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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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.

 


Research Assistant (Part-time)

Assist the Research Coordinator with food distributions, data collection, participant tracking and retention, and attainment of medical records. Stay connected to the coordinator when planning and delivering services.  Maintain all documentation for the project, procedures, and activities as specified by and according to the MOP, and shall maintain all required aspects of confidentiality about the research project progress and findings.  Most of the work will be performed outdoors. Portrays professional business relations with HFB staff, agency partners and outside community contacts.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or approved equivalency, valid Texas Driver’s License, previous experience in a clinical setting or a community-based health initiative. Spanish fluency in writing and speaking.

Skills/Abilities

Able to perform blood glucose screenings and use HbA1c screening devices. 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.

 


Food for Change Manager

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 Manager is responsible for the implementation and progression of FFC programs at Houston Food Bank and in its 18-county service area. This position develops partnerships with organizations that can leverage food resources to help families achieve long-term health and financial security. The FFC Manager provides administrative support to collaborative projects, facilitates partnership meetings, and manages the distribution of food resources to partnering pantries. This position works closely with the Director of Food for Change and supervises a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members. The FFC Manager will demonstrate strong leadership, judgment, and be detail oriented to successfully implement and develop a range of FFC projects.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Education, or a related discipline. Master’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of related experience.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of the relationship between poverty, hunger, and food insecurity. Experience in program coordination. Program evaluation experience preferred. Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and other related information technology. 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 Experience Agent

Responsible for floating throughout the Volunteer Services area to ensure that volunteers are serviced at the highest level; visible to volunteers and staff and accessible for comments, suggestion etc.; conducts surveys and gauges volunteer satisfaction; monitors and trends surveys; café management; provides clerical support to Apple Corps Coordinator and other Welcome Desk duties.

Education/Experience

High school diploma; Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Communications or related field is preferred. 2 years of experience in legal or social administrative support.

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.

 


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.

 


NSLP Representative

Provide a high level of customer service, administrative, clerical, data entry, 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.

 


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.

 


NSLP Coordinator

Oversee all aspects of the USDA School Commodities Program, otherwise known as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), by providing a high level of customer service, administrative, clerical, data entry, and project management support. This includes, but not limited to all logistic including routing and supply chain management of all the 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.

 


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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