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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Agriculture Industry Manager

The position is responsible for solicitation of donations within the agriculture industry and donor maintenance. Donors within this industry include, but are not limited to produce, meat, seafood, poultry, dairy items such as eggs, cheese, milk, and grains such as rice and wheats. The Agriculture Industry Manager is to source as much of these types of items as possible from our service area; brokers, growers, and processors so that the Food Bank does not have to allocate money to acquire these items. This position will also support the Food Bank where needed.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food Industry, Business Management, Sales or a minimum of 10 years’ experience in field.  Experience working with retailers, wholesalers, packers, shippers, and brokers. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Salesforce experience preferred.  Some travel is required.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships in the agriculture industry.  Flexibility and experience in working with several different internal departments. Demonstrated ability to be creative and teach large groups of individuals about produce best handling practices for receiving, warehousing, and distributing produce.  Ability to organize and prioritize activities effectively while promoting teamwork, creativity, and open communication.   

  


Director of Outreach Services

Position is responsible for providing leadership and accountability of the departments and its programs within the organization. Directs the child and senior hunger programs including Nutrition Education and the Keegan Kitchen operation. Ensure all programs operate efficiently and according to USDA regulations. Ensures all programs follow policies and procedures to guarantee audit standards are met.  Develops and implements other nutrition services and programs to member agencies.  Delivers excellent customer service to donors, 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 as needed.  Keeps Chief Programs Officer well informed of area activities and projects.

Education/Experience

BS in Nutrition, Health Education, or related field from a four-year college or university.  Must be a registered dietitian and have 1-3 years’ experience in public/community health. Candidate should have knowledge of latest scientific information in nutrition, programs, food services, and community health as it relates to the organization’s clientele and have knowledge of nutrition, physical activity, and health topics as they relate to the different stages of the life cycle. Experience working/teaching with multi-ethnic and low-income individuals from all age ranges. Previous supervisory experience required.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated leadership abilities, presentation skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience and demonstrated knowledge managing a diverse workforce, ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and self-directed.  Ability to interpret company policy and procedures, ability to research data, write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Commitment to excellent customer service.

  


Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director works under the direction of the Chief Services Officer and is responsible for the efficient and customer service driven day-to-day functions of the Human Resources department. This position also works closely with the Manager of Organizational Culture. HR Director will be accountable for promoting the work environment that fully enables employees to perform in accordance to the organization’s mission.  Ensures full compliance with federal, state and local laws and industry regulations. Oversees: Employee Relations, Performance and Records Management, Policy Development and Implementation, Recruitment and On-Boarding.  Plan and oversee the HR department budget, supervises HR staff and perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree preferably in Social Sciences, Business or Humanities from accredited university and standard SHRM certifications. Minimum 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources. Experience working a fast-paced environment and depth of practical experience in technical and non-technical training. Strong public speaking skills and conflict resolution abilities required.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated leadership abilities, presentation skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience and demonstrated knowledge managing a diverse workforce, ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and self-directed.  Ability to interpret company policy and procedures, ability to research data, write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Commitment to excellent customer service.

  


Purchasing Clerk

The position is responsible for monitoring, ordering and tracking purchased products. These products fulfill operational needs for programs such as, but not limited to: Agency Purchase Program, Brighter Bites, Backpack and Kid’s Café. The Purchasing Clerks will participate in product acceptance decisions and coordinate freight and logistics as necessary.  The Purchasing Clerks will be responsible for all data entry related to creation and processing of POs.

Education/Experience

Associates degree from an accredited university in Business, Communications, or Marketing is preferred. 1-2 years of procurement or data entry experience required. Must be able to obtain ServeSafe certification within first 6 months of employment and have demonstrated knowledge of warehousing, inventory procedures and audits.

Skills/Abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others, able to communicate complex information clearly, attentive to detail, strong problem-solving abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

  


Product Industry Manager

This position connects the Houston Food Bank with donors by bringing awareness to our mission within the product industry. Primarily, ensures a balanced and a steady flow of nutritious food and non-food donations by securing and nurturing donor relationships.  Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to sourcing targeted donations for Food Bank Programs, coordinating in and harvesting trade-shows, actively participates on boards, committees, groups, etc., and organizing special events.

Education/Experience

Business, Communications, or Marketing degree or five (5) years of related industry experience. Must have demonstrated knowledge of audits, inventory procedures, food and produce handling, receiving/shipping, and warehousing. Management experience preferred. Must obtain ServeSafe certification within 6 months.

