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).

 


Strategic Gifts Officer

Working closely with the Director of Major Gifts, the Strategic Gifts Officer (SGO) is a frontline fundraiser who is responsible for managing a portfolio of corporate, mid-level and major individual donors and prospects. The SGO is responsible for increasing the number and revenue of major gifts and planned gifts and will assist in the formulation of strategies to solicit operating and programming gifts.  In addition, the SGO will identify, research, monitor and apply for funding opportunities, cultivate prospects, and steward donors to advance the mission of Houston Food Bank. Responsible for developing cultivation activities and events along with donor communications to assigned donors.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. A minimum of 3 – 5 years demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in individual and corporate major gifts and planned giving fundraising with a focus on prospect identification, relationship building and solicitation. Writing samples will be required for all final candidates.

Skills/Abilities

Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary. Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques. Detailed with strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to work on multiple projects with minimal supervision, knowledge of basic budget procedures. Supporting department goals as a team member. Effective communicator in various situations and to various audiences, while creating and building donor relationships. Writing donor proposals, briefing memos, stewardship/cultivation reports, business and stewardship correspondence, and procedure manuals.

 


Data Entry Clerk

Position is responsible for day-to-day data entry functions as they relate to processing Volunteer Production reclasses and combinations, inventory transfers, donation orders, agency invoicing and return orders and basic office administration.  Provides exceptional customer service and supports Volunteer Production and Inventory, as well as other Supply Chain programs as needed.  Maintain professional business relations with staff and outside contacts while keeping Operations Systems Manager well informed of all area activities.

Education/Experience

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

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 all types of computer, copier and other business equipment.

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

 


Gift Processing Specialist

Responsible for the daily import of credit cards into the Raiser’s Edge database, production and mailing of all acknowledgment letters and general support for the Raiser’s Edge and other systems utilized by the Development office. Responsible for mail processing (open, date stamp ID and tally donations) as well as the scanning/filing of all gift transmittal, donor and batch materials.  Will create donor acknowledgement letter report in order to select appropriate authorized solicitor to sign acknowledgement letter while performing basic donor research, map forms built through Luminate Online in Import-O-Matic for more fluid processing of online gifts and run monthly credit card reports, and enters any notes or constituent attributes, and appeals as requested.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma with minimum of 3 years of related work experience using MS Office and Raiser’s Edge.

Skills/Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques; ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds; strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others; ability to read and interpret written instructions and guidelines; attention to detail; strong organizational skills; strong writing skills; ability to perform research and analyze data; knowledge of basic budget procedures

 


Client Assistance Program Operator

The Houston Food Bank Client Assistance Program (CAP) assists clients with applying for state public benefit programs such as SNAP-food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and others. The Client Assistance Program Operator will provide call center support by answering and transferring phone calls.  This would include providing application assistance to clients via the call center, referring clients to other social service agencies, scheduling client’s appointments for CAP field workers at designated sites throughout the region, taking messages for staff, assisting CAP clients and other general support duties.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED.  60 college hours or associates degree preferred. 1-3 years of switch board or call center experience preferably in a social service setting. Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; must be able to speak English and Spanish clearly and fluently.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must. Must possess excellent documentation skills, basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply, possess excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills and ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 


Kids Café 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 working/teaching children preferred accompanied with knowledge of basic nutrition, physical activity, and health-related topics as it relates to children.

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.

 


Culinary Executive Chef

Responsible for providing leadership and accountability within the Community Kitchen and the programs it provides. Oversees all aspects of training and meal production for the areas of community kitchen programs, internal catering, retail café and the demonstration kitchen. Teaching foodservice and production skills following an established curriculum, vendor relations, use of donated product, product ordering, inventory control, employee supervision and Serv-Safe/HACCP guidelines. Focus will be on building and sustaining the culinary program within the Houston Food Bank.

Education/Experience

Culinary Arts Degree, Food-service Operations or Culinary Education. Serv-Safe Instructor Certification or its equivalent. Experience in teaching/training, supervision, and menu development; with 2-3 years of experience in community food service, preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of culinary training/facilitation, culinary terms, commercial foodservice equipment, quantified cooking, & supervision. 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.

Any general teaching/instructing or culinary experience preferred.

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.

 


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 preferred.

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.

 


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.

 


Kids Café 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 Café 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.

 


CAP Call Center Team Lead

The Houston Food Bank Call Center serves as a switchboard for the organization, provides social service referrals and transfers callers to the Client Assistance Program (CAP) Operators for SNAP application assistance. The Team Lead will be assisting with the recruiting and interviewing, training, mentoring and coaching to call center volunteers. Assists in managing call center staff assignments and schedules. Maintaining a periodic physical presence on the call center floor to monitor calls for customer service and quality assurance; while assisting callers as needed and generating metrics for call center reporting.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED required.  60 college hours or associates degree preferred. 1-3 years of switchboard or call center experience is required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish is strongly preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must. Must possess excellent documentation skills, basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply, possess excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills and ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.



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. 

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



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. 

Please e-mail resumes to operations@houstonfoodbank.org.



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 e-mail resumes to operations@houstonfoodbank.org. 



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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