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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!

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!

Lead Driver

Department:
Wellness Programs – Distribution
Reports To:
Manager of Distribution
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Occasional LIght Driver/ Delivery Volunteer
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Operatives

Position Summary

Project Open Hand distributes more than 2,000 meals each day to its community of sick and elderly client and the Distribution department is the frontline of the organization. As our Lead Driver you will take a leadership role in a team of hard-working Delivery Drivers by maintaining agency vehicles, organizing meals and supplies for delivery and assisting the Dispatcher and Manager in maintaining effective departmental processes.

This position is ideal for an organized, level headed driver with a thorough knowledge of the city interested in gaining leadership experience within our diverse community of staff, clients and volunteers.

Qualifications Required

  • Two years’ experience driving large delivery vehicles in San Francisco
  • Leadership experience and the ability to work unsupervised
  • 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

  • Fleet maintenance/management experience
  • 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!

Facilities Technician

Department:
Infrastructure – Building Services
Reports To:
Director of Building Operations
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

The Project Open Hand Facilities Technician is an essential position on our Facilities team. This position is responsible for general facilities and equipment maintenance, repairs, and to assist the Facilities Supervisor with projects that move the agency forward.
This is an ideal position for a highly competent, reliable, and engaged facilities professional interested in working in a warm and teamwork oriented environment.
 

Qualifications Required

  • 1+ years’ experience working in a facilities department
  • Advanced knowledge of building maintenance and repairs
  • Must be able to speak and read English to facilitate communication
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Previous kitchen or restaurant equipment (back of the house) 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.

Apply Now

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

Kitchen Administrative Manager

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

Position Summary

Under the direction of our Executive Chef, the Project Open Hand (POH) Kitchen Administrative Manager is the essential controller of our bustling kitchen. In order to provide the absolute best nutrition and engagement to our community we rely on our Kitchen Administrative Manager to ensure a smooth, energized, and productive work environment in alignment with the agency’s standards and strategic goals.

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

Qualifications Required

  • At least 3 years of direct management of at least 4 people in a fast paced kitchen environment.
  • Have an understanding of and be able to demonstrate HACCP flow chart/critical control points procedures
  • Must possess valid ServSafe certification or, the ability of passing the ServSafe Training Course within 2 months of date of hire.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a culturally diverse kitchen team of staff and volunteers
  • High computer competence with an emphasis on MS Office Suite business programs
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen
  • Sensitivity to the circumstances and needs of people living with critical illness and Seniors
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays to meet demands
  • Should be able to work effectively in a traditional kitchen environment that has wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift items up to 50 pounds, unassisted, on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and move from place to place in the kitchen.
     

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.

Apply Now

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

Senior Site Supervisor

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Site Manager
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Senior Site Coordinator(s), Volunteers
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Project Open Hand (POH) Senior Site Supervisor administers the Senior Lunch Program on location at one of four key volume sites- Aquatic Park, DSC, Curry Senior Center, and/or Stanford Hotel. This is an opportunity to enter a supervisory role within a non-profit, as well as directly engage with and be of service to our community by helping provide thousands of meals to seniors who rely on our program(s) for not only nutrition, but a safe place to socialize and gather with friends.

Qualifications Required

  • Experience working in Human Service Programs and/or a non-profit environment
  • Experience assisting older people, including those with potential mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Experience supervising staff  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Basic Computer Skills – Able to send and receive emails

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese
  • Restaurant Operation Experience
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (highly desirable)
  • Certified ServeSafe Food Protection Manager (highly desired)

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!

Kitchen Steward

Department:
Food Operations – Purchasing/Receiving
Reports To:
Operations Supervisor
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Operatives

Position Summary

Kitchen Steward is responsible for the receiving and storing of product, as well as warehouse coordination for Project Open Hand.  This position will be working primarily in the receiving area coordinating product rotation in the Grocery Center, basement and kitchen. This role will also be responsible for maintenance and storage of kitchen equipment.

Qualifications Required

  • Previous work experience as a stock clerk, in a warehouse or grocery store, handling and storing perishable and non-perishable food items
  • Valid California Driver’s License (Class B a plus) and excellent driving record as provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Previous hands-on experience driving vans and forklifts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience in the food industry
  • Experience working for and desire to work for a community driven, mission-based organization
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
     

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!

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.

Apply Now

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

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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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