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).


 

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, 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 task

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


Online Media Coordinator

Position is responsible for coordinating with the Director of Communications in implementation of web-based communications that forward the mission of the Houston Food Bank.  Primary responsibilities include writing, overseeing and preparing graphics and photos for the Food Bank’s website and social media outlets, as well as overall institutional content management; analyzing google analytics and metrics; content management of video screens; writing/editing and/or reviewing all e-communications (e-newsletters, e-blasts, announcements, surveys); and support organizational photography and video.

Education/Experience

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field, plus 3-5 years of related experience (not including internships).

Skills/Abilities

Fluency in website and social media writing; proficiency with website content management software; google analytics and HTML skills; familiarity with graphic packages, as well as knowledge of Flash and XML-based web applications and programming.

Strong web writing skills and in a variety of other contexts:  must have portfolio/samples of work

  • Versatility; team orientation
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Graphic layout skills
  • Familiarity with digital photography
  • Ability to adjust to unexpected opportunities; flexibility
  • Bilingual a bonus
  • Conversant in the nonprofit culture
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly
  • Attentive to detail; organized
  • Multi-tasker
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, innovative, solution-oriented
  • Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel
  • Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment

 


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.


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. 

 

 


 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

 


 

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.


 

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. 


 

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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