The Houston Food Bank, a non-profit food distributor, is seeking highly energetic team players for the following available positions:
PLEASE NOTE: No incomplete applications will be accepted. All positions may require work on alternate Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please send resume, clearly noting the job that you're applying for, to:
Houston Food Bank
Attn: HR/Position applied for
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029
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Recycling and Waste Management Associate
Primary responsibility is to maintain the Recycling dock, disposing of solid wastes, and making certain HFB is in compliance with the State of Texas Hazardous Waste regulations when disposing and storing hazardous materials at all of the Houston Food Bank locations. Will also ensure we are capturing beneficial recyclable materials; recycling them correctly and receiving the full rebate. Supervises volunteers who are assign to work on recycle dock.
High School Diploma or GED. One year general experience.
Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly and detailed with Excellent leadership skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.
Provide operational leadership to hourly workforce to ensure the execution of daily tasks and activities including safety, loading/unloading of trailers, cross docking, customer service, shift planning, productivity, load quality, inventory control, warehouse personnel administration, and supervision in a manner consistent with company vision and cost objectives. Work within a multi-climate, multi-shift operations. Standing from 8-10 hours daily.
College degree or High School Diploma and 1- 2 years of warehouse and food inventory, including receiving/shipping, experience. Warehouse Management Systems, voice pick systems.
Supervise warehouse operations including customer service, freight loading and unloading, and proper documentation and procedure control. Evaluate and recommend changes in preferred work methods to increase productivity of warehouse operations. Assist in new associate training, provide relief coverage for operational duties when associates utilize time-off or are absent from the shift, have a thorough working knowledge of the warehouse operating systems in order to ensure operational compliance and correct exception resolution. Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion. Strong customer service abilities and disposition to assist others. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with stout problem-solving abilities. Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications.
Responsible for maintaining a high level of inventory accuracy and integrity within the facility by maintaining inventory levels, reducing storage levels and increasing inventory turns. The Inventory Coordinator works to maximize space utilization as defined by operating KOIs, along with monitoring inventory levels and product movement. This position is responsible for making inventory adjustments and price changes in the system. This position is critical to ensuring a high level of customer service to the Houston Food Bank’s partner agencies by controlling a conforming product mix, facilitating efficient order fulfillment through daily completion of cycle counts and contributing to a safe and orderly working environment. The Inventory Coordinator directly supervises two part time inventory casuals, and all of their daily activities.
High School Diploma or GED. Degree preferred or five (5) years of experience in related field. Purchasing-related certifications such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM).
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must. Experience with manufacturing, food service, inventory logistics, general accounting, purchasing and data entry, purchasing, and inventory management systems. Organized and detail oriented.
Oversee all aspects of the USDA School Commodities Program, otherwise known as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This includes, but not limited to all logistics and supply chain management of all Program’s products while providing the highest level of customer service to all Customers of the program.
Degree in Marketing, Communication, or Logistics/Supply Chain or five (5) years’ experience in related field preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of warehousing, inventory procedures and audits. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License; some traveling required. Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines with a strong attention to accuracy and detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both in person, via telephone and email communication) with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word Applications along with strong computer skills.
Kids Café Recruitment Supervisor
Position responsible for the recruitment of child and adult care food program and summer foodservice program sites. Provides leadership and accountability for the recruitment division of the Kids Café program and programs that participates with the Texas Department of Agriculture. Supervises staff to ensure all rule and regulations are adhered to and develops productivity measures and benchmarks for recruitment. Develops materials for staff while adhering to TDA regulations and Houston Food Bank standards. Delivers excellent customer service to TDA officials, Kids Café sites, local vendors, member agencies, volunteers, and other staff.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Must be comfortable with extensive travel within Harris and 17 surrounding counties. Ability to work and teach a diverse group of individuals. Supervisory with sales experience preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Excellent customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Flexible and willing to adjust to sudden changes in the organization and workload. Strong problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate copier and other business equipment.
Volunteer Services Programs Recruitment Agent
Responsible for assuring adequate flow of volunteers corresponding with the production needs to all HFB’s volunteer supported Programs (Kitchen/CACFP, Teacher’s Aid etc). Develop business strategy to meet volunteer attendance and retention goals (including tactics to reach appropriate community and corporate groups). Initiate, grow, and sustain relationships with volunteer groups to increase retention/group participation. Identify and cultivate volunteers (groups and individuals) who have giving potential (transition volunteers to donors). Evening and weekend work is required.
Associate Degree. Some college preferred. Over three (3) years of experience in sales, customer service, marketing or similar area.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is necessary. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Be flexible and adjust to sudden changes in the organization and workload. Strong problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.
Kids Cafe Monitor
Position is responsible for monitoring the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Responsible for the daily coordination of all required paperwork and maintaining accurate meal counts. Maintains professional business relations with supervisor and outside contacts. Provides exceptional customer service and support to kitchen as needed. Keeps Kids Café Coordinator well informed of area activities and projects. Must have reliable transportation.
High School Diploma or equivalent GED. Some college course study considered a plus. Experience working with nonprofits preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Be flexible and adjust to sudden changes in the organization and workload. Attentive to detail. Strong problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.
