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2018 Graduation

May 5th, 2018
72 days to go.

Job Opportunities

Second Harvest Food Bank

Vice President, Community Engagement & Policy 


Looking for mission-driven work? Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation.


Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.



Californians for Justice

Finance and Operations Manager (San Jose or Oakland) 


Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.


The position will be located in San Jose or Oakland. If based in Oakland, the Finance and Operations Manager would work 2 days a week out of the San Jose office.


Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.



San Mateo Chamber of Commerce 

Executive Assistant 


The Executive Assistant position is multi-faceted and has as its primary role to make it possible for the Board, CEO, and Chamber teammates to function effectively and efficiently.



Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.



Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center 

Director of Operations 

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Job Opportunity: Peace and Justice Fellowship Program Director

This one is for our graduates or near-graduates…
Haas Center for Public Service
Program Director, Emerson Peace and Justice Fellowship Haas

Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service and Diversity and First Generation (DGen) Office seeks a dynamic Program Director for the Emerson Peace and Justice Fellowship, a cohort program for students interested in addressing peace and justice issues in the broader community. The Haas Center serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide initiative to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships.

The Program Director will oversee development and implementation of Stanford University’s new Emerson Peace and Justice Fellowship (EPJF) initiative, aimed at preparing a new generation of ethical and effective civic leaders to tackle one of our most complex and intransigent problems: inequality. The goal of the EPJF initiative is to bring together resources from multiple units across campus to facilitate a dialogue-to-action pathway that helps undergraduate students build skills and habits that will lead to a lifelong commitment to peace and justice work. Through the fellowship, students will develop skills of democratic engagement and habits for effective action and advocacy while undertaking opportunities to hone and practice those skills through real world service experiences.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Alum in the Community: Alejandro Vilchez

A self-described, “Consultant/Trainer/Facilitator/Homeboy,” he writes,

“When you break down the word ‘collaboration’ it means to CO-LABOR. And labor is uncomfortable, it’s painful and sometimes brings out the worst in people. But in the end it produces something beautiful”.

This link from his LinkedIn post has a photo of him teaching advocacy and collaboration at UC Davis.


Very honored that he is among our many alumni who are doing such great work in the community.

Advising in the Parking Lot

This is what we do!  Meet students where they are.  I took this photo of Judy King sitting in the parking lot with a potential new student who couldn’t leave her car to meet in the office.  Looks like we’ll be welcoming her to class soon!  Thank you Judy…


At Mission College

This is part of our Human Services capstone class, admiring the beautiful new building at Mission College.  Impressive!  (The new building AND our great students).


San Mateo County Job Opportunities

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto CLSEPA
Development and Communications Manager

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is a nonprofit offering legal services that improve the lives of low-income families throughout the region. We specialize in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, records clearance, and consumer protection. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and social worker work side-by-side with low-income communities and partner with community-based organizations, churches, and schools to bring about lasting change. We train and support community members to navigate the legal system and exercise their rights. We achieve our mission using multiple, innovative strategies, including community education, individual legal advice, and representation, legal assistance to community groups, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.

The Development and Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing our fundraising strategy, identifying new funding sources, monitoring existing foundation grants and government contracts, and designing communications and marketing materials that align with our mission and our fundraising goals. The Manager reports to the Deputy Director and directly supervises a development and communications associate and 2 AmeriCorps VISTA Development volunteers. This position is an excellent match for a candidate who is passionate about social justice, with at least 3 years of fundraising experience in a non-profit setting and demonstrated management responsibilities.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. PVI
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and services to older adults on the San Francisco Peninsula. PVI aims to serve the whole person, providing food, care, social interaction, physical fitness, and lifelong learning opportunities for a range of capabilities through our 4 program areas. PVI Meals on Wheels is the sole provider of home-delivered meals and wellbeing checks for all of San Mateo County, except the coast-side. Rosener House Adult Day Services provides daytime care for seniors with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and a range of other age-related conditions, and supportive services for family caregivers. Little House Activity Center provides fitness classes, social activities, learning opportunities, artistic endeavors, and technology tutoring geared toward older adults. And Peninsula Volunteers Properties provides the majority of affordable senior housing in Menlo Park.
Development Manager

PVI is currently on a growth trajectory, having doubled the size of our Meals on Wheels program, renovated and expanded offerings at Little House, and grown capacity at Rosener House to serve additional clients and their families. Over the last two and a half years, we’ve seen donated revenue grow from about $1.1M to $1.6M annually, and plan to continue that growth trend. We know that the population in our community is aging, and that demand for our programs and services is only going to rise with it. As we prepare to embark on our next phase, we are looking for a Development Manager to join a capable and growing team. The ideal candidate is a utility player, and passionate about impacting the lives of the aging for the better. They will be someone who enjoys a new challenge and a variety of types of projects throughout the year. They will enjoy learning and growing their skillset in the role.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Food Services Manager PVI2

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Services Director, the Food Services Manager performs the following duties in food preparation management: recipe development and modernization, menu planning, preparation and procurement of food/supply items for congregate lunch program, Meals on Wheels, Little House and Rosener House Café’s, and special catering events; responsible for managing kitchen safety and sanitation; assists with staff and volunteer training and performs other duties as assigned.

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Meals on Wheels General Office/Program Support PVI3

As a member of the Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Meals on Wheels team, the General Office staff performs program support utilizing computer skills, attention to detail, and organizational and interpersonal skills. The General Office staff may serve as the Program’s first point of contact for visitors and callers. Duties include answering telephones, data entry, word processing and working with spreadsheets, as well as, filing and other general office tasks. Position requires exercising independent judgment, initiative, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills. 

Founder’s Week: Dessert with the Sisters

Our Human Services capstone class went to the Province Center last night and had dessert with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who live there.  How interesting and inspiring to learn about each other’s lives!  It was also a perfect preface to hearing the students’ incredible portfolio presentations, including their Hallmark reflections, which showed such amazing strength and vision.  Listening to these hero stories – of accomplishments and plans for future careers helping others – gives me great hope for this world.