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).

 


 

Warehouse 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 e-mail resume to operations@houstonfoodbank.org

 


 

Conference Services Manager

Responsible for managing the Food Bank’s Conference Center operations and connecting Development officers with Conference Center guests who are potential donors or volunteers. Duties include maintaining policies/procedures, the Conference Center budget, fee structure, contract processes, database tracking, promotional materials, preferred vendor list, client invoicing, vendor payment, and working with internal and external customers to coordinate room set up, A/V needs and room clean-up. Also responsible for maintaining and advancing audio/visual components of the Conference Center. Additionally, this position will schedule and approve event and meeting requests and manage periodic weekend and evening private events. Responsible for marketing the Conference Center to appropriate audiences as opportunities present themselves.

Education/Experience

Bachelor Degree.  Experience in the field may be considered a substitute for formal education. At least three to five (5) years of experience in event management and customer service.

Skills/Abilities

Event/venue management experience, fundraising experience, public speaking skills required. Food safety training a plus. 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 relationships.

 


 

Food Industry Manager

Connects our organization with Donors 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. Some local traveling required.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED with 2-3 years first handed marketing, sales experience and/or retail grocery knowledge. Degree in Marketing, Communication, or Logistics/Supply Chain preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Experience in food and produce handling, receiving/shipping, or inventory with Microsoft Office suite experience for data entry and other tasks. Must be willing to take ServeSafe Certification within the first 6 months of employment. Must have a valid Driver’s License to be able to drive company vehicle without assistance within service area and some outside service are if needed. Possess strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with strong problem-solving abilities for interaction with donors and vendors.

Please e-mail resume to operations@houstonfoodbank.org

 


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.

 


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.

 


 

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 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 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.

 


 

 

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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