Positions and Internships

Having an active and dedicated team is an essential part of Sprouts’ impact on the community. We welcome new ideas and energetic foodies onto our team! Taking action with Sprouts provides you with the opportunity to meet new chefs and restaurant owners, cook with kids, learn and taste delicious recipes, and explore future career options. By sharing your talents and energy with the kids and the team members at Sprouts, you will make a real difference in our local community.

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please fill out this Google Form, and then send the following to dayton@sproutscookingclub.org:
● Curriculum Vitae (resume)
● 300-400 word-count cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Rolling Applications. Open until Filled.
Application Process: Initial phone/video interview. Written/in person trial assignment. Final in-person interview.
Letter of Recommendation: At the completion of the internship, the general director writes letters of recommendation for all outstanding interns.

Paid Positions

Your role: As Program and Event Manager, you will be working to structure and expand the Chef-in-Training program to help at-risk youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs. You will be interviewing and placing interns at respective restaurants, and working with them throughout their internships to ensure graduation from the program. You will be responsible for strengthening the infrastructure of Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training Program and organizing dinners, events, grants and online campaigns to raise money for these internships.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 24 young adults; you will be personally helping at-risk and underserved youth change their lives around by setting them up with structure and guidance. You will be their primary point of contact and will mentor and guide them throughout their internships with real restaurant chefs. During their internships, you will get to see their progress firsthand and be able to realize the effects and value of your work. You will see these interns through to their graduation from the program, and have the important role of sharing their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, helping at-risk youth make huge changes to their lives and get back on the right track. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth: As an Americorps team member, your professional growth is of the utmost importance! Our founder along with the rest of our team will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with top chefs in the area and foster strong relationships with restaurants. You’ll forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead fundraising campaigns and programs. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide other team members and summer interns to assist you.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
  • Work with chefs and restaurants to build up the support and network of Sprouts CIT program
  • Work with community activists, local wraparound programs, and movers and shakers
  • Work with Googledocs, surveys, and online tools to establish structure and systems that will standardize our CIT recruitment, hiring and training process
  • Work with popular chefs and restaurants to organize dinners, benefit events, and cocktail hours to raise awareness and fundraise for the Chef-in-training program
  • Interview Chef-in-Training candidates for placement
  • Interview head chefs and restaurants for placing CIT interns
  • Work with Media Americorps to promote CIT program and CIT intern stories
  • Complete a grant for funding a CIT internship
  • Give presentations at schools about the CIT program
  • Outreach to new restaurants to create new partnerships
Your team: As Program and Event Manager through Americorps, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to structure and expand the Chef-in-Training program. You’ll also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT Interns as you watch their growth.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll also be heading to restaurants to promote Sprouts’ CIT program and check in on current interns, as well as to meet with head chefs to set up the Chef-in-Training program in new restaurants.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Skills Needed: A VISTA needs to be able to work on and balance multiple projects, and the capacity to build and managing systems. They must have good written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency with Google Drive. The VISTA should be detail-oriented and extremely organized.
Commitments and Contract Period: Starting April to May 10th, 2017, and ending July 15, 2018.
Flexible start date, 12 month posting, 40 hours per week, remote hours included.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • $18,180 for the year, plus End-of-Service benefit of educational stipend ($5,815) or end-of-service cash stipend ($1,500)
  • $400 Monthly Housing assistance (or $200 transportation stipend)
  • Health care stipend
  • Instant social, professional, and support network and community
  • Direct service and hands-on experience
More information on renumeration and terms of the Vista programming!
Your role: As Video and Media Manager Americorps, you will be responsible for executing a marketing campaign to promote awareness of the Chef-in-Training program that will lead to funding to ensure the sustainability of the program. Your work will directly help at-risk youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs. Using video, photography, and our social media tools, you will highlight the at-risk Chef-in-training trainees. Your role is to inspire our community by showcasing their individual stories and their progress as they train to become professional chefs. You will have the important role of sharing their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver.
