Employment Opportunities

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
Health & Wellness Grants Manager
Culinary Dietitian
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Cook 1

Corporate & Community Health Registered Dietitian (Part-time)


 

 

 


HEALTH & WELLNESS GRANTS MANAGER   
Department: RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

POSITION SUMMARY

The Health and Wellness Grants Manager is responsible for efforts to secure grants and contributions from private and corporate foundations to fund Open Hand’s annual operations, programs, special projects and capital purchases. In doing so, this position will help broaden the organization’s resources by identifying and cultivating funders with an emphasis on prevention-based health and wellness initiatives and bridging current social service fundraising efforts. The Health and Wellness Grants Manager will also work as part of a 4-person programs “core” to help vet potential grant and collaborative partnership opportunities and make informed recommendations to the leadership team.

NATURE & SCOPE

Primary duties of the Health and Wellness Grants Manager include helping to create and execute an annual plan for meeting revenue goals for government, foundation, civic and faith-based grants. The right candidate is process-oriented as well as a skilled writer and communicator who is able to effectively manage time and meet critical deadlines. Applicants should be comfortable talking about the programs and services of Open Hand with coworkers, program staff, department heads, government officials, corporate representatives, foundation staff members, board members and other persons of influence in the community. Attention to detail and the ability to write persuasively are very important. Approximately 80% of time should be dedicated to administrative work, grant/proposal writing, research and reporting, with the other 20% dedicated to meetings with external constituents. Attendance is required at events that sometimes take place outside the office and normal business hours.

JOB SKILLS, RESPONSIBILITIES & CHARACTERISTICS

This position shares accountability for meeting annual government and foundation income goals with the Director of Grantsmanship Programs. Functional responsibilities include:

Relationship Building and Investment Stewardship

• Researching and contacting potential foundation, government, and corporate funders to support capital improvements, organizational development, and programmatic needs.
• Establishing and expanding relationships with grant funders and community partners, including regular communication regarding investment-related milestones/outcomes and general progress towards achieving the organizational mission.
• Communicating regularly with Open Hand staff to build knowledge and awareness of grant-related practices and opportunities.

Proposal Development

• Research, write, and submit competitive proposals to private and public foundations, corporations, and government agencies which align with organizational mission, strategic priorities, necessary capital improvements, and programmatic resource requirements.
• Coordinate proposal & evaluation plan development with appropriate Open Hand staff.
• Maintain required registrations to funding sources databases (i.e. grants.gov, GrantStation, Guidestar, etc.)

Grant Management

• Compile and submit progress/final grant reports and other documentation as required by funding agencies.
• Work with program implementation staff to track fund disbursement, and develop accurate financial reports documenting progress towards development budget goals.
• Maintain grant-related resource directory, including funder research notes, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
• Maintain records of constituent contacts, application submission and grant award status in Raiser’s Edge.

Professional Development

• Research evidence-based and emerging nutrition education practices and priorities.
• Research best and emerging grant development and management practices.
• Maintain the highest level of ethical conduct in the preparation, submission, and management of funding proposals, contracts and reports.

Program Development & Management Team Contributor

• Evaluate new programmatic opportunities for mission alignment, capacity, resources, and priority.
• Develop, implement, and revise processes to effectively manage new and existing programs across the organization.
• Manage and facilitate appointed programmatic workgroups.
• Assist in the assessment, refinement, and implementation of processes for all programs.
• Meet regularly with the Director of Grantsmanship Programs, Senior Director of Resource Development and/or Director of Finance regarding grants receivables and anticipated receipt for cash flow planning. Support the Development team, Senior Director of Resource Development, Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors and Development Committee in the cultivation and solicitation of other gifts as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Undergraduate degree in related field or related experience.

Experience: Minimum of four years of successful experience in grants management for non-profit organizations, preferably working in health-related/public health field. Familiarity with healthcare funding sources is essential. Skills in Microsoft Office Suite are required. Contacts in government offices and the local philanthropic community are highly recommended. Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system preferred.

Competencies: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent computer skills and a basic understanding of how programs work, measurable outcomes, and financial accounting. Attention to detail and ability to organize information will be critical skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to start and resume work on projects as priorities change. This position requires a team-oriented person who understands the dynamic of working with a diverse team to achieve organization goals.

Other Characteristics: Tenacity, ethics, creativity, and a strong sense of curiosity are helpful characteristics.

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: 404-872-9301
Email

 


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 some 4,500 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.

