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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.

Volunteer Manager: Bing Center

The Bing Volunteer Manager is an integral part of the Volunteer Services Department. Some of the Department's key responsibilities include directly overseeing thousands of volunteers for the purpose of sorting and boxing of food in our warehouses for distribution; helping connect potential volunteers with opportunities throughout the Food Bank's various departments, such as Programs & Services, Finance, Development, and Operations; managing and implementing the Volunteer Recognition Program for all volunteers; managing the PIN (Partners In Need low-income food assistance) Program, collecting and maintaining volunteer data such as hours, volunteer group type, for statistical purposes (FY 14 showed 316,000 hours with a value of $6.6million organization-wide).

The Bing Center Volunteer Manager's position will focus on the orchestration and management of engaging volunteers to assist with food packing and sorting as well as to strengthen volunteer community engagement internally and externally.

Community Nutrition Manager

The Community Nutrition Manager leads and manages the Community Nutrition Program: Ensure compliance with nutrition education grants, including complex tracking and evaluation protocols. Plan, implement and evaluate culturally competent nutrition education interventions to diverse and low-income populations by providing nutrition, health, food safety and sanitation, and consumer information to SHFB partner agencies and program participants in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Improve the nutritional status and promote the general well-being of low-income families and individuals. Provide support on safe food handling to Food Bank staff.

Creative Manager

The candidate who takes this role will be responsible for leading the creative vision for Second Harvest Food Bank. Through innovative, cutting-edge communications, you will establish and develop the Food Bank’s brand identity and personality, and ensure that the Second Harvest is seen as relevant, respected, remembered and supported.

Annual Fund Administrative Assistant

The Annual Fund Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Annual Fund team. Candidates must be self-directed, possess strong business acumen and have an aptitude for anticipating up-to-the-minute priorities. This is a fast paced, deadline driven environment where the Administrative Assistant must be able to solve problems independently and quickly. Responsibilities include: handling scheduling for Director of Annual Fund, project management of $6 million direct response program, monitoring and analysis of annual fund budget, development of presentations for management, creating monthly expense reports, conducting donor research and providing database support as needed.

Director of Major Gifts

To support and keep pace with the expansion of hunger relief services to the community, Second Harvest's fundraising program is growing quickly; in the past three years, support from individual and foundation major gift revenue has doubled. The new Director of Major Gifts will build on this year-over-year success, focusing on the strategic and sustainable expansion of philanthropic revenue from individuals and foundations, while leading and coaching a team of talented professionals. The Director must be resolute in his or her critical role in driving the organization forward in the fight against hunger. Therefore, the ideal candidate will be a genuine, mission-driven leader with a track record of fundraising success. As a public advocate for the organization, the Director must have excellent relationship building skills and a broad appeal in order to retain and advance Second Harvest's favorable reputation in the community and beyond.

Events and Community Relations Coordinator

As an Events and Community Relations Coordinator, you are a fully dedicated project manager, shaping the future of Second Harvest corporate, brand, and community events. Whether you're planning our Make Hunger History recognition event, leading a tour for our donors, or providing a speaker for a local community group, you take part in a complete marketing experience as you lead every facet of the project's journey. From determining positioning, production, logistics, internal/external communications, and evaluation, you help shape the voice of the opportunity and ensure its relevance to its target audience(s).

As project manager, you'll provide a strategic lens, with an eye for the details, in the planning and execution of Second Harvest events, tours and community relations strategy from beginning to end. You'll be both a thinker and a builder in this role, focused on how to raise the standards, improve the quality, and ensure a consistent brand experience of the Food Bank's events and community engagement opportunities. If you're a strategic thinker and a collaborative leader who can deliver amazing experiences for our supporters, we would like to hear from you.

Supply Chain Financial Analyst

The Supply Chain Financial Analyst will provide planning, analysis, and reporting associated with tracking key operations metrics, using analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain processes. The Supply Chain Financial Analyst is responsible for assembling cost and transaction data, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations which support planning and operations.

Corporate Relations Officer

Refine Second Harvest's corporate giving program, which raises $5.5 million in corporate giving annually. Build high-trust relationships with a portfolio of emerging companies to help them meet their Corporate Social Responsibility goals. Determine employee engagement strategies, develop sponsorship opportunities, and leverage corporate matches to improve food and fund drives.

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


Americorps/Vista Temporary Job Opportunities

The Health Trust has joined together with AmeriCorps VISTA and five local community based organizations in San Jose, CA to form HealthCorps VISTA. The goal of this program is to expand current efforts at each of these partner organizations to increase access to healthy foods among low-income populations and to promote long-term sustainability measures to ensure these efforts continue long after VISTA resources end.

HealthCorps VISTA is currently recruiting members for the 2015-2016 program year. All positions are full-time, year-long positions beginning in August, with the possibility of being extended every year for up to three years. While skills may vary for different VISTA positions, the ideal VISTA candidate will have the following attributes: knowledge of current issues concerning food, health, and sustainable gardening practices; articulate oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to the vision of the organization.

Volunteer and Resource Coordinator

The Volunteer and Resource Coordinator will work closely with our existing partners and new and existing community collaborations to extend our reach into underserved communities. They will provide training and support to organizations who want to serve more people and distribute more food.


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.