You will also communicate Sprouts’ general mission to the community through media focusing on Sprouts’ after school classes, camps, weekend cooking classes and birthday party fundraisers, bringing to light the impact these varied programs have on the lives of community youth. As a result, you will film, photograph, interview and forge relationships with various chefs, community activists, nonprofit directors, and diverse youth.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 20 young adults; you will be personally helping at-risk and underserved youth change their lives around by sharing their inspiring stories with the community. You will get to see their progress firsthand and be able to realize the effects and value of your work. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, helping at-risk youth make huge changes to their lives and get back on the right track. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is extremely important to us! As an Americorps team member, we will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. You will work closely with our founder and management to promote Sprouts’ programs and communicate Sprouts’ mission to the community. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our marketing partners at Google and sponsors such as GoPro and Method. You will forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead video and marketing projects.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
  • Filming with GoPro Equipment
  • Coordinating with GoPro’s Marketing Team
  • Working under the tutelage of Google’s Marketing Team
  • Conducting Video interviews of chef, trainees, and prominent community members
  • Uploading materials and promotions
  • Creating video campaigns for Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training program
  • Developing social media marketing campaigns and strategy
Your team: As Video and Media Manager through Americorps, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to get captivating footage for Sprouts’ promotional materials. You will also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT Interns as you watch their growth.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be heading to local restaurants, schools, community centers and farms to film and photograph Sprouts’ classes.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Commitments and Contract Period:
Starting April to May 10th, 2017, and ending July 15, 2018. 12-month commitment, 40 hours per week.
Skills and Experience Required:
Must have experience with videography and editing
Must be able to film, edit, and compile videos from start to finish independently
Preference to candidates with own equipment
Compensation and Benefits:
  • $18,180 for the year, plus End-of-Service benefit of educational stipend ($5,815) or end-of-service cash stipend ($1,500)
  • $400 Monthly Housing assistance (or $200 transportation stipend)
  • Health care stipend
  • Instant social, professional, and support network and community
  • Direct service and hands-on experience
More information on renumeration and terms of the Vista programming!
Be a Sprouts Chef Instructor!
Share your passion for cooking with the next generation of chefs!
Do you have experience teaching to kids? Do you have professional cooking experience? Do you love working with kids, and want to give back to your community? Come teach cooking classes with Sprouts!
We are currently looking for Chef Instructors that are passionate about Alice Water’s mission to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and cooking! You’ll get to work hands-on with our chef kiddos who are so excited to get cookin’ in the kitchen with you! It’s a super rewarding way to use your culinary chops in a fun and exciting environment!
We are looking for motivated, personable instructors interested in nutrition and passionate about cooking. Strong leadership, an appreciation for community service, quick thinking and adaptability to new environments are all key qualities that we look for as we interview potential team members.
We hope you join us for a season of delicious food and tons of cooking with fun and energetic kid chefs!
Dates and Time Commitment:
Full time
Some weekend availability required
Requirements:
Personal car
Teaching experience
Cooking experience
Afternoon availability
Must live in the Bay Area!
Details:
$15/hour, 12 month commitment
Location:
We work with schools throughout SF, the East Bay, and Marin!
Class Details:
Class size range from 7-12 kids
Ages range between 7-12
Lesson plans and ingredients will be provided!
This fellowship focuses entirely on direct service to Bay Area youth and At-Risk young adults in need of change through a culinary career. The ideal candidate is a confident individual who believes in nutritional education for youth in SF and Marin, and giving At-risk young adults a second chance. As Sprouts Direct Impact Fellow, you will be leading afterschool classes for children at schools in Marin and SF and mentoring an at-risk young adult enrolled in our Chef-in-training program. You will also be leading culinary camp classes during our summer and winter camps, which take place at farms such as Frog Hollow and restaurants such as Boulevard, Chez Panisse, The Boulevard, and more!
Afterschool Culinary Instructor for Bay-Area Youth
You will work directly with diverse youth as you teach afterschool classes at schools in the Bay Area! You will plan your lessons around Sprouts’ pantry of organic produce and local donations.
Culinary Leader at camps and classes!
