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Project Open Hand provides nutrition services to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited applications or resumes for positions not currently advertised.

Current Job Openings

Human Resources Generalist

Department:
Human Resources
Reports To:
Director, Human Resources
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
HR and administrative volunteers
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Human Resources Generalist helps Project Open Hand succeed by providing extensive support and guidance for all levels of the agency on the full range of HR, specifically in the areas of employee relations, employee engagement and recognition, leaves of absence, confidential record keeping, and organizational staff recruiting efforts, including partnering with departments and programs throughout the Agency to ensure staff vacancies are addressed in a timely manner.

This position is perfect for a highly engaged and personable HR professional familiar and comfortable with the confidentiality and professional boundary demands of such a position.

Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Human Resources Generalist in San Francisco or CA
  • 1+ year experience in recruitment and staffing
  • Solid understanding of federal and California state and city Labor laws including solid experience managing FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, EEO, ADA, ACA, workplace safety and worker’s compensation 
  • Experience working with sensitive documents and ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Excellent communication skills—verbal and written
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience working with a HRIS (ADP Workforce Now preferred)

Qualifications Desired

  • HR Certification (PHR and/or SHRM CP)
  • Labor relations experience including labor negotiations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint and Visio
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese preferred)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Director, Human Resources administering all aspects of the HR function
  • Trains and supports HR and administrative volunteers
  • Coordinates leaves of absence under federal, state and city statutes
  • In collaboration with the HR team, facilitates all aspects of the employment lifecycle including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, retention, performance management and separation
  • Works with hiring managers to oversee all aspects of employee recruitment, advancement and retention; including but not limited to posting positions, sourcing and screening candidates, scheduling interviews, processing background and reference checks, following up with candidates, maintaining database and developing reports, tracking hiring, employment and retention data, and working with departmental supervisors to create internal career ladders
  • Proactively and empathetically addresses workplace and personnel issues - including resolving difficult interpersonal and employees retention issues
  • Monitors staff morale and seeks to address pressing issues through trouble shooting with staff, managers and department heads facilitating discussions and trainings and making recommendations to senior leadership regarding agency wide approaches to morale
  • Counsels supervisors regarding employee performance issues; ensures that best practices are used consistently in all disciplinary actions so as to limit agency liability and provide for fair treatment of staff
  • In partnership with Director, Human Resources, conducts day-to-day labor relations with the bargaining unit as represented by the Service Employees International Union  (SEIU Local 1021); participates in the negotiation and renegotiation of a collective bargaining agreement(s) and any mid-term agreements; resolves disputes informally, where possible, and through the grievance and arbitration process when necessary liaises and interacts with the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Services Impasses Panel, and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, as appropriate, concerning all aspects of labor relations that may arise; coordinate with General Counsel regarding third party actions
  • In collaboration with Human Resources Administrator, maintains accurate and confidential records and files, according to legal and agency standards and oversees departmental paper flow to ensure confidentiality and integrity of information
  • Works with Human Resources Administrator to ensure departmental administration is organized and complete; including but not limited to sorting agency mail, distributing paychecks, maintaining organizational chart, agency calendars and phone directories
  • Continuously designs new and refines existing departmental and agency systems, policies and procedures, provides guidance on their interpretation, counsels staff involving their application, and maintains departmental process guides and agency handbook
  • Establishes training goals and designs agency plan to both meet ongoing training needs and regular management training including the design and execution of in-house trainings as well as identifying outside sources
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal labor laws
  • Working with Building Services co-manages the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (SB 198)
  • Serves as the Human Resources point of contact regarding payroll
  • Other duties as assigned

 

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Inventory Operations Coordinator II

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Manager, Inventory Operations
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Inventory Operations and working in close partnership with kitchen leadership, the Inventory Operations Coordinator II is tasked with helping to ensure that all product receiving, inventory, routing, storage, cleanliness and food temperature functions are completed according to agency policies and procedures.

The Inventory Operations Coordinator II makes it possible for their dedicated volunteer and staff teammates to produce the meals with love our community relies on. This is an ideal position for a thoughtful, reliable, dedicated and organized worker with excellent communication skills that wants to help facilitate the creation, storing and distribution of our medically tailored meals.

