JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Marketing Coordinator and Special Projects at the Nichi Bei Foundation


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Marketing Coordinator and Special Projects at the Nichi Bei Foundation


POSITION: Full-time, non-exempt

HOURS: 32 hours per week; must be available some evenings and weekends for events and meetings

LOCATION: On-site, 1832 Buchanan Street, Suite 207, San Francisco Japantown

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience, includes health, dental, vision and 401(k) plan after probationary period.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Send a Letter of Interest (no longer than 2 pages) and a Resume to no later than Friday, October 28, 2022.


WHO WE ARE: The Nichi Bei Foundation is an innovative educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered – primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei Weekly) and Website ( as well as educational programming.


Publications include:


Educational programming includes:


Fundraising events include:

  • Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival (
  • Nichi Bei Day with the A’s
  • Nichi Bei Night with the Sacramento Kings


JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the President and Editor-in-Chief, the candidate will work closely with Nichi Bei staff to meet the overall marketing and programmatic goals of the organization. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional and creative professional who is highly organized, possesses advanced digital media skills, has event organization experience, and is a strong communicator, both written and verbal.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and execute marketing campaigns, including e-mail newsletters and social media channels to grow print subscriptions and social media communities.
  2. Promote via social media and video the “Nichi Bei Café” monthly livestream program, including serving as its associate producer and part of the production team.
  3. Help to organize and promote special events, including Films of Remembrance, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival, pilgrimages to the former Angel Island Immigration Station and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony sites, and other smaller events.
  4. Help to support and promote our major fundraising initiatives, including the Nichi Bei Day of Giving and smaller fundraising events.
  5. Maintain and manage a current list of media contacts for press releases. Ability to draft for approval press releases.
  6. Provide planning and logistical support for major programs and events.
  7. Help to develop and maintain portions of the main agency Website as well as microsites, including but not limited to the Website, Films of Remembrance Website, etc.
  8. Ability to organize and view Social Media Analytics Data and make reports and recommendations based on data analysis is a plus.
  9. Maintain the Nichi Bei social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook, as well as the Soy and Tofu Festival channels.
  10. Provide administrative support to the president and editorial team when needed, including supervision of volunteers and interns.
  11. Knowledge and experience of working within the Japanese American community is highly preferred.


Essential Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or related study area.
  2. Demonstrated experience in community work, organizing, forming

collaborations, or related activities in a professional or volunteer capacity.

  1. Minimum 2 years of experience directly relevant to the position.
  2. Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google tools (Calendar, Drive, Doc, Sheets, Slides), as well as video editing software such as Final Cut Pro and / or Adobe Premiere preferred.
  3. Solid written and oral communication skills.
  4. Comfortable with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  5. Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects.
  6. Ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision.
  7. Ability to develop effective work plans, organize details, set priorities, and meet


  1. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  2. Demonstrated sensitivity to racial, ethnic, social, and economic diversity.
  3. Language ability in Japanese is a plus.
  4. Proactive problem solver with a great sense of autonomy and a can-do attitude


The Nichi Bei Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.



  • 100% of employee premiums for medical, dental, and vision after a three-month probationary period;
  • Vacation, paid federal holidays;
  • 401(k) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 3% after 1 year.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Nichi Bei Foundation actively seeks to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job related conditions or disabilities.


Please email a Letter of Interest (no longer than 2 pages) and Resume to:

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