Program Assistant

Posted by
Bread Head-CA
Los Angeles, CA

Bread Head-CA

Published 17 days ago

January 25, 2021
January 15, 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bread Head's mission to empower people experiencing food and housing insecurity with food literacy, life skills, and positive relationships. With our intentional community, we hope to inspire personal growth, independence, and balanced living. Bread Head is located in Venice, CA, near Venice High School. 

The Program Assistant is an important member of our Bread Head team and will work under the supervision and direction of Bread Head's Program Manager. This position is responsible for assisting with Bread Head’s programmatic service operations. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with enthusiasm in community engagement and program operations.

Job Duties

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Programs (PAN, CHEW, Gaia's Gift)

  • provide administrative support to program activities
  • administer surveys, input data, & assist with program related evaluation reports.
  • create branded programmatic fliers, pamphlets, certificates as directed
  • gather information for social media & fundraising campaigns  

Volunteer Program

  • Assist in volunteer onboarding.
  • Set up & coordinate individual volunteer schedules. 
  • Supervise volunteer activities & volunteer appreciation activities.
  • Schedule & coordinate monthly volunteer opportunities for all Bread Head programs.
  • Update Volunteer Management system, MailChimp & Signup Genius accordingly. 
  • Data collection & reporting on volunteer activities, performance, retention, & community impact. 

Food Pantry

  • load/unload delivery vehicles
  • liaison with food banks & food donors, reporting as directed
  • communicate with & provide direct service to food pantry recipients
  • sort food items
  • maintain & rotate stock
  • maintain physical food pantry space 

Shipping & Receiving

  • receive, log & shelve in-kind donations & orders
  • maintain inventory related databases
  • prepare & process outgoing shipments
  • breakdown & discard shipping/packing containers 

Community programs & events

  • assist in coordination & implementation as directed

Demonstrated Skills, Abilities and Competencies: 

To perform the job successfully, the Program Assistant must demonstrate the following skills, abilities and competencies:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of internal management & staff, as well as with external partners and collaborators.
  • Flexibility to meet organization’s needs.
  • Strong organizational tendencies.
  • Works well independently and in teams.
  • Ability to multitask and manage deadlines. 
  • Must be available to work an occasional evening or on weekends  
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with program participants and preserve confidentiality. 
  • Ability to accept and demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in all its forms and exhibit comfort working in culturally diverse environments, while promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote and Outlook and cloud-based systems.


  • Nonprofit program assistance: 1 year (preferred)
  • Experience working with issues of food literacy, food insecurity & food justice (preferred)
  • Experience working with issues of housing insecurity (preferred)
  • Experience working with youth and diverse groups.


  • Bachelor's (preferred)


  • Driver's (Required)


  • English (Required)
  • Spanish (Preferred)

Bread Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, regardless of race, religion, age, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic. Bread Head will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in manner consistent with applicable law, including the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.      

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Details at a glance:

  • Salary-$35,360 (full time, exempt)
  • COVID-19: time split between on-site (for essential service facilitation) and remote work 


Benefits will be available, waiting period applies.


Los Angeles, CA (Venice 90066)

To Apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bread Head's mission to empower people experiencing food and housing insecurity with food literacy, life skills, and positive relationships. With our intentional community, we hope to inspire…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level


12906 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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