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).


 

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.


 Volunteer Production Representative

The Volunteer Production Representative 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.

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 


 

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.           

 

 

Sanitation Associate

This position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day sanitation needs as they relate to warehouse functions. The Sanitation Associate will assist the Facility Coordinator with the maintenance of the warehouse through daily operation of the floor scrubber, pressure washing the main entrance, maintaining the maintenance shop area and daily cleaning schedule for inside/outside of facility.

Experience and Skills

High School Diploma, GED, or commensurate industry experience in food warehousing and/or like business. Ability to operate warehouse machinery such as, sit down and stand up forklift, long, short and manual pallet jacks.


Part-Time HR Generalist

The Human Resources Generalist assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The Human Resources Generalist carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: departmental development, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organization development, executive administration, and employment. The Human Resources Generalist helps with the implementation of services, policies, and programs through HR staff; reports to the Director of Human Resources and assists company managers with HR issues. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

Education/Experience

Associates degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

Two plus years of general business experience, Human Resources experience preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills. General knowledge of various employment laws and practices. Experience in administration of benefits and other HR programs. 

Skills/Abilities

Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skills in database management and record keeping                                                                                           

Social Services Outreach Supervisor

The Houston Food Bank Social Service Outreach Program (SSOP) assists clients with applying for State public benefit programs such as SNAP (Formerly Food stamps), Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Field workers travel to social service agencies in 12 counties and provide outreach, education, application assistance and interviews to clients for State benefits programs.  The Social Services Outreach Supervisor will conduct an intensive outreach campaign targeting underserved communities including but not limited to: the working poor, seniors and immigrant communities. The position will be responsible for promoting awareness of program and increasing participation rates in underserved and rural areas. The Outreach Supervisor will create outreach materials for community distribution regarding SNAP and other State benefits programs i.e Medicaid, CHIP, WHP and TANF. The Outreach Supervisor will work to foster relationships with Community Based Organizations and member agencies as points of access for the rollout of the Outreach program and determine appropriate community locations to outstation Outreach Coordinators and Specialists, who provide services.

The Outreach Supervisor will manage the day to day operations of Outreach Coordinators and Specialists and will ensure that staff is properly trained on State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Houston Food Bank (HFB) SSOP departmental policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely submission of State benefit applications.  The Outreach Supervisor will be responsible for increasing participation and for managing outreaching events in the community. This position requires a willingness to travel throughout a 12 county region. The Outreach Supervisor is responsible for hiring and terminating of outreach program staff.

Experience and Skills

2-5 years of experience supervising field workers in a social service agency preferred. 2-5 years of providing case management services to clients. Experience providing case work or case management services. Experience in determining eligibility for City, County or State benefit Programs. Knowledge of HIPPA laws and compliance.  Program evaluation experience 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. Experience with State of Texas Computer software preferred. Must possess excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.

Education

Requires a Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences or related discipline. 


 

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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