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Project Leader
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

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Project Leader

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Operations Associate, Social Work
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Job Description

Are you a skilled Project Leader who believes in lending your skills to end hunger? If so, consider being a Project Leader for the San Francisco Marin Food Bank.

The SF Marin Food Bank is comprised of a dedicated team of approximately 150 staff working collaboratively to provide close to 50 million pounds of food to over 210,000 people in the Bay Area – a region where 1 in 5 people are at risk of hunger. We are currently looking for a Project Leader to help lead volunteer projects and participants. See job description below and apply today if you would like to join us in our mission to end hunger.

POSITION SUMMARY: Project Leaders supervise large groups, organizing volunteers in completing one or two food sorting tasks per shift. This hybrid position bridges the Food Bank’s Operations and Development teams in ensuring food is packed and ready for delivery as well as representing the Food Bank to dozens of potential donors each day. The successful Project Leader is invested in the mission of the Food Bank. S/he is able to speak to a large group, teach people of all backgrounds how to complete a task, manage a busy room of volunteers, and operate heavy machinery.

SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sunday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday: 7:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm; Days off -- Thursday and Friday.


Volunteer Supervision and Project Management (50%)

  • Supervise volunteers in multiple shifts each day, including: training in safe warehouse procedures, teaching specific processes based on project, and assigning volunteer tasks according to skills and needs of volunteers.
  • Manage volunteer project, including: preparing room and supplies, monitoring inventory and food safety, cleaning room at end of shift, and submitting accompanying paperwork/data entry.
  • Ensure the safety of volunteers/shoppers (including evacuation if necessary) while at the Food Bank.
  • Conduct orientation/tour, demonstration of project, and debrief/reflection for volunteers, helping communicate specific talking points and ensuring volunteers feel appreciated and useful.
  • Refer long-time volunteers and those who express interest in further tasks to Volunteer Project Manager.

Warehouse Work (35%)

  • Operate material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.) in a safe manner to perform warehouse duties: receiving, storage, agency order pulling, salvage, produce sorting, etc.
  • Receive, sort, and process produce, salvage, and food drive products.
  • Assist with periodic physical inventories and ongoing inventory control issues.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as required.

Administrative (10%)

  • Complete all paperwork/data entry for volunteer projects, inventory transfers and dump sheets, accurately, and in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in administering Workfare Program. Recruit, interview, train, manage, and maintain records for participants.

Other (5%)

  • Participate in organization, department, and team meetings and trainings.


  • High School diploma or equivalent, one-year experience in volunteer supervision or related nonprofit work preferred.
  • Ability to work and interact well with individuals (staff and volunteers) from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in the warehouse.
  • Ability to operate reach forklifts, pallet jacks, etc., or willing to learn.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to accurately enter data.
  • Use of basic arithmetic to maintain accurate transactions.
  • Able to work assigned schedule.

BENEFITS: The Food Bank offers generous benefits including medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution. Generous holiday, vacation, and sick time.

**To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each of the essential job requirements satisfactorily. The qualifications listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The SF-Marin Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Business Overview

Our Story

We’re a team of more than 140 dedicated, inspired people working together to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. This year, we will distribute 48 million pounds of food – enough for more than 107,000 meals each day. We partner with more than 450 organizations – including 240 neighborhood pantries – to distribute food to low-income residents. Each week, more than 144,000 people are served by our programs. We’re serious about the mission, and also committed to building a terrific place to work. We thrive in an environment that fosters collaboration, leadership, excellence, accountability and respect. If you would like to be a part of building a community where nutritious food is available to all, please consider joining us.


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