Dec 4

Job: Community Engagement / Advertising Sales / Marketing Coordinator – Nichi Bei Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

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Job Title: Community Engagement / Advertising Sales / Marketing Coordinator
Posted by: Nichi Bei Foundation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contract: Full-Time

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking a community engagement and development, advertising sales and marketing coordinator to work up to 40 hours weekly at a nonprofit educational organization that publishes a community newspaper and presents educational programs in San Francisco’s Japantown.

About the Organization

With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — some Nichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to launch the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly. This pioneering nonprofit organization has launched a Digital Edition, educational programs such as a Films of Remembrance series and a pilgrimage to the former Angel Island Immigration Station, as well as community events such as the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

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Job Description

This position entails a combination of advertising sales, development, some marketing and other administrative tasks. This position could also play a role in the coordination of major foundation educational and fundraising events. Applicant should be energetic and hard-working and provide positive solutions for customer needs in advertising, and maintain general oversight and ensure accuracy of internal accounting records including accounts receivable and invoicing requests. Applicant will also assist in various ad hoc projects.

This position reports directly to the organization’s president and will work with its accounting staff, as well as other sales contractors.


Applicant must be self-motivated, reliable, responsive, responsible and trustworthy, and should have experience in sales, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, with proven ability to work independently, effectively and accurately.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Applicant must have a car or access to one
  • Applicant should be comfortable with sales and marketing outreach
  • Knowledge of and participation in the Japanese American community highly preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with Google Docs system
  • Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Japanese language proficiency a plus
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and work well with a team and as an individual
  • Past experience working with CRM applications ideal
  • Experience working with or volunteering for nonprofits a plus
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Part salary, part commission.
  • Medical, dental and vision plans offered after a three-month probationary period.

Application Process:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kenji G. Taguma
Nichi Bei Foundation President

No calls, please.

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