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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

Porter I, On-Call

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

Position Summary

The Porter I, 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!

Bilingual Caseworker, English/ Cantonese

Department:
Wellness Programs – Client Services
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Programs
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

  • Bilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese)
  • BA in Human Services related field
  • 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
     

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.

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

Special Events Officer

Department:
Communications
Reports To:
Director of Communications
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Special Events Associate, Volunteers, Interns and Temp Seasonal Vendors
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

The Special Events Officer is responsible for the planning and production of all Project Open Hand events (special, stewardship, external/beneficiary, etc). Currently there are three signature events - Taste of the City (sunsetting in 2017), Giants Race and Hand to Hand. In addition, Project Open Hand is a beneficiary of several other events in which we partner with organizations or corporations such as the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival, AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, SF AIDS Walk, and SF Pride Parade. Combined, these efforts raise over $875k to benefit our programs and services, and we have a 3-yr strategic plan to grow these events to a $1M portfolio.
Key responsibilities include planning and analyzing, creative, yet cost-effective events; setting revenue goals; managing a special events associate; supporting the VP of Development & Communications, Director of Communications, CEO, Board of Directors and fundraising volunteers in soliciting sponsorships for the events, and stewarding those relationships. The SEO develops and manages relationships with contractors, vendors, employees and volunteers.  He/she is responsible for the management of event logistics and production and special events associate; supporting the recruitment and coordination of event volunteers including host committees; coordinating event marketing and communications strategies with Communications Team; record keeping; and some cultivation and solicitation of event sponsors, in-kind donors, and individual event donors.
This is an ideal position for a highly engaged, dedicated and organized special events professional interested in growing their career in a highly collaborative and transformational agency.
 

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university preferred; years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 5-7 years of event management experience preferably in San Francisco Bay Area and a passion for events.
  • 3-5 years of experience with volunteer recruitment, oversight and management.
  • Successful fundraising track record.
  • Proven management and supervisory experience.
  • Experienced contract negotiation and management.
  • Extensive Microsoft Office experience.
  • Experience with budget management/reconciliation.
  • Experience soliciting sponsorship and donations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, especially during event production and execution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships, superior customer service & diplomacy skills both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse range of partners, peers & volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills, highly resourceful and the ability to handle multiple projects, with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with Salesforce, BidPal or equivalent database/applications
  • A good sense of humor and positive attitude a must
  • Valid driver’s license.
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Knowledge of top Bay Area chefs a plus
  • Social media or public relations experience.
  • Nonprofit sector and/or fundraising experience.
  • Salesforce 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!

Registered Dietitian I

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Director, 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 our headquarters on Polk Street in San Francisco, the Registered Dietitian will work in the Nutrition Services Department to effectively provide nutritional assessment to all clients with particular focus on our monolingual Chinese clients. As part of the nutrition team the RD develops educational materials and curricula, participates in research projects, assess needs of client community and adapt programming and medically tailored meals as needed to meet the needs of critical illness and unique challenges faced by Project Open Hand clients.

This position is ideal for a compassionate, professional dietitian who would like to help us continually improve our programs that help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, food insecurity, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. This position requires a level of comfort in the community nutrition environment with emphasis on education.

Qualifications Required

  • Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Knowledge of food service and quality control
  • Valid California driver’s license and  excellent driving record  
  • Experience providing staff training/education            
  • Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evenings

Qualifications Desired

  • 1+ year of community work experience
  • Previous experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and/or multiple-diagnosed population
  • Experience in developing and executing community based nutrition education classes
  • Cooking, recipe and food preparation experience and comfort teaching basic skills
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations a plus
  • Familiarity with Nutritionist Pro nutrition software
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish and 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!

Assistant Kitchen Coordinator

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

Position Summary

The Assistant Kitchen Coordinator (AKC) is responsible for coordinating logistical and technical support for kitchen operations while exhibiting leadership and direction to kitchen personnel. We rely on the AKC to help build/maintain both systems and working relationships that will ensure quality of product and seamless production.

This position is ideal for a highly organized, computer savvy, conscientious, level-headed, and positive kitchen professional looking to build their supervisorial and administrative culinary career in a transformational kitchen.

Qualifications Required

  • 1+ years’ successful kitchen administrative experience
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures
  • High computer savvy 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
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands

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.

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

Senior Site Coordinator, Part-Time, Benefits

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Site Manager
Job Location:
Senior Sites – locations vary
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers
Status:
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                   
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
     

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!

Cook I

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Executive Chef
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 Cook I is an essential part of our team of dedicated culinary professionals producing meals with love for our clients every day. A Cook I will learn to handle all aspects of our daily meal production systems, from prep to packaging.

This position is ideal for an ambitious, flexible cook looking to familiarize themselves with all aspects of large scale meal production in a professional and caring environment.

Qualifications Required

  • 8+ months of successful experience working in a commercial or industrial kitchen as a member of a team
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English to facilitate communications in the kitchen
  • Must be flexible to work early mornings, weekends or holidays to meet demands

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with high volume meal production
  • Training, understanding and experience with HACCP procedures
  • 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, Part-Time, No Benefits

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
Senior Site Managers
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 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.

This position is scheduled weekends, holidays and is on call during the weekday.
 

Qualifications Required

  • Experience working in Human Service Programs                   
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
     

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!

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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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