Home > About Us > Job Opportunities
Work with Great People for a Great Cause

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

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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

Position Summary

This Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) position provides an exciting opportunity to play integral role in developing and implementing a newly awarded 3-year federal grant through the Administration for Community Living (ACL). This innovation grant has been awarded to Project Open Hand to demonstrate the impact of our medically tailored meal intervention paired with telehealth services such as one-on-one counseling and peer groups facilitated by a Care Coordinator and RDN for isolated seniors in 3 diverse counties and communities in the surrounding Bay Area. The curriculum and individual sessions will help support the health needs and quality of life for those living with a chronic disease, such as diabetes, prediabetes and heart disease done via virtual Zoom platform in a group setting. 
  
This position will be based in our main office in San Francisco and will require time spent in Oakland and Sonoma, with the flexibility to work virtually throughout. This position is ideal for a highly organized, professional dietitian compassionate about addressing social isolation, food insecurity and challenges encountered when managing chronic disease in the elderly while being homebound. This role will support the needs of a contract awarded September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension or expansion
 

Qualifications Required

•    Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 
•    Experience and/or demonstrated ability to engage small groups in nutrition education and facilitate classes via virtual platform. 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    1+ year experience working with people with chronic health conditions

Qualifications Desired

•    Experience providing a chronic disease self-management program 
•    Experience developing and executing community based nutrition education classes
•    Experience working with seniors 
•    Bilingual in Spanish and/or Cantonese
•    Experience working in a clinical setting 

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

Apply Now

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

Registered Dietitian

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

Position Summary

Working out of both San Francisco and Oakland, the Registered Dietitian (RD) works in the Nutrition Services Department to provide nutritional assessment, counseling and education to Project Open Hand 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 RD 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, other critical and chronic diseases, and the elderly
•    Experience developing and executing community-based nutrition education classes
•    Cooking, recipe and food preparation experience and comfort teaching basic kitchen skills
•    Experience working with vulnerable populations 
•    Ability to apply strong clinical skills in a community-based setting

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

Apply Now

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

Custodian

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

This is a fixed-term position, with an end date of June 1, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

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.

Apply Now

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

Driver, On-Call

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

Position Summary

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

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

Qualifications Required

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

•    Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record

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

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

•    Excellent professional references

Qualifications Desired

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

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

Custodian, On-Call

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

Position Summary

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

Qualifications Required

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

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)  

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

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

Position Summary

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

Qualifications Required

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

Qualifications Desired

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

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

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

Position Summary

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

Qualifications Required

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

Qualifications Desired

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

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

Graphic Design Intern

Department:
Communications
Reports To:
Marcus Tolero, Marketing and Communications Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
No
Classification:
Intern

Position Summary

Project Open Hand, a San Francisco nonprofit that provides meals with love and heals that heal to critically ill neighbors in San Francisco and Alameda counties, is seeking a graphic design intern who can help tell the story of our work through visuals and graphics. We are seeking an individual who can work on a wide-arrange of graphic design projects and has a solid understanding of visual communications.

We are looking for an undergraduate or masters-level student (stipend included).

Please send your cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio of work to Marcus Tolero, marketing and communications manager, at [email protected].
 

Responsibilities 

•    Create and design print and digital materials
•       Adhere to POH brand guidelines and complete projects according to deadline
•       Retouch and manipulate images
•       Use graphic design software and work with a wide variety of media
•       Collaborate with the Manager, Marketing and Communications to develop design concepts
•       Receive feedback from Manager, Marketing and Communications and make necessary changes
•       Assemble final materials for printing as needed

Qualifications 

 

•    Graphic Design major preferred
•       Basic to intermediate knowledge of layout, typography, line composition, color, and other graphic design fundamentals
•       Experience with InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Content Management System (CMS) drupal or similar CMS Platform
•       Strong creative and analytical skills
•       Compelling student portfolio of graphic design work
•       Video production experience a plus

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

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

Oakland

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

San Francisco

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