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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

Cook II

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

Position Summary

Project Open Hand has established cooking practices with the objective of providing healthy, medically tailored meals for seniors and those that are sick in our community. Our meals are part of our continuous effort to offer superlative quality food with the highest level of care.
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.
We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team. An ideal candidate would have relevant experience and be completely available to work all shifts. He or She will have a positive attitude, schedule flexibility, be knowledgeable about food and sanitation practices and will take pride in being a creative and dedicated team member.

Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years of successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team.
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures.
  • Good math Skills as well as written and verbal communication skills to facilitate communications in the kitchen.
  • Learn and complies, consistently, with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Capable of using knives, slicing equipment and other food preparation equipment.
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands.

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with high volume meal production.
  • HACCP certification.
  • Servsafe certified or current CA food handlers 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!

Delivery Driver

Department:
Wellness Programs – Distribution
Reports To:
Manager of 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 Delivery Driver you will nurture vital connections as you deliver nutritious, health-supporting meals directly to homebound clients and senior sites throughout San Francisco.

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

Senior Site Coordinator

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Sites Manager
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
Yes
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand Senior Site Coordinator administers the Senior Lunch Program on location at their 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 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

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.

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!

Porter/ Dishwasher, On Call

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Administrative Manager/ PM Production Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Status:
On-Call
Classification:
Entry-level

Position Summary

The Porter, On-Call position will either work to cover open AM and PM shifts as necessary. This position will work primarily collecting and washing cooking equipment and busing and washing plates, cups and silverware. The secondary function of the position is to complete specific tasks as assigned from the kitchen’s master cleaning list.

Qualifications Required

  • Successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team.
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen.

Qualifications Desired

HACCP 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 of Communications

Department:
Communications
Reports To:
Vice President of Development
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Staff, Volunteers & Volunteer Advisory Panel
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Director

Position Summary

The Director of Communications leads a team responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating all aspects of Project Open Hand’s (POH) messaging for external and internal communications. In addition to external communications the Director of Communications is responsible for developing, guiding and approving all aspects of the Project Open Hand brand; from awareness campaigns to internal collateral such as letterhead and form design.
We’re looking for an ambitious, creative, passionate individual who sees the bigger picture, understands the importance of helping the little guy and fights hard for what they believe in. If you’re this person, you’ll be taking an already powerful and iconic agency and elevating its brand and marketing strategy.

You’re perfect for this role if you:

  • Live and breathe storytelling – using the best practices to both craft a message and design an effective marketing campaign;
  • Are looking to make a powerful difference for our area’s most vulnerable populations;
  • Have experience creating social media strategy;
  • Are a strategic thinker who understands how flawless marketing execution drives our work;
  • Have demonstrated an ability to lead and inspire.
     

 

 

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, public relations, marketing or related field
  • Experience with media and public relations in the Bay Area
  • Strong local, personal networks and connections helpful for marketing and public relations functions
  • Experience working with community organizations, volunteers, businesses and local government
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience in development and fundraising
  • Understanding of nonprofit structure and management
  • Web design (or design coordination) experience
  • Business related social media experience
     

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!

Bilingual Caseworker (Spanish/ English)

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

Position Summary

The Bilingual Caseworker’s primary responsibilities are to interface with clients, conduct intake interviews for new and returning clients, and assess and verify eligibility for our programs. This involves meeting with clients in our Grocery Center, answering our 800 number and performing administrative tasks. This position works closely with the other 12 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
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a culturally diverse environment
  • Computer literate (MS Office/Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting
  • Sense of humor
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience working with 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.

Apply Now

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

Dispatcher

Department:
Wellness Programs – Distribution
Reports To:
Manager of Wellness Programs
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Light Drvier/ 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 our Dispatcher you will help supervise and guide a hard-working team of delivery drivers and volunteers to ensure the timely delivery of meals to clients throughout San Francisco. 

This position is ideal for a level headed, thoughtful and organized dispatcher with a thorough knowledge of the city who is interested in improving their supervisory experience within our diverse community of staff, clients and volunteers.

Qualifications Required

  • Two years’ experience dispatching and driving delivery vehicles in San Francisco
  • Significant experience supervising delivery drivers
  • Valid California driver's license and excellent driving record
  • High level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • 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

  • College degree
  • Significant experience working with a large number of volunteers
  • 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.

Apply Now

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

Grocery Services Operation Supervisor

Department:
Wellness Programs – Grocery Center
Reports To:
Dir. of Food Operations/Executive Chef
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Operations Coordinator- Grocery Center
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Under the direction of our Dir. of Food Operations / Executive Chef, the Project Open Hand (POH) Grocery Services Operation Supervisor is the essential controller of our bustling grocery program. This position serves as the programmatic liaison between Food Operations, Client Services and Volunteer Services to coordinate all activities in the Grocery Center (SF and EB). In order to provide the absolute best nutrition and engagement in our community we rely on our GSO Supervisor to effectively lead and manage overall grocery operations for the San Francisco and East Bay POH location(s) as well as team members to execute best practices and maximize program efficacy.