Qualifications Required

  • Experience working in a warehouse or kitchen inventory control function
  • Experience receiving products and the associated paperwork
  • Must be able to work as part of a team in a fast paced  environment, communicating effectively with colleagues, volunteers and clients
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communication
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays to meet demand
  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Qualifications Desired

  • Supervisory experience
  • Industrial kitchen experience
  • Experience with Computrition or inventory tracking software
  • Hands-on experience driving vans and forklifts
  • Forklift Certified

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Registered Dietitian I, Bilingual

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Manager, Nutrition Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Interns
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Working out of both San Francisco and Oakland, the Bilingual Registered Dietitian (RD) works in the Nutrition Services Department to provide nutritional assessment, counseling and education to Project Open Hand clients, with a particular focus on our monolingual Spanish clients living with critical and chronic illnesses. The Nutrition Services Department is an integral part of Statewide MediCal Medically Tailored Meal Pilot Program that includes the application of Medical Nutrition Therapy via in person, home and telephonic visits to some of the most vulnerable in our communities. The RDB develops educational materials and curricula, participates in research projects, assesses the needs of the client community, and adapts programming and medically tailored meals as needed to meet the unique challenges faced by Project Open Hand clients

This position is ideal for a compassionate, professional dietitian who would like to help continually improve programs that sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, food insecurity, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. This position requires a level of comfort in the community nutrition environment with an emphasis on education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the development, review, and approval of nutrition guidelines based on agency strategic goals and program contract specifications
  • Contributes to the nutrient analysis of recipes, meals and cycle menus for final approval by Nutrition Services Manager and Director
  • Participates in intake of new clients, conducting nutritional assessment, nutritional screens and individualized nutrition counseling for clients in office or by phone for Wellness and the Community Nutrition Programs
  • Conducts home visits for nutritional assessment and education for all monolingual participants in San Francisco and Alameda Counties
  • Develops, coordinates, conducts, and documents nutrition education workshops for our Community Nutrition Program
  • Conducts nutrition education and cooking classes and/or support groups for clients including HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and Diabetes
  • Provides  staff training and education on nutrition, food safety and sanitation as required
  • Executes and documents kitchen food safety and monitoring visits
  • Participates as a preceptor for dietetic interns
  • Maintains all necessary documentation for grant, research and contract reporting as needed
  • Executes and documents kitchen food safety and monitoring visits
  • Conducts regular quality assurance audits in order to ensure compliance to established agency medically tailored meal guidelines
  • Translates menu cycle and monthly menus for all programs and nutrition education materials 
  • Provides foreign language assistance for verbal and written nutrition education and communication
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required

  • Registered Dietitian / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Knowledge of food service and quality control
  • Proficient in nutrition software programs, Computrition preferred
  • Experience providing staff training / education             
  • Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evenings
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish

Qualifications Desired

  • 1+ year of community nutrition-based work experience
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and other critical and chronic diseases
  • Experience developing and executing community-based nutrition education classes
  • Cooking, recipe and food preparation experience and comfort teaching basic kitchen skills
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to apply strong clinical skills in a community-based setting

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Project Manager, Food Quality and Innovation

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Director, Nutrition Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Interns, volunteers
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Project Manager, Food Quality and Innovation is an exciting opportunity to develop and execute strategic initiatives to improve our meal offerings by addressing meal variety, cultural relevance, and quality ingredients to broaden our appeal and provide a unique meal service to our clients. Working out of our San Francisco Office in Nutrition Services Department this position will oversee the development of the bi-annual menu cycle, provide support with the food service software for new and developing recipes and meal structure and assist in the establishment and management of the food, quality and innovation budget and expenses. An important component of this position will be to take innovative concepts from idea to product, incorporating the steps for design, testing, client and staff feedback. The FQI Project Manager will coordinate client-focused food demonstrations on site for client feedback and education.  

This position is ideal for a highly organized individual with a developed culinary skillset and an interest in nutrition education and service to groups living with chronic and critical health conditions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working closely with Director, Nutrition Services and Senior Director, Kitchen Operations, the FQI Project Manager, will manage quality improvements of prepared meals and Grocery Center offerings. 
  • Assist in the establishment of a FQI budget and manage expenses related to the creation, development and implementation of menu innovation and align with established food cost budget. 
  • Present innovations and results to Executive, Leadership teams and Board of Directors as requested. 
  • Understanding of current nutrition, food and food industry trends.
  • Lead and supervise the bi-annual cycle menu development in collaboration with the Senior Director of Kitchen Operations and Registered Dietitians. 
  • Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams on culinary implementations related to new menu items, including Production, Operations, Purchasing and Food Safety.
  • Collaborate and partner with Purchasing to continuously source new ingredients.
  • Research and explore potential food service partners or community vendors to partner with for potential contribution to our menu offerings with particular focus on culturally relevant food items.
  • Generate new product development for evolving changes in Medically Tailored Meal structure.
  • Responsible for creation of new menu items or component items to be incorporated into our Medically Tailored Meals and Groceries. 
  • Develop the process for recipe development, recipe testing, production procedures and implementation of products into our service model.
  • Provide food service database, Computrition, support for new recipe development and implementation.
  • Publish monthly menu for distribution.
  • Responsible for creating and scaling recipes, entering new inventory, tracking costs and maintenance of new recipes and products in the food service software, Computrition.
  • Train cooks in preparing new recipes according to established medically tailored meals nutritional guidelines. 
  • Coordinate food demonstrations for clients on-site or via video recordings to ensure ongoing food and culinary education to assist clients in the utilization of items offered via our Medically Tailored Grocery Program.
  • Trains and supervises Nutrition Services volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major coursework in Culinary Arts, Business, Nutrition, Public Health or related field 
  • 5+ years’ experience in food production management and menu planning 
  • Proficient in recipe development and standardization processes
  • Proficient in nutrition and food service software programs, Computrition preferred
  • Experience providing effective staff training / education
  • Food Safety Manager Certification and ability to maintain CA food handling certification
  • The ability to collaborate with multiple departments and operational knowledge will be required

