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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

Vice President, Development

Department:
Development
Reports To:
CEO
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Development staff
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Executive

Position Summary

Please send cover letter and resume to Pamela Cook, search coordinator at [email protected]. We will respond to all applications.
POH offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Both pre-employment and postemployment background screenings are required.

The Vice President of Development manages all philanthropic revenue sources including individual donors, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, and events.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Report to one of the two co-CEOs.
  • Supervise five direct reports: Assistant Director/Annual Fund, Assistant Director/Special Events, Assistant Director/Institutional Partnerships, Development Database Manager, and Individual Giving Associate.
  • Supervises three indirect reports: Development Operations Associate, Special Events Manager, and Giant Race Associate (part time).


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fundraising

  • Demonstrate and communicate passion for the mission.
  • Develop and lead a comprehensive and diversified fund development strategy to sustain and grow revenues.
  • Inspire and motivate the development team and oversee efforts to raise funds to meet the annual operating budget as well as future capital projects/campaigns.
  • Ensure fundraising campaigns are well executed and lay the foundation for future increases in support.
  • Lead and participate in identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors in order to grow, strengthen, and nurture the donor base.
  • Ensure excellent donor stewardship.
  • Partner with the Director of Communications on maintenance and expansion of the website, e-appeals, and social network activities to achieve fundraising objectives.
  • Lead the institutional partners team to identify, cultivate, and increase corporate and foundation support.
  • Identify and attract corporate and cause marketing opportunities.
  • Keep up with trends in philanthropy to keep POH on the forward edge of donor relations.

Partnering

  • Involve the Executive Directors, Board members, and other staff in fundraising activities.
  • With the Executive Directors, participate in identification, recruitment and stewardship of potential and existing Board Members.
  • Staff and provide leadership to the Board Development Committee.

Support and Organization

  • Participate on the senior management team to provide leadership and direction for POH’s policies, programs and operations.
  • Ensure that donor management systems are fully utilized and that donor cultivation strategies are supported through appropriate technology.
  • Assure proper management of the Salesforce donor database, integrity and accuracy of information, and prompt, accurate acknowledgement and recognition of donor contributions.
  • Establish and oversee development of gift processing policies, systems and procedures built on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting.
  • Create strategy and provide appropriate oversight to continuously improve processes to support fundraising and marketing initiatives.
  • Develop and manage the annual fundraising budget and work plan; track and report results to the Executive Directors and Board.
  • Support organizational growth by participating in strategic planning activities and providing fundraising analysis to the management team and Board.

Managing Staff

  • Model a leadership style that is open, supportive, and respectful of staff.
  • Mentor, guide, and train a team of high potential, high aptitude professionals.
  • Set a vision for the development team, including clear objectives and goals. Motivate the team to meet goals and celebrate milestones.
  • Provide strong professional career development and mentoring for the fundraising team.
  • Maintain a healthy working environment and reinforce and build positive morale amongst team members.
  • Perform and/or assign other duties as required.

Qualifications Required

  • Eight+ years of progressive experience involving a range of fundraising sources.
  • Bachelor’s degree, and preferably an advanced degree or fundraising credential such as a CFRE.
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, the mission and vision of Project Open Hand.
  • Demonstrated use of an organized and strategic approach to fundraising with experience in planning, implementing, and managing successful fundraising efforts.
  • Proven successful track record of setting and meeting realistic fundraising goals.
  • Experience managing a team of development professionals, including proven ability to hire, train, manage, develop, and retain staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a collegial and positive work environment with high morale, professional standards, and productivity
  • Proven success in hands on major gift cultivation, annual fund management, corporate and foundation relations, capital campaign management, and government relations.
  • Track record as an effective communicator who speaks persuasively, writes clearly, and listens attentively.
  • Ability to partner with the Executive Directors and members of the Board of Directors.
  • Experience and proficiency with computer software, including fundraising databases such as Salesforce.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel, mostly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a safe driving record, access to reliable transportation, and a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to present issues to the media and policymakers.
  • Calm demeanor and positive attitude.

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!

Porter

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

Position Summary

The Porter position will either work an AM or a PM shift as needed. The porter 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!

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.

Apply Now

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:
Non-Exempt
Part-Time
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.

Apply Now

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

Porter, 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.

Apply Now

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

Senior Site Coordinator, On Call

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Sites Manager
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
No
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Non-Exempt
On-Call
Part-Time
Classification:
Service Worker

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand On-Call 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.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Schedule Flexibility with ability to work an on-call schedule.

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).
  • Speaks 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.

Apply Now

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.

Apply Now

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

Marketing Communications Officer

Department:
Communications
Reports To:
VP, Communications
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
Full time
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Help tell the amazing story of Project Open Hand (POH), one of the Bay Area’s most beloved and iconic nonprofit organizations. As Marketing Communications Officer, you would work closely with the VP of Communications to produce communications across a wide variety of platforms with the goal of engaging people in our mission to nourish our community. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, along with a commitment to serve our community, will make you a candidate that we're excited to meet. At POH, we always have a lot going on at once. You must have the proven ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.

This is an ideal position for an excellent writer with strong project management skills who is interested in growing his or her career in a highly collaborative organization. Key responsibilities include producing a wide variety of communications, including but not limited to newsletters, flyers, blog posts and web content, social media, photos, and videos. You will also work with the VP of Communications to track and analyze key marketing metrics and help build strategies to grow POH’s audience and their engagement. Managing all of this work is a big responsibility, and you must be confident and ready to take it on while being open to feedback on how to improve (yes, we want it all). Please aim to awe and inspire us with your application, telling us why you'd be a perfect fit for our team.

Qualifications Required

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. We need a top-notch writer and proofreader. (Perfectly presented application materials will go a long way.)
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects, with high attention to detail.
• A self-starter with the proven ability to work independently, yet capable of knowing when to seek support.
• A keen eye for good graphic design and Photoshop skills are a must. (Link us to some of your work to help you get noticed.)
• Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse range of partners, peers & volunteers.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships.
• Sensitivity to the needs of seniors and people living with critical illnesses.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Experience producing business content for social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
• Proficiency in photography
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, especially during our busy summer event season. 
• A good sense of humor and positive attitude are a must.

Qualifications Desired

• Experience filming and editing video a plus
• Experience using MailChimp
• Website content management
• Valid driver’s license.
• Public relations experience
• Nonprofit sector and/or fundraising 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!

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