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Would you like to make important differences in our community?

Then come to work for Second Harvest Food Bank!
We have both Employment and Internship opportunities available.

As an employee, you will earn competitive wages and have an excellent selection of benefits. The Food Bank currently pays 100% of medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for regular employees who work 20 or more hours per week, and 60% for their dependents. Employees can choose between an HSA or HMO medical plan. The HSA plan is supplemented with generous contributions to the account by the Food Bank. Additional benefits include dental, vision, employee Life, AD&D, STD and LTD insurance, a "pre-tax" Flexible Benefit Plan, ten paid holidays and Flexible Time Off (FTO) starting at 20 days per year. We also offer a 403(b) Retirement Plan with a "5% of your pay" Food Bank contribution after one year of employment.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Please click the titles to read full details about each opportunity.

Administrative Assistant: Programs and Services

The Administrative Assistant will join a fast-paced and collaborative Programs and Services team, which is responsible for providing food to nearly 250,000 individuals monthly. We are looking for a candidate with solid customer service skills who can provide internal administrative support to the Programs & Services team. The position also focuses on working externally with SHFB partner organizations and supporting activities at food distribution locations. Successful candidates will have strong database and desktop publishing experience, experience supporting projects and events, well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, and also enjoy working with a wide range of people and being part of a larger team to support the mission of the organization.

Calfresh Outreach Specialist

The CalFresh Outreach Specialist is responsible for increasing the number of CalFresh program participants in Santa Mateo and Santa Clara County by providing prescreening and application assistance at local community agencies and partner organizations that work with low-income communities. Increased participation in the CalFresh Program helps close the hunger gap in our region, alleviating poor nutrition and food insecurity.

Transportation Manager

This position will assist with all aspects of transportation logistics of warehouse goods, including but not limited to supervision of departmental staff, annual and on-going budgets, equipment acquisition, maintenance and necessary reports, etc.

Donor Engagement Manager

The Donor Engagement Manager is an exciting new position within the Development and Communications Department. This is an internal facing position focused on the systems and processes that allow for the highest level of donor service. This position is part the Annual Fund and Development Operations Team. The team is responsible for raising $14 million annually, half of Second Harvest's revenue budget.

Administrative Assistant: Development

The Administrative Assistant will join a fast-paced and collaborative Development team, which is responsible for raising $30 million dollars annually. We are looking for an Excel-savvy candidate with solid customer service skills to provide administrative and office support to the Associate Director, Individual Major Gifts and Major Gifts Manager (fundraisers who focus on raising gifts of $10,000+ from individuals). Successful candidates will be conscientious, well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, and also enjoy making a difference, being part of a team, and taking pride in the speed and accuracy of their work. Please note that this position is focused on internal support and is not a fundraising or donor relations role.

Nutrition Educator - 14 month position - Full Benefits

Bilingual nutrition educator (Spanish/English) to provide culturally-competent nutrition education to diverse and low-income populations, including food recipients and clients of SHFB partner agencies and in Santa Clara County. Train volunteer Health Ambassadors and student interns and monitor their work at multiple sites. Conduct food demonstrations for clients and agencies. Review and design nutrition education materials. Research and implement methods of providing education and measure impact of activities. Track activities and prepare reports.

Warehouse Specialist

The Warehouse Specialist will ensure that all food and non-food products are received and stored in a safe and orderly manner and made accessible for distribution.

Truck Driver

Truck drivers collect and deliver fresh, frozen, and processed food products and materials in and out of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; interact with our suppliers, clients, and volunteers with professionalism and courtesy; treat all constituents with dignity and respect; and serve as a positive representative of the Food Bank in helping achieve the organization's mission.

To apply for any listed position, please e-mail your resume with a cover letter listing your salary requirements and a statement indicating how you feel you would contribute to the food bank's philanthropic purpose. Job candidates who comply with this application process will receive priority review and consideration.

Larry Diskin, Senior Director of Human Resources

e-mail: jobs@shfb.org


Student Internship Opportunities:

Looking for field experience as part of your educational program for college? Food Bank managers are constantly defining short and long-term projects that can not only make an impact on the Food Bank's mission, but also can assist students looking for practical field experience in the social services, nutrition education, fund-raising or non-profit business sector.
View Student Internship Opportunities 


Come Join Us!

Best Nonprofit to Work For, 2012

Top Reasons to Work for SHFB

1. You are inspired by our vision and mission and want to contribute your skills and knowledge to our cause.

2. You believe in going above and beyond and approach supporting our clients and fellow Food Bankers with a "servant's heart"

3.You treat people from every walk of life or circumstance with respect and expect to be respected for who you are as well.

4. You want to be a member of a positive work culture, where hard work, creativity and innovation are rewarded while also maintaining a healthy balance between personal and professional values.