Qualifications Desired

  • 3+ years of community nutrition-based work experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience building partnerships in the community and with other food service providers

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Manager, Grants

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Director, Advancement
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Grants Associates, Contract Grant Writers, Interns, Volunteers
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

 

Project Open Hand (POH) has been delivering meals with love to the critically ill and elderly for 35 years. Currently we raise about $12 million in contributed revenue from the private sector (55%) and the government (45%). We do this through contracts, events, direct mail, corporate and foundation grants and major donor efforts.

The primary role of the Manager, Grants is to lead the management of Project Open Hand's $7M corporate, foundation and government relationship portfolio for purposes of maximizing the philanthropic investment of these constituencies. The Manager, Grants is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of strategies leading to significantly increased exposure, engagement and fundraising success from these constituencies. The geographic focus is mainly on the San Francisco Bay Area institutional giving environment, but as the organization evolves, this focus will encompass a greater national reach. The Manager, Grants works collaboratively with POH's individual giving and event teams to effectively manage and maximize a wide community of supporters. The Manager, Grants reports to the Director, Advancement (DA) and will oversee all development functions as they pertain to managing a portfolio of institutional prospects and will be an important internal and external voice in promoting a culture of philanthropy.  
 
In partnership with the DA and in conjunction with the CEO, the position will assist in developing and implementing strategies for: 
1. Attracting new relationships and increased levels of commitment from assigned constituents.
2. Supporting the stewardship of current donors including the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits.
3. Maintaining the grants calendar for annual operating and project specific efforts.
4. Leading efforts to discover, identify, understand and match the needs of POH with the goals of the various foundations, corporations and government entities.
5. Initiate opportunities for Board members and high level staff members to interact with current and prospective constituents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Build institutional support for POH by:

  • Writing compelling letters of inquiry, developing, writing and submitting competitive proposals in a timely manner.
  • Managing Grants Associates, Grant Writing Consultants, Interns and Volunteers that contribute to achievement of grant relationship goals and objectives. .
  • Managing financial resources available to the grants area of the Development Department.
  • Preparing and leading briefing meetings, ensuring all players are knowledgeable with donor relationship and aligned with moves management strategies.
  • Communicating effectively and building productive working relationships with program leaders across the organization, including Wellness, Seniors & Aging, Grocery/Nutrition Centers, and Outreach to develop proposals and fulfill grant requirements.
  • Monitoring secured grants to ensure successful implementation, and outcomes-based reporting on grant-funded activities and to steward relationships.
  • Working with DA and seeking cause-related marketing and branding opportunities for in-kind gifts, gifts of assets or other contributions.
  • Managing the operational procedures of the Grant Program in collaboration with Development Database Administrator, includes: overseeing financial and gift processing systems, implementing recognition agreements and maintaining records of donor contacts in database systems.
  • Monitoring media and funding trends related to corporate, foundation and government sectors.
  • Contributing to overall Development Department efforts.
  • Representing POH at industry events and formal and informal donor gatherings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as communications, journalism or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5+ years' Development experience including one or more areas of interest: Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Seniors/Aging, and Nutrition.
  • Experience in foundation, corporate and government grant-seeking, particularly in the Northern California.
  • Familiarity with project management and tools.
  • Experience in budget preparation, analysis and monitoring. 
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications with significant experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook and ability to learn other applications as required.
  • Proven writing and editing skills in a range of formats and voices; outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Leadership qualities of presence, confidence, judgment, and integrity are required to command the respect and response of colleagues, senior executive personnel and external partners.
  • Must be able to synthesize complex ideas and activities into coherent and compelling narratives.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all gift acceptance policies and procedures. Ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Curious and energetic self-starter who willingly takes direction when required.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with care.
  • Strong public service ethic.

