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).

 


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.

 


Sanitation Associate

Will assist the Facility Coordinator with maintenance of the warehouse while responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day sanitation needs as they relate to warehouse functions.  Provides exceptional customer service and housekeeping services as needed.  Maintain professional business relations with staff, outside contacts, volunteers and visitors.  Provides supervision to volunteer’s assigned assist with sanitation tasks.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED, or commensurate industry experience, in food Warehousing and/or like business. At least two years of Food Grade Warehouse experience.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. 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.

 


NSLP Representative

Provide a high level of customer service, administrative, clerical, and project management support for the USDA School Commodities Program, otherwise known as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This includes, but is not limited to maintaining account relationships, correspondence, account billing, paper and electronic files to ensure timely and efficient administration.

Education/Experience

Degree in Marketing, Communication, or Logistics/Supply Chain or five (5) years’ experience in related field preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


ExxonMobil Kids Café Intern

This 8-week internship is part of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
The ExxonMobil intern will assist with program compliance of USDA regulations, research the expansion of the Kids Café Summer Feeding program to food insecure communities throughout 18 counties. Will have a unique opportunity to learn the scope of child hunger while assisting the largest food bank in the nation by researching and identifying needs. Will be able to interact directly with underprivileged youth by visiting Summer Feeding sites to ensure they comply with program rules and regulations. Will learn from community leaders about the challenges they face and the programs that are currently in place to help aid children and their families.

Education/Experience

Currently enrolled full time undergraduate student returning to college in the fall as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.

 


Catering Chef

Oversees the daily operations of their location and vending to ensure all food is prepared and served per health and safety regulations. Cooks and manages catering staff including catering set-up/clean-up of the facility. Maintaining employees are properly trained and cross trained while customers are satisfied with their service. The Catering Chef plays a large role in the ability to maintain positive employee relations and a positive team environment through managing, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and providing corrective actions on staff.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or its equivalent. Serv-Safe Certification. 5 years of experience in food service industry/cooking/catering with at least 1 year of supervisory experience.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of current cooking and baking skills, culinary terms, commercial food service equipment & quantified cooking, supervision to required knowledge. 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.

 


CAP Coordinator II

CAP assists clients with applying for state public benefit programs such as SNAP-Food Stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and others. Field workers travel to social service agencies in 12 counties and provide outreach, education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs and other social service needs. The Client Assistance Program Coordinator II will provide application assistance to clients for state public benefit programs either in the field or in the CAP Office.

Education/Experience

BA in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field. In absence of degree, must have 3 years of relatable work experience providing case work or case management services to clients. Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred. Must have a valid Government issued driver’s license.

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.

 


Manager of Organizational Culture

Serves as catalyst and coordinator for employee learning and activities that reinforce the Houston Food Bank’s central character.  A positive organizational culture is built and maintained at every level, starting with the onboarding process for new employees, employee and supervisor professional development opportunities, internal communications, and instilling Houston Food Bank mission, vision and values. Reinforce PACT values (Passion, Accountability, Courage, Transparency) through internal communications and activities, and facilitate Change Management with Appreciative Inquiry. Organize curriculum and programming for new employee orientation and onboarding. Assess and enable supervisor training. Encourage and facilitate individual and group use of the current web-based training resource. Routinely assess and address departmental training needs.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities and/or equivalent training and experience. Minimum of 3 years working in related fields as a teacher, presenter and/or trainer.

Skills/Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques. Must be fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are a plus. Ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds using strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Strong organizational & writing skills.

 


Inventory Coordinator

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.

Education/Experience

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).

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


NSLP Coordinator

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.

Education/Experience

Degree in Marketing, Communication, or Logistics/Supply Chain or five (5) years’ experience in related field preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


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.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED.  Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Social Work, Business, Humanities, Marketing or a related field preferred.

Skills/Abilities

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.

 


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.

 


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.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or Equivalent

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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