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Director, Food Marketing Center of Excellence
DATE:   7/10/2019
JOB TITLE:   Director, Food Marketing Center of Excellence
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chair of Marketing Department
SECTOR:   Academic


The Food Marketing Center of Excellence (FMCE) director will develop and implement activities, training and research to grow membership and support members of the center and the industry. The director will develop initiatives and work with other departments to increase the enrollment of students in the program. He/She is in charge of supervising the day-to-day operations and have authority over the FMC in conjunction with the department chair. The center director will teach three courses per semester and report directly to the Chair of the Marketing Department, College of Business Administration.


A. Personnel

(1)  Work with the Dean, Chair of the Marketing Department, Marketing Faculty and the Food Marketing Board to develop and implement activities and outreach in the center.

(2)  Work with students to encourage opportunities for scholarship, research, networking and internships.

(4) Keep the Chair of the Marketing Department informed as to all Center matters.

B. Program Development

(1) The center director is accountable for enrollment in the program through collaboration with the Admissions Office in the active promotion of the B.S. Marketing (Concentration in food, beverage and cpg) to external constituencies including community colleges, organizations and schools as well as to internal constituencies including the Admissions Office, academic exploration, all colleges at NU and current students.

(2) Develop and implement activities to engage the food marketing students.

(3) Develop and implement internship and placement opportunities for food marketing students in coordination with the Office of Career Development;

(4) Initiate the development and implementation of training and research programs in the Center in response to member and industry needs.

(5) Engage and initiate activities to create growth of Center membership.

C. Additional Duties

(1) Prepare and administer the Center budget;

(2) Maintain all appropriate Center records;

(4) Represent the Center in University and College activities;

(5) Develop and implement marketing materials and website in coordination with the chair and appropriate offices of the University;

D. Workload

(1)The Center director will teach three courses per semester.


% of Time

30%     Teaching

30%     Marketing/recruiting;

30%     Development and implementation of center activities

10%     Office management


Knowledge of the industry and ability to development and implement training, research and related activities in response to industry requirements; Ability to teach and communicate with students; Strong oral and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills to relate and work with Board members, industry executives and students; Demonstrated management, organizational and supervisory skills; Ability to travel locally and outside Western New York when necessary. Available in evenings and weekend;



The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve involves extensive wrist and hand movements.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


Master’s Degree with a background in marketing is required. At least ten years of demonstrated leadership in the food industry. Teaching experience is valued.

Interviews will also be held at the American Marketing Association Summer Educators conference in Chicago.

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