Project Open Hand

San Francisco, CA

Vice President of Operations

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Project Open Hand in the search for a Vice President of Operations to prepare the organization for rapid growth. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand (POH) provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors, and is a sophisticated, outcome-based and client-centered partner in the public health and medical arenas. Every day, POH prepares 2,500 medically-tailored nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients in San Francisco and Alameda Counties. It also provides daily warm, nutritious meals for seniors and adults with disabilities fighting hunger at 23 sites around San Francisco and Oakland. Project Open Hand’s vision is that no one who is sick or elderly in the community will go without nutritious meals.

Project Open Hand is a founding partner of the Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a national association of nonprofit, medically-tailored and nutrition services providers from across the country whose purpose is to advance public policy that supports access to food and nutrition services for people with severe and/or chronic illnesses. In June 2017, Governor Brown signed a bill providing $6 million for a three-year pilot project supporting the FIMC that includes POH and other likeminded nonprofits in California, to demonstrate that providing medically-tailored food for chronically ill Medi-Cal patients will save millions in healthcare costs.

With the goal to radically grow to serve the community in need and become a leader in “food is medicine,” POH is looking to bolster its leadership team with a mission-driven, strategic, process-minded, roll-up-your-sleeves leader to scale the organization and develop a performance-driven culture so that POH can meet its strategic objectives. Please view the complete position description for details.

With administration and operations in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, operations in Oakland, and 23 community dining sites throughout San Francisco and Oakland, POH employs a team of 120 and relies on the generosity of nearly 125 volunteers each day. The current operating budget is $12.8MM.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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