The GSO Supervisor is responsible for all grocery center functions, including but not limited to food purchasing, receiving, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, safety, sanitation and cleanliness. The GSO Supervisor is responsible for training employees in connection with purchasing, receiving, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, safety, sanitation and cleanliness.

This position is ideal for a highly organized, conscientious, level-headed, and positive professional operations supervisor looking to help develop and nurture a transformative environment with likeminded peers.

Qualifications Required

  • HACCP certification
  • Time management: multiple projects and deadlines
  • Effective Communication: speaking and writing skills
  • High standard of integrity and reliability
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Building partnerships & teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years consistent achievement of highly distinguished business results
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills and ability to effectively address customer issues and control the business impact.
     

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!

Agency Receptionist

Department:
Human Resources
Reports To:
Manager of Human Resources
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
On-call and volunteer receptionists
Status:
Full time
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The POH Agency Receptionist is the face (and voice) of both POH and our tenant agency, SHANTI, to visitors and callers as well as serving as an administrator for the CEO and partnering with HR and the agency as a whole. We rely on our receptionist to positively represent us through impeccable, delightful customer service and organizational skills, as well as being an integral member of our agency connecting staff, volunteers and community. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a friendly, engaging and competent individual to learn about all aspects of large scale non-profit administration.

Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years’ experience answering phones and performing administrative work in a professional office setting
  • Highly competent with MS office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English to ensure clear communication
  • Ability to maintain a calm, positive and constructive attitude during interactions with diverse populations, sometimes in challenging situations, and works diligently to resolve internal and external customer issues
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Russian/Tagalog)
  • Administrative assistant experience
  • Working knowledge of Nortel telephone systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visio

 

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!

Volunteer Coordinator I (Senior Program)

Department:
Volunteer Services
Reports To:
Director of Volunteer Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Operatives

Position Summary

Working under the leadership of the Director of Volunteer Services, Senior Site Managers, and in partnership with agency partners, the Senior Meal Program Volunteer Coordinator I schedules, coordinates, measures, and reports on our incredible community of Senior Lunch Volunteers. This is an ideal position for an energetic, confident, organized, and analytical individual looking to continue their career helping neighbors in a transformational work environment.

Qualifications Required

  • Three years progressively responsible experience in coordinating volunteers
  • Demonstrated volunteer recruitment and retention experience
  • Three years experience in database management
  • Successful experience coordinating volunteers with diverse needs (mental/physical challenges)
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays

Qualifications Desired

  • Degree in social services
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese)

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!

Porter I/ Dishwasher

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

Position Summary

The Porter I position will either work an AM or a PM shift as dictated by the available position. The Porter I will work primarily collecting and washing cooking equipment and busing and washing plates, cups and silverware. The secondary function of the position is to complete specific tasks as assigned from the kitchen’s master cleaning list.

Qualifications Required

  • Successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen
     

Qualifications Desired

  • HACCP 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!

Porter II/ Dishwasher

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

Position Summary

The Porter II will either work an AM or a PM shift as dictated by the available position. The Porter II will work primarily collecting and washing cooking equipment, busing and washing plates, cups and silverware as well as completing other tasks from the kitchen’s master cleaning list. The secondary function of the position is to complete specific food preparation and cooking tasks as assigned.

Qualifications Required

  • Successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English well to facilitate communications in the kitchen
  • Desire to learn new kitchen skills and expand your role

Qualifications Desired

  • HACCP certification
  • Large scale food preparation and cooking experience

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!

Institutional Giving Officer

Department:
Development
Reports To:
VP of Development
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Contract grant writer(s)
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

To apply for this position please visit http://cooksilverman.com/openings/ and click on the Project Open Hand logo

 

Project Open Hand has been delivering meals with love to the critically ill and elderly for over 30 years. Currently we raise about $10 million in contributed revenue from the private sector (65%) and the government (35%). We do this through contracts, events, direct mail, corporate and foundation grants and major donor efforts. The organization is finalizing a robust three-year strategic plan which will be an ideal launching off point to think about new partners to help us realize our goals and answer the growing needs of our community.

The Institutional Giving Officers' primary role is to lead the strategic management of Project Open Hand's $5mm corporate, foundation and government relationship portfolio for purposes of maximizing the philanthropic investment of these constituencies. The IGO is responsible for 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 Institutional Giving Officer works collaboratively with POH's individual giving and event teams to strategically manage and maximize a wide community of supporters. The Institutional Giving Officer reports to the Vice President of Development 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 Vice President of Development and working closely with the Board of Directors and Co-CEO's, the position will develop and implement 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

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 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.

Apply Now

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

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1921 San Pablo Avenue
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730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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