You will lead cooking classes and camp days with diverse youth from all over the Bay Area. You will have the opportunity to work with well-known chefs and develop recipes that emphasize nutrition and sustainability! You will also have the opportunity to work with the kids in gardens and on farms! Camps run all summer long and during winter break.
This is the perfect position for someone that has a charismatic personality, leadership, positive attitude, street smarts, confidence in the kitchen, and a knack for classroom control!
You will be working with scads of fun, Bay-Area chefs, mission-focused partner non-profits, Girls Inc, Seneca Center and a team of 15+ young, social-minded gals! Sprouts`offices are located at the Impact Hub Oakland and our kitchen and storage space is located just a few blocks away at Girls Inc in downtown Oakland. Our classes and camps run from Bay-Area schools, farms, and restaurants!
Time Commitment:
Full-Time Position
40 hr work week
Car is highly recommended, but not mandatory!
Must live in the Bay Area
$1320 per month (breakdown: $120 transportation, $40 restaurant stipend, $1160 living stipend)
Any surplus local , organic produce and pantry items from classes (huge perk!)
Dynamic Work Culture: Team dinners and dates!
Fridays are work-from-home!
Time Span: September 1st, 2016 – May 31, 2017 (Starting date can be adjusted by up to two weeks)
Host Site: Sprouts Cooking Club, Schools in SF, East Bay, and Marin (depending on our needs and your location), Pickups in East Bay, SF, Oakland Office
Host Site Supervisor: Karen Rogers (Founder, Global Vision)
Focus Area(s): 
  • Teach/assist after school classes (up to 5 classes per week)
  • Communicate with parents (class follow-up, answer questions, primary contact for parents)
  • Orchestrate and manage ingredient pick-ups from our partners
  • Keep physical inventory clean and organized
  • Keep inventory log up to date
Honorary Stipend: $1600 per month (breakdown: $120 transportation, $40 restaurant stipend, $1440 living stipend)
Team Structure: Sprouts Founder, Programming Director, Team Director, After School Manager, Programming Coordinator, Operations Director, Americorps, Office Interns, After School Teacher Assistants, Accounting Team, Bookkeeper, IT Assistant, Budget Analyst
Supporters and Mentors: Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Traci Des Jardins, Charlie Hallowell in addition to local chefs and restaurant owners, like Jessica Sullivan of Delfina, Matt Paine of Wingtip. Cooley Law Firms, Farrel and Braun Martel Law Firm, and Bregante Accounting.
Overview of Sprouts Cooking Club: 
Mission and Programming: Founded in 2005, Sprouts’ mission is to get kids, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, jazzed about nutrition through hands-on cooking programs right alongside real chefs inside real restaurants. We empower children to live healthier lifestyles and be active members of their food community by teaching them the skills they need to create nutritious, delicious meals for themselves and their community. We believe that if you bring creativity and fun back into the cooking process with chefs that have dedicated their careers to the cause, that kids will be inspired to cook at home on a daily basis for themselves and their community. To achieve our mission, we organize farm visits, in-restaurant cooking classes, youth cook-offs, grocery shopping challenges, market runs and purveyor meet-and-greets. We keep cooking REAL — the children cook, side-by-side, with local, culinary heroes — real chefs from acclaimed restaurants like Chez Panisse, Tartine Bakery, Jardinière, The Slanted Door, and 25Lusk.
After School Enrichment Program: Combining farm fresh ingredients, instruction from Sprouts’ trained chefs, and creative recipes highlighting seasonal offerings from around the Bay Area, Sprouts’ after-school enrichment program provides interactive, hands-on cooking classes right in your classroom or community center.
Chef-In-Training Program For Troubled Youth: We run a Chef-In-Training Program for Troubled Youth in the Bay-Area where young adults ages 17 to 22 train to become chefs right under the tutelage of renowned chefs.
Scholarship Program: We run a scholarship program that allows children from all socioeconomic backgrounds participate in all programs no matter their social or financial standing. We average 10% in event scholarships throughout the year.
Commitments and Contract Period: 9-month fellowship, with the opportunity to apply for a 3-month extension
Qualifications and Requirements: Strong organizational skills. Familiarity and comfort with technology. Strong interpersonal skills. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Driver’s license.
