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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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.

 


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 Cafe 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.

 


Client Empowerment Corps VISTA

As a Client Empowerment Corps VISTA you will work to continue to expand and strengthen the partnerships created in the first few years of the program, or to assist in an assessment process to determine a new project or course of action for the next three years. Projects may involve building partnerships around programming and referrals for clients with diet related illnesses, bridging service gaps between medical care and food assistance, expanding nutrition services and implementation of health programming at food pantries, or empowering clients to seek educational and workforce development opportunities. The VISTA will also engage clients through one-on-one interviews in order to gather stories for a statewide Storybanking Initiative to raise empowered client voices across Texas.

Program Benefits

  • Childcare Assistance if Eligible
  • Relocation Assistance
  • On-Going Personalized Training and Professional Development
  • Choice of Education Award ($5,775) or Cash Stipend ($1,500) upon completion of 1 Year of Service
  • Living Allowance-$990/month
  • Great way to kickstart or shift focus to a career in nonprofit and service

Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • College graduate
  • Interest in innovative approaches to addressing poverty
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Responsible for finding your own housing

To apply, search for Feeding Texas at my.americorps.gov, or send your resume and cover letter describing your dedication to National Service and motivation for serving in a Texas Food Bank to Angela Baucom, VISTA Program Manager at abaucom@feedingtexas.org or call 512.527.3628 with inquiries.

 


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, donor recognitions, and assist with food drives that utilize the Red Barrel network. Ensure sustainability by engaging Member Agencies regularly and continually grow the program by connecting local Member Agencies with Retailers. The Retail Industry Manager is also responsible for running reports, analyzing data and trends, and keeping management well informed of program activities.

Education/Experience

Marketing or Communication Degree preferred or High School Diploma/GED with five (5) years of experience in related field.

Skills/Abilities

Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and excellent organization skills to interact with vendors and various departments. Reporting and trend analysis with data entry experience. Must have a valid Driver’s License due to heavy traveling within service area (approximately 80% of the time).

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

 


Kids Café Manager

Position is responsible for the management and compliance of the administrative portion of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) within the 18 counties service area.  Oversees the administrative functions and manages the recruitment and coordination of working with unaffiliated sites for both Texas Department Agriculture Programs and Feeding America and staff. Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts. Provides exceptional customer service and support to kitchen and other departments as needed.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required. Experience with federal programs preferred and a non-profit experience.

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.

 


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.

 


Logistics Manager

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Logistics Manager is responsible for directing all activities of Logistics Department. Responsible for actively managing all activities of the drivers, driver training, on-time deliveries, and ensuring proper and timely fleet maintenance. Provides leadership and development to the Logistics Supervisors, Router, and NSLP Coordinator. Develop and implement systems and processes to increase on-time performance, improve employee training and retention to ensure customer satisfaction. Invest in employee relationships in a supportive manner to fosters employee retention and ensures a positive work culture consistent with our organization’s values. Fleet Management experience of 90+ vehicles.

Education/Experience

Four (4) year degree from accredited college or university, or the equivalent of five-years of experience in a Transportation leadership role, preferably in a food distribution environment. Business acumen is essential. Previous experience working with logistic systems such as, but not limited to computer-based scheduling and routing systems, GPS, fleet maintenance, electronic delivery systems, etc. DOT regulations, policies, and procedures.

Skills/Abilities

Excellent computer skills with the ability to analyze data and formulate improvement plans based on results. Strong leadership skills and ability to develop accountability systems to achieve high level goals. Excellent ability to analyze data timely, efficiently, effectively, and multi-task projects and assignments simultaneously with changing objectives, deadlines, and priorities beyond one’s control. Strong decision making skills with the ability to communicate effective to a large workforce. Ability to work weekend rotation shifts and some nights as leadership responsibilities require. Ability to work holidays where the company remains open for business.

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

 


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.

 


Development Assistant

Responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer, and the Directors of Development Resources, Major Gifts and Annual Giving and Events as needed. Duties include scheduling meetings, processing paperwork, typing minutes, preparing donor meeting decks, handling administrative tasks, preparing sponsorship and proposal packets, managing department expenses and budget and providing event/activity assistance as needed. Though administrative, interested candidates will have a desire to learn the basics of fundraising and must be willing to work some nights and weekends.

Education/Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. One to two years experience in a similar position with a desire to learn about fundraising form the ground up. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

Skills/Abilities

Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time, strong customer services skills and willingness to assist others. Written and oral communication skills with attention to detail and ability to problem solve. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


Annual Giving Coordinator

Plan, implement, execute and analyze appeals associated with the annual giving program. Assume primary responsibility for sustaining donor program, tribute giving/personal fundraising, and holiday card program. Coordinate cultivation activities/events and select donor communications. Support Annual Giving Manager with management of vendor relationship, deadlines and approvals for direct marketing and tele-fundraising campaigns; with preparation of communication content for annual giving appeals and stewardship/cultivation pieces; and with optimization of donation forms and other donor web pages.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field. 1-3 years related fundraising experience.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in computing and Microsoft applications. 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. Effective leadership skills. Public speaking. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and/or Luminate Online strongly preferred.

 


Kids Café Recruiter

Kids Cafe, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Position is responsible for expanding of Kids Cafe programming through Recruiting and Onboarding new eligible sites through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails. Establishes and develops professional business relationships with community contacts. Provides excellent customer service to ensure a smooth onboarding process. Keeps Kids Café Recruitment Supervisor well informed of the progress of potential leads and partnerships. Ability to spend 40% of time travelling in personal vehicle to locations throughout the Houston Food Bank’s 18 county service area with mileage reimbursement.

Education/Experience

Some college or 1 year relevant work experience. Sales experience preferred. Working with non-profits considered a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) considered a plus. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience in Salesforce CRM considered a plus.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication to express complex information clearly. Flexible and able to adjust to sudden changes in the organization and workload. Able to coordinate and communicate well with all members of the Kids Cafe team and other departments. Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment. Must have access to reliable transportation and valid driver license.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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

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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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