Careers

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

713-547-8655 


E-mail: jobs@houstonfoodbank.org. (Please add the job title to the subject of your e-mail).

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Recruiting Coordinator (Part-Time)  

Utilize various internal and external sourcing methods to obtain resumes for open positions. Ensure maximum candidate availability through effective use of the recruitment tracking system. Conduct initial screening process for open positions, including review of resumes and phone screens of candidates. Provide timely screening and recommendations to hiring manager on qualified candidates that have experience, skills, and values that align with the organization’s needs. Coordinate and attend job fairs, career events, and professional networking events. Schedule and administer applicant testing when applicable. Ensure all new hire paperwork is accurate and complete. Coordinate with internal departments to ensure new hire setup. Comply with all Company EEO, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policies, practices and procedures with respect to selection and hiring of candidates. Handle sensitive, confidential information and assignments with tact, discretion, and diplomacy. Assist with the development of reports, presentations, and spreadsheets, as needed. Establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships. Display exemplary customer satisfaction skills by responding to and answering basic employee requests and questions timely and effectively. Exhibit dependability and reliability in effectively performing all job-related tasks. Up to 28 hours per week with availability to work on Saturdays and some evenings.

Education/Experience

Associates degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  PHR certification is a plus. One plus years of general business experience, recruiting experience preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Skills/Abilities

General knowledge of various employment laws and practices. High level of proficiency with recruiting sources such as HRIS, Applicant Tracking, LinkedIn, and other social media resources. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands.

 


Adult Nutrition Educator  

Provides nutrition education classes throughout the HFB service area to partner agencies, community partners, schools, churches, transitional living facilities, clinics, and in collaboration with other organizations, with an emphasis on CSFP and older adults. Teaches nutrition classes using curriculum provided by the nutrition education department based on MyPlate, in compliance with SNAP-Ed guidelines, and other science- and evidence-based programs, coordinating with other staff and supervising dietetic interns or volunteers as needed. Aids in cultivating community partnerships. Portrays professional business relations with HFB staff, partner agencies, and community contacts.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education, Education, Fitness/Exercise, Public Health or related field from an accredited college or university. Culinary school certification acceptable. Any general teaching/instructing or culinary experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Knowledge of current basic nutrition, physical activity, and health-related topics. Excellent written and verbal skills. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS office. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Attentive to detail. Strong problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


CAP Coordinator  

The Houston Food Bank Client Assistance Program (CAP) assists clients with applying for state public benefit programs such as SNAP (formerly known as SNAP), Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and others. The Client Assistance Coordinator will provide SNAP education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. The Client Assistance Coordinator will provide application assistance to clients for state public benefit programs at various social service agencies within 12 counties. Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Education/Experience

BA in Social Work, Social Sciences, Marketing, Business or closely related field preferred or 60+ college hours in a related field plus 2 years of related work providing case work or case management services to clients. Must have a valid Government issued driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must. Ability to understand and follow directions and complete complex state benefit applications. Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition and multiplication. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.

 


Cook 

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.

Education/Experience

Require a High School Diploma or GED equivalent training and experience. Appropriate Food Handlers Permit.

Skills/Abilities

At least six months of work experience in the food service industry with previous prep cook and kitchen sanitation experience.

 


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 Cafe Coordinator well informed of area activities and projects. Must have reliable transportation.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent GED.  Some college course study considered a plus. Experience working with nonprofits preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


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.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED. One year general experience.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


 

Security Associate

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.

Education/Experience

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.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and related information technology. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.

 


Production Assistant

Responsible for assisting the production cook in the daily food production at Keegan. Organizes meals and paperwork for delivery drivers. Organizes the staff preparing the trays for delivery or pack outs. Assists in maintaining all record keeping required for the CACFP program, the Houston Food Bank and any other required documentation.  Provide exceptional customer service and support to the Kids Café and Meals on Wheels customers in addition to volunteers and students assisting in meal production. Maintain a clean and safe kitchen always, comply with all state, local and HACCP polices, practices and procedures. Maintain exceptional communication with the production cooks, kitchen staff and truck drivers. Assist in the preparation of the daily meals.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly and speak to a large group of people and train them on specific task. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Able to operate forklift with proper training.

 


Housekeeping Associate

Responsible for routinely monitoring the cleanliness and hygiene situations of the 1st Floor of the Portwall facility by adhering to the health and safety standards outlined in the Facility SOP to provide a clean and sanitary environment. The position will lead and mentor Blue bade Volunteers who assist on the 1st Floor in maintaining the cleaning required to meet and exceed the quality standards staff and volunteers have grown accustom to at the Portwall facility.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma and/or GED equivalent. Related work experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


Professional Driver

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.

Education/Experience

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

Skills/Abilities

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.



Warehouse Associate

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.



Warehouse Casual

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.

Education/Experience

High school diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience.  Previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business is preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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

713-223-3700

Fax: 713-547-8687

E-mail: jobs@houstonfoodbank.org 

  

  

  

  

  

   

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

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Recruiting Scam

The Houston Food Bank has recently become aware that criminals are using its name, branding, and false but realistic looking websites/emails in employment recruiting scams. These scams may appear professional and legitimate. However, they are not legitimate or affiliated with the Houston Food Bank in any way. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from the Houston Food Bank or any other employer to help stop fraud and avoid falling victim to such online scams.

The Houston Food Bank accepts no responsibility for any payments incurred as a result of this fraudulent activity.

The Houston Food Bank Never:

  • Sends unsolicited job offers or employment contracts of any kind
  • Requires any fees, payments or access to any of your financial, bank or any other types of accounts

The Houston Food Bank Always:

  • Requires applicants to interview with a Houston Food Bank representative prior to the extension of any job offer
  • Uses an email address ending in @houstonfoodbank.org

Helpful Resources

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with free tips and information on how to avoid being scammed online and what to do if you feel you have been scammed.   For further information, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's job scams advice webpage . If you have been scammed online, you may report the crime through the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center's website ( www.ic3.gov ) or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's website ( http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ ).

Questions? We're Here to Help.

If you ever have any questions regarding the authenticity of any communication sent purportedly by or on behalf of the Houston Food Bank’s Human Resources Department or members of its recruiting team, please contact the Houston Food Bank at 713-223-3700.


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