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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, 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 Director and the team. 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.

Class A Driver

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

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs is responsible for leading, growing and evolving the direct services and nutrition programs for Second Harvest Food Bank and will ensure that the organization excels in serving the needs of our clients. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with different groups, eagerness to innovate, strong people and project management skills, a willingness to explore ways to use technology to improve client and volunteer experience.

Director of Volunteer Services

The Director of Volunteer Services is responsible for leading, growing and evolving the volunteer program for Second Harvest Food Bank and will ensure that the organization excels in its engagement of volunteers, find creative ways to engage families with children, strengthen volunteer teams/experience at food distribution sites, effectively recruit/deploy volunteers with needed expertise, and actively partner with Development, Marketing and Community Engagement teams to increase and broaden overall support.

Food Connection Field Specialist (Bi-Lingual English/Vietnamese)

The Food Connection Field Specialist is responsible for providing prescreening and enrollment assistance for community members in need of food.  The Specialist conducts this work at local community agencies and partner organizations, throughout the communities of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Sanitation Specialist

Sanitation Specialists maintain the physical appearance and general sanitation of the warehouse and/or office facility through the use of generally accepted janitorial practices and materials in accordance with Second Harvest Food Bank policy, Feeding America and the American Institute of Baking (A.I.B) Food Safety Policy’s along with all Local, State and Federal Food Safety regulations.

Warehouse Specialist

Warehouse Specialists insure that all food and non-food products are received, stored and handled in a safe, accurate and efficient manner and made accessible for distribution. Warehouse Specialists unload and load trucks/trailers/donor’s vehicles, store food and rotate stock in preparation for storage and distribution; and pick, palletize and load product onto SHFB vehicles in advance of delivery.

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.