  • Inventory
  • Car necessary
  • Weekend availability, up to 4 weekends per month
Resources: Sprouts’ car, storage space for Sprouts’ equipment and inventory at Girls Inc, communal office space in Downtown Oakland
Physical Locations: Bay Area Schools, shared work space in Oakland, Oakland-based mailing address and storage
Tools: Zoho, Googledocs, Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Perks: access to Sprouts’ car + gas, access to all excess farmers’ market produce and product donations unneeded for classes or inventory, meeting and working with amazing chefs and restaurants, team dinners
Office and Programming Hours: 
General Work Hours
Monday through Friday: 9AM to 5PM, paid lunch Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  
  • When working weekend hours (need-based, when Sprouts events are scheduled), these hours will be taken from Friday morning.
  • Up to four weekend events per month commitment
Pickup Schedule (included in regular working hours):
Mondays – Imperfect Produce and Hodo Soy (9-10AM)
Tuesdays – Full Belly Farm @ Farmers Market (4-5PM)
Wednesdays – every other week Straus @ Grocery Store (9AM)
Thursdays – Imperfect Produce (9AM), possibly Acme (1PM)
Saturdays – Whole Foods Oakland (8 – 9 AM)
Holidays:
Winter Break
1-week Winter Camp, Monday – Friday, 10 to 5p.m. (+1 hr of set-up,
wrap-up)  
Spring Break
1-week Spring Camp, Monday – Friday, 10 to 3p.m. (+1 hr of set-up,
wrap-up)
Summertime
9-10 weeks of summer camp, 9 to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (+1 hr of
set-up, wrap-up)
Your role: As Programming Coordinator, you get to work on the ‘bling bling’ side of things as you meet and develop relationships with fun-loving Bay-Area chefs. This is a super social and … delicious position (: You will handle the planning and executing classes for Sprouts’ camp sessions in Spring, Summer and Winter. You will serve as the primary point of contact for Sprouts’ partner restaurants, farms, and community partners. Through your work, you will get to develop personal relationships with the chefs and farmers as you meet with to plan hands-on cooking classes. Inspiring chefs and culinary businesses in our community will play a huge part of your role! You will encourage chefs to help us empower kids to cook simple, healthy meals for themselves and their families! As Programming Coordinator, you get to make Sprouts mission a reality – and see the direct impact that we have in the community!
Throughout the year, you will organize details and coordinate cooking class logistics for 2 weeks of spring camp, two weeks of winter camps, and 16 weeks of summer camps. For each class, you will work directly with head chefs to plan exciting recipes that reinforce basic cooking skills, craft lesson plans around nutritional basics, and engage the kids. You will also have the opportunity to help real chefs lead classes on the weekends and occasionally teach your own lesson plan during camps. You will find your role at Sprouts incredibly rewarding as you will be teaching kids everything they need to know to cook simple, approachable meals at home and for their families.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is incredibly important to us, and we will work closely with you in your professional development, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our top restaurant partners including restaurants like Boulevard, One Market, Tartine, and Penrose. You will also have the opportunity to work with our marketing partners at Google and sponsors such as GoPro and Method. You will forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead programs. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide other team members and summer interns to assist you.
This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the culinary world and hone their culinary, professional, and leadership skills. The cooking classes with various Bay Area chefs also enables the Programming Coordinator to develop personal relationships with chefs, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs an in intimate environment. Afterall, it’s not every day that people get to enter into the behind-the-scenes of a chef’s kitchen with a group of aspiring cooks!