Qualifications Desired

  • Knowledge of health promotion programming or experience in similar nonprofit fields.
  • Familiarity with fundraising and CRM software, including Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with social media functions and concepts.

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Director, Community Nutrition Program

Reports To:
Vice President, Programs
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Senior Site Managers, Program Coordinator, Senior Site Supervisors, Senior Site Coordinators
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Director

Position Summary

The Director of the Community Nutrition Program (CNP) works strategically to lead and expand Project Open Hand’s programming for seniors and adults with disabilities throughout San Francisco. Programs include congregate meals with city and state funded partners, home delivered meals and nutrition education for diverse populations at various sites. The position requires strong ability to manage a large team of offsite personnel and maintain strong community partnerships that create nurturing congregate meal sites for seniors and adults with disabilities. This position is responsible for overall program direction and development and communication with city contractors and funders.

This is an ideal position for an individual that likes to develop teams and is a highly engaged leader. Candidate should have strong commitment to providing transformative services to our aging community and adults with disabilities through a nutrition intervention model that operates 365 days a year.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in Human Services, especially with seniors and adults with disabilities
  • Experience working with city funded contracts and adherence to contract requirements
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, staff and volunteers in a culturally diverse environment
  • Strong personnel management, with the ability to create clear systems and expectations
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a fast paced, often changing environment
  • Experience in program management and development
  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record as provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

Qualifications Desired

  • MSW or other advanced degree or certification in Social Sciences
  • Bilingual Cantonese/Mandarin/Spanish
  • Working Experience in Salesforce and reporting metrics
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Director, Cal Food Is Medicine Coalition

Reports To:
Chief Executive Officer
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Classification:
Director

Position Summary

In conjunction with the Executive Leadership team of six California Food is Medicine Coalition (CalFIMC) agencies, this position will lead the strategic initiatives to make medically tailored meals available for those in need throughout the state of California. The Director, CalFIMC provides strategic planning, research dissemination, communication for the coalition, and project development to advance the mission of CalFIMC. 

Reporting to Project Open Hand’s Chief Executive Officer with close dotted-line reporting to the Chair of the California Food Is Medicine Coalition, the position will be located in San Francisco, with some virtual workspace opportunity. This role will work closely and strategically with the POH Director of State-wide initiatives. 

 

Qualifications Required

•    5+ years’ experience in healthcare or human services or food security related field

•    Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation skills

•    A demonstrated ability to synergize team ideas and implement to success

•    A passion for service and teamwork; an enthusiastic, can-do approach

•    Demonstrated success in fundraising and grant writing

•    Commitment to the Food Is Medicine philosophy

Qualifications Desired

•    Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare systems in California

•    Comprehensive knowledge of and comfort with Managed Care Health Plans and familiarity with CMS.

•    Knowledge of applicable federal government funding opportunities. 

•    MPH, MPA, MSW or MBA

 

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Cook I

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Cook I is a support role and an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. A Cook I works alongside more advanced cooks to learn all aspects of commercial meal production systems, including but not limited to, preparing ingredients to be used in nutritious recipes, packaging meals and keeping a well-maintained kitchen. This position is ideal for an ambitious, flexible cook looking to support all aspects of large-scale meal production in a professional and mission-driven team environment. 

Qualifications Required

  • A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles 
  • 6+ months of professional commercial, industrial or production kitchen experience 
  • Ability to adhere to kitchen department rules, policies and procedures 
  • Ability and desire to work as a part of a cohesive team 
  • Ability to take direction and responsibility for actions 
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical principles and adhere to standardized recipes and directions, strict portion sizes, cooking methods & quality standards 
  • Capable of safely using knives and other food preparation equipment  
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards
  • Ability to pass CA food handling certification 
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands

Qualifications Desired

  • Formal culinary training or equivalent experience 
  • Experience with high volume meal production
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Tagalog  
  • HACCP certification
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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Graphic Design Associate

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Graphic Design Associate position is responsible for creating and maintaining the visual look and feel of Project Open Hand’s brand while creating a wide array of creative assets that amplify the brand across digital and print media, including, but not limited to newsletters, publications, website, video production, events, and social media.  

Qualifications Required

  • One year experience in graphic design or related field 

  • Advanced knowledge of layout, typography, line composition, color, and other graphic design fundamentals 

  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Web Content Management System (CMS) Drupal or similar CMS Platform  

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Word) 

  • Ability to understand audience and create engaging graphic compositions and collateral  

  • Portfolio of graphic design work that illustrates range of skills across different mediums 

Qualifications Desired

•    Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related field

•    Photography (shoot/edit)

•    Experience in graphic communications sector 

•    Video production experience a plus

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Manager, Kitchen Operations

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Senior Director, Kitchen Operations
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Porters
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Manager, Kitchen Operations supervises and coordinates functions related to the operational aspects of all food products made in our commercial kitchen. This customer-service oriented leader is an essential part of our Operations team that supports the production of meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. The Manager, Kitchen Operations directly manages porters and supervises the functions of staff and volunteers who participate in the creation and distribution of meals. 

