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Thank you for checking out our job postings. Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa is a great place to work. The mission of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa is to provide community-based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs.  We nourish lives!

We are currently looking for the following position:

  • Executive Director
  • Assistant Dining Room Manager

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Status: Salaried, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, mileage and cell phone reimbursement

Location: Administrative Office at 835 Ferry Street Martinez CA 94553, required travel throughout Contra Costa County.

Benefits: Vacation, sick days, medical benefits

Overview: The Executive Director (ED) as the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management and operation of all programs and services provided by Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa, and for implementing all policy decisions of the governing board. The ED oversees the administrative and fiduciary functions of the agency and is the key face of the agency to the community while building strong relationships with key stakeholders, agency staff and the Board. The ED partners with the Development Director and Board in fundraising to support Loaves and Fishes programs.

Duties and responsibilities: Reporting to Board of Directors

  • Manages the overall Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa organization by establishing and adjusting the organization/reporting structure, managing performance and establishing processes to effectively and efficiently achieve the LFCC Mission, Vision and strategies.
  • Helps determine and ensure, in partnership with the governing board that the mission vision and values of Loaves and Fishes are carried out.
  • Anticipates changing community needs with vision and imagination, initiates long-range strategic and operational planning, and is responsible and accountable for implementation of all such plans.
  • Demonstrates a high level of business acumen. Works with staff to recommend budgets, overseas revenues and expenditures, monitors anticipates cash flow requirements, maintains internal controls and financial discipline and works closely with the Board to ensure the financial wellbeing of the organization.
  • Works closely with Board Members, community friends of Loaves and Fishes and fundraising staff to identify, cultivate and solicit private sources for charitable gifts and foundation grants in support of the Loaves and Fishes program.
  • Works closely with all nonprofit, for profit, and government agencies with shared interest in those served by Loaves and Fishes and promotes inter-organization partnerships wherever collaboration can enhance such services.
  • Overseas and approves public contracts, MOU’s and complies with all external reporting requirements.
  • Pursues fiscally responsible business development opportunities for new or expanded services as part of a well-conceived in articulated entrepreneurial framework, value-based and strategically oriented.
  • Maintains collegial relationships with proprietors of all service sites, manages formal and informal site-sharing and lease arrangements, and proactively anticipates options for preserving Loaves and Fishes in all locations.
  • Represents and is articulate, persuasive and a charismatic advocate of Loaves and Fishes to community stakeholders, government, associations, agencies and the media.
  • Takes executive responsibility for agency compliance with all applicable nonprofit laws, contractual obligations and donor restrictions, and maintains appropriate internal policies and procedures to ensure such compliance.
  • Oversees and manages the Loaves and Fishes 12-week Culinary Arts Program by establishing the strategy, number of annual programs, budget and personnel supervision. Supports the Culinary Staff in student recruitment
  • Responsible taking the lead of planning and implementation of the Loaves and Fishes expansion plan utilizing a mobile unit distributing food throughout Contra Costa County. Expansion plan is scheduled to start January 2022


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact cooperatively, effectively with the public, staff, board and volunteers
  • of the agency.
  • Strong financial skills. Ability to read and analyze monthly financials and create program
  • and organizational budgets. Being familiar with nonprofit accounting is a plus.
  • Able to develop an organizational vision and strategic plans.
  • Strong organizational management/supervision skills
  • Accurate and detail oriented with strong computer skills especially excel and word
  • Experience raising funds through various means. (e.g. contributions, grants, event
  • sponsors, etc.)
  • Experience designing, revising and documenting business processes.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple assignments completing priorities and
  • deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field is required.
  • The employee must be able to provide proof of a valid CA Driver’s License, current auto insurance and a CA DMV print out. Ability to pass a background check.

Status: $16/hour; 15 hours a week, Monday-Friday

Hours: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Location: 835 Ferry Street, Martinez

Overview: The Assistant Dining Room Manager (Asst. DRM) is responsible for all aspects of the operations of the dining room under the supervision and direction from the Dining Room Manager (DRM). Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa exists to nourish/feed the hungry of Contra Costa. Our guests deserve to dine in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We strive to serve a hot, nutritious meal to all who are hungry and desire a meal. With the supervision of the DRM, the Asst. DRM will ensure that the meals are served by volunteers in a friendly manner and that the dining room is clean and operating smoothly on a daily basis.

Duties and responsibilities include: Reporting to the DRM

  • Arrive to your position on time. Remain on site until the meal is secured and the facility is cleaned and in order. Follow the approved schedule.
  • Make coffee for clients as directed by DRM.
  • Assist in setting up the volunteers for service. Assist in providing all food and supplies as needed. Learn to brief volunteers on what is expected.
  • Ensure that all volunteers sign in sheet to comply with disaster preparedness. In the event of an emergency, it will be the DRM’s responsibility to take a head count and know who was in the building. Be prepared to briefly explain the duties and procedures. Emphasize food safety and monitor volunteers while working with food products. Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.
  • Monitor volunteers on table/chair set up, dessert preparation and readiness of the dining room for food service.
  • Meal service begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Remind volunteers to welcome our guests, and the Asst. DRM, other staff and volunteers should be reminded to treat all guests with dignity, courtesy and professionalism, even if you are not being shown that same respect.
  • Monitor the dining facility so that guests are following Loaves and Fishes rules for the dining room. If behavior is not acceptable by our standards, for either a guest or a volunteer, handle the situation in a professional manner (involving the DRM), and if necessary, ask that diner or volunteer to leave our facility.
  • Monitor that meal service is running smoothly and correct problems as they arise. Ensure clients are not hanging around outside and that all garbage is picked up around building and in neighbors’ yards.
  • Meal Service ends and doors are closed promptly at 12:45 p.m. (no earlier).
  • With the volunteers help, ensure that your facility is cleaned, all items are stored in the proper location, all floors are swept and mopped as required. Ensure that all food service equipment is stowed, and all chairs/tables are stowed. Make sure the facility is cleaned as required and ready for the next day. Make sure all trash is emptied and the storage areas are clean and secure.
  • Make sure all ovens are off, lights are off, appliances are unplugged, sinks, floors and any drains are clean.
  • Close and lock all facility doors and set alarm (if appropriate) at the end of shift.


Dress code: LFCC name badge, shirt and/or apron

Long pants, closed toed shoes, shirts with sleeves and long hair must be put up or tied back off the face.

  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time to move freely about a kitchen, dining room site or office area.
  • Must have the ability to stoop, bend, twist and stretch to accomplish tasks in kitchen food storage, dining room storage or office storage.
  • Because we are a feeding program, all staff must have the ability to grip, hold and feel temperature, both warm and cold with both hands. Ability to grip and hold a knife, kitchen utensil, dining room utensil or office supplies/equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Required to wear safety equipment for performing jobs such as back braces, safety goggles, masks or other equipment as required for the assigned tasks.
  • Will follow all LFCC policies including but not limited to volunteer policies, sexual harassment and Federal/State or City mandated policy as required.
  • As part of our safety policies, agrees to report all unsafe conditions to your immediate supervisor (DRM) for action and information.
  • Make incident reports on all violation of posted rules and assist DRM in enforcing posted rules.
  • Agrees to report all injuries, however slight from any staff member, including yourself to the DRM by the end of the same business day that the injury occurred. Documentation of these injuries is critical.
  • Maintain a current food safety certificate.