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.

Grants Associate

The Grants Associate 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 1% 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.
  • Events—support events team with Food Bank special event preparation and facilitation.
  • Sponsorships—work with corporate partnership team to create sponsorship prospect lists and request packages; provide research and support for meetings with corporate prospects.
  • Records and Data—maintain electronic and hard files; ensure correct information is entered into database/CRM and appropriate records are kept for each solicitation.
  • 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.
  • 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; 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. Base salary for this position is $26.63 per hour ($51,930 annualized). We offer an outstanding benefit package to include medical, dental, supplemental insurances, a matching 403(b), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Financial Wellness Program, 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:
    Grants Associate
    work@accfb.org

    Posted 12/14/2014
    E.O.E.
    NO CALLS PLEASE

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    Outreach Associate (Bilingual)

    The Outreach Associate (Bilingual) will participate in outreach efforts aimed to raise awareness and increase enrollment in federal nutrition programs among low-income communities in Alameda County. Qualified candidates must be bilingual. This individual will be responsible for conducting phone and face to face prescreening with clients to identify eligibility for the CalFresh Program.

    As a member of the Policy and Services team, this individual will coordinate enrollment clinics and workshops to increase participation in the CalFresh Program. In an effort to reach eligible populations in Alameda County, the Outreach Associate will also attend fairs and meetings, as well as recruit additional community-based organizations to participate in the program. The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently and to initiate projects.

    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 1% 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 25 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:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Computer skills using MSWord and Excel. Previous database management experience.
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings and occasional light travel.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to speak and work with people of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Valid California Class C Driver’s License, good driving record and access to vehicle for local travel.
    • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank.

    This is full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The hourly wage is $19.80 per hour. We offer 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:
      Outreach Associate (Bilingual)
      work@accfb.org

      Posted 12/9/2014
      E.O.E.

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      Transportation Manager

      The Transportation Manager provides support for the Alameda County Community Food Bank Operations team and reports directly to the Director of Operations. S/he is responsible for managing and maintaining Food Bank transportation activities, seeking efficiencies and meeting operational objectives while ensuring compliance with safety, security, regulatory and company policies. This position is responsible for planning, communicating and executing final recommendations for efficiency improvements and enhanced transportation policy and procedures. The Transportation Manager will ensure that the Transportation division of the Operations Department is staffed appropriately by leading hiring, discipline and terminations.

      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 1% 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 25 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:

      • Monitor and evaluate Driver/Warehouse Workers performance ensuring timely and accurate completion of projects and tasks.
      • Assure proper scheduling of trucks for daily donor and agency routes and food drive pick-ups.
      • Utilize fleet management software to provide recommendations to senior leadership team for improving current procedures, increased delivery efficiency and fuel savings.
      • Conduct bi-annual written and verbal performance evaluations with each of the drivers and make annual pay and merit adjustment recommendations to senior leadership team
      • Conduct bi-weekly 1:1 meetings with each individual staff member to train, motivate, encourage and evaluate staff of Class A, Class B and Class C drivers to foster teamwork environment and ensure productivity targets are being met.
      • Coordinates transportation safety training and workplace practices compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations.
      • Serves on Safety Committee that ensures implementation of Food Bank’s Injury and Illness Program.
      • Assures that all vehicles have proper safety equipment and documentation, including registration, fire extinguisher, reflective triangles and extra fuses.
      • Coordinates and maintains proper compliance with programs and regulation such as BIT (Biannual Inspection Terminals), CARB (California Air Resource Board) and DOT (Department of Transportation).
      • Oversees records for daily inspection forms, general vehicle service records, driver logs and time sheets, service records and other records required by regulatory entities.
      • Assures maintenance of all Food Bank vehicles by scheduling regular maintenance and repairs.
      • Secures bids from outside contractors and vendors for major repairs.
      • Maintains Driver training Program by training and assessing new or trainee drivers.
      • During periods of short staffing, driver illness, vacation or leaves of absence, occasionally drive trucks to make pick-up and deliveries.
      • All other duties as assigned.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Three to five years experience driving trucks with some supervisory experience.
      • Previous experience training, reviewing and developing staff.
      • Strong ability to gather and analyze data to promote and achieve efficiency goals.
      • Daily dispatching and routing experience. RoadNet Fleet Management Software experience preferred.
      • Ability to facilitate the driver training and safety programs.
      • Basic computer skills/word processing and data entry and inventory a plus.
      • Valid California Class-A driver’s (preferred) license and clean driving record.
      • Ability to maintain all paperwork and records assigned to this position.
      • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank.
      • Ability to work in a diverse environment with people of various educational, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and ages.
      • Ability to perform duties in accordance with the Food Bank’s Illness and Injury Prevention Program.

