Chief Operations Officer

Are you a leader looking for an opportunity where your talent can make a meaningful difference for people every day? Join Second Harvest’s outstanding executive team and leverage your warehousing, logistics, and outreach expertise to make an impact on our community. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission, driven, and ready to play a strategic leadership role.

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) has the opportunity to build on Second Harvest’s services and programs while increasing efficiency and effectiveness in our mission. If these statements describe you, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for:

  • You enjoy being part of and building high-performing teams.
  • You thrive on creating and implementing new processes and initiatives.
  • You relish rolling up your sleeves and “doing” just as much as delegating.
  • You embrace working closely with a fantastic team of volunteers, staff and board members.


Due to recordkeeping requirements, we do not accept general applications to be “kept on file”. Applications must be submitted for a specific job opening.

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. Second Harvest Food Bank shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 18), veteran status, gender, pregnancy, or any other non-merit factor unrelated to job duties.  Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment; advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training (including apprenticeship); and employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer.