Jobs

 

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.

Online Job Application 

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 (Please add the job title to the subject of your email).


Warehouse Operations Supervisor

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing order fulfillment, loading, shipping, receiving, inventory control, sanitation, and safety while coordinating and mentoring a diverse work force. Provides exceptional customer service and support to Distribution Services and Operation's programs as needed.


Experience/Education

Associate’s degree or equivalent industry training and work experience. Preferably, 3 to 5 years of perishable food distribution experience.

 


Community Engagement Coordinator

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and retention of food and fund donors primarily through community/corporate-sponsored food and fund drives, workplace giving campaigns, and 3rd party events. The position is responsible for increasing public awareness of the Houston Food Bank, managing the logistical aspects of food/fund drives, and assisting with cultivation of prospective corporate donors for our annual giving program. Position works closely with Volunteer Services and other departments within the organization.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or discipline and/ or equivalent training and experience. Minimum of one - three years’ experience directly related to donor cultivation, events, public speaking and/or communication skills. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook. Raiser’s Edge is preferred but not required.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated ability to work closely with mid-level to large corporate donors to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships. Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary. Ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds.

 


Strategic Gifts Officer

The Strategic Gifts Officer (SGO) reports directly to the Director of Major Gifts. The SGO is responsible for managing a portfolio of new, existing, and lapsed corporate and individual donors and prospects; assist in the formulation of strategies to solicit operating gifts; and identify, research, monitor and apply for funding opportunities, cultivate prospects; and manage donors that advance the mission of Houston Food Bank and coordinate the administration of and reporting on awarded funds.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. At least five (5) years experience directly related to mid-level to large donor cultivation, grant writing, public speaking, and communication skills. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Writing samples will be required for all final candidates

Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close mid-level to major gifts from corporations and individuals;
  • Demonstrated success in understanding the tactics required to build and manage a prospect pool;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with corporate and individual donors on behalf of an institution, and an understanding of the record keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful donor relations program;
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques;
  • Strong customer service and public speaking skills;

 


CACFP 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.

Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional internal and external customer service and support.  Keeps CACFP 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.


Sous Chef

Position is responsible for providing leadership and accountability within the production kitchen and oversee all aspects of production and delivery for the programs.  Responsibilities also include producing fully prepared, healthy meals for selected Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Meals on Wheels and any additional meal programs.   The sous chef will teach culinary skills to Serving for Success participants in the executive chef’s absence.

Education/Certification

Culinary Arts Degree, Food-Service Operations or Culinary Education ServSafe Instructor Certification or the equivalent.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of culinary terms, commercial foodservice equipment and quantified cooking.  Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook. Experience in foodservice supervision and menu development; 2-3 years of experience in community food service preferred.


 

Manager of Organizational Culture

The Manager of Organizational Culture serves as catalyst and coordinator for employee learning and activities that reinforce the Houston Food Bank’s central character.  A positive organizational culture is built and maintained at every level, starting with the onboarding process for new employees, employee and supervisor professional development opportunities, internal communications, and instilling Houston Food Bank mission, vision and values.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of 3 years working in related fields as a teacher, presenter and/or trainer. Must be fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Microsoft Visio, PhotoShop and Adobe InDesign are a plus.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities and/or equivalent training and experience.


Housekeeping Associate (Part-Time)

The Housekeeping Associate’s primary responsibility is to routinely monitor the cleanliness and hygiene situation during the evenings and Saturdays at the HFB Portwall facility. Adhering to the health and safety standards outlined in the HFB QA Food Safety SOP Facility Requirements to provide a clean and sanitary environment at all times. Following the current cleaning program that includes the extent and frequency of cleaning required for each assigned area within the HFB Portwall facility on a part time basis. Has direct supervision of volunteers assigned to housekeeping department.

Education/Experience                

High School Diploma and/or GED equivalent.

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

Excellent leadership skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel


 

Cook

This position is 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/Certification

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.


Housekeeping Associate

The Housekeeping Associate is 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 badge 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 communicate complex information clearly

Excellent leadership skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel


 

Kids Cafe Summer Site Intern

Position is responsible for:  Monitoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a daily program that provides a nutritious breakfast, 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.  Develops, implements and demonstrates healthy eating habits to participants.

Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional internal and external customer service and support.  Keeps Kids Cafe Coordinator well informed of any concerns that take place at the sites.

Educational/Experience

High School Diploma and currently enrolled full time undergraduate student returning to college in the fall as a full time sophomore, junior or senior. Experience with Microsoft Office 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. 


Manager, Social Services Outreach Programs

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, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs.  The Sr. Manager, SSOP is responsible for oversight and direction of the Social Services Outreach Program and works as Project Manager for the HHSC/TFBN subcontract in Region #6.  The Sr. Manager, SSOP ensures that SSOP, HFB, TFBN and HHSC policies and procedures are followed at all times.

Experience and Skills

Fiscal Management and Budgeting experience plus a minimum of 5 years experience supervising field workers in a public city, county or state system such as CPS, MHMRA, APS or HHSC.  3-5 years of experience providing case work or case management services to clients in the Houston Area.  Experience in determining eligibility for city, county or state benefits programs preferred.  Knowledge of HIPAA laws and compliance.  Program evaluation experience preferred.  Spanish speaking bi-lingual preferred.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must.  Experience with State of Texas computer software preferred.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Education

Requires a Bachelor of degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited college or university and/or equivalent training and experience.  Prefer a Masters of Social Work or related field.


Bilingual SSOP Coordinator (Montgomery County)

Want to help end hunger in Montgomery County? 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.   The Social Services Outreach Coordinator for Montgomery County will travel to social service agencies in Montgomery County and provide outreach, education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. This position requires travel to various locations as needed throughout Montgomery County. Locations may vary daily and could include home visits to clients unable to travel. Interested candidates must have reliable transportation and have a working knowledge of resources and agencies in Montgomery County. Must be willing to travel.

Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm with some Saturdays required.

Experience

The potential applicant should be familiar with Montgomery County and preferably live in or near the area. Must have excellent computer skills with the ability to fully use the following devices in a mobile outreach setting: Portable Laptop, Portable Scanner, and Blackberry. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook a must.  Ability to understand and follow directions and complete complex state benefits applications.  Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills. Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred.  

Education

Must have one of the following three:

  • BA in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field
  • 60+ College hours in a relatable field plus 2 years of relatable work experience providing case work or case management services to clients.              
  • 3 years of relatable work experience providing case work or case management services to clients.          

                                                                               


 

Steward/Driver

This position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment, utensils, work surfaces, coolers/freezers, floors and any item that may have contact with food or food preparation, in addition to trash removal. Also, maintains smooth operations of all day to day receiving functions as they relate to incoming purchased products and/or donations, RODS accuracy, Bin Slotting, FIFO of product rotation and sanitation within the warehouse. Assist drivers in loading and unloading their delivery equipment. Assist with kitchen duties and on occasion deliver orders and pick-up food donations and/or purchased products timely, accurately and in compliance with all established guidelines.

Education/Certification

Require a High School Diploma or approved equivalency and one of the following valid Texas Driver’s License:

  • Class “A” for tractor/trailer equipment
  • Class “B” for bobtail equipment
  • Class “C” for all other equipment

Approved three year (Clean/Clear/No Violations) Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and forklift certification certified.

Skills/Abilities

Must have strong customer service and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex information.


SSOP Coordinator

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.

Experience

Bi-lingual English/Spanish Preferred.   1-5 years of experience providing case work or case management services to clients in the Houston Area preferred.  Experience in determining eligibility for city, county or state benefits programs preferred.  Knowledge of HIPAA laws and compliance.   Experience in a social service agency preferred.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must.  Ability to understand and follow directions and complete complex state benefits applications.  Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills. 

Education:

BA in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Anthropology, Business, Marketing, Communications or closely related degree.


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 (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. 


Production Cook

Position reports to the Executive Chef and is responsible for large quantity of food preparation for meal programs. Must follow standardized recipes using appropriate serving sizes, as well as menus directed by the executive chef. Will maintain food storage areas including thawing and preparation for meal items and maintain food log.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly
  • Able to speak to a large group of people and train them on specific tasks
  • 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
  • Able to operate forklift with proper training 

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 2 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.  


Online Job Application

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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