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).


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. 


 

Cycle Counter

Responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy and integrity related to product movement while maximizing and utilizing available space. Will ensure that product mix conforms and meets established standards, facilitate efficient order fulfillment, and contributes to maintaining safe work environment.

Education and Experience

Require a High School Diploma or GED equivalent training and experience. Prefer a degree or certification from an accredited university or provider in a related field. Certified Purchasing manager certification a plus. Requires five (5) years hand’s on experience in warehouse inventory systems.

Skills/Abilities

Requires extensive knowledge in manufacturing, accounting, perishables, and inventory logistics. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and related business applications and equipment.

 


 

 

 Lead Cook

Position is responsible for assisting the Sous Chef in the daily food production at Keegan.  Organizes meals and paperwork for Sous Chef, assists with volunteers, and assists delivery drivers.  Organizes the staff for food production and pack outs.  Assists in maintaining all record keeping required for the CACFP program, the Houston Food Bank and any other required documentation.  Provide exceptional customer service and support to the Kids Café and Meals on Wheels customers in addition to volunteers and students assisting in meal production.  Maintain a clean and safe kitchen at all times, comply with all state, local and HACCP polices, practices and procedures.  Maintain exceptional communication with the production cooks, kitchen staff and truck drivers.

Education/Certification

High School Diploma or GED.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of basic cooking skills, basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals), Excel, Word and Outlook.

 


 

 Housekeeping Associate (Part-Time)

The Housekeeping Associate’s primary responsibility is to routinely monitor the cleanliness and hygiene situation during the evenings and Saturdays at the HFB Portwall facility. Adhering to the health and safety standards outlined in the HFB QA Food Safety SOP Facility Requirements to provide a clean and sanitary environment at all times. Following the current cleaning program that includes the extent and frequency of cleaning required for each assigned area within the HFB Portwall facility on a part time basis. Has direct supervision of volunteers assigned to housekeeping department.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma and/or GED equivalent.

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


Houston Food Bank-Social Services Call Center Operator

The Houston Food Bank Social Service Department (SSOP) assists clients with applying for public State benefit programs such as SNAP-food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and other social services.   The Social Services Call Center Operator will provide call center support by answering and transferring phone calls.  This would include providing application assistance to clients via the call center, referring clients to other social service agencies, scheduling client appointments for SSOP field workers at designated sites throughout the region, assisting clients with questions face to face, taking messages for staff, and other general support duties including daily reports. 

Experience

1-3 years of switch board or call center experience preferably in a social service setting.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish required.   Must be able to speak English and Spanish clearly and fluently.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook a must.  Ability to understand directions and complete complex state benefits applications.  Must possess excellent documentation skills.  Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as add and multiply.  Must possess excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills and have the ability to multitask and prioritize.

Education

High School Diploma or GED required.  60 college hours or associates degree preferred.


 

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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