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.

 


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.

 


Development Assistant

Responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Directors of Corporate/Foundation Giving, Individual Giving and Product Resources as needed. Duties include scheduling meetings, processing paperwork, typing minutes, preparing sponsorship and proposal packets 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.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to problem solve.
Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


Volunteer Services Reservations Agent

Primary responsibilities include: managing the Volunteer Services volunteer schedule, ensuring HFB volunteers are prepared for their volunteer projects, overseeing scheduling volunteer team, ensuring any miscellaneous data entry is completed through volunteers help, reporting forecasted volunteer numbers to various HFB departments.

Education/Experience

High school diploma; Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Communications or related field is preferred. Two 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.

 


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).

 


Culinary Instructor

Conducts culinary classes for the Serving For Success (SFS) Culinary program offered to qualified students. Prepares meals for the TDCJ partnership daily.  Maintains working relationships with the Serving For Success partners TDCJ and Harris County.  Provides Serve Safe classes as an instructor and test giver to SFS students and Houston Food Bank employees as needed.  Assists partners with the recruitment of culinary students.  Maintains and coordinates with Keegan kitchen staff to produce meals for Kids Café, SFS, and other meals as needed.  Maintains all record keeping for monthly reporting.  Assists with the Culinary Executive Chef in production of menu items in compliance with all local, federal and state requirements.  Portrays professional business relations with HFB staff, outside partners and outside community contacts.  Provides exceptional customer service and support to the programs as needed. Keeps department’s director and SFS manager well informed of area activities and projects.

Education/Experience

Culinary degree from accredited school or college or university or work experience in related field. 2-3 years of experience working/teaching with individuals from all age ranges, all ethnic backgrounds, vocational education 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.

 


 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.

 


 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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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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