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
  • Planning details and coordinating logistics for spring, summer and winter camps
  • Correspond with restaurant chefs to plan menus and classes
  • Check in with team departments to plan class details including inventory for ingredients for classes, team volunteers to assist, and team instructors to lead classes
  • Reaching out to and working with chefs through solicitation emails, follow up chef visits, coordinating class details, restaurant media
  • Event timeline submission and checklist structuring
  • Creating mailchimps and promotional materials to promote classes and camps
  • Strengthening systems and tools to set structure for success pertinent to our lineup
  • Assisting in execution of classes for camps and weekend events
  • Overseeing weekend class planning with programming team
  • Forge new and maintain old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, and community members
  • Develop resources, templates and tools such as lesson plan templates and activity templates

 

Your team: As Programming Coordinator, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to create fun and engaging classes for kids in the community. You will also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. In this position you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, local farmers, and mission-focused partner nonprofits including Girls Inc. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several motivated UC Berkeley interns, and 25 active community volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be heading to restaurants to meet with head chefs to create engaging classes for Sprouts’ many programs, as well as meeting with new restaurants to bring Sprouts’ to new areas and set up new partnerships.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Skills and Requirements:
Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Looking for candidates with leadership skills and experience. Must have high energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, and ownership of tasks. Experience in sales and in creating new partnerships with external operations preferred.
Car highly recommended. Preference to candidates with chef and restaurant contacts.
Must live in the Bay Area (based in Oakland) and be willing to travel throughout SF and East Bay.
Commitments and Contract Period: Full-time, 12 month commitment
Must have some weekend availability
Car preferred but not required
Spring, summer and winter camp blackout dates (end of December, end of March and May-August)
Compensation and Benefits:
$15/ hour
Weekly excess farmers market produce
5 paid half-days for vacation days for full-time employees
Your role: As Recruitment and Volunteer Manager, you will be responsible for growing our recruitment network by finding new online resources, organizations, schools and individuals for outreach. You will manage all recruitment for part-time, full-time, volunteer and intern opportunities at Sprouts. You’ll also handle onboarding and make sure that new team members are trained properly. As a fast-growing nonprofit, we are expanding fast! We also have peak hiring seasons for our adjunct summertime camp team and afterschool programs! You will have the unique role of facilitating and pioneering our growth as you gage the skills and compatibility of candidates with the various roles we have open. You will set the first impression and serve as the face and voice of Sprouts for all applicants. You will be inspired by the work and enthusiasm of dozens of like-minded community members who want to give back and help realize our mission. In this respect, you will be personally involved in the growth of Sprouts’ team, and responsible for allowing Sprouts’ programs to expand each season by growing and strengthening our team.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is incredibly important to us! This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the nonprofit world and hone in on their team, professional, and leadership skills. In this role, you will be corresponding professionally with many exciting like-minded community members, and effectively communicating Sprouts’ message and mission. You will be working with community groups from local churches, schools and universities like UC Berkeley, and candidates from large corporations like Airbnb, Salesforce, Pandora, and Kaiser. You will also foster your interpersonal skills and learn to read body language and unspoken communication as you interview.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see, first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
As Recruitment and Volunteer Manager, you will be growing our team and expanding our reach. This includes tasks such as (but not exclusive to):
  • Research and solidify strong new sources for recruitment, including colleges, interest groups, organizations, etc.
  • Grow our network for new candidates for volunteers and interns
  • Create relationships with strong networks for recruitment purposes that we can use year-round
  • Handle all volunteer recruiting, outreach and onboarding
  • Be the first point of contact for all new candidates applying for positions
  • Respond to candidate requests in a timely and enthusiastic manner
  • Set up phone interviews, trial assignments, and in person interviews with qualified candidates
  • Refer strong candidates to hiring manager thoroughly and professionally
  • Finalize contracts and team folders for new team members through Google Drive
  • Onboard new team members and help standardize onboarding process
  • Focus on team training and experience
  • Create volunteer community for our group of volunteers
Your team: You will be working alongside 12 full-and-part-time team members who will help shape the mold for who you’re looking to hire. We pride ourselves on our strong team dynamic, and you will not only experience this firsthand but also help to grow and make the team culture stronger. In your recruiting efforts you will also meet several like-minded community members from all different backgrounds.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you will have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.
Work hours: Part-time hours set by mutual agreement, Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements: Strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks. Strong communication skills, must be a people person!
