Assistant Program Manager: Nourishing Care Pregnancy Project

The 18 Reasons Assistant Program Manager is a caring and creative solution-oriented person that leads workshops and manages program logistics for our Healthy Pregnancy Project. You are passionate about working with community members to improve health and birth outcomes for low-income BIPOC parents.

We are looking for an individual who will work with our team to design and implement a year-long support program for pregnant and newly post-partum BIPOC Families. This person cares deeply about serving the community, works collaboratively, and is committed to high-quality work.

About us: 18 Reasons is a nonprofit community cooking school based in San Francisco. We offer free cooking and nutrition classes to low-income families throughout the Bay Area, and host nightly paid cooking classes in our classroom on 18th Street in the Mission. All classes will be held virtually until the COVID crisis enters phase four (no restrictions on activities). Healthy Pregnancy is a new initiative that pairs free cooking and nutrition classes with weekly grocery deliveries throughout pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

We take special care to create a working team of positive, flexible, and driven people who are committed to caring for the community. A career at 18 Reasons is an opportunity to learn new skills and play a valuable role in serving the community.

As an Assistant Program Manager, you do not need to be an expert in cooking or nutrition before you start, but you must be organized, motivated, and eager to learn. You are meant for this role if you are a lifelong learner with a passion for community service.

We are looking for someone who has a talent for teaching, a passion for food, cooking, and community service, and who is whole-heartedly enthusiastic about growing with our business. If this is you, we are excited to meet you!


  • Manage and teach cooking and nutrition classes
  • Assist with focus groups
  • Lead peer support groups
  • Shop for and manage weekly grocery deliveries
  • Collect and prepare materials for classes, including food, cooking equipment, and course paperwork
  • Complete program reporting for grant purposes


  • Experience facilitating, leading, or mentoring
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition and food education
  • Experience working with BIPOC communities and or organizations
  • A passionate advocate for BIPOC parents’ health, and commitment to bringing partners together to improve the health of BIPOC parents, families, and communities
  • Experience and knowledge of San Francisco’s racially diverse communities and the institutional and structural racism faced throughout the city’s history, including, but not limited to, anti-Blackness and anti-immigrant sentiments.
  • Knowledge & fluency in racial equity principles and practices, and have a strong ability to speak to the intersectional impacts of racism
  • A car and valid driver’s license


  • Passionate about food
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak in front of a class
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings
  • Not required, but nice to have: fluent in Spanish

Physical requirements
This position requires being on your feet 65% of the time, driving 15% of the time, and working in an office setting 20% of the time. While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 50 pounds, including use of stairs, is required. General office duties include: computer work, filing, phone communication, copying. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable any qualified person to perform the essential job duties. 

Classification & Compensation
This is a full time, salaried position
$50,000-$60,000 DOE
Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, IRA matching, 12 holidays, 4 weeks PTO, and a 20% discount at Bi-Rite Market

This position is supervised by the San Francisco County Program Manager.

How to apply
Email your resume and a cover letter to

Please, no unsolicited calls or emails; applications submitted without a resume or personalized cover letter will not be reviewed.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, 18 Reasons is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.