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 116,000 people in need each month 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 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:

  • 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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      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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        Director of Information Technology

        The Director of Information Technology oversees a growing, high quality, high availability Information Technology function for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. S/he is responsible for being a technological systems/solutions innovator by developing, communicating and implementing a focused and innovative IT strategy in support of the Food Bank’s strategic plan and mission. S/he will manage a technology function that includes database administration; application development and maintenance; network infrastructure and systems operations; website architecture and systems integration; intranet; telecommunications; and help desk.

        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

        Strategic Leadership

        • Provide the technological vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT strategic initiatives to accomplish business goals and objectives.
        • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, recommendation, deployment and management of current and future IT systems across the organization.
        • Oversee and guide decisions related to technology standards, infrastructure, policies, training, and communications including IT security and disaster recovery.
        • Develop the IT annual operating and capital budgets to align with the overall Food Bank budget.
        • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team and lead the IT Steering Committee to collaboratively prioritize technology resources and budget based on business needs.
        • Manage a high level customer service oriented and collaborative department. Serve as an advocate for the technology team to other departments within the Food Bank. Work closely with other departments to develop and implement integrated IT solutions.
        • Strategically engage IT contractors, vendors, volunteers, and other IT professionals in the community to support the Food Bank in staying up-to-date on technological trends and best practices.

        Technical Administration

        • Evaluate the Food Bank’s strategic plan, organizational structure, operations, and business processes to identify areas where technological strategies can increase business efficiency, effectiveness, security, and reliability.
        • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development to achieve business goals.
        • Improve systems & data integration and data warehousing. Ensure that interfaces between third party web based software, internal databases and other third party systems are developed and maintained when possible.
        • Ensure data integrity and security; support reporting functionality from various databases.
        • Oversee the management of the Food Bank’s VoIP telephone system and upgrade efforts.
        • Oversee the planning, management and growth of the Food Bank’s mobile solutions.
        • Oversee software and hardware replacement schedule and license compliance requirements.

        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

        • Good computer skills including familiarity/experience with MS Access/MS Excel/MS Knowledge of current developments, best practices, equipment, and technology for the administration of IT systems.
        • Ability to analyze complex operational and information flow problems, reach sound conclusions, research and recommend multiple solutions, communicate risks, and implement new initiatives.
        • A track record of success in developing and implementing strategic business, technology and budget plans.
        • A track record of success in IT project management and managing IT transitions.
        • Ability to communicate with and engage teams around a common plan and keep others appropriately informed.
        • Skill in negotiating and managing contracts with vendors and contractors.
        • Ability to handle multiple projects, plan, organize and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels. Ability to motivate teams to perform quality work in same environment.
        • Demonstrate a strong record of team building, motivating and leadership.
        • Ability to present a professional image and develop and maintain effective, collaborative, and professional relationships.
        • Ability to demonstrate business acumen and good judgment.
        • Ability to learn accessibility technology and stay abreast of advancements in this field.

        PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES

        • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency, and diversity.
        • Impeccable integrity and honesty.
        • Good listener who values weighing data and diverse view points before making or proposing a decision.
        • Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action.
        • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances.
        • Capable of higher-level thinking and planning as well as the ability to execute plans on a day-to-day basis.

        EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

        A four year college degree with major course work in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Experience managing a Microsoft environment. Experience working with a variety of systems such as: constituent relationship management, fundraising, enterprise accounting and inventory, warehousing, retail, and fleet maintenance and routing. Experience in a nonprofit environment with a variety of constituents and with values deeply rooted in community a plus.

        Must have a minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible position-related IT experience that includes substantial experience directing and supervising IT staff, systems analysis, design, policy development and network administration. Previous management responsibility for a comprehensive technology program is required.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

        This position is in an office environment and involves some need for a flexible schedule to accommodate Food Bank events. The following physical activities are necessary in the performance of this job: ability to use a computer to accomplish the duties of the position, including writing and seeing.

        This is a full-time, exempt regular position. The starting salary range is between $92,900 - $98,460 annually. 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:
          Director of Information Technology
          work@accfb.org

          Posted 1/14/2015
          E.O.E.
          NO CALLS PLEASE

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          Agency Services & Food Programs Manager

          The Agency Services & Food Programs Manager will serve as the bridge between our agency partners and the Food Bank’s food and programs. This key position is responsible for administering special food programs and managing collaborative partnerships in order to strengthen the capacity of member agencies that serve communities in Alameda County.

          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

          Manage 240 member agencies, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and social services agencies.

          • Establish strong, positive relationships with the agency network.
          • Manage and ensure compliance of all member agencies, including but not limited to food safety protocols, fiscal responsibilities and other policies and procedures required as members.
          • Provide support to member agencies to help them increase capacity to serve the community and manage capacity building grant.
          • Develop and provide trainings for member agencies on topics such as volunteer management, food safety, and outreach.
          • Communicate with member agencies frequently in person, by phone, and in writing.
          • Create, revise and manage tracking and communication methods, increasing Food Bank’s visibility and reputation with agencies.
          • Review, revise and provide Food Safety training opportunities for stakeholders.
          • Launch regional networking meetings and agency/programs conference.

          Administer government-funded food programs such as CDBG, USDA, EFB and FEMA.

          • Manage agency government contracts and agreements.
          • Ensure agencies fulfill all requirements of government contracts.
          • Collect data, analyze information, and implement strategies to expand existing food programs and develop new food programs.

          Administer Food Bank food programs such as school-based program and senior program.

          • Manage school-based and seniors programs.
          • Create and revise policies and procedures for all partner programs, including but not limited to, development of policies and procedures, RFPs and partner MOU’s.
          • Establish strong relationships with partners and their contacts.

          Manage staff and collaborate with internal stakeholders

          • Collaborate with other departments to maximize services provide to member agencies and to community clients.
          • Supervise development of team of Agency Services Coordinators.

          KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

          REQUIRED:

          • Effective verbal and written communication skill.
          • Knowledgeable in working with community-based organizations.
          • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
          • Ability to manage multiple priority projects simultaneously.
          • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
          • Ability to initiate and manage projects.
          • Attention to detail and experience keeping accurate records on complex programs.
          • Experience motivating, training, and supervising a small team.
          • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
          • Strong computer skills in working with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
          • Valid California Driver’s License, ability to drive own car, possess a clean driving record.

          PREFERRED:

          • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger and poverty.
          • Previous experience managing government programs and ensuring compliance and reporting requirements are met.
          • Experience with emergency food programs.
          • Knowledgeable in food safety practices.
          • Experience working with databases, such as Access, Ceres, and FileMaker.
          • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a social service field.
          • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Asian language a plus.

          PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES:

          • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency, and diversity.
          • Impeccable integrity and honesty.
          • Good listener who values weighing data and diverse view points before making or proposing a decision.
          • Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action.
          • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances.

          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

          This work is located in both office environment and community settings. Physical activities necessary in the performance of this job: sitting for prolonged periods, mobility to move throughout the food bank in performance of duties, ability to visit community settings, ability to conduct site visits including walking, bending, stooping, and squatting. Ability to communicate in a clear speaking voice in person and over the phone. Ability to interpret instructions, questions when asked. Ability to use a computer.

          This is a full-time, exempt regular position. The starting salary range is between $57,630-$61,020 annually. 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:
            Agency Services & Food Programs Manager
            work@accfb.org

            Posted 1/15/2015
            E.O.E.
            NO CALLS PLEASE

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