  • Manage Facebook and Instagram accounts for the Food, Nutrition and Basic Skills Program;
  • Use to other programs if you have previous knowledge of graphic design to develop flyers for our events;
  • Create digiknows;
  • Craft language for email announcements;
  • Deliver flyers to locations around campus;
  • Manage online calendars;
  • Table at events about the FNBS program;
  • Engage campus media (Daily Nexus, Bottomline, Current, KCSB, etc.);
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure events are well highlighted on partner websites and listserves;
  • Publicize the program to the campus community and target audience (primarily students who are food insecure); and
  • Collaborate with student organizations and other partners to ensure that our promotional efforts are inclusive of diverse communities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Has creative ideas about how to increase visibility of social media posts;
  • Interest in topics of food security and nutrition;
  • Experience with developing promotional language for programs or events;
  • Professional in written and verbal communications; and
  • Detail-oriented.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with media relations;
  • Experience with or graphic design software;
  • Experience in coalition building and/or engagement of multiple diverse partners;
  • Experience with event planning; and
  • Familiarity with food security.


The student selected will meet with a project advisor at least once a week for consistent and ongoing mentorship and one on one training. In addition this, the selected student will frequently meet with professional staff in the field, faculty with expertise in this area, student leaders, and other campus and community stakeholders to receive feedback and further guidance.
To Apply
Please read all of the instructions for this program and the job posting carefully in order to ensure that you have the best chance of being selected. Submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to by Sunday April 9, 2017. If you are eligible for work-study, please note this in the cover letter. Work-study is not required, but is preferred.
UCSB Career Services offers support and advising in writing résumés. Please consider taking advantage of their generous services, especially if this is the first time you have written a résumé.
Please ensure that when you apply the subject line of your email and your email body indicate clearly that you are applying for the “FNBS – Marketing”. We have several positions currently open ranging across multiple programs.For More Information
Please email your resume and cover letter to Melissa Fontaine, after having read the above information thoroughly.