This position is ideal for an ambitious, meticulously organized, experienced kitchen leader with excellent communication skills looking to develop and execute policies and procedures that ensure that food safety standards are prioritized in all we do. To perform successfully, our employees must not only have the qualifications and abilities to perform each of the essential functions of this position, but also must continually strive to meet or surpass the Project Open Hand objectives and exacting standards.

Qualifications Required

  • A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in high volume or commercial kitchen
  • 3+ years demonstrated ability to manage and lead a team dedicated to quality food production, safety and sanitation practices, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite tools and ability to manage inventory software programs, Computrition preferred
  • Desire to be a part of a cohesive team and demonstrated ability to schedule, train, answer questions and clarify processes while working alongside and overseeing tasks of culturally diverse staff and volunteers
  • Ability to take direction, give feedback, lead by example, teach others and take responsibility for actions  
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast-paced food service environment 
  • Ability to lead functions related to food safety and sanitation standards as per HACCP 
  • Ability to maintain CA food handling manager certification 
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, afternoons, weekends or holidays to meet demands

Qualifications Desired

  • HACCP certification
  • Industrial or high volume catering experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish/Tagalog)

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Manager, Events

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Director, Advancement
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Development and Events Associate
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Manager, Events works directly with the Director, Advancement and Director, Development Operations, the internal Department Events Team and outside consultants and vendors in planning and producing Project Open Hand’s internal and external fundraising events. The Manager, Events will be the primary lead on all internal and external events that benefit Project Open Hand.  Key responsibilities include all aspects of managing events including logistics, recruiting, training, and coordinating event volunteers, implementing event marketing and communications strategies, cultivating relationships with and soliciting event sponsors, in-kind support, and donors, coordinating event contractors and vendors, and record keeping.  The management of events may include working with other Development and Project Open Hand staff to coordinate their functions and contributions to a successful event.

Qualifications Required

  • 3-5 years of event management experience preferably in San Francisco Bay Area
  • 3-5 years of nonprofit experience, including but not limited to fundraising, donor management, volunteer recruitment, and event creation and oversight
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven management and supervisory experience
  • Experience with contract negotiation and management
  • Experience with budget management/reconciliation
  • Experience soliciting sponsorships and donations
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, especially during event production and execution
  • Knowledge of local Bay Area events venues and vendors
  • Strong social media skills
  • Ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships, superior customer service and diplomacy skills, both internally and externally
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse range of internal and external partners, peers and volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills, highly resourceful and the ability to handle multiple projects, with high attention to detail
  • Experience with and proficiency in using Salesforce, BidPal, GiveSmart, Classy, Microsoft Office Suite and/or equivalent database/applications 
  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Project Open Hand

Qualifications Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; years of practical experience will be considered in lieu of a degree

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Driver

Reports To:
Director, Distribution
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Occasional Delivery Volunteer
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Operatives

Position Summary

Project Open Hand provides more than 2,000 meals with love each day to its community of sick and elderly clients and the Distribution department is the frontline of the organization. As a Driver, you will nurture vital connections as you deliver nutritious, health-supporting meals directly to homebound clients and senior sites throughout San Francisco and Alameda counties.

This is an ideal position for a compassionate dedicated driver looking to directly help others on a daily basis.

Qualifications Required

  • Two years’ experience driving large delivery vehicles in an urban setting like San Francisco and Oakland
  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to work nights, holidays and weekends when necessary
  • Strong verbal and written proficiency with the English language to facilitate communication
  • Excellent professional references

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience serving clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Cook I, On-Call

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Cook I is a support role and an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. A Cook I works alongside more advanced cooks to learn all aspects of commercial meal production systems, including but not limited to, preparing ingredients to be used in nutritious recipes, packaging meals and keeping a well-maintained kitchen. This position is ideal for an ambitious, flexible cook looking to support all aspects of large-scale meal production in a professional and mission-driven team environment.  