ESSENTIAL 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

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: 404-872-9301
Email



CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER   
Department: RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

POSITION SUMMARY

Open Hand is seeking a smart, resourceful and strategic professional to serve as the Corporate Partnerships Manager (CPM). The CPM requires a dynamic individual to play a critical role in enabling Open Hand to meet ambitious 5-year goals by expanding current and creating new corporate partnerships.


The CPM will be instrumental in sustaining and growing our existing partnerships with leading corporations committed to sustainability and corporate citizenship. She/he will be responsible for cultivation and solicitation of at least 30-40 funding relationships with companies doing business in the Atlanta area. Working across the organization, the CPM will play a key role in creating new and more impactful corporate partnerships.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build effective relationships with 30-40 existing and new corporate partners, interfacing with citizenship and corporate responsibility professionals to understand how Open Hand programs and services best align with their business and sustainability needs
  • Generate revenue from volunteer and new corporate partnerships via outright donations, event sponsorships and specific budgeted in-kind gifts.
    Effectively represent Open Hand externally through meetings, conferences, and written communications
  • Manage corporate partnerships throughout the year to ensure satisfaction, renewal and growth by working with the relevant teams at Open Hand to meet our partnership commitments and to consistently identify and communicate new opportunities for collaboration with our partners
  • Garner insights from discussions with partners and prospects that help us evolve our corporate partnership strategy to maximize the value of our relationships
    Develop exceptional communications materials that effectively present Open Hand’s corporate value proposition and can be used by the entire Development team

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS

  • Undergrate degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with nonprofit or for-profit business-to-business development required
  • Expertise in developing and closing corporate relationships in the for-profit and/or nonprofit sector with proven experience generating revenue that directly impacts the bottom line
  • Exceptional verbal/written communications skills; experience writing proposals and reports required
  • Demonstrable experience in a work environment requiring a high level of multi-tasking and ability to process, write, and respond appropriately to a high volume of communications
  • Familiarity with non-profit mission messaging and fundraising and/or customer service and sales are preferred. Tenacity, ethics, creativity, proactive thinking, and a strong sense of curiosity are helpful characteristics. Someone who is a self-starter and can independently assess and determine priority will do well in this position
  • Enthusiastic commitment to Open Hand’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively
  • High standards for excellence and exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Other duties as requested
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system preferred

Attendance will be required at development events that sometimes take place offsite and outside of regular work hours.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent computer and organization skills. Attention to detail and ability to organize information will be critical skills. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to start and resume work on projects as priorities change. This position requires a team-oriented person who understands the dynamic of working with a management team and board members to achieve organization goals.

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: 404-872-9301
Email


CORPORATE & COMMUNITY HEALTH REGISTERED DIETITIAN  
(Part-time position)

Department: Nutrition Services

POSITION SUMMARY

The Corporate and Community Health Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will support the mission of providing comprehensive nutrition care to the Atlanta community, including a broad range of nutrition and health-related consultations, training and educational sessions, and developing educational tools and programs to convey messages to the agency’s clients and customers.


JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing individualized medical nutrition therapy in clinic, worksite and home settings to include lipid abnormalities, weight management, diabetes/ pre-diabetes, hypertension, HIV/AIDS and senior nutrition. Researching and developing educational tools for print and electronic medium to support client nutrition-related lifestyle and behavior changes
  • Providing on-line and telephone support to engage clients in health-promoting behaviors
  • Participating in health fairs and community events
  • Managing outcome data for selected programs and population groups
  • Presenting education sessions to client, community and corporate groups
    Supporting grant-funded projects aimed at optimal nutrition and positive, health behavior change
  • Monitoring and overseeing selected nutrition, health and wellness programs to ensure optimal client reach and that nutrition benchmarks are established and achieved

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS

B.S. Degree in Dietetics or related field of study from CADE accredited program. M.S. or MPH preferred. Credentialing as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and Licensed Dietitian, State of Georgia. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of professional experience in dietetics. Also experience in educational tools development, health promotion and disease management and prevention. Proficiency using Microsoft Office including Excel and Power Point. Creativity and excellent writing and public speaking skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

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 benefits which will enhance your job satisfaction.

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: 404-872-9301
Email

 

 

COOK 1
Department: OPERATIONS

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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

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: 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 face to face discussions with individual or teams, including conflict situations
  • Requires dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people
  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the organization
  • Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Responsible for work outcomes and results
  • Requires ability to coordinate staff, provide service orientations, maintain proper work appearance

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

MATHMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. money 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 AND 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

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: 404-872-9301
Email

 

These are the only Employment Opportunities available at this time.