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.

CalFresh Community Champion

The CalFresh Community Champion will be part of a dynamic Outreach Team aimed at raising awareness and increasing enrollment in the CalFresh program among Alameda County residents. As a temporary member of the Policy and Services team reporting to the Outreach Specialist, this individual will attend community events in Alameda County to raise awareness about the CalFresh Program and help to increase participation. In an effort to reach eligible populations in Alameda County, the CalFresh Community Champion will leverage existing community ties, distribute informational materials about the CalFresh Program, as well as prescreen and identify individuals and households in their respective communities eligible to participate in the CalFresh/SNAP (food stamps) program. The CalFresh Community Champion will provide application assistance and follow up with at least 15 households monthly and report status back to the Outreach Specialist.

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:

  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
  • Ability to speak and work with people of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform basic administrative tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently and to initiate projects
  • Bilingual skills a plus, but not required
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License, good driving record and access to vehicle for spontaneous local travel

This is a part-time temporary position working approximately 10-15 hours per week through the end of 2014. The work hours for the position are flexible. The hourly wage is $9.25 per hour with additional compensation for completing specified enrollment targets.

To Apply:

If you meet these qualifications, please apply electronically by sending your resume with cover letter to:

CalFresh Community Champion
work@accfb.org

Posted 2/28/2014
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Communications Coordinator

Are you hard-working, outgoing and whip-smart? An experienced communications professional, with a passion for storytelling as big as your passion for ending hunger in our community?

If so, Alameda County Community Food Bank – one of the Bay Area’s top nonprofits -- could be looking for you as our next Communications Coordinator!

This is one of the most impactful – and fun – jobs in nonprofits! The Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating engaging and inspiring communications, reflective of the food bank voice, which persuade and motivate. S/he distills complex issues into concise and compelling content for diverse audiences. S/he is an accomplished digital citizen who gracefully navigates social media landscapes, communicating with whimsy and persuasiveness. An interest in fundraising and advocacy is important – as is an eagerness to learn about and improve your skills in those areas.

As a member of the development team, this individual works with the Communications Manager to ensure the integrity of Food Bank branding and messaging and to manage a robust schedule of Food Bank publications, appeals, and all other external communications. This position mines and writes a steady stream of original stories featuring food bank clients and supporters, and develops/implements a social media strategy to engage and build our base of supporters and stakeholders. Responsibilities also include photo/videography and occasional layout/graphic design 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 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:

  • Exceptional creative writing skills with an emphasis on articles and social media content. Direct mail or similar fundraising writing a plus.
  • Superb verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Minimum two years professional experience in marketing, communications, or journalism.
  • Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office. Familiarity with Adobe creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop), HTML and WordPress is plus.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and keen project and deadline management.
  • Experience managing brand or organizational presence on an array of social media platforms; current on evolving effectiveness of platforms.
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple assignments and manage/meet tight deadlines a must.
  • Photography, videography and film editing experience a plus.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission and programs of the Food Bank, including advocacy and fundraising.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Asian Language) a plus.
  • Valid California driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team setting with food bank clients, supporters and people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances. Comfort visiting and interacting at food distribution sites, fundraisers and other food bank events.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues.

Physical Requirements:

    This work is located in an office and a warehouse environment. Some local travel is involved to mine for stories and assist with events. The following physical activities are necessary in the performance of this job: Talking, hearing, writing, reasoning, persuading, interpreting and prioritizing. Ability to move throughout the Food Bank building. Ability to use a computer. Good interpersonal communication.

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, 2-3 writing samples, link(s) to relevant, professional social media work, and salary requirements to:

    Communications Coordinator
    work@accfb.org

Posted 4/8/2014
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Community Mobilization Coordinator

The Community Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for advocating in support of anti-hunger legislative initiatives. The objective of this position is to empower local and state communities to improve the health and well-being of low income communities through education, research, and activism.

As a member of our Policy and Services team, this individual will recruit and maintain membership as well as direct the advocacy work of Community Advocates Against Hunger (CAAH). The right candidate will manage the Food Bank’s use of social media and email advocacy alert system to engage our network and the community in policy initiatives. The Community Mobilization Coordinator will direct and facilitate the Food Bank’s representation at the state-wide annual Hunger Action Day.

The ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with city and county level elected officials. This individual will have previous experience speaking in public and crafting polished presentations. The ability to manage relationships with local organizations and campaigns to improve food access in Alameda County is essential. Knowledge of government food programs and funding is preferred.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in social work, education, public policy or other related field
  • Warm, congenial, and able to maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Experience with community organizing and base building
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience with public speaking
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Intermediate level computer skills including MSOffice Suite, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger and poverty
  • Knowledge of the state and federal legislative process desired
  • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License, good driving record and access to vehicle for spontaneous local travel
  • Online organizing experience a plus
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. 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 salary requirements to:

    Community Mobilization Coordinator
    work@accfb.org

Posted 4/10/2014
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Food Resource Development Coordinator

The Food Resource Development Coordinator is responsible for growing the local donations segment of inbound food inventory through the implementation of an effective solicitation strategy. The strategy will involve use of analytics and fostering relationships with corporate and organizational donors.

As a member of our Operations team, the Food Resource Development Coordinator will develop and cultivate relationships with Alameda County food distributors, manufacturers, processors and retailers to increase current donations and identify new donor resources. This position owns the preparation of incoming donation and pick up documents and partners with the transportation and warehouse teams to coordinate logistics of receiving inbound inventory.

An essential responsibility of this position is to acquire knowledge of basic food safety, handling and storage techniques. This person will also need to identify any food safety or quality issues with donors and seek immediate resolution. The right candidate will have previous experience managing databases for prospecting as well as reporting and tracking tools for implementing a business strategy.

