Monthly Archives: May 2017

Community Programs Manager

JOB TITLE           Community Program Manager
Reports to:         Director of Community Impact
Hours:                 Full-time, Non-Exempt
Location:             Santa Barbara Warehouse

JOB FUNCTION- The Community Program Manager is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of Foodbank community programs, as well as the oversight and evaluation of programs, as we meet the Foodbank’s mission to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. This position will be directly responsible for the Foodbank Diabetes Impact Group program which targets food insecure individuals at-risk or diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The Community Program Manager will be part of an innovative, energized team within an organization that is constantly moving forward toward its mission.


  1. Manage direct-to-client food security and food literacy programs, including the facilitation of program development, expansion, and sustainability.
  2. Oversee program administration, volunteer training and management, support with grants, and all logistics and day-to-day operations of Foodbank programs.
  3. Facilitate the adoption of programs by partner organizations and adapt programs to address the needs of target client populations, as applicable.
  4. Assist in the on-going evaluation and monitoring of all Foodbank programs.
  5. Communicate internally with all Foodbank departments as needed, including Operations, Development, Impact, Finance and Executive.
  6. Support Impact Department to reach goals related to budget, reports, grants, evaluations, events, compliance, client testimonials, interns, partnerships, Board of Trustees, etc.
  7. Other duties as assigned or delegated.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Social Science, Education, or Nutritional Science preferred)
  • Nutrition background/knowledge
  • 1-2 years project management experience
  • Experience managing grants preferred
  • Public speaking


  • Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish, including the ability to give public presentations in Spanish
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills, and ability to hold self and others accountable to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff, management and executives
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting low-income and underserved populations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional Suite

Valid CA Driver’s License
Access to reliable transportation for occasional work-related travel

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

 The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.  Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.


Vegetable Spaghetti Pasta

The Vegetable Spaghetti from our Healthy School Pantry program is a must try if you’re looking for a DELICIOUS dinner idea! See the full recipe below…



1- lbs Spaghetti pasta

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

1 cup diced carrots, peeled

1 pack veggie slaw

1/2 cup corn, fresh or can

1 cup diced onion, small

1 cup celery diced, small

1 lbs Broccoli, cut into small florets

2 tbs oil

Salt & pepper

Optional (fresh garlic , dried basil or oregano )


Cooking Directions

1) Heat sautéed pan with oil over medium heat

2) Add prepped onions, carrots and celery in to pan mix evenly cook for 2 mins

3) Add prepped broccoli and veggie slaw cook for 1 or 2 minutes

4) Add cooked spaghetti pasta stir well for 1 minute

5) Then add spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce and cook 2 minutes

6) Season with Salt and pepper for taste


Cooking pasta directions

1) Bring 4 qts water to rapid boil

2) Add pasta and stir

3) Stir frequently, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes

4) Drain and run cold water over until cooled

Serving for 6

Volunteer Services Manager

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is committed to being leaders in Community Leadership, by bringing members of our community into our organization and giving them significant responsibility and involvement in running programs, task forces and work groups. By doing so, we can scale our activities to a degree sufficient to end hunger and transform the health of the community through good nutrition.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and resume via email to Paul Wilkins. No calls please.

JOB TITLE            Volunteer Services Manager
Reports to          Director of Operations
Hours                  Full-time, non-exempt
Location              Santa Barbara
Salary/Benefits  DOE/Full health benefits & wellness program

JOB FUNCTION- The Volunteer Services Manager is responsible for the sourcing, fielding, placing and retention of human talent for the Foodbank. Working with all departments in the organization, this candidate actively recruits individuals who can assist in the warehouse, teach programs, work on development projects and attract knowledge philanthropists – people with highly specialized skills who can bring those skills to bear in assisting the Foodbank with specific projects. This individual also is responsible volunteer placement and tracking and volunteer services development.


  1. Oversee Volunteer Services countywide leading a team of volunteer coordinators.
  2. Lead the recruitment, placement, and retention of community volunteers and leaders for organizational needs. Oversee volunteer orientation and training protocol.
  3. Build a network of nutrition outreach volunteers in tandem with the train the trainer model to support all Foodbank programs and food literacy activities.
  4. Manage organizational use of Volunteer Hub, including sign-ups, scheduling and records; review and improve volunteer demographics, culture and infrastructure that results in a high quality, committed volunteers.
  5. Evaluate volunteer outputs and make changes in order to improve results.
  6. Send countywide monthly volunteer e-news, maintain volunteer web page and maintain volunteerism presence on social media.
  7. Oversee community food drives (bi-annual Letter Carrier, Scouting for Food, Holiday Season, etc.)
  8. Represent the Foodbank in the community at recruitment events and lead volunteer appreciation initiatives including events and recognition.
  9. Actively cultivate volunteers as potential donors of both time and funds.
  10. Source and deploy highly skilled ‘knowledge philanthropists.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education
  • 3 – 5 years of customer service experience
  • Knowledge of volunteer recruitment practices
  • Direct report management of 3 or more personnel


  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and requests
  • Proficient and effective in written and verbal communication skills, including presentations to groups as well as engaging with individuals one-on-one
  • Ability to work in a team and across departments in an organization
  • Commitment to greater than 50% on-duty time spent of out-of-office conducting volunteer outreach and recruitment
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Suite Software, email, and Social Media
  • General computer, tech, and software proficiency
  • Bilingual, a plus
  • Able to lift 30 lbs.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.  Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.