Project Specialist

Project Specialist

Are you interested in using your project management experience to make the difference in the lives of 116,000 Alameda County residents every month? Do you want to apply your data analytics skills to helping one of the Bay Area’s top non-profits — and a nationally recognized leader in hunger relief — achieve its goals? Do you strongly believe that no man, woman or child in Alameda County should go to bed hungry? If you said yes to any of these questions, then please consider joining the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s mission of passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.

The Project Specialist will provide project management facilitation for the Operations and Program Teams in support of their efforts to meet departmental and organizational goals. Responsibilities include: leading small projects and supporting large projects; coordinating project intake and tracking; project dashboard management and reporting; collecting, analyzing and presenting data; and recommending, testing and supporting the implementation of process improvements.

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Job responsibilities

• Assist project leads and program managers in the administration of multiple projects, helping ensure that required tasks are completed, risks to project deliverables are reported and mitigated, and open issues are resolved with minimal disruption to project timelines.
• Communicate and collaborate with different teams and stakeholders to help projects to move forward as planned, obtain timely approvals, and conclude successfully.
• Take the lead on executing smaller scope projects to achieve agreed upon deliverables, as directed by the Directors of Programs and Operations.
• Create processes and procedures for cross-departmental to maintain and continuously improve processes and procedures for project tracking and reporting.
• Act in the role of subject matter expert to create project reports, presentations, and data analysis using MS Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.
• Lead project development training within the division with aspirations of broader organization roll out
• Use shared cross-departmental project knowledge for the advancement of ACCFB goals.
• Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

• 2-5 years of experience in project coordination, including a track record of successfully leading complex, cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders.
• Data analytics or business intelligence (BI) experience required.
• Strong leadership and collaboration skills working with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
• Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Visio and Outlook; knowledge of MS SharePoint highly desired.
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment.
• Familiarity with Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking principles is highly desirable.
• Understanding of Institute (PMI)’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) is highly desirable.

• Innovative self-starter and creative problem solver with a bias towards action.
• Strong work ethic with an orientation towards constant innovation and process improvement.
• Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency, and diversity.
• Impeccable integrity and honesty.
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative setting.
• Ability to collaborate with colleagues in a pro-active manner and effectively build strong relationships with internal stakeholders.
• Innovative self-starter and creative problem solver with a bias towards action
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative setting with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances


• Medical: 100% for employees and 93% for dependents for Kaiser HMO. Buy-up options to Blue Shield HMO and PPO plans are available.
• Dental: 100% for employees and their dependents.
• Vision: Optional
• Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional
• Commuter Benefit Account: Optional
• Supplemental life, ADD & LTD insurance: 100% coverage.
• 403(b) plan available on the first day with employer match after 1 year of service.
• Employee Assistance Program: 100% coverage for employee and dependents.
• Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave accruals.

How to apply

If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please submit your resume and answer the application questions on our careers page located at

About the organization

The 2016 Feeding America Food Bank of the Year, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a well-established and multi-faceted organization serving one in five Alameda County residents. Our organization’s success is built on bold decision-making, a culture of equity and inclusivity, and an environment that embraces innovative thinking. Our bold new vision aims to provide 120 million meals annually through food distribution, government assistance enrollment and forceful legislative advocacy – while also looking beyond meals to examine and improve the impact of our efforts in our community. We have received Charity Navigator’s top rating for 12 consecutive years, ranking us among the top one percent of charities nationwide. Please learn more about our efforts at

Additional information

Alameda County Community Food Bank honors our differences and is committed to creating a workplace that celebrates and reflects the diversity of our Community. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. ACCFB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCFB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ACCFB has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.