Program Coordinator Bilingual Preferred ( Spanish or Cantonese)

San Francisco, California
Apr 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Are you a skilled Coordinator who believes in lending your skills to end hunger? If so, consider being the Program Coordinator Bilingual Preferred ( Spanish or Cantonese) 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 Program Coordinator Bilingual Preferred ( Spanish or Cantonese) to help with sustaining a program, that delivers against the organizations mission to end hunger. See the job description below and apply today if you would like to join us in our mission to end hunger.


Join a collaborative team of motivated individuals designing and supporting food programs throughout San Francisco and Marin counties. We work with human service and faith-based organizations to bridge the gap between millions of dollars of donated foods and thousands of families and individuals struggling to make ends meet in two of the counties with the highest costs of living in the world. This position is a full-time, non-exempt position. Candidates should have experience working with community-based organizations and low-income communities in either San Francisco or Marin. Bilingual Cantonese and/or Spanish required. Position requires ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including periodic evening and weekend hours.


Neighborhood Oversight

  • Provide support to member agencies in assigned neighborhoods to improve/expand/sustain food distribution programs and optimize utilization of Food Bank services
  • Perform outreach in neighborhoods to identify, recruit and train community-based organizations to establish food programs
  • Inform, monitor and follow up with partner agencies to ensure compliance with Food Bank policies
  • Conduct periodic trainings with partner agencies and their staff, both paid and volunteer
  • Promote the well-being of individuals seeking food assistance and adherence to confidentiality guidelines
  • Respect for the inherent dignity and worth of individuals seeking assistance while treating each person in a caring and respectful manner

Program Coordination

  • Administer Food Bank program policies, procedures, information collection, reporting and evaluations
  • Communicate program information with agency representatives and Food Bank staff
  • Coordinate program logistics

Contract/Grant Support

  • Assist with proposals, implementation and reporting for government contracts and private grants

Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience in social service experience required:   
  • Candidates should have experience working with community-based organizations and low-income communities in either San Francisco or Marin


  • Bilingual Cantonese and/or Spanish required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience working with databases and data on multiple programs
  • Ability to work and interact well with individuals (staff, volunteers and participants) from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort presenting in front of large groups
  • Experience and skill in conflict resolution, de-escalation techniques and having difficult conversations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate professional ethics and diplomacy at all times
  • Interest in hunger or food issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent team player who also works well independently and has a positive attitude about the department and the organization


  • Valid driver’s license


(The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

ENVIRONMENT:                                     Standard office

FINGER DEXTERITY:                             Requires typing on standard computer.

TALKING:                                                Ability to speak on phone and face to face.

HEARING:                                               Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. 

REPETITIVE MOTIONS:                         Frequent and regular movements using the wrists, hands, and fingers.

AVERAGE VISUAL ABILITIES:             Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to view computer screens and documents.



REASONING ABILITY:                         Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide    range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to interpret instructions.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                       Ability to perform basic math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:                             Bilingual Cantonese and/or Spanish preferred 

. Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing.

SALARY:                                                  Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience

BENEFITS:                                              Medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and 403(b) retirement plan with employer base and matching contribution. Generous holidays, vacation, and sick time.

The San Francisco-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.

Position covered by OPEIU Local 29 Bargaining Unit

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