Skills/Abilities

Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects.  Ability to set priorities, work independently in fast-paced environment, and pay strong attention to accuracy and detail.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  Executes good judgement and discretion under pressure.

  


Food for Change Coordinator (Economic Partnerships)

Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change (FFC) program utilizes food as a catalyst to connect clients to programs and services that address the fundamental causes and consequences of hunger. The FFC Coordinator (Economic Partnerships) is responsible for the implementation and progression of FFC economic programming at the Houston Food Bank and in its 18-county service area. This position identifies and develops partnerships with organizations that can leverage food resources to help families achieve long-term health and financial security.  The FFC Coordinator (Economic Partnerships) facilitates partnership meetings, oversees and/or supports collaborative projects, and serves as a liaison to Houston Food Bank. This position will work closely with FFC team and be proficient in understanding the different topical areas related to FFC economic projects. The FFC Coordinator will demonstrate strong leadership, judgment, and priority-setting to successfully implement and develop a range of FFC economic projects.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Education, or a related discipline.  1 – 3 years of related experience.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of the relationship between poverty, hunger, and food insecurity. Experience in program coordination. Program evaluation experience preferred.  Fluency in Spanish preferred.  Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and other related information technology.  Excellent leadership abilities and desire to learn new skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication, and presentation skills. Strong problem-solving abilities and attentive to detail. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

  


Food for Change Coordinator (Health Partnerships)

Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change (FFC) program utilizes food as a catalyst to connect clients to programs and services that address the fundamental causes and consequences of hunger. The FFC Coordinator (Health Partnerships) is responsible for the implementation and progression of FFC health programming at the Houston Food Bank and in its 18-county service area. This position identifies and develops partnerships with organizations that can leverage food resources to help families achieve long-term health and financial security.  The FFC Coordinator (Health Partnerships) facilitates partnership meetings, oversees and/or supports collaborative projects, and serves as a liaison to Houston Food Bank. This position will work closely with FFC team members and the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, and be proficient in understanding the different topical areas related to FFC health projects. The FFC Coordinator will demonstrate strong leadership, judgment, and priority-setting to successfully implement and develop a range of FFC projects.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Public Health, the Social Sciences, Business, Education, or a related discipline.  1 – 3 years of related experience.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of the relationship between poverty, hunger, and food insecurity. Experience in program coordination. Program evaluation experience preferred.  Fluency in Spanish preferred.  Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and other related information technology.  Excellent leadership abilities and desire to learn new skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Strong problem-solving abilities and attentive to detail. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

  


Volunteer Services Kitchen Representative

The Volunteer Services Kitchen Representative is responsible for providing exemplary customer service to the Houston Food Bank volunteers, while helping Keegan Kitchen 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 a clean and safe work environment.  Other responsibilities include meal packaging for Kids Café, maintaining professional communication with Kitchen Manager, cooks, drivers, and volunteers.  Applicants must be passionate about helping others, and believe in the mission of the Houston Food Bank – Leading the Fight Against Hunger.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED. Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others
Able to communicate complex information clearly
Able to speak to a large group of people and train them on specific task
Strong problem-solving abilities
Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel
Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment

  


Assistant Warehouse Manager (Nights)

Manages/supervises a support team of Operation Supervisors in overseeing the efficient receipt, storage, order fulfillment, and distribution of donation/purchased inventory by managing/supervising warehouse associates, casuals, and volunteers, processes, and systems. Ensure productivity targets are met and maintained as well as that the workplace health, safety and sanitation requirements are met. Also manage/supervise teams of warehouse associates, casuals, and volunteers and deal with personnel issues such as the recruitment, training, evaluating and discipline are done in a timely manner.

Education/Experience

High school diploma/GED or Associates of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree (preferred). Five years of experience in related field including manufacturing, food service, inventory logistics, general accounting, purchasing and data entry. Warehouse/management-related certifications such as NIMS, ServeSafe, and/or Voice Pick Solutions (VOX Ware, Vocollect, Lucas-Jennifer, etc.), and other Warehouse Management Systems.

Skills/Abilities

Expected to work independently and an organized and detail-oriented self-starter. Forklift certified. Must possess strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with strong problem-solving abilities. May have to enter a large amount of data into system. Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications.

