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Compass Group, North America STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, CULINARY, & MARKETING SPECIALIST, K12 SCHOOLS in Somerset, Massachusetts

Chartwells K12

  • We are hiring immediately for a STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, CULINARY & MARKETING SPECIALIST position.

  • Location: Somerset Public Schools; 580 Whetstone Hill Road. Somerset, MA 02726. Note: online applications accepted only.

  • Schedule: Full time; Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.

  • Details: The Student Engagement, Culinary, & Marketing Specialist will oversee student and community engagement, community/student events driving participation in culinary programs, surveys, focus groups, building initiatives, tastings, showcasing Chartwells K12 programs, and other duties as assigned.

  • Requirement: Culinary experience, food service operations, computer skills, strong organizational and communication skills, customer service/client relationship building, marketing. Must be able to travel to the different schools within the district.

  • Reports to: Director of Dining Services

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    Chartwells K12's goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,300 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit .

Job Summary

The community engagement, culinary, & marketing specialist is a proficient and seasoned expert entrusted with spearheading the marketing strategy for clients. Their primary objective is to devise creative and effective methods to enhance participation in child nutrition programs through merchandising, marketing, and promotional initiatives. They demonstrate expertise in developing, implementing, and monitoring cutting-edge marketing practices in line with industry standards. They play a crucial role in promoting child nutrition programs through innovative merchandising, impactful campaigns, and effective communication efforts. You will assist the operation with engaging with the students, parents, staff, and community, marketing, merchandising, and promotions to ensure superior service and maximize profits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute marketing programs in partnership with operators and regional support teams to ensure continued engagement from students, clients, and communities

  • Conduct a thorough analysis of customer/resident research, current market conditions, and competitor information

  • Assists in the formulation and execution of marketing plans and projects and effectively manages the productivity and progress

  • Regularly monitors, evaluates, and reports on all marketing activities and outcomes

  • Takes the lead in developing and executing community engagement strategies

  • Train and support operators in the implementation of student-facing and front-of-house programs, systems, and processes

  • Customize marketing materials - e.g. social media posts, flyers, brochures, and client presentations - and coordinate with district communications teams to execute

  • Assess the front-of-house operations for the student experience, operating standards, and signature programs being in place, and work with operators to monitor results and improve over time

  • Collect data and report on return on investment and key performance metrics

  • Collaborates with schools, parents, and community organizations to organize and promote nutrition education events and workshops

  • Collaborates with the culinary team to develop marketing strategies for new menu items, chef demonstrations, nutrition education lessons, and client delivery. Develops and executes community outreach programs to increase awareness and participation in child nutrition initiatives

  • Implements social media strategies to engage with the community, share nutritional resources, and promote healthy eating habits among children

  • Assesses the effectiveness of community engagement efforts through surveys, focus groups, feedback collection, and data analysis, and adjusts strategies accordingly to maximize impact


  • 1 year of marketing experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to present to large groups.

  • Knowledge of merchandising and promotions.

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and internet.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing is a plus.

    Associates at Chartwells K-12 are offered many fantastic benefits.

    Both full-time and part-time positions offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Retirement Plan

  • Associate Shopping Program

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Discount Marketplace

  • Identity Theft Protection

  • Pet Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program

    In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance/AD

  • Disability Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Chartwells K-12 maintains a drug-free workplace.