Qualifications Required

•    A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles 
•    6+ months of professional commercial, industrial or production kitchen experience 
•    Ability to adhere to kitchen department rules, policies and procedures 
•    Ability and desire to work as a part of a cohesive team 
•    Ability to take direction and responsibility for actions 
•    Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast-paced kitchen environment
•    Ability to apply basic mathematical principles and adhere to standardized recipes and directions, strict portion sizes, cooking methods & quality standards 
•    Capable of safely using knives and other food preparation equipment  
•    Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards
•    Ability to pass CA food handling certification 
•    Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands

Qualifications Desired

•    Formal culinary training or equivalent experience 
•    Experience with high volume meal production
•    Bilingual in Spanish or Tagalog  
•    HACCP certification

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Porter I

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Administrative Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Porter I is an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. The Porter I works as part of the team that ensures all dishes, utensils, equipment, tools and other kitchen appliances remain sanitized and ready to use. Porters thoroughly clean kitchen floors and surrounding areas, take out the trash, recycling and compost meals in a well-maintained kitchen. Porters also participate in the packaging of meals. This position is ideal for an ambitious team player looking to support large-scale meal production in a professional and mission-driven kitchen environment.  

Qualifications Required

•    A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles
•    Ability and desire to work as a part of a cohesive team 
•    Ability to take direction and responsibility for actions 
•    Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast paced kitchen environment 
•    Capable of safely handling and cleaning knives and other large commercial kitchen food preparation equipment requiring heat, cleaning agents, sharp edges, and other potentially hazardous materials
•    Ability to pass CA food handling certification
•    Must be flexible to work early mornings, afternoons, weekends or holidays to meet demands    

Qualifications Desired

•    Professional commercial, industrial or production kitchen experience 
•    Experience with high volume meal production 
•    Bilingual in Spanish or Tagalog  

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Driver

Reports To:
Director, Distribution
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Occasional Delivery Volunteer
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Operatives

Position Summary

Project Open Hand provides more than 2,000 meals with love each day to its community of sick and elderly clients and the Distribution department is the frontline of the organization. As a Driver, you will nurture vital connections as you deliver nutritious, health-supporting meals directly to homebound clients and senior sites throughout San Francisco and Alameda counties.  

This is an ideal position for a compassionate dedicated driver looking to directly help others on a daily basis. 

This is a fixed-term position, with an end date of December 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension.  

Qualifications Required

  • Two years’ experience driving large delivery vehicles in an urban setting like San Francisco and Oakland 

  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record 

  • Schedule flexibility and ability to work nights, holidays and weekends when necessary 

  • Strong verbal and written proficiency with the English language to facilitate communication 

  • Excellent professional references 

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience serving clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness) 

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Manager, Advancement

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Director, Advancement
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Manager, Advancement will serve our clients by nurturing and expanding all of Project Open Hand’s foundation, corporate and government philanthropic relationships, raising over $1M annually to support the agency’s mission and goals. The Manager, Advancement will work side by side with dynamic agency partners to help us sustain and grow our community and mission. This is an ideal position for a highly professional, self-driving fundraiser looking to continue their career with a collaborative and forward thinking development department and agency.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, English, creative writing or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years’ grant writing or proposal development experience
  • Demonstrated experience with client database, CRM, or fundraising software
  • Demonstrated successful ability in closing $50,000+ solicitation requests

Qualifications Desired

  • Advanced degree in Creative Writing, Writing, non-profit management or English preferred
  • Experience with advocacy work that correlate to increased government funding, institutional giving, or corporate relationship building
  • Familiarity with government relations/grants programs

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Caseworker

Department:
East Bay Programs
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Program, East Bay
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Project Open Hand Caseworker helps to provide meals with love through interfacing with clients, conducting intake interviews for new and returning clients, and assessing and verifying eligibility for our programs. This involves meeting with clients in our Grocery Center, answering client calls and performing administrative tasks. This position works closely with the other members of the Client Services Department in serving clients and making decisions about how services will be administered.

Qualifications Required

•    BA in Human Services related field

•    Computer literate (MS Office/Outlook)

•    Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting

Qualifications Desired

•    Mental Health or Social Work experience

•    Experience working with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)

•    Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin 

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Community Nutrition Site Coordinator, On-Call

Reports To:
Manager, Community Nutrition Sites
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand Community Nutrition Site Coordinator administers the Community Nutrition Program on location at assigned site.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to directly engage with and be of service to our community by helping provide thousands of meals to seniors and adults with disabilities who rely on our program for not only nutrition, but also a safe place to socialize and gather with friends.

Qualifications Required

•    Experience working in Human Service Programs

•    Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Qualifications Desired

•    Experience assisting older people, people with mental health issues and substance abuse issues

•    Current CPR and First Aid Certification

•    Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager (highly desired)

•    Bilingual Cantonese and/or Spanish

•    Supervisory experience

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Systems Administrator

Reports To:
Director, Information Technology
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Systems Administrator is responsible for maintaining information systems hardware and software, including telecommunications, servers and workstations. Identifies and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of the network communication systems. Works closely with end users to troubleshoot any IT issues.

