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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 I

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

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.

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

Manager, Institutional Giving

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Chief Development Officer
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Contract grant writer(s)
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Manager

Position Summary

Project Open Hand has been delivering meals with love to the critically ill and elderly for over 30 years. Currently we raise approximately $13 million in contributed revenue from the private sector (50%) and the government (50%). We do this through contracts, corporate and foundation grants, events and individual donor efforts.

The Manager, Institutional Giving (MIG) is primarily responsible for managing a $2M grants program from private foundations and corporations and growing it to 4M+ over the next two years. The MIG will also provide support in securing $6.5M in government funding. The role of the MIG includes, but is not exclusive to research, writing proposals, reporting, funder communications, maintaining grant records and managing the grants calendar, collaborating with administrative, program and executive staff.

The Manager, Institutional Giving is also responsible for the development and execution of strategies leading to significantly increased exposure, engagement and fundraising success from these constituencies. The geographic focus is mainly within the San Francisco Bay Area institutional giving environment; however, it is expanding towards a greater statewide and national reach. The MIG works collaboratively with POH's individual giving and event teams to strategically manage and maximize a wide community of supporters. The MIG reports to the Chief Development Officer, will oversee all development functions as they pertain to managing a portfolio of institutional funders and prospective funders, and will be an important internal and external voice in promoting a culture of philanthropy. 
 

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as communications, journalism or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of grant writing experience including one or more areas of focus: Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Seniors/Aging, and Nutrition.
  • Demonstrated experience in foundation, corporate and government grant writing, particularly in the Northern California region.
  • Demonstrated experience in building program budgets and managing financial reporting.
  • Proven writing and editing skills in a range of formats and voices; outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to synthesize complex ideas and activities into coherent and compelling narratives.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all gift acceptance policies and procedures. Ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with care.

Qualifications Desired

  • Familiarity with fundraising and CRM software, Salesforce preferred.
  • Familiarity with social media functions and concepts.

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:
Wellness Programs – Distribution
Reports To:
Manager, 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 Driver, you will nurture vital connections as you deliver nutritious, health-supporting meals directly to homebound clients 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.

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

Director, Statewide Initiatives

Department:
Advocacy
Reports To:
Chief Executive Officer
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Interns
Status:
Exempt
Full time

Position Summary

The Director, Statewide Initiatives delivers project management, strategic planning, and implementation support for key multi agency initiatives. The Director, Statewide Initiatives will lead Project Open Hand’s statewide health care initiatives: the California Medi-Cal Medically Tailored Meals Pilot Program (MTM Program) and support the California Food is Medicine Coalition. This position also helps implement other statewide collaborations such as a newly awarded Gilead Grant across four California counties.   

The MTM Program develops and implements a groundbreaking, $6MM, seven (7) county medical nutrition program, facilitating engagement of highly vulnerable, critically ill individuals and their medical providers in California. Administering the project through six (6) member agencies, this position will align capabilities and coordinate the program’s rollout and ongoing activities.

Reporting to Project Open Hand’s Chief Executive Officer, the position will be located in San Francisco, with some virtual workspace opportunity.

Qualifications Required

  • 5+ years’ experience in complex contract/program management with a demonstrated action-oriented, flexible, and creative/innovative approach
  • 5+ years’ experience in healthcare or human services related field
  • Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • A demonstrated ability to synergize team ideas and implement to success
  • A passion for service and teamwork; an enthusiastic, can-do approach
  • Commitment to the Food Is Medicine philosophy

Qualifications Desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and comfort with the Medi-Cal Program
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and comfort with Managed Care Health Plans
  • MPH, MPA, MSW or MBA

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!

Executive Assistant

Department:
Executive
Reports To:
Chief Executive Officer
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers, Interns
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant (EA) is the administrator for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Project Open Hand, a support system for the executive team, and a partner with the Board of Directors and agency as a whole. We rely on our EA to positively represent the office of the CEO through impeccable organizational skills, effective communication, and a kind and friendly demeanor.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a friendly, engaging, and competent individual to engage in all aspects of large scale non-profit administration.

Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years’ experience high volume administrative work in a professional office setting
  • Highly competent with MS office suite
  • Excellent intuition and judgement
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a calm, positive and constructive attitude during interactions with diverse populations, sometimes in challenging situations.

Qualifications Desired

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Russian/Tagalog)
  • Experience providing executive level support preferred
  • Working knowledge of Nortel telephone systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint and Visio

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!

Manager, Partnerships

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

Position Summary

Project Open Hand leads the Medically Tailored Meals statewide pilot in partnership with the California Food is Medicine Coalition across seven counties in the state. The Manager, Partnerships is a new results-focused role working to increase partnerships and referrals with community based organizations, hospitals, and clinics in San Francisco and Oakland to support the statewide pilot as well as other government contracts.

This position will liaise and build relationships with new community partners to strengthen and increase current referral sources; explore, design, and implement opportunities for growth; and take an active role in on-going agency projects related to research, food insecurity, and social determinants of health.

This is a two year, fixed duration position tied to the needs of the pilot program, with the possibility of extension.

Qualifications Required

  • BA in Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations such as: multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness), seniors, and people with disabilities, critical illness (especially congestive heart failure, diabetes, and cancer)
  • 1 year of experience conducting outreach/fieldwork resulting in increased partnerships and client enrollment into programs
  • Strong presentation skills, written and oral proficiency with MS Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting
  • Schedule flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed  
  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record

Qualifications Desired

  • 3 years of experience working with or within San Francisco and Alameda County senior social services agencies, hospitals and clinics
  • Familiarity with public health trends in San Francisco and Alameda County
  • Interest/knowledge in nutrition and food as medicine
  • ServSafe certification, current CA food safety certification or the ability to certify
  • Fluent in Spanish or 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!

Wellness Program Coordinator

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

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 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 with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)
  • Knowledgeable of MS Office, using databases, and internet research
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends

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 Cantonese, Spanish, or Russian

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 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 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!

Porter I

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Administrative Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
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.

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

Community Nutrition Site Coordinator (CNSC)

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

Position Summary

A Project Open Hand On-Call Community Nutrition Site Coordinator administers the Community Nutrition Program on location at one of our assigned sites.
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 and adults with disabilities 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 and or Spanish
     
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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