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Chartwells K12


Salary: $110k to $120k

Other Forms of Compensation: Bonus potential up to 25%

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

As Director of Field Marketing, you’ll communicate, train, and implement support to operators on marketing elements for all student experience programs within our K12 food service accounts. This will include the cafeteria environment, signage, merchandise to provide student engagement and nutrition education programs, hospitality, and promotions.

Excellent communication skills are essential, along with solid strategic thinking and a service-oriented approach.

You’ll continuously document and refine Chartwell’s K12 marketing standards and communicate these across regions. You’ll create solutions to enhance the student and operator experiences while increasing promotion effectiveness and participation in school meal programs.

Preferred locations for this Remote position: Denver, Phoenix, or Portland

Key Responsibilities:

Create marketing programs and partnerships with Operators, support teams, and the VP of Marketing to ensure continued engagement from students clients and communities.while not directly leading a team, you’ll need strong influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to make an impact working through others.

Train and support operators and on-site Marketing Specialists in the implementation of student-facing and front-of-house programs

Ensure tools and processes are trained to end in place for the operators to sustain the programs to standards on a daily basis

Develop and maintain marketing and merchandising operations tools

Develop marketing audits to assess front-of-house operations for the student experience, operating standards, and signature programs being in place and partner with operators to assess results

Develop implementation tools and materials, modules, and procedures pertaining to programs, practices, and procedures

Collaborate with Culinary and Nutrition teams as needed in program development, communications, and training and implementation of support

Leverage focus groups to understand key market insights and continuous improvement

Work directly with strategic accounts to respond to client needs

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

Preferred Qualifications:

7+ years of experience in marketing and/or training, preferably in food service or in operations/culinary roles with demonstrated ability to market programs, and merchandise and create superior customer experiences

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or 8 years of experience in multi-unit food service environment in lieu of a degree

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation and listening skills

Ability to present to large groups, remotely and in person

Ability to multi task, establish priorities and maintain organization in a challenging environment

Project management skills are highly desirable

Demonstrated ability to direct implementation and produce positive outcomes by working through teams

Strong Windows based software skills, including but not limited to MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Extensive travel required in this position – up to 50% travel to support K12 operators in the Pacific Region and in Texas

Experience in productivity in a remote environment

Apply to Chartwells Schools today!

Chartwells Schools is a member of Compass Group USA

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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. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.

Chartwells K-12 maintains a drug-free workplace.

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




Life Insurance/ AD

Disability Insurance

Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off

Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)

Associate Shopping Program

Health and Wellness Programs

Discount Marketplace

Identity Theft Protection

Pet Insurance

Commuter Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

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