Join one of the most dynamic, innovative nonprofit organizations in the country.
Open Hand is always interested in talented individuals who aspire to be part of a team focused on fulfilling our mission...and touching many lives along the way. The following opportunities exist because Open Hand continues to expand and enhance our Comprehensive Nutrition Care model -- one of the most innovative and "hands on" public health and wellness programs ever introduced.  We're up to the challenge...and you should be, too!

Current Employment Opportunities
Culinary Dietitian

Cook

Staff Accountant

 

 



CULINARY DIETITIAN 
Department: OPERATIONS

POSITION SUMMARY

This position supports Open Hand and Good Measure Meals menu development. Together, Open Hand and Good Measure Meals produce and distribute over 5,000 meals each day. These meals are comprised of a number of different meal plans, each with specific nutritional requirements and demographic considerations. Nutritional targets are not based upon specific meal patterns, but instead guidelines that require mathematical calculations and nutritional analyses of recipes and of meals to ensure meals support prevention and management of chronic disease. Utilizing an education grounding in nutrition science, this position will assist in critical work processes to ensure optimal nutritionals and consumer satisfaction, and alignment with Open Hand and Good Measure Meals strategic goals and priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and manage various quality assurance projects such as food safety audits, portioning controls, and product yield analysis
  • Review and analyze customer feedback from online surveys and CQI comments to keep R & D team connected to customers
  • Manage and coordinate catering menus and offerings for sales and corporate events & volunteers. Ensure menu is appropriate and final product meets expectations
  • Lead efforts in coordinating batch tasting sessions with OH employees, customers and/or the general public
  • Using Genesis R&D SQL nutrition analysis software, conducts nutrition analyses of recipes which are reflective of final products based upon the ingredients, production processes, absorption, concentration and other product losses and gains
  • Collaborates with the Food Services Manager and R & D Chef on new and existing products to improve variety, nutritional content, product quality, flavor profile, durability and/or visual enhancements based on client/customer feedback, internal product review, changing trends and improved profitability goals
  • Uses culinary and menu development skills to compose meals which align with business goals, deliver customer satisfaction, provide for Operational efficiency and comply with contractual criteria
  • Other projects as needed


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Degree in Dietetics or related field of study from CADE accredited program. M.S. preferred
  • Credentialing as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and Licensed Dietitian, State of Georgia
  • ServSafe® certification desirable
  • Computer skills including word-processing, spreadsheet, and nutrition analysis software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and goal oriented with flexibility to change based on consumer feedback, tasting results, priorities and timelines
  • Strong attention to detail using excellent organizational, time management and project management skills to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Must be a strong team player with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, ability to manage conflict in a stressful environment, and ability to function well under pressure
 

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Open Hand is a drug free and substance abuse free work environment. Random drug testing may be conducted by an external, neutral tester on all employees. Any perceived use of drugs or reporting to work under the influence of alcohol may be grounds for immediate dismissal.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE
Open Hand is committed to sponsoring a comprehensive benefits program for all eligible employees. In addition to receiving an equitable salary and having an equal opportunity for professional development and advancement, you may be eligible to enjoy the following benefits which will enhance your job satisfaction:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403B
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Legal Shield/Identity Theft Protection

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Open Hand is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Open Hand complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO

Director of Human Resources
Open Hand
181 Armour Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax:  404-592-6801
Email

 

COOK  
Department: FOOD SERVICES - CULINARY

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cook is expected to participate in all aspects of the preparation of food and ensure that proper food safety and sanitation measures are maintained. Responsible for cooking/producing/opening/preparing all food items for Open Hand Atlanta and Good Measure Meals. Responsible for daily menu production, using exact measurements and cooking techniques as required by standardized recipes.


