Project Leader

San Francisco, California
Dependent on Experience
May 08, 2019
Jun 07, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

Are you a skilled volunteer 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 4 people are at risk of hunger.  We are currently looking for a Project Leader to lead our volunteer projects which will enable us to better serve our community.   See job description below and apply today if you would like to join us in our mission to end hunger.

POSITION:  Together, 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, Monday: 7:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: Noon - 8:30pm; 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.


  1. High School diploma or equivalent, one-year experience in volunteer supervision or related nonprofit work preferred.
  2. Ability to work and interact well with individuals (staff and volunteers) from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  4. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in the warehouse.
  5. Ability to operate reach forklifts, pallet jacks, etc., or willing to learn.
  6. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  7. Ability to accurately enter data.
  8. Use of basic arithmetic to maintain accurate transactions.
  9. 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.

The SF-Marin Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.