Qualifications Required

  • 3+ years of Desktop support with Microsoft Windows
  • 3+ years’ experience with Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Advanced networking knowledge

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with IS planning and implementation
  • Comprehension of a variety of desktop and server operating systems and applications (i.e.: Salesforce, homegrown databases, online platforms, Access, Microsoft Office, Adobe Cloud, Windows, Active Directory, Office 365, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Experience maintaining Nortel Meridian phone system
  • Virtualization experience

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Director, Human Resources

Department:
Human Resources
Reports To:
Chief Executive Officer
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Human Resources Staff
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Director

Position Summary

The Director, Human Resources is responsible for directing and overseeing Human Resources at all levels of the agency on the full range of HR, specifically in the areas of employee engagement, talent management, performance management, succession planning, change management, and operational excellence in alignment with the mission, values, goals and culture of the organization. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience leading Human Resources in a nonprofit environment and be comfortable transitioning between high level, strategic planning and boots on the ground implementation. 

Qualifications Required

•    Minimum 5-7 years of progressive Human Resources experience
•    2-3 years labor relations experience including labor negotiations  
•    3-5 years of leadership experience, managing professional teams 
•    Experience working within a multi-level organization, equally comfortable relating to line staff as well as members of the C-suite 
•    Solid understanding of federal and California state and city Labor laws including solid experience managing FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, EEO, ADA, ACA, workplace safety and worker’s compensation 
•    Excellent communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation skills 
•    A passion for service and teamwork; an enthusiastic, can-do approach 
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
•    Experience working with a HRIS (ADP Workforce Now preferred)

Qualifications Desired

•    HR certification (SPHR/PHR and/or SHRM SCP or CP) 
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint 
•    Bilingual (Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese preferred)

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Community Nutrition Site Coordinator

Reports To:
Manager, Community Nutrition Sites
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Part-Time
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand Community Nutrition Site Coordinator administers the Community Nutrition Program on location at assigned site.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to directly engage with and be of service to our community by helping provide thousands of meals to seniors and adults with disabilities who rely on our program for not only nutrition, but also a safe place to socialize and gather with friends.

Qualifications Required

  •   Experience working in Human Service Programs
  •   Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  •   Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Qualifications Desired

  •   Experience assisting older people, people with mental health issues and substance abuse issues
  •   Current CPR and First Aid Certification
  •   Certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager (highly desired)
  •   Bilingual Cantonese and/or Spanish
  •   Supervisory experience

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Kitchen Operations Coordinator II, On-Call

Department:
Food Operations – Purchasing/Receiving
Reports To:
Manager, Inventory Operations
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Kitchen Operations and working in close partnership with kitchen leadership, the Kitchen Operations Coordinator II is tasked with helping to ensure that all product receiving, inventory, routing, storage, cleanliness and food temperature functions are completed according to agency policies and procedures.

The Kitchen Operations Coordinator II makes it possible for their dedicated volunteer and staff teammates to produce the meals with love our community relies on. This is an ideal position for a thoughtful, reliable, dedicated and organized worker with excellent communication skills.

Qualifications Required

  • Experience working in a warehouse or kitchen inventory control function
  • Previous hands-on experience driving vans and forklifts
  • Experience receiving raw food product and the associated paperwork
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communication
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional nights, weekends and holidays to meet demand
  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Qualifications Desired

  • Supervisorial experience
  • Industrial kitchen experience
  • Experience with Computrition Software
  • Forklift Certified

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Porter I, On-Call

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Administrative Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Porter I is an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. The Porter I works as part of the team that ensures all dishes, utensils, equipment, tools and other kitchen appliances remain sanitized and ready to use. Porters thoroughly clean kitchen floors and surrounding areas, take out the trash, recycling and compost meals in a well-maintained kitchen. Porters also participate in the packaging of meals. This position is ideal for an ambitious team player looking to support large-scale meal production in a professional and mission-driven kitchen environment.  

Qualifications Required

•    A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles
•    Ability and desire to work as a part of a cohesive team 
•    Ability to take direction and responsibility for actions 
•    Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast paced kitchen environment 
•    Capable of safely handling and cleaning knives and other large commercial kitchen food preparation equipment requiring heat, cleaning agents, sharp edges, and other potentially hazardous materials
•    Ability to pass CA food handling certification
•    Must be flexible to work early mornings, afternoons, weekends or holidays to meet demands 

Qualifications Desired

•    Professional commercial, industrial or production kitchen experience 
•    Experience with high volume meal production 
•    Bilingual in Spanish or Tagalog  

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

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Caseworker

Department:
Wellness Programs – Client Services
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Programs
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Project Open Hand Caseworker helps to provide meals with love through interfacing with clients, conducting intake interviews for new and returning clients, and assessing and verifying eligibility for our programs. This involves meeting with clients in our Grocery Center, answering client calls and performing administrative tasks. This position works closely with the other members of the Client Services Department in serving clients and making decisions about how services will be administered.