  


Warehouse Lead

Position responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day functions within the Warehouse as they relate to order selecting, cycle counting, bin slotting, shift planning schedules, administration, recruiting and personnel supervision processes. Provides exceptional customer service and support to Agency Services and Operations programs as needed. Maintain professional business relationships with staff and outside contacts. Keeps management well informed of relevant activities, as well as maintains and upholds safety and sanitation expectations of the company.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience. Experience in food warehousing required; inventory management and customer service experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
Attentive to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.
Ability to operate all types of warehouse machinery, standup & sit down forklift, long and short pallet jack, manual jack, computer, copier and other business equipment.

  


Logistics Supervisor

Position supervises Professional Truck Drivers on Houston Food Bank staff and reports to the Logistics Manager. Performs administration of programs, policies, and procedures for transportation department, including the schedules, routing, and assignment of drivers and vehicles. Works with managers to develop and implement policies, processes, and objectives. Monitors transportation operations to ensure staff members comply with company rules, safety procedures, and government regulations. Conducts continuous analysis of vehicle and driver assignments and analyzes scheduling for possible efficiencies and consolidation. Reviews and analyzes reports, such as Metrics for trends and recommends changes. Communicates with equipment, material suppliers, and maintenance providers when services are needed. Resolves customer complaints and promotes staff development.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED. Degree in management or related field preferred. 5 years of experience in transportation related systems, data collection, budgeting, DOT regulations, utilizing routing software and maintenance management software, and staff development. Class A CDL preferred.

Skills/Abilities
Ability to utilize systems such as Direct Route, DRtrack, Dossier, Ceres, and PeopleNet.
Ability to communicate complex information in a clear, consistent, and timely manner.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Attentive to detail and self-motivated/directed
Ability to operate a computer, copier, fax, and other business equipment.

 


Warehouse Trainer

The position is responsible for training warehouse staff at all levels, positions, and stages of employment on all approved operating procedures including loading, unloading, scanning, labeling, moving, staging, replenishing, and stacking product for the purpose of shipping, receiving, and picking.  Ensures Houston Food Bank safety, housekeeping, and quality standards are met.  Responsible for counting and inspecting product, notifying leadership when there are damages or discrepancies, operating all equipment safely and efficiently, and performing all duties as assigned while meeting company objectives.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience.  Forklift and pallet jack Trainer Certified, or must obtain within 90 days.  Experience in food warehousing, receiving/shipping, or inventory required.  Must obtain ServeSafe certification within 6 months of employment.

Skills/Abilities

Performs job duties with minimal supervision
Able to communicate complex information clearly
Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and accomplishes tasks in a timely manner.
Adapts to change and thrives in a fast-paced work environment. 
Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Strong problem-solving skills.

 


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.

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.  Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Experience in a social service agency preferred.  Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. 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.

 


Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

Position coordinates all aspects of nutrition programming with health care partners, understanding the clinical, in-patient perspective, as well as advocating for the necessity of community health resources. Collaborates with Food For Change to initiate, develop and manage relationships with health care partners, organizations and clinics, including grant-funded special projects and continuous activities, by providing nutrition expertise.  Provides food insecurity training, menu and product recommendations both internally and externally, develops chronic condition-specific programming, assists with evaluation design, and maintains relationships with clinical and community partners. 

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education, Public Health or related field. Must be a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Minimum 3 years of clinical nutrition experience and knowledge of clinical, in-patient health care and nutrition and public health required. Understanding of food banking preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher, SharePoint and Outlook.  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. 

 


Inventory Supervisor

Supervises associates responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records and on-hand inventory balances available while troubleshooting inventory issues and documenting processes for continuous improvement. In addition, interface with other departments, programs, and member agencies to ensure product needs are met. Setting operational standards for all staff to follow. Make sure that employees are regularly briefed, supervised, and trained while maintaining optimal stock levels to ensure timely availability of product and managing excess and ageing stock. Assist Inventory Manager with physical inventories.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience. Required experience in food warehousing, receiving/shipping, or inventory. 1- 2 years previous experience in office work and 1- 2 years experience with receiving or other inventory related work.

Skills/Abilities

Forklift Certified or get certification with probation. 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. Ability to operate all types of computer, copier and other business equipment.

 


Agency Services Representative

Position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day Agency Services functions.  Position will work in the community monitoring, recruiting, providing technical assistance to new and existing partner agencies.  May be responsible for developing or modifying training course/materials for best practices.  Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

Education/Experience

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Social Work, Business, Humanities or a related field; 1+ years of related work experience.

Skills/Abilities

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.
Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.

 


Operations Supervisor

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.

Education/Experience

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.

Skills/Abilities

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.

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org.

 


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.

 


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

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