      Physical Requirements:

      This multifaceted position is in both an office and warehouse environment as well as in a company vehicle. The position requires the ability to do heavy lifting (70 lbs.) bend, stoop ,squat,climb,step up, sit for long periods of time, stand and walk as associated with Operations activities. Ability to work on a computer, use a phone, communicate clearly and understand instructions.

      This is a full-time, exempt position working 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri. The starting salary is $61,020. 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 to:
      Transportation Manager
      work@accfb.org

      Posted 10/15/2014
      E.O.E.

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      Grocery Rescue Program Associate

      The Grocery Rescue Program Associate provides administrative and account management support for the Grocery Rescue Program in order to achieve the program’s goals of building and maintaining strong relationships with our member GRP agencies and retail donors while maximize store donation. S/he will be responsible for tracking, recording, inputting, and analyzing data. This exceptional individual will also be involved with on-site visits and training with our member agencies and retail donors.

      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 1% 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 25 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

      Data Entry (50%)

      • Manage the data input of the Grocery Rescue Program receipts on a daily basis.  Provide detailed analysis and Ceres generated reports as needed.
      • Actively monitor member agency GRP reporting and request missing receipts when necessary.
      • Manage and update the Grocery Rescue retail donor and Member Agency databases

      Account Management (30%)

      • Work with GRP member agencies and retail donors on a daily basis to ensure pick-up schedules maintained.
      • Work with “phone-in” opportunity donations to partner member agency with retail donor.
      • Assist with the writing and sending of quarterly GRP thank-you letters to retail donors.
      • Assist with the GRP annual “Red Plate” recognition awards.
      • Help organize agency and retail donor workshops.

      Field Visits (15%)

      • Conduct field visits to support and strengthen member agency and donor relations.
      • Serve as back-up to Grocery Rescue Program Coordinator on any duties as assigned.

      Training (10%)

      • Conduct safe food handling practices and GRP program training with member agencies and retail donors.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

      • Good computer skills including familiarity/experience with MS Access/MS Excel/MS Word/Outlook/Calendaring.  Ability to accurately translate and record information into various databases, generate reports and provide analysis as requested.
      • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
      • High degree of accuracy and dependability in written work.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate both internally and externally at multiple levels of an organization.
      • Food Safety Certification, or ability & desire to obtain certification.
      • Ability to work independently, but also thrive in a diverse team environment.
      • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments in a fast paced environment, especially during month-end requirements.
      • Valid Class-C driver’s license and insurable driving record.  Travel within Alameda County will sometimes be required (15-20%).
      • Interest and commitment to the mission and values of the Food Bank.

      Physical Requirements:

      This work is located in office and warehouse environments.  Some local travel within Alameda County (15-20%) is required.  The following physical abilities are necessary and essential functions of this position:

      • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
      • Ability to speak, hear, read, and write clearly
      • Ability to quickly use deductive reasoning and communicate solutions
      • Ability to withstand changes in climate and weather
      • Ability to use a computer terminal for a minimum of 7 hours per day
      • Ability to walk through a warehouse building several times per day

      This is a full-time, nonexempt, regular position working 37.5 hours per week Monday -Friday. The hourly wage is $19.82 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

          to:
        Grocery Rescue Program Associate
        work@accfb.org

        Posted 12/12/2014
        E.O.E.
        NO CALLS PLEASE

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