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.

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 116,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distributes 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 116,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distributes 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
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        Research Manager

        The Research Manager will be responsible for leading implementation of ACCFB’s beginning research program on hunger among Alameda County residents to increase food sufficiency and improve health. The Research Manager will lead and coordinate on-site activities of this organizational innovation and will develop administrative structures for research; collaborate with Food Bank staff, external researchers, and other stakeholders to identify research projects and external sources of funding; manage on-site data; and contribute to Food Bank program objectives by serving as a creative knowledge resource on issues related to hunger and its effects on health and wellness. The Research Manager is a member of the Policy, Outreach, Services and Education Department and reports to the Advocacy Manager.

        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 116,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distributes 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:

        • Review and synthesize existing data on hunger in Alameda County and related research literature on nutrition and health;
        • Advise the Food Bank on application of research findings and implications for activities of the Food Bank;
        • Evaluate and communicate the effectiveness and impact of Food Bank programs and services;
        • Collaborate with Food Bank staff, stakeholders and researchers to define priority areas of needed research to enhance the Food Bank mission;
        • Recruit participants for a Research Advisory Panel; convene and serve as Chair;
        • Plan and guide activities to achieve annual objectives;
        • Work with Food Bank staff to identify funding for support of research objectives;
        • Act as liaison with an external research team to collaboratively identify funding, design research methods, and carry out initial and future research projects;
        • Manage on-site aspects of research projects in partnership with external research team;
        • Update and maintain a database on scientific research, policy information, Federal, state and local data on hunger, nutrition assistance, health disparities, poverty, employment, and other information as needed
        • Respond to internal requests for data;
        • Produce regular reports for internal and external audiences;
        • Contribute to ACCFB hunger education activities.

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to Include:

        • Proven track record of managing a program of research;
        • Master’s Degree in public health, health policy, economics, public administration, health care, nutrition, or in another field driven by empirical research;
        • Expertise, interest and familiarity with anti-hunger and nutrition policy preferred;
        • Demonstrated skills in knowledge synthesis and scientific writing;
        • Eager to collaborate and build a program of research and innovation;
        • Experience with statistical analysis software (e.g.SPSS or Stata), and advanced skills with Excel;
        • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods from project design through implementation, administration, data collection and analysis, and interpretation and synthesis of findings;
        • Knowledge of Human Subjects protection and protocols;
        • Enthusiastic, warm, congenial, and able to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships.
        • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills;
        • Excellent ability to organize, prioritize work, and meet deadlines;
        • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds;
        • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances;
        • Valid California Class C Driver’s License, good driving record and access to vehicle for spontaneous local travel
        • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and creative problem solving;
        • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Alameda County Community Food Bank; and
        • 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:

          Research Manager
          work@accfb.org

        Posted 8/27/2014
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        Temporary Truck Driver (Class A/B)/Warehouse Worker

        The Temporary Truck Driver (Class A/B)/Warehouse Worker is responsible for transportation and warehousing duties to support Food Bank food and other product distribution activities.

        As a member of our Operations team, this individual will be responsible for driving trucks to make pick ups and deliveries. The ideal candidate will have combined experience in transportation, warehouse, and operations. Key duties include inspecting quality of product donations, verifying cargo amounts and completing bills of lading, and reporting difficulties/delays with pick ups or deliveries. This position will be responsible for assuring vehicles contain necessary documentation and conducting daily inspection of trucks and preventive maintenance.

        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 116,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distributes 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:

          • 2 years driving Class A/B trucks, preferably short hauls
          • Basic mechanical, math, and counting skills
          • Ability to do heavy lifting (70 lbs) associated with warehouse activities
          • Ability to effectively represent the Food Bank to its donors and agencies
          • Enjoys working in an ethical and committed team environment
          • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank
          • Valid California Class A driver’s license
          • Good driving record according to CA DMV guidelines
          • Ability to work in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances
          • Ability to perform duties in accordance with the Food Bank’s Safety and Injury Prevention Program

          This is a full-time temporary position working 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri. Hourly rate for Class A is $17.33 and for Class B is $16.06.

          To Apply:

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

            resume with cover letter and clean DMV printout

                to:
              Temporary Truck Driver (Class A/B)/Warehouse Worker
              work@accfb.org

              Posted 7/24/2014
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              Warehouse Worker

              The Warehouse Worker is responsible for performing general warehouse duties that include shipping and receiving, distribution to member agencies, general facilities and equipment maintenance.

              As a member of our Operations team, this person will be responsible for safely loading and unloading warehouse shipments; assuring accurate receipt, tagging, placement and re-stocking of all products to insure inventory counts are correct and stored in the proper location. The ideal individual for this job enjoys working in a team environment performing various warehouse related duties including operating material handling equipment such as conventional and standup reach forklifts, stackers, powered and manual pallet jacks and hand trucks. This person will also support the general maintenance of the warehouse by performing repairs, painting and other special projects as assigned. Additional duties for the Warehouse Worker include customer service, problem solving, maintaining cleanliness and sanitation and guiding and directing volunteers in the daily process of warehouse and facilities maintenance. This position will also include occasionally driving to pickup donations and deliver to our member agencies.

              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 116,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distributes 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:

              • Ability to perform duties in accordance with the Food Bank’s Safety and Injury Prevention Program.
              • Valid California Class C Driver’s License with a good driving record.
              • Ability to complete multiple tasks within a changing work environment.
              • Ability to provide excellent customer service to our member agencies and other departments.
              • Prior experience with material handling equipment. (ie. Forklifts and Pallet Jacks) Current Fork Lift Certification preferred.
              • Available to work Saturdays occasionally.
              • Basic mechanical, mathematical and writing skills.
              • Ability to provide excellent customer service to our member agencies and other departments.
              • Must have the ability to work in a diverse environment with people of various age, education, ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds.
              • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank.

              Physical Requirements:

              • Ability to lift and carry up to 70 pound on a regular basis.
              • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
              • Ability to work in a warehouse environment with temperatures ranging from minus 2 degrees to above 90 degrees.
              • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, kneel, and reach above your shoulders.

              This is a full-time regular position working 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri. The hourly wage is $14.47 per hour. We offer an outstanding benefit package to include 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 clean DMV printout to:
              Warehouse Worker
              work@accfb.org

              Posted 8/21/2014
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