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Now Hiring: Program & Relationship Manager

Program and Relationship Manager Job Opportunity

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is a local nonprofit providing free, hot nutritious meals and support services at several locations to all individuals with a special concern for low-income families, senior citizens and homeless.

Reports To: Executive Director

Major Duties:

• Develop and supervise volunteer program including orientation, training and performance. Evaluate the needs and direct the recruitment, selection and placement of volunteers. Support current volunteers and cultivate new volunteers.
• Cultivate corporate, community and partner relationships thereby marketing Loaves & Fishes, expanding the potential donor base and discovering opportunities for social innovation and social enterprise.
• Manage strategic projects with our corporate and nonprofit partners in the areas of social enterprise and social innovation.
• Develop and monitor performance and success metrics.
• Create and deliver on fundraising and development programs and initiatives.
• Event planning.
• Contribute to Loaves & Fishes marketing media and social media outlets.
• Assist in seasonal and holiday events such as barrel drives and holiday programs.

Qualifications & Skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Entrepreneurial, demonstrating a can-do, hands-on, team attitude to accomplish tasks.
• Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.
• Leader with ability to directly manage, and manage by influence, individuals of all ages, demographics and backgrounds.
• Adaptable and flexible.
• Experience managing employees a plus.
• Excellent project management, process, organizational, analytical and planning skills, including ability to manage multiple projects.
• Experience in event planning and fundraising a plus.
• Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and basic computer concepts.
• Valid Drivers' license and good driving record.
• Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs. Must be able to stand for 50-75% of the time.

Position Classification:
This position is full time and located in San Jose, CA. Salary is $35,000 to $45,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical; dental; vacation; retirement plan and employee development opportunities. Contact annmarie.zimmermann@loavesfishes.org.

Loaves & Fishes receives $25,000 from the Walmart State Foundation

The Walmart State Foundation awarded Loaves & Fishes $25,000 to help continue providing no cost nutritious meals and support services to anyone in need.

“We are so grateful for this generous grant from the Walmart Foundation. It will go a long way to help provide hot nutritious meals and services,” said AnnMarie Zimmermann, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. “The more than 120,000 individuals and 14,000 children we serve annually will benefit from these funds.”

Loaves & Fishes is a compassionate organization that provides food to people who need it to survive and thrive.
Respect and caring for those Loaves & Fishes serves begins with the description of them as guests, rather than clients, for Loaves & Fishes treats them as one would for those being served in a private home. When guests come to eat, they are welcomed by staff and volunteers, and encouraged to come again. Loaves & Fishes is proud to report that guests who no longer need our services often come back to volunteer at our meal centers – to encourage others and to give back what they were so freely given.

Loaves & Fishes is the only provider of hot meals in eastern Santa Clara County to anyone in need including children, families and the homeless. We serve more than 2,500 guests each week or approximately 127,500 annually. We are committed to nutritiously balanced meals and are one of the few meal programs that do not rely on overly processed convenience foods, as fresh vegetables and fruit are served at each meal. Our farm provides fresh organic produce that is used in each of our kitchens.

Thank you Walmart State Foundation for your support!

eBay Partners with Loaves & Fishes and Downtown Streets Team in New Social Initiative

eBay/PayPal holds a LabRats social innovation contest. Loaves & Fishes and Downtown Streets Team made it to the Global Rounds and won second place in the contest for the best idea for ‘Social Innovation’ in the increasing Economic Opportunity category.

Loaves & Fishes and Downtown Streets Team partnered up with eBay engineer Varsha Shah to win second place in eBay’s global Social Innovation competition for the category of Creating Economic Opportunity. We look forward to partnering with eBay to end homelessness.

Varsha competed among several hundred others and during the final rounds involved AnnMarie Zimmermann, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes and Stephanie Ferman, Manager of Impact & Strategic Initiatives at Downtown Streets Team to pitch with Varsha to PayPal executives.

eBay will provide a photo booth to Loaves & Fishes and will train guests at the kitchen through the eBay Seller’s University. Team members and Loaves & Fishes guests will learn how to find, refurbish and list quality products. This initiative makes online selling accessible for men and women who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness, an option that truly wasn’t available before. eBay will provide the engineering to make it possible for Loaves & Fishes and Downtown Streets team to register a master account. Guests at Loaves & Fishes can then sell under the nonprofit account. When the item sells, the seller will get a text or email.

Loaves & Fishes welcomes this new initiative that will allow our guests, not only to eat with us, but to regain self-sufficiency. Loaves & Fishes will provide the critical get-together point where people will be supported and encouraged to learn computer skills and eBay selling.


Administrative Offices

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
777. North First Street, Suite 420
San Jose, CA 95112



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