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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).


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

* 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.


 Food for Change Coordinator 

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 Coordinator assists in the implementation and progression of the FFC program at Houston Food Bank and in its 18 county service area. This position identifies and develops partnerships with organizations that can leverage food resources to help families achieve long-term health and financial security along with supervisor. The FFC Coordinator organizes partnership meetings, supports collaborative projects, and serves as a liaison to Houston Food Bank. This position will provide administrative support for the FFC program, and be proficient in understanding the different topical areas related to FFC projects. The FFC Coordinator will work in a team environment while demonstrating strong judgment and priority-setting to help support a range of FFC projects. Coordinate and develop the Food for Change Program. Support the development of Food for Change collaborations and related community initiatives.

Education/Experience

Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences, Business, Education, or a related discipline. Master’s degree preferred. 1 – 2 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.


 Special Events Coordinator 

The Special Events Coordinator (SEC) reports directly to the Special Events Manager. The SEC will assist with the planning, implementation, and execution of five (5) mission based fundraising events associated with the Annual Giving and Special Events team; and serve as the primary liaison for f.r.e.s.h. young professionals. The SEC will manage all correspondence with the Houston Food Bank’s Run for Food team. Responsible for event communications via phone calls, website updates, mailings, e-blasts/e-newsletters, and social media.  

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field. Minimum of 1-3 years related work experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud Luminate is preferred but not required.

Skills / Abilities

  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours. 

 


Backpack Coordinator

Position is responsible for providing coordinating the backpack buddy program which includes day to day management of the operation, interdepartmental communication and coordination, grant management and recruiting of the program. You will be expected to work closely with the School Programs Coordinator and School Programs Specialist. The backpack program is one of the key areas of our child hood food insecurity strategic goal to provide 5 million meals to the community and consistent growth is expected in this program to support that goal. Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional internal and external customer service and support.  Keeps Director of Outreach Services well informed of area activities and projects.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have at least 2 years of nonprofit experience or a college degree.

Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • 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
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust to sudden changes in organization and workload 

 


Brighter Bites Coordinator

Coordinates activities of the Brighter Bites program in areas including but not limited to: community relations, program implementation and evaluation, Brighter Bites site and volunteer recruitment and engagement.

Experience/Education 

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of database reporting, proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.


 Bilingual Contract Nutrition Educator (Spanish-speaking) 

The nutrition educator teaches classes throughout the greater Houston area at community centers, after school programs, senior centers, shelters, transitional living homes, churches and other locations to a diverse group of low income families and individuals.  Class topics emphasize basic nutrition, shopping and eating on a budget, healthy choices for all ages, and easy to prepare meals using foods commonly available through the Houston Food Bank’s partner agency pantries.  Classes will include cooking demonstrations and the educator will participate in community events as needed. 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, health education, or other health-related field. 

Skills and Abilities

Cooking skills are required.  Spanish fluency is required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. 


 Steward

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.

Education

Experience in foodservice sanitation desired but not required

Skills/Abilities

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. 


Project Manager Outreach Services

Responsible for enabling Director of Outreach Programs and the Outreach Programs staff in the department to perform at peak productivity levels in their roles, by supporting their efforts through providing administrative expertise in office management as well as managing special projects, documentation and reporting for programs, budgeting and monthly profit and loss for each program plus other duties as needed. Coordinate and arrange meetings, prepare agendas, reserve and prepare facility and/or meeting rooms, calendars, lists and schedules, ensuring that the Director effectively manages a complex meeting schedule at both locations.  Interpret, record and distribute meeting notes as needed to include serving as scribe for department meetings. Follow up on emergencies, building or food production issues, utilizing decision-making skills in terms of assessing tasks, identifying problems, analyzing possible resolutions, and assessing the need for more direction from Director.    

Education/Experience

Associates degree from an accredited college; or a minimum of two to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of two years experience in a business environment and a minimum of 1 year supporting federal programs or other non – profit service. 

Skills/Abilities

  • Must enjoy assisting others.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • An understanding of the non-profit sector and federal programs. 
  • Strong typing skills required.
  • Ability to assimilate the HFB mission and demonstrate performance aligned with HFB strategic goals.
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Strength in overcoming unexpected obstacles.
  • Attentive to detail
  • Must be able to anticipate, to a degree, administrative needs of an executive-level officer
  • Strong creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be able to be self-directed when necessary
  • Effective coordination of multi-prioritized task list, issues and projects
  • Able to coordinate effectively with other departments and personnel.
  • Ability to operate computer, copier, fax machine and other business equipment.
  • Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment with multiple programs

 


Senior Manager Outreach Services

Position is responsible for providing leadership and accountability for a division of the outreach services department and its programs that participate with the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Supervises the child and adult care food program and summer foodservice program and the staff involved in the success of the program. Delivers excellent customer service to, TDA officials, Kids Café sites, local vendors, member agencies, volunteers, and other contacts.  Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional customer service and support to Administrative and Operations programs in the absence of the Director.  Keeps Outreach Services Director well informed of area activities and projects.

Education/Experience

BS in Nutrition, Health Education, or related field from a four-year college or university. Registered Dietitian, 1-3 years experience in public health or community health, and previous supervisory experience. Experience working/teaching with multi-ethnic and low-income individuals from all age ranges preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of nutrition, physical activity, and health topics as they relate to the different stages in the life cycle.
  • Basic knowledge of customs and preferences of different cultures.
  • Knowledge of the latest scientific information in nutrition, programs, food services, and community health as it relates to the organization’s clientele.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • 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.

 


 Senior Accounting Assistant

This position will provide assistance to the Chief Financial Officer by performing a variety of accounting and administrative tasks, including coordinating meetings, assisting with budget and forecast process, managing the organization’s contract database and contract review and approval process, preparing ad hoc financial reports, and assisting with finance committee and board presentations.  The Senior Accounting Assistant is also responsible for maintaining the financial policies manual,  assisting with the development of new policies and revisions of current policies, developing and maintaining accounting forms, and organizing and maintaining the Accounting Department Sharepoint site

Education/Experience

Minimum 2 year Associate Accounting degree. 5-7 years of experience in supporting a high level executive in a corporate office setting. Advanced level Word skills and Intermediate level Excel skills required.

Skills/Abilities

Advanced Word skills, Intermediate Excel skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, Intermediate SharePoint skills, and excellent organization skills. Some knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures.  Knowledge of the non-profit business environment a plus.


 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.


 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.


 

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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