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).

 


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.

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org 



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 



Yard Jockey (Night Shift)

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

Skills/Abilities

Approved three-year (clean/clear/no violations) Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), able to pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Three (3) 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 



Food for Change Food Resourcer

Supports two core functions of the supply chain: product acquisition and processing Food For Change (FFC) orders. This includes being responsible for sourcing and purchasing product needed to support the FFC program (in less than pallet quantities). Fosters relationships with donors to ensure a steady flow of nutritious food donations to support programs. Participates in product acceptance decisions and coordinates shopping, pick up, freight and logistics as necessary. Monitors FFC inventory, and creates orders based on submitted BOLs for each program.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university (Business, Marketing or communications preferred). Experience in food and produce handling, receiving/shipping, and/or inventory

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly, strong problem-solving abilities and attentive to detail. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Valid driver’s license, willing to adhere to all required driving procedures.

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org 



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.   



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. 

 


Annual Giving Manager

Plan, implement, execute and analyze all appeals associated with the annual giving program.  Responsible for coordinating cultivation activities/events and donor communications to assigned portfolio of sustaining donors while managing vendor relationships, deadlines and approvals for direct mail and tele-fundraising campaigns. Prepping communication content for annual giving appeals and cultivation activities.  

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field. Minimum of 3 years related fundraising experience.

Skills/Abilities

Working knowledge of RE and/or Luminate Online strongly preferred. Some knowledge of HTML and/or publication layout/design preferred. 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. 



 Kids Cafe 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.

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.

 


 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.

 


 Kid’s Cafe Monitor (Part Time)

Position is responsible for monitoring the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a weekly program that provides a nutritious supper meal and/or a healthy snack to children participating in an approved afterschool program during the regular school year. Monitoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a weekly program that provides a nutritious lunch and snack to children during the summer months. Monitoring involves making sure all approved sites are following TDA and Health Department regulations and maintaining accurate record keeping and reports. Interacts with feeding sites’ staff and provide assistance as needed regarding program(s) requirements. Assist in providing annual TDA CACFP and SFSP training to all approved sites staff. Keeps KID’S CAFE Coordinator well informed of any concerns that take place at the sites.

Educational/Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent GED. Some college course study considered a plus or a related field. Federal program management experience. Training/Teaching experience is a plus. 

Skills/Abilities
Bilingual, English / Spanish preferred. Candidate must have strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate complex information clearly and be flexible and adjust to sudden changes in the organization and workload.



Federal Grants Manager

Serve as the primary point of contact for federal funding agencies and liaison between the funding agency and the department performing work under the award for all budgetary and contractual matters.  Ensure compliance with all grant terms and conditions, related OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulations as applicable.  Build and maintain procedures and systems that facilitate financial record keeping for all federal grants and contracts.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting or related field. 3-5 years federal grant management experience.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated working knowledge of 2 CFR 230, (OMB A-122) and other circulars related to administrative and cost principles for non-profit organizations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

 


 Facility Engineer (Ammonia & Refrigeration)

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial ammonia refrigeration system; maintenance of electrical, plumbing and other mechanical systems; repair and monitor life and safety systems. Assist with facility maintenance.

Education/Experience

Require a high school diploma or its equivalent with a minimum of two years verifiable ammonia refrigeration experience and/or equivalent training, including experience working on compressor, evaporators and cooling towers.

Skills/Abilities

Understands and maintains plumbing system with the ability to apply basic technical skills and knowledge to complete assigned work. Solve routine problems by following defined procedures with strong electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills including a working knowledge of Life & Fire systems and sprinkler systems. Advanced Word skills, Intermediate Excel skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong customer service skills. 

 


SSOP Coordinator II

The Houston Food Bank Social Service Outreach Program (SSOP) 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 Social Services Outreach Coordinator will provide application assistance to clients for state public benefit programs either in the field or in the SSOP 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.

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.

 


Retail Industry Manager

Oversee and grow the Retail Pick-Up and Red Barrel programs through promotional activities with donors such as but not limited to: store visits, donor presentations, quarterly newsletters, donor recognition, food drives. Ensure sustainability of the program by connecting local member agencies with retailers and building agency capacity. The Retail Industry Manager is also responsible for running reports analyzing trends and keeping management well informed of area activities.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or equivalent. Marketing or communication degree preferred or five years experience in related field.

Skills/Abilities

MS Office Applications. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Willing to travel within Houston and its surroundings approximately 70% of the time. Organized and detail-oriented. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving abilities.

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


 

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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