January 24, 2011

Work with us!

Hey so there's a bunch of opportunities to work with us! Check them out below.

Clinical Reporting Analyst

This job is an opportunity to develop and implement systems for clinical reporting at Bread for the City. Work involves managing our database effectively and efficiently, in order to provide accurate information about the work of our medical clinic and social service providers. You will oversee the day-to-day operations, improve use of our Electronic Medical Records system, and become the champion of Quality Improvement projects. The analyst will report to the Special Projects Manager, and work closely with the CFO, Director of the Medical Clinic, and other managers.


  • Lead all work related to reporting from our electronic medical record system. Manage the full reporting process including the design, development, analysis, testing, implementation, documentation and maintenance of reports, utilizing Microsoft Access, pivot tables, SQLyog and eClinicalWorks systems.
  • Execute weekly, bi-monthly, bi-annual, and ad-hoc reports as needed.
  • Maintain and develop integrity of clinic data.
  • Provide basic end-user training and support related to reports and data.
  • Works with clinic teams to develop solutions to clinical quality and safety issues to improve care delivered to our patients and community.
  • Assist in prioritizing database enhancements and reporting functions.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated work experience in data management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel
  • General comfort with learning new computer programs and databases
  • Proven abilities to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced low-barrier environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to use one or more data programs (Microsoft Access, SQL, SPSS, Stata, etc.)
  • Ability and comfort with being a team leader, not just a team player.
  • Commitment to serving low-income and vulnerable populations.

Desired Skills:
  • The Analyst must be able to analyze and package data results as relevant to different audiences
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience with biostatistics and measurement and evaluation.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter [.pdf preferred] to Jessie Posilkin at jposilkin[at]breadforthecity[dot]org with “Reporting Analyst Job” in the subject header.

Spanish Language Social Worker (Northwest)

The Social Services Social Worker is primarily responsible for a small case-load of clients to address both their urgent and long-term needs. The position involves a great deal of contact with clients, as well as calls, letters and face-to-face visits with a variety of private and public agencies on behalf of the client.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Maintain caseload of 20-25 case management and/or counseling clients and provide all appropriate services.
  • Conduct individual intake assessments with new and recertifying clients in order to identify specific needs and maintain eligibility for Bread for the City programs and numerous public benefits.
  • Conduct individual psychosocial assessments for clients wishing to engage in case management and/or counseling services.
  • Conduct brief assessments and interventions during walk-in shifts.
  • Coordinate completion of client applications for Social Security Disability benefits and conduct follow up meetings with clients as appropriate.
  • Provide information and referrals to appropriate programs to help clients achieve goals.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in public and private resources applicable to the low-income population served by the agency.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by attending relevant community meetings, assisting partner agencies in their efforts, and communicating with local and federal agencies.

Qualifications and skills:
This position requires an MSW from an accredited university and the applicant must be licensed or license eligible. Fluency in Spanish is required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse group of people. Excellent organizational skills, listening and writing skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are a must. Patience, perseverance, and a capacity and interest to learn about government programs are helpful. The applicant should be committed to working for social justice. Flexibility, optimism, a sense of humor, and a cooperative spirit in the face of hectic working conditions are all very helpful.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Tracy Knight, LICSW, Social Services Director, NW Center, at tknight[at]breadforthecity[dot]org.

Rooftop Garden Intern

Bread for the City is growing gardens on the roofs of our Southeast and Northwest Centers! These gardesn will soon be a space for community learning about sustainable food sources, and the food grown in the gardens will supplement the groceries we give out in our food pantry. Read more about it on our blog: http://breadforthecity.blogspot.com/2010/08/rooftop-garden-one-pot-at-time.html

Description and Responsibilities: The Rooftop Garden Intern will manage the growth of the Southeast Center's rooftop container garden, and will assist with the development of the Northwest Center's larger rooftop garden. The volunteer will reach out to donors and organizations for continued support through in-kind donations; recruit clients and volunteers to water and care for the plants currently growing on the roof; and work with our Nutrition Consultant to plan for programming events to take place in the garden.

The Rooftop Garden Intern will need to work on the garden daily or at least every other day, excluding weekends, in order to keep the plants healthy, for a total of 10-15 hours per week.This position is unpaid.


  • Have a passion for broadening access to healthy foods in the District;
  • Have a knack for or interest in gardening and growing potted vegetables;
  • Be responsible, dependable, and consistent;
  • Be able to communicate with a wide variety of people, from clients to donors;
  • Have a desire for social justice.

To apply, contact Erin Garnaas-Holmes at eholmes[at]breadforthecity[dot]org.

Development Intern

Duties and responsibilities:
The Development Intern will work with all members of the development staff. The duties of the Development Intern will be both project-based and administrative.

The Development Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the planning and execution of major fundraising events
  • Develop and write posts on many different topics for the Beyond Bread blog
  • Compose and file gift acknowledgement letters
  • Update and maintain data in Raiser's Edge fundraising software
  • Maintain the supply of information packs
  • Assist with other projects as they arise, including research projects, administrative projects, and communications projects

In addition to these duties, the Development Intern is encouraged to introduce new ideas for how our fundraising program could be further developed or expanded, as well as take the initiative in suggesting projects that incorporate the Development Intern's skills and interests and will benefit the development office and Bread for the City as a whole.

Characteristics and skills needed:
This position requires strong written and oral communication skills, and an ability to work well with all types of people. Organizational skills and an attention to detail are a must, as well as the ability to work independently within the framework of a given project. Flexibility, optimism and a cooperative spirit in a sometimes hectic working environment are all very helpful characteristics. Above all, a Bread for the City Intern must have a commitment to social justice. This position is unpaid.

Candidate is asked to make at least a three month commitment to work a minimum of fifteen hours weekly (days and hours are flexible).

Contact Ryan Hill at rhill[at]breadforthecity[dot]org to apply.

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