Oversees the operations of all catering event locations to ensure all food and beverage is prepared and served according to health and safety regulations, catering set-up/clean-up, and making sure the facility is clean. Responsible for properly training and cross training employees in order to satisfy customers with their service. Will be assisting in managing the staff and playing a large role in the ability to maintain positive employee relations and a positive team environment.
High School Diploma or GED. SERV-safe Certification. Five (5) years of experience in food service industry/cooking/catering with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others using the ability to communicate complex information clearly. Able to motivate and supervise staff and to speak to a large group of people and train them on specific task. Must coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate basic computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite), copier, and other business equipment.
Senior Box Program Eligibility Specialist
Distribute boxes of USDA food to a set caseload of qualified Senior Box Program (SBP) clients each month with the highest level of professionalism and customer service. Reporting to the various SBP distribution sites each day up to set-up computer and paperwork, processing clients, re-certifying existing clients and enrolling new participants according to guidelines. Must have reliable vehicle to travel (95% of the time) all over Harris County.
High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Social Work, Business, Humanities, Marketing or a related field preferred.
Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook. Ability to clearly communicate complex information in English. Fully bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese a plus. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others with attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities. Ability to work well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.
Maintains safe and secure environment for customers, volunteers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Provides support to the Loss Prevention Manager, and assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
Require a high school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience in the field or in a related area. Previous military, law enforcement or security experience is a plus. 2 years direct experience and/or equivalent training. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and related information technology. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Volunteer Service Representative
Responsible for providing exemplary customer service to the Houston Food Bank volunteers, while helping the department achieve production goals through highly efficient processes. This position interacts heavily with the public; therefore, applicants must be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Additional responsibilities include greeting, training and supervising volunteer production, while maintaining the safety of the food supply chain and other compliance initiatives. Other responsibilities include building food kits for our elderly, children and family clients, and maintaining professional business relations with both internal and external customers. Applicants must be passionate about helping others, and believe in the mission of the Houston Food Bank – Leading the Fight Against Hunger.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds in a fast paced environment. Strong recruiting and organizational skills. Attentive to details while coordinating well with other departments and personnel.
Culinary Operations Manager
Responsible for providing leadership and accountability of the Kitchen operations and the programs that operate within the scope. Ensure all regulations are adhered to for the programs that participate with the Texas Department of Agriculture. Plans and directs the services provided through the kitchen. Supervises the child and adult care food program and summer foodservice program and the staff involved in the success of the program. Delivers excellent customer service to, TDA officials, Kids Café sites, local vendors, member agencies, volunteers, and other contacts. Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts. Provides exceptional customer service and support to Administrative and Operations programs in the absence of the Director. Keeps Outreach Services Director well informed of area activities and projects.
College Degree Preferred in Culinary, Nutrition or Business Administration. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in a food service setting, preferably K-12, large commissary or high volume production kitchen.
Knowledge of kitchen operation, catering and child nutrition or health related programs. Must have supervisory skills and experience with salaried and hourly employee supervision. Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook.
Responsible for supporting the efforts of the Executive Chef in preparing quality food items in a timely, consistent, and professional manner. Maintain a clean and well stocked food presentation area and rotate and stock perishable inventory. Supervise culinary interns and kitchen helpers. Maintain records of food temperatures served, cooked and quantities. Also, maintain cleaning schedules and oversee sanitation operations. Report to work for assigned shifts wearing uniform which complies with standards.
Require a High School Diploma or GED equivalent training and experience. Appropriate Food Handlers Permit.
At least six months of work experience in the food service industry with previous prep cook and kitchen sanitation experience.
Deliver Member Agency orders and pick up food donations and/or purchased products timely, accurately, and strictly in compliance to all establish guidelines set by the Houston Food Bank, Department of Transportation, all local, state and federal guidelines while providing exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers.
High school diploma or approved equivalency, valid Texas Commercial Driver's License:
- Class "A" for tractor/trailer equipment
- Class "B" for bobtail equipment
- Class "C" for all other equipment
Approved three-year (clean/clear/no violations) Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), able to pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Three years driving/operating "Equipment" based on classifications above and all MHE (Material Handling Equipment). Possess strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others; communicate complex information timely, consistently and clearly; attentive to detail; self motivated/directed; ability to problem solve, coordinate and have positive interaction with other departments, personnel and "customers" of the Houston Food Bank.
The Warehouse Associate will perform routine warehousing tasks such as shipping, receiving, production, housekeeping tasks on the Second Shift Operation. Shipping tasks include picking, loading, and shipment of orders. Receiving tasks include unloading truck shipments and stocking warehouse locations. Production tasks include order fulfillment.
Experience and Skills
High school diploma, GED, or commensurate industry experience in food warehousing and food distribution with minimum of two years food warehouse experience in shipping, receiving, production, and housekeeping.
The Warehouse Casual is a part-time position and is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day functions within the Warehouse, Volunteer Production and Facility departments.
High school diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience. Previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business is preferred.
Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Ability to coordinate well with other departments and personnel, operate computer, copier, other business equipment and a manual jack. Must be able to exert up to 60 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 45 lbs. frequently and 35 lbs constantly.
Please send resume, clearly noting the job that you're applying for, to:
Houston Food Bank
Attn: HR/Position applied for
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029