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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

Kitchen Logistics Supervisor

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Manager, Inventory Operations
Supervises:
N/A

Position Summary

The Kitchen Logistics Supervisor serves an integral role on the Project Open Hand Kitchen Operations team by tracking and controlling inventory of frozen and bagged client meals for Kitchen, Grocery Center and Distribution departments. This requires a highly motivated and organized individual, promoting a positive volunteer experience and ensuring that all packaged meals are organized for delivery to clients by the Distribution Team. This position is ideal for an ambitious, meticulously organized, experienced team supervisor with excellent communication skills looking to manage the operational 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.

Salary Range:$25.19 To 25.96 Hourly

 

Qualifications Required

 A commitment to Project Open Hand’s mission and operating principles

 1-3 years’ experience working in a commercial kitchen or industrial warehouse

 Minimum of one year work experience in controlling freezer or warehouse inventory

 Ability to use a pallet jack, both manual and motorized

 Ability to safely operate a forklift

 Proficient in MS Office Suite tools and demonstrated ability to access and manipulate information in food inventory software programs, Computrition preferred

 1+ years staff demonstrated ability to adhere to, follow and train others about department rules, policies and procedures

 Knowledge of, and ability to train and communicate about food safety and sanitation standards as per HACCP

 Desire to lead a cohesive team and demonstrated ability to train, answer questions and clarify processes while working alongside and overseeing tasks of staff and volunteers

 Ability to give/take direction, give feedback, lead by example, teach others and take responsibility for actions

 Ability to work mornings, afternoons and evening shifts as needed

 Ability to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications with volunteers, peers and leadership in a fast-paced food service environment

 ServSafe certification required

Qualifications Desired

 Experience working with volunteers in a kitchen or non-profit setting

 Experience supervising others in a kitchen or non-profit setting

 Experience with high volume meal production

 Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures

 Bilingual in Spanish and/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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Project Open Hand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity!

Nutrition Assistant

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Kristi Friesen Senior Manager, Nutrition Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Working out of our two Agency sites in San Francisco and Oakland, the nutrition assistant will help Project Open Hand succeed by providing support to the registered dietitians in delivering nutrition education, healthy meals and engagement to our clients.  

This position is ideal for an independent worker passionate about food and nutrition. They should feel comfortable and be compassionate for a variety of clients from varying socioeconomic groups dealing with critical illness in the community. This position will require an individual that has excellent technical and computer skills with the aptitude to learn nutrient and recipe software. Organizational skills will be essential.  

Qualifications Required

  • 2 years of nutrition education experience or Certified Nutrition Assistant
  • Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evenings
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Food Handling Certificate (or equivalent)

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with presenting to groups
  • Proficient in or possess the aptitude for Nutrition software programs
  • Basic cooking skills
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with clients, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese 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!

Grocery Center Operations Coordinator I East Bay

Department:
Wellness Programs – Grocery Center
Reports To:
Manager, Food Operations
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Full time
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

Are you a highly organized and motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a passion for helping others and making a difference in the community? The Operations Coordinator I position at Project Open Hand might be the perfect opportunity for you! In this entry-level role, you'll be responsible for the smooth operation of our Oakland facility, helping the team that ensures that medically tailored meals and groceries are available to our clients. Key responsibilities will include:

- Production of home-delivered groceries: Packing and preparing grocery orders for delivery to clients.

- Retrieving, receiving and stocking products: Maintaining inventory levels in our grocery center.

- Sanitizing the facility and equipment: Ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for food preparation and storage.

- Supports volunteer project execution by coordinating tasks and demonstrating proper procedures for task completion and product creation.

- Assisting the Operations team: Supporting the team in distributing groceries and meals to clients.

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a non-profit setting and make a real impact on the lives of those in need.

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 safely handle and clean commercial equipment requiring heat, cleaning agents, sharp edges, and other potentially hazardous materials.

• Previous successful work experience as a logistics or inventory coordinator in a warehouse or grocery store, handling and storing perishable and non-perishable food items.

• Strong organizational and time management skills.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to speak, read and write English to facilitate communication.

• A flexible and adaptable attitude with willingness to work early mornings, afternoons, weekends or holidays to meet demands.

• Ability to maintain CA food handling certification.

Qualifications Desired

• Experience working with volunteers

• Experience with inventory tracking software

• 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, East Bay

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Senior Manager, Nutrition Services
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Interns
Status:
Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Salary Range:$33.00 To $36.00 An Hour

Working out of our Oakland office, 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.

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

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
  •  Ability to speak and write in 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.

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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:
Manager, Building Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
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 Manager, Building Services 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.

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

Wellness Program Coordinator, Bilingual (East Bay)

Department:
Wellness Programs – Client Services
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Program, East Bay
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time

Position Summary

The Wellness Program (WP) Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include a blend of administrative and direct service duties to support the Wellness Program and Project Open Hand’s mission. The WP Coordinator will, manage program contracts, assess and verify eligibility for services, offer case management, and support the Manager, Wellness Program (MWP) as needed to ensure contractual and organizational goals are met.

Qualifications Required

  • Three years’ experience providing direct services in Social Service environment, specifically to clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)
  • Proficient in MS Office, using databases, and internet research
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work in POH’s San Francisco office as needed
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Qualifications Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service field
  • Experience working in a nonprofit client services-based setting
  • Mental Health or Social Work Experience
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, or Vietnamese

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!

Wellness Program Coordinator

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

Position Summary

Pay Rate: $55,000.00 To 60,000.00 Annually

The Wellness Program (WP) Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include a blend of administrative and direct service duties to support the Wellness Program and Project Open Hand’s mission. The WP Coordinator will supervise the day to day duties of the Wellness Program staff, process eligibility for services, manage program contracts, offer case management, and support the Manager, Wellness Program (MWP) as needed to ensure contractual and organizational goals are being met.

Qualifications Required

•Three years’ experience providing direct services in Social Service environment, specifically to clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)

•Proficient in MS Office, using databases, and internet research

•Flexible schedule with the ability to work in POH’s Oakland office as needed

Qualifications Desired

•Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service field

•Experience working in a nonprofit client services-based setting

•Mental Health or Social Work Experience

•Experience supervising staff

•Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, or Vietnamese

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!

Grocery Center Operations Coordinator II (On-Call)

Department:
Wellness Programs – Grocery Center
Reports To:
Joseph Tingin
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
On-Call
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

LOCATION: 1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland / 730 Polk Street, San Francisco

Working in conjunction with the Manager, Grocery Services Operations, The Grocery Center Operations Coordinator II is responsible for leading Grocery Center volunteers to maintain an adequate stock and delivery of quality assured products in the Grocery Center 

Salary Range:$20.91 To 21.56 Hourly

Qualifications Required

  • Previous successful work experience as a Logistics or Inventory Coordinator in a warehouse or grocery store, handling and storing perishable and non-perishable food items
  • Ability to communicate effectively, primarily liaising with clients, volunteers and other operational departments
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and strength in multitasking
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English to facilitate communication
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work at the SF and Oakland locations, occasional nights, weekends and holidays

Qualifications Desired

  • Supervisorial experience
  • Experience working with Volunteers
  • Experience with Computrition software
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Forklift Certified
  • 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.

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

Kitchen Operations Coordinator II, On-call

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Patrick Wolf
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Status:
On-Call

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for receiving, routing & storing all delivered products for the Grocery Services, Programs and Building Services Departments, ensuring quality service as well as safe food handling and storage
  • Responsible for initial contact with vendors in the event of a mistake or other same-day issue
  • Rotation of new product in storage areas using first-in-first-out (FIFO) method
  • Planning the cycle of food in storage areas and assigning correct cooler or dry storage area for incoming product to facilitate with Operations Coordinators to achieve goal
  • Organizes and logs all received invoices and verifies quantities and costs with purchase order
  • Immediately reports all delivery discrepancies
  • Coordinates appropriate service vendors including chemicals and warehouse equipment
  • Completes weekly inventory of food, beverage and prepared meals
  • Assembles warehoused items needed by the kitchen team and other programs
  • Assists with procedure development and improvement where warranted
  • Maintains clear and efficient communication between all parties involved in the receiving and delivery process
  • 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!

Driver

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Director, Distribution
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Status:
Full time
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!
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, on-call

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

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  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Follows instructions and completes assigned trainings in all aspects of Porter duties and kitchen sanitation

•    Completes assigned trainings in all aspects of porter duties and kitchen sanitation

•    Adheres to kitchen department rules, policies and procedures

•    Sets up, breaks down, maintains and fully cleans the dish machine, sinks and other porter machinery

•    Takes temperature and performs sanitizer level checks on the machines and sinks 

•    Removes trash, cardboard, compost and recycled material from the kitchen 

•    Cleans, sanitizes, maintains and replaces all assigned equipment

•    Assists with simple kitchen tasks, production and/or packing line as needed 

•    Performs laundry services 

•    Follows the posted master cleaning list and does side jobs as assigned

•    Follows inventory policies & procedures 

•    Sets up, maintains and breaks down staff and volunteer dining areas and all utensils used

•    Properly fills out all food service and inventory logs with required information and signatures per HACCP guidelines

•    Works harmoniously with peers and volunteers to complete the goals of the department

•    Maintains a clean work area and follows all local, state and federal health standard guidelines

•    Attends kitchen trainings and agency meetings  

•    Completes other kitchen tasks 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!

Cook II, 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
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.

Salary Range:$20.02 To 20.63 Hourly

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 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!
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!

Custodian, On-Call

Department:
Infrastructure – Building Services
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt

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!
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!

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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