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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.

Class A Truck Driver

The Class A Truck Driver will 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, treating all constituents with dignity and respect, and serve as a positive representative of the Food Bank in helping achieve the organization’s mission.

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations is responsible for executing the customer-oriented, efficient, and reliable delivery of food to nearly 330 community partners at more than 700 sites monthly, the collection and receipt of food donations from 70 donors weekly, and the delivery and pick up of food barrels from over 1000 community food drives annually. The Director manages the internal logistics of inventory receiving, put-away, storage, and picking as well as the data management and analysis of the entire operation with budgetary responsibility for these activities. S/he is responsible for maintaining both food and personnel safety and ensuring Operations personnel have the knowledge, capability and equipment to do the work.

Inventory Control Specialist

The Inventory Control Specialist works as team member to support all Inventory functions and documentation for Second Harvest Food Bank in both Santa Clara County facilities (Curtner Center and Cypress Center) and as needed for San Mateo County (Bing Center). They ensure timely and accurate entry of all inventory documentation and transactions adn work on special projects as assigned.

Nutrition Education Coordinator

The Nutrition Education Coordinator runs the nutrition education program in Santa Clara County in order to improve the nutritional status and promote the general well-being of low-income families and individuals. This position develops, implements, and evaluates nutrition education curricula tailored to meet client needs including on line education at sites, one-on-one consultations, and group classes. Additionally this position recruits, trains, and manages volunteer Health Ambassadors, ensures compliance with nutrition education grants, trains and provides targeted technical assistance for food safety issues to direct sites and agencies in Santa Clara County, and provides technical assistance with menu planning and ordering for clients.

Partnership Manager

The Partnership Manager collaborates with a wide variety of community organizations to maintain and improve food services for low-income individuals in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties with a particular focus on children, schools and medical clinics. The Focused Services Team is responsible for management, operation, and reporting for Second Harvest Food Bank’s children, school and clinic based services as well as new and innovative initiatives.

Senior Manager of Food Resources

The Senior Manager of Food Resources will take the primary lead on growing food donations under the guidance of the Director of Food Resources. The position will be responsible for managing a team and supporting the Food Bank’s strategic growth by developing and implementing food donation strategy, expanding the source channel, maximizing food variety and availability and providing backup for food purchase activities.

Transportation Manager

The Transportation Manager oversees all daily transportation activities for Second Harvest’s three distribution centers and fleet of trucks. The Manager will work with the Transportation Supervisor to assign daily work duties to manage the successful delivery of food to 30-60 sites on 2-16 routes per day as well as the collection of 70 food donations per week. S/he will ensure drivers, who are frequently the community’s only face-to-face interaction with Second Harvest, provide the highest levels of customer service, respect, and integrity in all their work.


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.