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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.

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 email).


 Volunteer Services Lead

Responsible for maintaining a smooth operation in the volunteer service project areas 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 Volunteer Services (VS) staff and public; therefore, applicants must have exceptional leadership skills, be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Additional responsibilities include greeting, training and supervising volunteers and VS staff, while maintaining the safety of the food supply chain and other compliance initiatives; building food boxes for our elderly, children and family clients, and maintaining professional business relations with both internal and external customers.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or GED.

Skills/Abilities

Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others using the ability to communicate complex information clearly. Able to motivate and supervise staff and to speak to a large group of people and train them on specific task. Must coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment and able to operate forklift with proper training.


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. Two 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.


 

 

Steward

This position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment, utensils, cookware, working surfaces, cooler floors, freezer floors, and any item that may have contact with food or food preparation in addition to kitchen trash removal.

Education/Experience

High school diploma/GED. Experience in food service 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.


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 with strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Attention to detail with 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. 


Kids Cafe Coordinator

Position is responsible for the coordination and compliance of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  Serves as the primary contact for sites.  Responsible for identifying, qualifying and training of new sites.  Maintains professional business relations with staff and outside contacts.  Provides exceptional customer service and support to kitchen as needed.  Keeps department’s director well informed of area activities and projects. Coordinates the daily delivery of meals to Kids Café locations.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required. Knowledge of basic nutrition, physical activity, and health-related topics as it relates to children. Experience working/teaching children preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Advanced Word skills, Intermediate Excel skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, Intermediate SharePoint skills, and excellent organization skills. Detailed and able to coordinate well with other departments.


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, quarterly newsletters, donor recognition, food drives. Ensure sustainability of the program by connecting local member agencies with retailers and building agency capacity. The Retail Industry Manager is also responsible for running reports analyzing trends and keeping management well informed of area activities.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or equivalent. Marketing or communication degree preferred or five years experience in related field.

Skills/Abilities

MS Office Applications. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Willing to travel within Houston and its surroundings approximately 70% of the time. Organized and detail-oriented. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving abilities.

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org.


Research Director

The Research Director will join the Food for Change team to develop, coordinate and oversee multiple program evaluations with partners implementing the Food for Change model. Will measure success by tracking specific outcomes for each program to see if food scholarships help people complete the program and achieve their goals.

Essential functions include but not limited to: Develops, implements, and monitors an evaluation plan addressing logic models, strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting. In collaboration with staff members, develops the outcomes and indicators that will be used to monitor progress toward the goals. Writes proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluations. Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution. Develops data collection policies and practices and monitors uniform data collection compliance and quality across programs. Develops and prepares internal reports of status, progress and outcomes of evaluation activities. Keeps current regarding funding requirements for data collection and reporting and puts into place local methods to ensure reliable, accurate compliance activities. Provides clear and useful reports as needed to implement the strategies and programs and to comply with HFB’s strategic plans. Continually evaluates established policies and procedures, and update or modifies them as necessary. Prepares and delivers information to management and Board members. Develops relationships with other agencies and providers to assure access and links with other data systems. Ensures business practices and policies are compliant with internal policies and all relevant law and government regulations.

Education/Experience:

PhD in social sciences with statistical methods background required.

Two or more years of relevant work experience with progressive data management and research responsibilities.

Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge and experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development. Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes. Ability to analyze information, summarize findings, and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers. Understanding of statistical principles and methods for data analysis. Experience working in a community-driven agency. Experience working with governing bodies, including boards of directors. Ability to work with individuals with diverse personalities and backgrounds. Solid analytical and technical skills with proficiency and knowledge in the use of computer software.


Chief Financial Officer

We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank is a private non-profit organization founded in 1982 Houston, Texas and is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of nearly 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Food Bank provides 59 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 137,000 people each week. 

The CFO is responsible for all fiscal management aspects of company operations. Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the organization. The CFO will direct and have overall responsibility for financial policy, personnel policy, internal controls, forecasts, financial reporting, and treasury management responsibilities. The CFO will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, and analyzes statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of financial position, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the organization and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and/or surplus improvement.
  • Oversees the preparation and control of operational budgets, rolling forecasts and cash flow forecasts.
  • Ensures effective financial internal controls for the organization. Continually evaluates established policies and procedures, and update or modifies them as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational personnel in order to facilitate financial activities.
  • Serve as a member of the executive leadership team.
  • Oversees cash management for the organization.
  • Ensures that financial and personnel policies are in accordance with evolving regulations, legal requirements and industry trends.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of financial information and control systems, including general ledger, budgeting, cost allocation and other subsystems.
  • Serves as a liaison between the organization and external auditors and regulatory authorities.
  • Ensures that the organization’s professional reputation is maintained. Ensures appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding organization operations.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; CPA required.

Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of high level accounting experience. 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Broad based knowledge of the non-profit business environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures. Understanding of governmental regulations and reporting requirements. 

How to Apply:

Please forward a copy of your resume to jobs@houstonfoodbank.org.

Kids Café Monitor

This 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 Café Coordinator well informed of area activities and projects.

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.   


SSOP Coordinator II (Bilingual)

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

Bilingual English/Spanish required. One to five 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 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. 

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org.


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. 

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


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 e-mail resumes to operations@houstonfoodbank.org. 


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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