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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

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!

Wellness Program Coordinator, Bilingual

Department:
Wellness Programs – Client Services
Reports To:
Manager, Wellness Program
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Wellness Program (WP) Coordinator’s plays an integral role in maintaining the day to day operations of the department. The WP Coordinator will assist in the oversight of staff and scheduling for the department, provide support in coordinating and implementing new programs or initiatives, engage with and connect clients to services, and act as the point of contact in the absence of the Manager, Wellness Program. 
 

Qualifications Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field
• Three years of experience providing direct services in Social Service environment, specifically with clients with multiple diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse, mental illness, critical illness)
• Computer and digital literacy
• Bilingual in English/Spanish

Qualifications Desired

  • Nonprofit client services- based work experience
  • Mental Health or Social Work Experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with San Francisco Social Services
  • Interest in nutrition

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!

Development Officer

Department:
Development
Reports To:
Associate Director, Advancement
Job Location:
730 Polk Street, San Francisco
Benefits:
Yes
Supervises:
Volunteers, temporary seasonal employees, interns
Status:
Non-Exempt
Classification:
Professional

Position Summary

The Development Officer will work under the direction of the Associate Director, Advancement to develop and implement strategies that lead to a broader donor pool of sustained and major gifts and overall increased giving. This is a forward-facing position that will play an integral role in building Project Open Hand’s (POH) major gifts program, implementing high-touch donor stewardship campaigns, and coordinating moves management with senior management and the Board of Directors. The Development Officer will manage relationship(s) with POH’s Young Professionals Council.

Qualifications Required

• Bachelor’s degree
• 2+ years working in nonprofit sector in a forward facing stewardship role
• Experience and comfort working with donors in a high touch role
• Prospect research experience
• Ability to work some nights and weekends
 

Qualifications Desired

• Experience working on a fundraising campaign
• Experienced networking in a professional setting with companies and other fundraising professionals
• Public speaking skills
• Portfolio management experience
• Event coordination 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!

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, Bilingual

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 Bilingual 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
  • Ability to speak and write in Cantonese
     

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
     

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!

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.

Apply Now

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!

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
  • Valid California driver's license and excellent driving record
  • 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
  • Familiarity with Bayview/ Hunter's Point, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley and/ or Mission neighborhoods

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