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).


Gift Entry Specialist

The Gift Entry Specialist (GES) is responsible for the daily data entry of all donations into the Raiser’s Edge database, production and mailing of all acknowledgment letters and general support for the Raiser’s Edge and other systems utilized by the Development office. The GES is also responsible for mail processing (open, date stamp ID and tally donations) as well as the scanning/filing of all gift transmittal, donor and batch materials.  The GES opens and distributes all incoming mail for the HFB. The GES performs basic donor research (simple web searches for constituent address/phone/spouse information), assists the Development Database Manager in updating Wealth Point screenings in Research Point, and enters any notes or constituent attributes as requested.  The GES monitors duplicate records, provides support in updating donor records and helps handle donor inquiries.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of 2 years related work experience. Proficiency in computing, MS Office and Outlook. Strong customer service and organizational skills; ability to communicate complex information clearly and work in a fast-paced environment.

Education

High School Diploma


 

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.           

Bi-lingual SSOP Coordinator (Galveston County)

Want to help end hunger in Galveston and its surrounding Counties? 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 Galveston and surrounding Counties will travel to social service agencies in or around Galveston County and provide outreach, education, and application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. This position requires travel to various locations as needed throughout Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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.  


Volunteer Services Output Coordinator

The Volunteer Services Output Coordinator is responsible for planning the calibrated production levels. The Coordinator utilizes the Aggie Board, Civicore and other tools to plan production based on the analyses of the market demand and supply of volunteers. Provides exemplary customer service to the Houston Food Bank volunteers, while helping the department achieve production and service goals through highly efficient processes. This position interacts heavily with Volunteer Services, Inventory and Warehouse Staff and public; therefore, applicants must have exceptional leadership skills, be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable speaking in front of large groups.  Staff in this position 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 GED, some college preferable
  • 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

 


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. 


 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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