Qualifications Required

  • BA in Human Services related field
  • Computer literate (MS Office/Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese

Qualifications Desired

  •   Mental Health or Social Work experience
  •   Experience working with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)
  •   Bilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, or Vietnamese

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Cook II

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Cook II is an advanced role and an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love every day for seniors and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area. A Cook II executes complex recipes to produce nutritious meals for clients. This hands-on role works as part of a team to share knowledge with junior cooks and volunteers to handle all aspects of our daily meal production systems, from preparing ingredients to be used in nutritious recipes to packaging meals and keeping a well-maintained kitchen. This position is ideal for an ambitious, flexible cook looking to collaborate with others in all aspects of large-scale meal production in a professional and mission-driven environment. To perform successfully, our employees must not only have the qualifications and abilities to perform each of the essential functions of this position, but also must continually strive to meet or surpass the Project Open Hand objectives and exacting standards.

Qualifications Required

•    A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles 
•    2+ years of professional, high volume commercial, industrial or production kitchen experience
•    Demonstrated ability to adhere to and share information about kitchen department rules, policies and procedures
•    Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast-paced kitchen environment 
•    Desire to be a part of a cohesive team and demonstrated ability to share knowledge, answer questions and clarify processes while working alongside junior staff and volunteers
•    Ability to take direction, give feedback, lead by example and take responsibility for actions 
•    Demonstrated ability to safely use, and share best practices on knife handling and other food preparation equipment  
•    Ability to apply basic mathematical principles and adhere to standardized recipes and directions, strict portion sizes, cooking methods, and quality standards
•    Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards as per HACCP
•    Ability to maintain CA food handling certification
•    Must be flexible to work early mornings, afternoons, weekends or holidays to meet demands 

Qualifications Desired

•    Formal culinary training
•    Experience mentoring others
•    Bilingual in Spanish or Tagalog  
•    HACCP certified

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Driver, On-Call

Department:
Wellness Programs – Distribution
Reports To:
Director, Distribution
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
Occasional Delivery Volunteer
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

Project Open Hand provides more than 2,000 meals with love each day to its community of sick and elderly clients and the Distribution department is the frontline of the organization. As a Driver, you will nurture vital connections as you deliver nutritious, health-supporting meals directly to homebound clients and senior sites throughout San Francisco and Alameda counties. 

This is an ideal position for a compassionate dedicated driver looking to directly help others on a daily basis.

Qualifications Required

•    Two years’ experience driving large delivery vehicles in an urban setting like San Francisco and Oakland

•    Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record

•    Schedule flexibility and ability to work nights, holidays and weekends when necessary

•    Strong verbal and written proficiency with the English language to facilitate communication

•    Excellent professional references

Qualifications Desired

•    Experience serving clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Custodian, On-Call

Department:
Infrastructure – Building Services
Reports To:
Manager, Building Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Custodian performs general maintenance, repairs and custodial duties to keep the Project Open Hand facilities (excluding the kitchen) clean and safe. 

Qualifications Required

  • 1+ years’ experience in a janitorial or maintenance position with a strong background in janitorial procedures and an understanding of using cleaning supplies safely and effectively 
  • Schedule flexibility with ability to work occasional nights, weekends and holidays 
  • Oral and written comprehension of English to facilitate communication 
  • A valid California Driver's License and a good driving record  

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)  

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
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Spring/Summer Accounting Intern

Department:
Finance
Reports To:
Manager, Finance
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Classification:
Intern

Position Summary

Project Open Hand’s mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.

The Finance team is currently offering an Accounting Internship for a driven individual that is looking for hands-on accounting experience.  Interested applicants must be able to work at least 4 hours per week. A stipend is available once the duration of the internship is completed. Please send your resume and/or letter of interest to Darin Raffaelli, Finance Manager at [email protected].

Responsibilities:

  • Processing Donations: work with members of our Development team to open, process and reconcile gifts received by mail.
  • Accounts Payable: assist with processing vendor invoices for payment and managing vendor files.
  • Month-end Close: assist with preparing journal entries and entering into accounting software.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with computers and bookkeeping software, strong typing skills.
  • Exceptional time management and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP.
  • Professional manner, ability to maintain confidentiality and strong ethical code.
  • Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive.
  • Commitment to working efficiently and accurately.

If you meet our qualifications and are interested in joining us we want to meet you!
Applications are only accepted online. Make sure to include a cover letter with your resume. For the full Job Description and instructions on how to apply please click on the button below.

Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Oakland

1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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