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:

  • Demonstrated skills in sales and/or marketing techniques along with the ability to work with existing and new donor accounts. Background in the food industry preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to foster relationships. Ability to communicate both internally and externally at multiple levels of an organization which includes a combination of electronic, face-to-face and telephone conversations
  • Ability to work independently at times but also thrive in a teamwork environment
  • Good computer skills (MS Access/MS Excel/MS Word/Outlook/Calendaring). Ability to accurately record information into a database and run reports
  • Valid Class-C driver’s license and insurable driving record. Access to vehicle for travel within Alameda County required on a weekly basis
  • Interest and commitment to the mission and values of the Food Bank
  • 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 and salary requirements to:

    Food Resource Development Coordinator
    work@accfb.org

Posted 4/10/2014
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Major Gifts Officer

Are you looking to make a lasting impact at one of the Bay Area’s top nonprofits? Are you an exceptional fundraiser with a passion for ending hunger in our community? If so, Alameda County Community Food Bank could be looking for you as our next Major Gifts Officer.

The Major Gifts Officer is a senior level position within our 17-person development team and plays a critical role in developing and implementing our major gifts strategy and program. It is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional who possesses strong knowledge of the Bay Area’s philanthropic community. The successful candidate will be comfortable developing and managing a personal portfolio of 150 individual major donors/prospects and is highly skilled at cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. S/he will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and will work closely with the Board of Directors, Donor Relations Committee, Executive Director and other members of the development and leadership teams. Success in this position depends on the ability to employ tact, intelligence, persuasion as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills to achieve ambitious revenue goals.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years experience working in nonprofit development in a major gifts environment
  • Proven track record of leveraging major gifts from individuals through identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and experience utilizing a moves management approach
  • Demonstrated success in personally securing four, five and six figure gifts
  • High level of skill in training and motivating Board and committee members
  • Experience in promoting/securing planned gifts and working knowledge of various planned giving vehicles
  • Exceptional skills in leadership and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability and to be a strong team player
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, remain flexible and work effectively under pressure
  • Superior interpersonal skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills and ability to creatively engage others in the organization’s work
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite, fundraising databases (DonorQuest or Blackbaud CRM a plus) and prospect research tools
  • Access to vehicle and good driving record to attend off-site meetings and events and ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours

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:

We prefer electronic submissions. Please submit as an attachment your resume, cover letter with salary requirements and two brief writing samples of donor communications via email to:

Major Gifts Officer
work@accfb.org

Posted 2/4/2014
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Outreach Associate (Bilingual)

The Outreach Associate 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 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:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish
  • 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 a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The hourly wage is $19.80 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:

    Outreach Associate (Bilingual)
    work@accfb.org

Posted 4/10/2014
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Security Receptionist

The Security Receptionist is a member of the Operations Team and serves as the first point of contact between the public and the Food Bank. This individual provides and maintains the safety and security of Food Bank employees, facility and property.

The Security Receptionist provides excellent customer service to promptly greet, direct and assist visitors and volunteers to the Food Bank, answer/direct incoming calls, receive packages and deliveries. This position will be responsible for supporting the safety and security of the Food Bank, authorize and monitors the entrance/departure of employees, volunteers, agencies and guest. Ensures all volunteers, agencies and guest sign in and receive nametags. Monitor security cameras and prepare security reports, check functionality of alarm system, prepare photo identification of new employees. This position will also conduct security awareness sessions and actively serve on the Safety Committee.

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:

  • High school diploma, AA preferred
  • Minimum of five years corporate security, customer service experience
  • Working knowledge of incident investigations and report writing
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances
  • Strong customer service skills in a diverse socio-economic environment
  • Ability to multi-task in order to accurately and efficiently handle and multi-line phone system and monitor visitor traffic in a busy office.
  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database entry at basic to intermediate level.
  • High degree of accuracy and dependability in work.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Food Bank.

Military experience may be substituted for corporate security experience. Veterans are encouraged to apply for this position.

This is a full time, non-exempt position working 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri. We offer a starting salary of $15.00/hr. plus 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:

Security Receptionist
work@accfb.org

Posted 2/14/2014
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CalFresh Partnerships Manager

The CalFresh Partnerships Manager is a new position responsible for recruitment, training and providing ongoing support to community agency partners engaged as CalFresh application assistance sites. The successful candidate will collaborate with a wide variety of community organizations to enroll eligible low-income Alameda County residents to the CalFresh program. Under supervision of the Outreach Program Manager, this individual will design and implement partner sub-contractor selection criteria and project strategy. This position will coordinate and facilitate CalFresh program trainings for sub-contractors on program eligibility and requirements, program awareness, and application procedures. The CalFresh Partnerships Manager will confirm agency partners are in compliance with contractual obligations to ensure project efficiency. This is a high-touch position working with a select group of agencies driving towards specific goals.

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.

Job Qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience and successful track record of managing programs and/or partnerships
  • Strong project management skills including ability to manage multiple priority projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience developing partnerships and working with community-based organizations
  • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Attention to detail and experience keeping accurate records on complex programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking and making presentations
  • Prior management experience, especially in the areas of recruitment, training and supervision
  • Knowledge of Alameda County and its network of services for low-income families
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience in MS Access a plus
  • Valid California Driver’s License, ability to drive own car, possess a clean driving record
  • Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual English and Spanish a plus

Compensation and Benefits

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:

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

CalFresh Partnerships Manager
work@accfb.org

Posted 3/19/2014
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