Open Arms of Minnesota

CAREERS

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Join our Team!

Open Arms of Minnesota is a growing organization that is always looking for great people to bring their diverse skills to help us fulfill our mission and purpose. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and would like to support our kitchen operations and build relationships in our community, please consider joining our amazing team. If you don’t find a position that suits your talents and/or interest, please check back at a different time for new opportunities.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Open Arms is committed to hiring and fostering a workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, disability, or socioeconomic status. We encourage all individuals with direct or transferrable experience to apply for our open positions.

Check below for our current openings. If you have any questions, please contact our HR department at [email protected].

Benefits

Current Openings

Communications Manager
This full-time position contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by executing the organization’s communications strategy, in coordination with the Communications Director and other Department leads. The Communications Manager position is a key member of the Communications and Development Teams. This role will increase engagement with audiences and build awareness of the organization’s mission, vision, programs, and achievements. The primary outcome of this position is to ensure that Open Arms has a strong reputation as a leader in its field.

Building & Grounds Coordinator
This full-time, non-exempt position contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by coordinating the building and grounds maintenance and upkeep, ensuring that they are a consistently welcoming, clean, well-maintained environment to all who enter and that the kitchen and other critical areas are functioning as needed. The Building and Grounds Coordinator will oversee the building systems’ day-to-day workings, including security, HVAC, and services necessary to keep the building in good working order.

Delivery Driver & Logistics Associate
This full-time position fulfills Open Arms’ mission by supporting the Delivery and Logistics department. This position is primarily responsible for delivering meals to program clients, satellite partners, catering clients, and organizational partners and acting as a liaison between Open Arms and our satellite delivery teams. This position will also provide general Logistics Department support, including activities that assist with setting up or preparing for client deliveries.

Dishwasher 
This hourly position contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by providing ongoing janitorial, organization, and kitchen prep tasks regularly and as needed. These tasks include vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and sanitizing kitchen supplies and utensils. In addition, they will support the kitchen team by providing kitchen preparation, including inventory control, receiving orders, cooler, freezer, and dry storage organization, and other duties as assigned.

Donor Experience & Individual Giving Manager
This full-time salaried position contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by providing meaningful experiences for our donors, serving as a key relationship builder of the organization, and identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors by building authentic relationships with them. The Donor Experience & Individual Giving Manager will work with the Development Department and the CEO to develop meaningful recognition and stewardship plans for all donors.

Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator 
This full-time salaried position contributes to the fulfillment of our mission by serving as the primary provider of administrative support and organization to Open Arms, the senior leadership team, and the CEO. This position will manage schedules, will plan, document and report on meetings, will support the work of the Board of Directors, and will ensure smooth operations at two Open Arms locations. 

Logistics & Shipping Coordinator
The Logistics & Shipping Coordinator is responsible for the growth and oversight of the Open Arms shipping program. This position will be expected to manage the day-to-day OAM shipping logistics, expand and formalize shipping operations, champion Open Arms’ use of efficient and innovative delivery methods, and cultivate strong relationships with delivery and shipping partners. 

Production Cook
This is a full-time and benefits-eligible position in a high-volume production kitchen that prepares and packages ready-to-eat meals. Working as part of a team, the Production Cook is responsible for food preparation, kitchen safety and sanitization, and overall kitchen cleanliness and organization. 

Volunteer Engagement & Administrative Coordinator
This full-time position in the Volunteer Engagement Department contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by providing the internal administrative support necessary to provide a consistent and positive experience to volunteers and ensuring a dependable and enthusiastic population of volunteers to support daily organizational needs. 

Internship Opportunities

Nonprofit Internship
The nonprofit intern will participate in nearly every aspect of the organization. This internship will play an integral role in the daily activities of the organization, as well as explore the inner workings of running a nonprofit.

Open Farms Internship
The Open Farms Intern will work side by side with the Farm Program Coordinator and the farm team to complete many tasks over the course of the growing season.

Special Events & Development Nonprofit Internship
The Special Events & Development nonprofit intern will participate in nearly every aspect of the Organization. This internship will play an integral role in the daily activities of the Organization, as well as explore the inner workings of running a nonprofit.

Volunteer Opportunities

Open Arms is a volunteer-driven organization that’s committed to creating an excellent volunteer experience for both individuals and groups. For volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteers page and join our mission!

Making food for people is an act of love. Delivering food to people is an act of love. Open Arms is just a magical place to be.

Leah Hébert Welles, CEO