Commitments and Contract Period:
Part-time, 15-25 hours per week
Minimum one year commitment
Compensation and Benefits: $15 per hour

Internships

Your role: As CIT Ambassador, you will be working directly with the Americorps Program and Event Manager to expand and execute the Chef-in-Training program to help at-risk youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs. You will get the opportunity to interview interns and work out the behind the scenes logistics to place interns at respective restaurants. You will be working right alongside the Program and Event Manager on key logistics of Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training Program and will help to organize dinners, events, and online campaigns to raise money for these internships. You may even get to plan an auction for a benefit dinner supporting the CIT program by reaching out to community members and organizations to donate. You’ll get valuable experience writing and submitting grants to support the program, and learn the behind-the-scenes of working in a fast-growing nonprofit.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 20 young adults; you will be personally helping at-risk and underserved youth change their lives around by setting them up with structure and guidance. During their internships, you will get to see their progress firsthand and be able to realize the effects and value of your work. You will help support the Program and Event Manager to share their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, helping at-risk youth make huge changes to their lives and get back on the right track. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is of the utmost importance! Our Program and Event Manager, along with the rest of our team, will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with top chefs in the area and foster strong relationships with restaurants. You’ll forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead fundraising campaigns and programs.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample projects include:
  • Work with chefs and restaurants to build up the support and network of Sprouts CIT program
  • Work with community activists, local wraparound programs, and movers and shakers
  • Work with Googledocs, surveys, and online tools to establish structure and systems that will standardize our CIT recruitment, hiring and training process
  • Work with popular chefs and restaurants to organize dinners, benefit events, and cocktail hours to raise awareness and fundraise for the Chef-in-training program
  • Interview Chef-in-Training candidates for placement
  • Interview head chefs and restaurants for placing CIT interns
  • Work with Media Americorps to promote CIT program and CIT intern stories
  • Complete a grant for funding a CIT internship
  • Give presentations at schools about the CIT program
  • Outreach to new restaurants to create new partnerships
  • Complete a grant to secure funding for the program
Chef-in-Training Program Overview: After partnering with Jamie Oliver and his team in 2012, Sprouts founded the Chef-in-Training Internship Program in the San Francisco Bay-Area. The Chef-in-training internship was directly modeled after his London-based Apprenticeship Program, Fifteen. Sprouts offers youth in need of a jump start the culinary vocational training needed to secure stable jobs in the food industry. This internship targets disadvantaged Oakland youth between the ages of 16 – 23, providing them with a paid opportunity to gain real-time, real-life culinary job training. Interns work two, 8-hour shifts every week, and their training is both reinforced and monitored with weekly check-ins led by a Sprouts’ advisor and their mentor chef so that each intern reaches his or her fullest potential. Not only do they work directly with their Sprouts’ chef mentor throughout the entire internship, but the Sprouts team and chef mentors also facilitate the interns’ job placement post-graduation.
An Overview of our CIT program: HERE
Chef-in-training Video Documentary (Has won international awards!)
Your team: As CIT Ambassador, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to structure and expand the Chef-in-Training program. You’ll also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT Interns as you watch their growth.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll also be heading to restaurants to promote Sprouts’ CIT program and check in on current interns, as well as to meet with head chefs to set up the Chef-in-Training program in new restaurants.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Commitments and Contract Period:
Flexible start date, 8 month posting, 20 hr/week minimum
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Volunteer position
  • Transportation stipend offered to assist with commute to the office

Gain Experience! Make a Difference! Eat Delicious Food!

This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals alike to give back to the community all the while garnering graphic design and nonprofit experience. See first-hand the inner core of a non-profit while hanging with local chefs, cooking with kids, and eating delicious food! You will create flyers for classes, take occasional photos at cooking classes, manage our website and help with promotional strategy! Spend two days in the office per week, hanging with our team of young professionals at The Hub Oakland (right near BART!). You will never be bored! This is the perfect internship for people that want to apply their skills to a great cause!
You will work closely with a team of motivated young professionals and Sprouts’ founder, who started out her career working with Alice Waters!
