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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.

Front Office Coordinator

This position will provide courteous, informative, and efficient telephone/counter reception for all visitors; provide expert computer, administrative, and clerical support to office staff through effective delegation and management of workload among team of Front Office Specialists; and provide assisted leadership for other Front Office Specialists in Food Bank offices.

Partnership Manager: Focused Services Team

The Partnership Manager will collaborate 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.

Volunteer Coordinator: Bing Center

The Bing Center Volunteer Coordinator is an integral part of the Volunteer Services team who supports all Food Bank Departments in the recruitment, retention and recognition of the thousands of volunteers who contributed 300,000 hours in 2012 (valued at the equivalent of $6 million). This position will focus on the orchestration and engaging of volunteers to assist with food packing and sorting as well as on strengthening community engagement both internally and externally. Mission driven, detail and solution oriented, and a highly engaging and personable individual with team building skills is a must.

HR Generalist/Office Manager

As Human Resources Generalist, responsibilities include clerical and administrative support as well as advanced duties, supporting all facets of Human Resources. As Office Manager, the position is responsible for providing leadership for front office staff in all three facilities, and maintaining a safe, secure, orderly and customer-friendly operation in all office facilities.

Director of Volunteer Services

Responsible for leading, growing and evolving the volunteer program for Second Harvest Food Bank. The Director of Volunteer Services will ensure that the organization excels in its engagement of volunteers.

SHFB is in the process of developing a three-year strategic plan, and finding new ways to connect volunteers to our mission will be key to our ability to increase our impact. The Director of Volunteer Services will drive critical volunteer initiatives forward. In particular, we need to find creative ways to engage families with children, to strengthen volunteer teams/experience at food distribution sites, to effectively recruit/deploy volunteers with needed expertise, and to actively partner with SHFB's Development, Marketing and Community Engagement teams to increase and broaden overall support.

Community Program Coordinator

Responsible for oversight and coordination of the field locations of self-help programs that will ensure ongoing nutritional support to low-income seniors. Accountable for membership and planned, timely distribution of food in assigned community-based off-site locations. This job typically requires incumbent to be working in the field a minimum of 50% of the time.

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.

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.