JOB SKILLS, RESPONSIBILITIES & CHARACTERISTICSS

  • Responsible for consolidating all food products as needed on speed racks and food storage containers to specifically use as little space as possible
  • Return Calls from OH promptly
  • Takes pride in completing all recipes perfectly and gaining a perfect score in the daily product review
  • Will be required to consistently produce the highest quality recipes
  • Ensures all food is cooked to the proper ServSafe temperature guidelines and is not overcooked or undercooked
  • Adheres to all Open Hand safety guidelines, rules and regulations, company policy manual, code of conduct, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and attendance policy.
  • Assists with maintaining food production records conforming to federal/state and departmental guidelines, and complies with all health and sanitation regulations
  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Completes HACCP logs as prescribed in HACCP log TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS, TASTE PANEL, AND CORRECTIVE ACTION GUIDELINES
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner and communicates status
  • Cooks all food in the order of the yield tracking recipe production number sequence starting with all recipes numbered “1” before moving on the recipes numbered “2”.
  • Continues to cook in that sequence until all recipes are completed
  • Maintains positive working relationship with all staff, customers, volunteers, and stakeholders of open Hand; respectfully cares for all Open Hand equipment and property
  • Documents all activities as required in a timely manner to the appropriate staff.
  • Ensures all food product is trimmed and cleaned properly in the most cost effective manner
  • Executes exact measurements, weights, and methods specified by recipe/ build
    sheets when preparing, portioning, and packing/presenting food
  • Follows all safety guidelines and procedures related to operating a blast chiller.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and wears appropriate clothing and shoes at
    all times
  • Must ensure that daily shift production is running in a timely manner, and uses
    time effectively and efficiently to meet needs of the department
  • Plans work schedule, as needed to ensure all food is prepared in a timely manner,
    following all food code standards. Tastes food to determine that recipe is followed
    and cooked properly
  • Prepares food utilizing standardized recipes provided. Follows recipes exactly,
    pulling exact weights of ingredients as prescribed in recipe, and informs supervisor
    of any problems with recipes or menu items
  • Properly cools, stores and labels prepared food for packaging
  • Responds positively to instruction
  • Responsible for any other cooking tasks as directed including but not limited to
    caterings, emergency food production, and breakfast, lunch, or dinner parties
  • Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of ALL culinary equipment, small
    wares, and areas including coolers, freezers, hallways and pass through, and
    maintaining a safe and clean work environment and uses equipment only as
    intended
  • Consistently maintains a positive outlook and approach to work
  • Responsible for working scheduled hours and to be on time for all shifts, strictly
    follows all policies and is a great influence to others.
  • Works with Chef to devise new ways to ensure culinary efficiency
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize, organize, and work efficiently as evidenced by
    the ability to complete work within the assigned time frame, i.e. controls
    unnecessary overtime without leaving loose ends.
  • Initiates action to avoid overtime by delegating tasks to maximize resources and
    takes initiative to keep the work flow moving and does not wait for tasks to be
    assigned
  • Assists with creation and testing of new recipes
  • Assists with training new food service staff, and coordinates the usage of Culinary
    Externs and Culinary Volunteers
  • Believes in the mission of Open Hand and advocates on behalf of Open Hand
  • Routinely goes above the call of duty to ensure Open Hand’s mission is met daily,
    and takes actions that are in the best interest of Open Hand

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Start of job will be dependent on a satisfactory criminal background check.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and acceptable reading skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos in English. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to communicate to all staff and volunteers appropriately.

SOCIAL SKILLS
Requires ability to communicate appropriately with all staff and volunteers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Ability to pass Servsafe Certification class and exam to become Servsafe Certified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and to stand for long periods of time. The job requires repetitive and continuous intensive physical labor.

COMPENSATION
Compensation is based on an hourly salary since position is non-exempt

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also be regularly exposed to chilled air conditioned conditions which may require extra layers of clothing to remain comfortable as well as various cleaning fluid fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

CELL PHONE AND HEADSET USAGE
The usage of cell phones is restricted to break time only. Headsets are not allowed while performing duties due to safety issues and impairment of necessary communications with staff and volunteers.


DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
Open Hand is a drug free and substance abuse free work environment. Random drug testing may be conducted by an external, neutral tester on all employees. Any perceived use of drugs or reporting to work under the influence of alcohol may be grounds for immediate dismissal.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Open Hand is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Open Hand complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO

Director of Human Resources
Open Hand
181 Armour Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax:  404-592-6801
Email


STAFF ACCOUNTANT (PART-TIME) 
Department: FINANCE


SUMMARY

Manage accounting/audit functions, drive cost accounting functions for the organization, and assist with accounting software assessment, conversion, and implementation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans study and collects data to determine costs of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory, and production/distribution labor
  • Audits and maintains accurate costs within the cost system providing appropriate cost and variance forecasts. Ensures that inventory and product cost changes are effectively communicated. Product costs are used to value the finished Goods Inventory and aid in determining product pricing
  • Prepare financial and management reports that analyze manufacturing costs, labor changes, usage variances, inventory, etc. for Sr. Director of Accounting and Sr. Director of Operations review. Be able to assess how these changes affect standard vs. actual costs and recommend specific courses of action to resolve issues
  • Additional responsibilities as may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None


QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Start of job will be dependent on current HR policies, such as a criminal background check.

  • Minimum – 4-year undergraduate degree in Accounting plus 7 years of experience at a similar function and level. 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment required, experience in food service manufacturing a plus.
  • Must have the ability to multitask and manage not only multiple, but competing, priorities. Must be able to meet critical deadlines. Accuracy and significant attention to detail are a must.
  • A customer service approach when dealing with all accounting matters and functions within the organization. Trust and unquestionable integrity, along with adherence to policies concerning confidential health and other information. Ability to interact with Business Unit management in a professional manner.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Superior knowledge of general ledger and accounting systems. Ability to utilize Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).   An advanced/expert level understanding of Microsoft Excel is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The employee is regularly required to sit at a computer, answer the telephone, use hands and arms to write, file, and perform other office duties. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, and lift and/or move 30 pounds. The employee must be able to talk, hear, and see. A valid driver’s license and own transportation is highly preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but constant. There is a moderate amount of interruptions, including telephone calls and client activity.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Open Hand is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Open Hand complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO

Director of Human Resources
Open Hand
181 Armour Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax:  404-592-6801
Email

 

 

These are the only Employment Opportunities available at this time.