Location: The Impact Hub (2323 Broadway, Oakland right near 19th BART)
Time Commitment:
appx. 10-12 hours a week during the weekday at our Oakland office (can be scheduled for weekends depending on applicant’s schedule)
Optional opportunities to help cook with kids on the weekends!
Extend your internship by 2 months, and receive a personal thanks from Alice Waters herself! She will show her gratitude by signing one of her cookbooks personalized to your name!
Requirements:
Must have the know-how to assist with graphic design management
Must have a love for kids and cooking!
Time Span: Rolling application, 6 months
As Operations Coordinator Intern, you will work with our Operations Manager on the following projects:
  • Inventory Management (Soliciting for, picking up, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of beautiful, organic pantry items and produce!)
  • Preparation of ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Relationship building and outreach with our community partners and sponsors
  • Partial management of social media platforms
  • Occasional cooking classes with children!
Scope 1: Inventory and Ingredient Preparation
Growth and Learning Points
Operational Management
Food safety and storage
Production
  • Picking up and storing Sprouts’ inventory
  • Organizing and maintaining clean inventory space
  • Preparing Ingredients for classes, camps, and events
Scope 2: Direct Service
Growth and Learning Points
Classroom control and leadership
Food safety and preparation
Cooking skills
  • Occasionally teach and assist on culinary classes on weekdays and weekends
Scope 3: Community Partner Management
Growth and Learning Points
Friendly Professionalism
Relationship Building
Marketing
  • Create and maintain sponsor relationships and donations
  • Manage Sprouts’ inventory
  • Manage donation logistics and delivery
Scope 4: Social Media and Marketing
Growth and Learning Points
Social Media Tools such as Facebook, Insta, Twitter
Corporate professionalism
  • Manage Sprouts’ social media platforms to thank our sponsors and chefs, and to garner interest for our classes and events
Location:
Sprouts’ offices are located at the Impact Hub Oakland and our kitchen and storage space is located just a few blocks away at Girls Inc in downtown Oakland.
Sprouts’ Mission and Programming: Founded in 2005, Sprouts’ mission is to get kids, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, jazzed about nutrition through hands-on cooking programs right alongside real chefs inside real restaurants.
http://www.sproutscookingclub.org
Commitments and Contract Period:
Part-time position, 10-15 hours per week, flexible schedule
9-month internship
Qualifications:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. High energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts’ mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks.
Candidate must live in the Bay Area.
Perks:
Access to any excess organic produce
Chance to meet celebrity chefs and expand your culinary network!
Great team dynamic and office culture!
An opportunity to have a say in the growth and mission of our nonprofit (you won’t just be a number like in the corporate world!)
Opportunity to work directly with Sprouts’ founder
Sprouts is looking for a tech-savy applicant that wants to build up their website maintenance experience. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills all the while contributing to our mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals! This position can be performed remotely or at our office at Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.
Sample tasks include:
Using Sprouts event templates to create event flyers for our website
Posting eventbrite tabs to our website
Answering questions from our Facebook page
Updating Sprouts website postings
Improving the user interface and experience of our website
Uploading media, articles, and videos into Sprouts website
Analyzing Sprouts website traffic and developing strategy around user preferences and patterns
Creating mailchimp ads
Uploading profiles of our chef in training interns
Candidates do not need prior experience although it is recommended!
Work with a dynamic team!
Work alongside Sprouts Founder, Programming Director, Execution Director, Americorps, Operations Director, Afterschool Director, UC Berkeley part-time office interns, afterschool teacher assistants, Accounting intern, bookkeeper, IT assistant, volunteer budget analyst
Some of Sprouts supports and advisory board members!
Build up your skills and experience all the while making invaluable connections! We are proud to have some amazing supporters!
Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, Traci Des Jardins, Charlie Hallowell in addition to local chefs and restaurant owners. Cooley Law Firms, Farrel and Braun Martel Law Firm, Bregante Accounting. Jessica Sullivan of Delfina, Matt Paine of Wingtip
Location: The Impact Hub (2323 Broadway, Oakland right near 19th BART)
This position can be performed remotely.
Time Commitment: 7-9 hours a week
Time Span: 8 months long