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).

 


Bilingual 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.  Teaches nutrition classes using curriculum provided by the nutrition education department based on MyPlate 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.  Provides exceptional customer service both internally and externally and supports other HFB programming as needed. Keeps supervisor well informed of area activities and projects. 

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 or exercise/fitness certification preferred. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish required.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


Sous Chef

Position reports to the Executive Chef and is responsible for providing leadership and accountability within the production kitchen. Will oversee all aspects of production and delivery for the programs, including producing fully prepared, healthy meals for selected meal programs. Teaches culinary skills to Serving for Success participants in executive chef’s absence.

Education/Experience

Culinary Arts Degree, Food-Service Operations or Culinary Education ServSafe Instructor Certification or its equivalent. 2-3 years of experience in foodservice supervision, menu development, quantified cooking; community food service preferred. Knowledge of culinary terms, commercial foodservice equipment, quantified cooking, & supervision.

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. 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.

 


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 badge 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.

 


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.

 


Kids Cafe Rural Coordinator

Responsible for the coordination and compliance of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) within the rural 17 counties surrounding Harris County. Serves as the primary contact for sites. Responsible for identifying, qualifying and training of new sites. Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional customer service and support to kitchen as needed. Keeps department’s director well informed of area activities and projects.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in working/teaching children accompanied with knowledge of basic nutrition, physical activity, and health-related topics as it relates to children. Experience in sales preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


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.

 


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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