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About Newman’s Own Foundation: Mission, Values, Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

This is an exciting time to join Newman’s Own Foundation. Our model—originally conceived 40 years ago when Paul Newman started selling salad dressing and wanted to ‘give it all away’—remains unique and innovative compared to other foundations, corporations, and social impact organizations.

Newman’s Own Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation whose mission is to nourish and transform the lives of children who face adversity. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to use all the money that it receives—100% of the profits and royalties—from the sale of Newman’s Own products in service of its mission and within three priority programmatic areas: Nutrition Education and School Food, Indigenous Food Justice for Youth, and Joyful Experiences for Children with Serious Illnesses. Through the efforts of Paul Newman, Newman’s Own, and the Newman’s Own Foundation, over $600 million has been given to social impact organizations since 1982.

Newman’s Own Foundation’s values are shared with the food company, Newman’s Own, Inc., and encompass generosity, community, integrity, innovation, and excellence.

The more diverse our team is, and representative of the communities we seek to serve, the better we can achieve our mission. We seek to build and cultivate a team of staff, vendors, and partners that represent a diversity of thought, background, and lived experiences, and strive for justice in our organizational processes and results. We are particularly interested in increasing access for those in underserved communities who may not traditionally have access to social impact job opportunities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, relation, disability, age, genetic information, veteran stats, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

We are currently hiring for the following position:

Communications and Marketing Manager


The Newman’s Own Foundation’s Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for delivering effective Communications and Marketing duties in support of the Foundation’s overall mission, which is to nourish and transform the lives of children who face adversity. The Manager will develop and deliver both internal and external communications across both owned and earned channels, and also develop and maintain systems that facilitate the communications efforts of the Foundation’s President/CEO, and the rest of the team. In regards to external communications, the Manager’s primary role is to write, develop, edit and/or oversee all communications and marketing duties that engage key Newman’s Own Foundation stakeholders to ensure increased engagement across key audiences and support the Foundation’s grantee partners with additional visibility and opportunities for co-funding.

The role reports to the President/CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and will be responsible for managing a limited number of communications consultants, vendors, and/or interns.


1.   Deliver Communications and Marketing duties in support of the Foundation’s overall strategy and communications goals (70%)

  • With support from the President/CEO and Marketing Consultant, support development of communications and marketing strategy, annual and quarterly plans across key channels and audiences, and reports detailing communications reach and efficacy.
  • Based on approved strategy, budget, and plans, write, develop, edit and/or oversee approved communications strategies and directives in support of the Foundation and its programs, including but not limited to website, design, video, events, advertising, and reporting, supported by consultants or vendors as necessary.
  • Deliver effective communications and contribute to engagement with external constituents via website updates, SEO marketing, the Newman’s Own Community Fund, Google Ads, newsletter, LinkedIn, email, events, op-eds, earned media, and more.
  • Create, prepare, and/or post content on the Foundation’s platforms and communication channels. Efforts may include but are not limited to: developing, writing, and editing content for all channels; reviewing, editing and/or proofreading content prepared by team members, grantee partners, or external stakeholders; designing basic graphics for social e.g. via Canva, website, newsletter, and more; ensuring accuracy of messaging across all platform and communications.
  • Work with PR consultant and/or media directly on press releases, media pitches and op-eds.
  • Serve as the communications liaison between the Foundation and select partners (e.g. grantee partners, Advisory Council, funding partners, etc.). Provide guidance on communications related efforts, coordinate communications across teams and partners, triage requests to use Foundation logo and name, and relay relevant information to President/CEO, team members, and consultants, as needed.
  • Support President/CEO as needed for speaking or moderating engagements, for example identifying opportunities, preparing and drafting questions, messaging, briefings, prioritizing attendees to meet, and more.
  • Work with the food company’s (Newman’s Own Inc. (NOI)) Marketing team to ensure accurate mission messaging across key marketing vehicles, such as social media, product packaging, and advertising.
  • Ensure compliance with Brand Standards, both internally and externally (with grantee partners); identify and remedy gaps in training or tools for employees to implement the Brand Standards.

2.   Drive internal communications for the Board of Directors, NOI employees, and other internal stakeholders (30%)

  • With oversight from President/CEO, prepare and serve as project manager for all Board of Director meeting materials, liaising with team members as necessary to gather inputs and resources.
  • Prepare materials for all staff meetings, and other internal meetings as needed.
  • Execute internal messaging to reinforce the Newman’s Own brand and foster engagement by writing and/or curating weekly Happenings newsletter, participating in staff event planning, and preparing presentations.
  • Oversee updates and maintenance of digital and physical archives.
  • Support smooth functioning of organization, including overseeing and supporting the Foundation’s Sharepoint site and use, external correspondence, comms consultant/vendor set up and invoicing, and more.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of communications and marketing experience required, with strong preference for at least 2-3 years in social impact sector, for example at a private foundation, nonprofit, corporation, agency working with impact clients, or government entity.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including written and/or editing both written text and designed documents, for example presentation slides.
  • Strong project management, research, and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, particularly in planning and managing deadlines, that reflect ability to manage, perform, and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Basic graphic design skills, with knowledge and experience of design tools, for example Canva.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage constructively with diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • A high level of ethical standards, and professionalism with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment, including conference room A/V equipment, scanners, and copiers.
  • Ability to learn new technology and software, as needed.


  • Experience working on issues relating to children facing adversity, food justice, or related fields.
  • Experience working with video editing and/or more advanced graphic design tools e.g. Photoshop and/or InDesign a plus but not required.


  • Flexible hybrid, with preference to be within commuting distance of Westport, CT. Willingness to travel to Westport, CT, as needed to meet with Newman’s Own Foundation team members, Newman’s Own, Inc., employees, and other stakeholders. Minimum expectation would be for 3-4 days in first month for orientation and 4 times a year for staff retreats, with preference for 4-8+ days per month in office.
  • 10-20% to meet with grantee partners and potential co-funders/partners, participate in conferences and convenings, with good flexibility to determine own schedule (% does not count travel to Westport, CT, if not within commuting distance)


  • $95,000/yr – $110,000/yr


Newman’s Own Foundation offers generous benefits, which currently include:

  • Medical insurance plan with 98% of plan premium covered by Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Dental insurance plan with 100% of plan premium covered by Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Responsible Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer & Holiday Time Off
  • 401K savings plan with company match up to 6%
  • Up to $1,500 of well-being and up to $10,000 of tuition reimbursement per year

To apply, email a pdf of your resume and cover letter to Include the position you are applying for in the subject line. We aim to start reviewing applications immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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