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
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please add the job title to the subject of your email).
Prospect Research Manager
Position is responsible for conducting thorough research analysis on prospect wealth using various online and print resources, and produces comprehensive reports to assist with major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. The PRM analyzes and balances staff solicitor portfolios, proposing and coordinating the assignment of prospects to solicitors. The PRM oversees the moves management system within the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database with the goal of moving assigned prospects through the solicitation cycle. As well as, develops, updates and keeps users well-informed of HFB moves management policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 1 year related work experience in conducting prospect research for nonprofit development purposes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and Research Point. Experience with Lexis Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Center Online, NOZA, Guidestar, and other standard prospect research databases a plus.
Warehouse Associate Second Shift
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 (2) years food warehouse experience in shipping, receiving, production, and housekeeping.
Serving for Success Trainer
Position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day training functions as they relate to the Serving for Success Program, Texas Department of Corrections - Jail (TDCJ), and new HFB fulltime associates. The position is responsible for training while utilizing the Houston Food Bank policies and procedures. The training curriculum will include but not limited to training on Incoming Donations, Order selectors, administrative tasks, personnel supervision, and RODS completion, Bin Slotting, RF Scan Operations, FIFO, and Material Handling Equipment (MHE). The position will provide exceptional customer service, support receiving, operations programs, and assist in loading and unloading Houston Food Bank equipment. The Trainer must maintain professional business relations with staff and outside contacts. He or she must keep the Warehouse Supervisor well informed of all area activities.
High School Graduate, GED, or commensurate industry experience, previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business.
Must have at least two years of Food Grade Warehouse experience, strong customer service skills, willingness to assist others, communicate complex information clearly and operate all types of warehouse machinery, standup & sit down forklift, long and short pallet jack, manual jack, computer, copier and other business equipment.
Social Services Outreach Specialist
Want to help end hunger in Houston? 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 Specialist will provide outreach, education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. This position requires travel to various locations as needed throughout the Houston region as far north as Trinity County and as far south as Galveston. Outreach could include home visits to clients unable to travel. Interested candidates must have reliable transportation and have a working knowledge of resources and agencies. Must be willing to travel. Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will require some Saturdays for events. This position is full time and offers full benefits, including medical and dental, paid holidays, plus mileage reimbursement (according to federal reimbursement guidelines).
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.
High School Diploma or GED required. 60 college hours, associates degree or Bachelor of Social Work preferred. Community Health Care Worker Certificate preferred or obtained within one year of employment.
Position Position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment, utensils, cookware, all working surfaces, cooler floors, freezer floors, any item that may have contact with food or food preparation in addition to kitchen trash removal.
Experience in foodservice sanitation desired but not required.
Able to communicate information clearly, attentive to detail when cleaning, able to coordinate well with personnel and ability to operate/work around food services equipment.
Volunteer Production Representative
Position is 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.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Proficiency/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 task. Attentive to detail. 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.
Deliver Member Agency orders and pick-up food donations and/or purchased products timely, accurately, strictly in compliance to all establish guidelines set by the Houston Food Bank, Department of Transportation, all local, state, and federal guidelines/regulations, while providing exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers.
High School Diploma or approved equivalency, valid Texas Commercial Driver's License: Class "A" for tractor/trailer equipment. Approved Three (3) -Year (Clean/Clear/No Violations) Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), pass Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical. Three (3) years knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations. Three (3) years driving/operating "Equipment" based on classifications above and all MHE (Material handling Equipment).
Possess strong customer service skills, willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information timely, consistently, and clearly, attentive to detail, self motivated/directed, ability to problem solve, coordinate and positive interaction with other departments, personnel and "customer's" of the Houston Food Bank.
To support 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. Rotate and stock perishable inventory. Report to work for assigned shifts wearing uniform which complies with standards. Ensure that all shift duties are completed and additional time is used effectively. Assist with the maintenance checklist as specified by company policy. Continually clean and sanitize food preparation area, equipment, and storage areas. Cooks are also responsible for helping to maintain accurate food inventories and rotating stock items and for preparing and food.
Educational background normally attained through at high school diploma or a GED. Appropriate Food Handlers Permit.
At least six months of work experience in the food service industry with previous prep cook experience and previous experience with kitchen sanitation.
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