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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

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!

Nutrition Assistant

Department:
Food Operations – Nutrition Services
Reports To:
Director, Nutrition Services
Job Location:
1921 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
Non-Exempt
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 and 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
  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record                 
  • Ability to work Saturdays and occasional evenings
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Serv Safe Certificate
     

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  
     

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.

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

Porter I/ Dishwasher

Department:
Food Operations – Kitchen
Reports To:
Kitchen Administrative Manager/ PM Production Manager
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Full time
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!

Vice President, Programs

Department:
Senior Programs
Reports To:
CEO
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Senior Lunch Program Manager, Wellness Program Managers, Distribution Manager
Status:
Exempt
Full time
Classification:
Executive

Position Summary

The VP of Programs leads programmatic efforts and supports organizational growth.  This position is a member of senior leadership team and will work closely with program management staff across all sites to strengthen our ability to refine and deliver meaningful programs for our clients. This position is also responsible for the development, deployment and ongoing management of systems and processes designed to measure, analyze and evaluate our services across the organization. This role offers the chance for a talented and experienced individual to provide innovative leadership in shaping the future of PROJECT OPEN HAND and to continue our efforts in leading a national conversation around caring for our critically ill and aging clients.  
 
Key responsibilities for this position include strategic leadership, program management, managing complex systems, and conducting measurement and evaluation across all programs.  The ideal candidate will bring professional experience having overseen multiple programs in a human services environment and have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. The VP of Programs is a self-starter, who proactively identifies and resolves issues, and is able to lead group processes that result in positive and collaborative problem solving.
 

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation in a human services setting, with strategic leadership responsibility for a multi-program department during a time of programmatic growth.
  • Experience creating and refining business processes and unifying standards and practices across a diverse organization, while respecting the distinct needs of individuals and groups
  • Significant staff management experience and the ability to effectively manage direct reports to deliver high quality services, through effective training and onboarding as well as ongoing support and mentoring.
  • Experience with program evaluation and measurement.
  • Demonstrated experience, expertise and skills to build consistent best practices across multiple sites to implement high quality programs.
  • Experience working as a member of a senior team to support overall organizational and strategic planning and management.
  • Experience developing and overseeing program budgets.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization across a wide range of external stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to effectively solve problems, find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among internal stakeholders.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of initiative.
  • Comfortable in a growing and evolving organization, where proactive change in response to constituent needs and opportunity is part of our culture.
  • A strong passion for the mission and vision of PROJECT OPEN HAND.
  • Bachelor’s degree
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

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

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!

Outreach Coordinator

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

Position Summary

The Outreach Coordinator helps to support our clients by developing and coordinating internal and external programmatic resources to increase and expand access to Project Open Hand’s services. This position will liaison with outside community partners to strengthen current referral sources, explore, design, and implement opportunities for collaborative partnerships, and will also take an active role in on-going agency projects related to research, food insecurity, and the broader range of social services.

Qualifications Required

  • BA in Social Work, Mental Health, or Human Services related field
  • Experience working with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)
  • At least one year outreach/field work experience
  • Computer literate (MS Office / Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in a social service setting
  • Schedule flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Established knowledge of and relationships with San Francisco social services agencies
  • Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Interest/knowledge in wellness/nutrition
  • Current food safety certification or the ability to certify
     

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!

IT Support Specialist

Department:
Infrastructure – Information Technologies
Reports To:
Director, IT
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
N/A
Status:
Non-Exempt
Part-Time
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

Are you the person that everyone asks to fix their phone and computer? Are you always trying to learn the latest technology? If so Project Open Hand is looking for you! We are looking for an IT Support Specialist who is passionate, not only about technology but making a difference in the lives of others. Come join our SF non-profit and be the super friendly front line face of our IT department. We have users with all levels of knowledge and we love to support them all in their work of supporting our clients. If this sounds like you hop on over to our website and send us your application.

Qualifications Required

  • Superior customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
  • Passion for helping other people, and enthusiastic about problem solving
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively during troubleshooting and deployment
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of desktop and server operating systems and applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Cloud, Windows, Active Directory, Office 365)
     

Qualifications Desired

  • Manages time and priorities tasks according to the IT department SLA.
  • Apply problem solving skills to troubleshoot issues efficiently.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm and directed fashion
  • Interest in learning new technologies quickly and thoroughly.
  • Experience with Salesforce administration
  • Exposure to Cisco network hardware and Linux/UNIX operating systems
     

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!

Bilingual Caseworker, Spanish/ English

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 (Spanish/ English)
  • 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.

Apply Now

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

Alameda County

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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