Careers

Employment Opportunities

The Food Bank offers rewarding employment opportunities for people who want to make a difference in their community. More than 70 Food Bank employees work together to provide food assistance to 49,000 people in need each week and promote public policies that address hunger and its root causes.

Current openings:

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

Agency Services Coordinator

The Agency Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and administering agency services functions. The objective of this position is to monitor agencies and food programs, help strengthen community relationships, build capacity of member agencies and expand food programs.

As a member of the Food, Agency and Nutrition Services team, this individual will develop strong, positive relationships with a caseload of over 100+ member agencies, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and social services organizations. Key duties include performing frequent site visits to ensure food safety regulations are followed, and developing and providing trainings for member agencies.

The Agency Services Coordinator will be tasked with providing support to member agencies in order to help increase capacity to serve the community. This position will be responsible for administering compliance with local and state government contract/grant requirements. The ideal candidate will be comfortable investigating member agency compliance matters while working with diverse populations and partners. This is a dynamic and changing position-the perfect candidate is flexible and has excellent customer service.

Established in 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a fast-growing, dynamic organization at the forefront of hunger‐relief efforts in the Bay Area. As one of the most efficient, direct-impact organizations in the country, few nonprofits are as well-respected – or make such an impact on the community – than us. The Food Bank ranks among the top 2% of nonprofits nationwide by Charity Navigator and was recently voted “Best Charity in the East Bay” by East Bay Express. The Food Bank serves 49,000 people each week – primarily children and seniors – and distribute enough food for 23 million meals through our innovative programming and our extensive network of 240 food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partner organizations. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our work. We change lives and we’re having fun doing it! For more information, please visit www.accfb.org/about_us.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with small community-based and/or faith-based organizations
    • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds
    • Strong computer skills in working with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Experience working with databases, such as Access and Ceres
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Valid California Driver’s License, ability to drive own car, possess a clean driving record
    • Strong administrative, interpersonal, and customer service skills
    • Ability to organize, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to initiate projects
    • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger and poverty
    • Experience with emergency food programs
    • Knowledgeable in food safety practices
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Asian language

    This is a full time, nonexempt position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday. The hourly wage is $19.82. We offer an outstanding benefit package to include medical, dental, supplemental insurances, a matching 403(b), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, as well as vacation, sick and holiday pay.

    To Apply:

        If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically by sending your

      resume with cover letter

          to:
        Agency Services Coordinator
        work@accfb.org

        Posted 6/19/2014
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        Development Associate-Grants

        The Development Associate – Grants provides support for the Alameda County Community Food Bank Institutional Giving and Events team and reports directly to the Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager. S/he is responsible for writing/editing high-quality, compelling correspondence, letters of inquiry, proposals, grant reports and annual stewardship reports for corporate, foundation and government funders. This position requires a strategic thinker with exceptional writing skills and the capacity to translate program initiatives and impact into targeted funding requests. It also requires excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy, demonstrated success managing a variety of projects simultaneously, and a high degree of flexibility and sound judgment.

        Established in 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a fast-growing, dynamic organization at the forefront of hunger‐relief efforts in the Bay Area. As one of the most efficient, direct-impact organizations in the country, few nonprofits are as well-respected – or make such an impact on the community – than us. The Food Bank ranks among the top 2% of nonprofits nationwide by Charity Navigator and was recently voted “Best Charity in the East Bay” by East Bay Express. The Food Bank serves 49,000 people each week – primarily children and seniors – and distribute enough food for 23 million meals through our innovative programming and our extensive network of 240 food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partner organizations. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our work. We change lives and we’re having fun doing it! For more information, please visit www.accfb.org/about_us.

        Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Grant Writing—work with grants team to draft concise, compelling, accurate and targeted grant proposals and reports; prepare and assemble proposal and report packages for submission to corporations, foundations and government funders to meet annual revenue goals for institutional giving
        • Research—conduct ongoing and thorough prospect research; create research profiles to identify prospects for new institutional funding, as well as opportunities for increased support from existing funders
        • Collaborate with grants team on strategies for cultivation and solicitation
        • Work with Food Bank staff to collect program data, client stories, etc. to fully capture scope of services
        • Sponsorships—work with corporate partnership team to create sponsorship prospect lists and request packages; provide research and support for meetings with corporate prospects
        • Events—support events team with Food Bank special event preparation and facilitation
        • Records and Data—maintain electronic and hard files; ensure correct information is entered into database/CRM and appropriate records are kept for each solicitation
        • Provide regular activity/progress updates and reports for Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager
        • Represent the Food Bank at internal and external community events

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to Include:

        • Bachelor’s degree
        • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit development with an emphasis on grant writing
        • Proven track record of successful grant and sponsorship applications at $10,000 and up level
        • Solid understanding of best practices in institutional giving—familiarity with local business and foundation community a plus
        • Superb writing and editing skills with ability to craft strong solicitation letters, proposals and reports for a variety of audiences
        • Experience working with prospect research tools, donor databases (DonorQuest, Blackbaud a plus) and Microsoft Office applications
        • Ability to manage multiple projects at once in fast paced, deadline-driven environment
        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
        • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and creative problem solving
        • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Alameda County Community Food Bank
        • Excellent communications, interpersonal and customer service skills

        Physical Requirements:

          Ability to sit for long periods of time, use computer for long periods of time. Ability to conduct tours in warehouse on a regular basis. Valid driver’s license. Occasional off-site duties as necessary. Ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours. The following physical activities are necessary in the performance of this job: ability to read and write in English. Ability to use a computer to accomplish the duties of the position, including writing and seeing. Ability to think strategically and to communicate expectations and establish priorities.

        This is full-time, nonexempt position working 37.5 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an outstanding benefit package to include medical, dental, supplemental insurances, a matching 403(b), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, as well as vacation, sick and holiday pay.

        To Apply:

          If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically by sending your resume with cover letter, two 2-3page grant and/or sponsorship request samples written by you and salary requirements to:
        Development Associate-Grants
        work@accfb.org

        Posted 7/14/2014
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        Direct Response Specialist

        The Direct Response Specialist is a key player on the Food Bank’s four-member Individual Giving team and works within a highly collaborative, seventeen-member Development Department. This position will report to the Manager of Individual Giving and will be responsible for raising $3M annually through the Food Bank’s Annual Fund. S/he will oversee a multi-channel direct response program focused on donor acquisition, recognition and retention. This includes implementing direct mail, online, and social media campaigns in partnership with the Food Bank’s Communications team, as well as outside vendors. Additional responsibilities include various donor cultivation activities, report production, data entry and cleaning in preparation for large data migration project, and other administrative functions related to individual donations.

        Established in 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a fast-growing, dynamic organization at the forefront of hunger‐relief efforts in the Bay Area. As one of the most efficient, direct-impact organizations in the country, few nonprofits are as well-respected – or make such an impact on the community – than us. The Food Bank ranks among the top 2% of nonprofits nationwide by Charity Navigator and was recently voted “Best Charity in the East Bay” by East Bay Express. The Food Bank serves 49,000 people each week – primarily children and seniors – and distribute enough food for 23 million meals through our innovative programming and our extensive network of 240 food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partner organizations. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our work. We change lives and we’re having fun doing it! For more information, please visit www.accfb.org/about_us.

        Preferred Qualifications:

          • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with direct mail/direct response marketing
          • Strong knowledge of the concepts and best practices of individual donor fundraising
          • Excellent project management skills and highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
          • Proficient with a donor database/CRM system for tracking gifts and donor interactions – prior experience with Donor Quest or Blackbaud a plus
          • Experience managing vendors and volunteers
          • Able to generate statistics, reports and other analytical work from database
          • Superior written and verbal communication skills to promote the work of the Food Bank
          • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple assignments, complete projects on tight deadlines, and rapidly respond to new developments
          • Excellent customer service and donor cultivation skills
          • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Alameda County Community Food Bank
          • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances
          • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor while working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
          • Self-starter, willing to take on additional responsibilities

          Salary: Starting at $50,000
          Benefits: This is full-time, exempt position working 37.5 hours per week. We offer an outstanding benefit package including medical, dental, supplemental insurances, a matching 403(b), EAP and FSA as well as vacation, sick and holiday pay.

          To Apply:

              If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically by sending your

            resume with cover letter and salary history

                to:
              Direct Response Specialist
              work@accfb.org

              Posted 5/28/2014
              E.O.E.

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