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).


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.


Volunteer Services Experience Agent

Primary responsibilities includes floating throughout the Volunteer Services area to ensure that volunteers are serviced at the highest level and to remain visible to volunteers/staff and accessible for questions, comments, suggestions etc. Conducts surveys and gauges volunteer satisfaction; monitors and trends surveys. This position is also responsible for managing the café, providing clerical support to Apple Corps Coordinator and other Welcome Desk duties. 

Education/Experience

High school diploma; Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Communications or related field is preferred. 2 years experience in legal or social administrative support.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.

Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Attentive to detail.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.


 

Conference Services Manager

Position is responsible for managing the Food Bank’s Conference Center operations. Duties include maintaining policies/procedures, event packages, fee structure, contract processes, database tracking, promotional materials, preferred vendor list, client invoicing, vendor payment, and working with internal and external customers to coordinate room set up, A/V needs and room clean-up. This position holds primary responsibility for maintaining and advancing audio/visual components of the Conference Center. Additionally, this position will schedule and approve event and meeting requests and manage periodic weekend and evening private events. This position will assist Development officers in developing and maintaining relationships with both current and potential donors and volunteer groups who use the Conference Center.

Education/Experience

Bachelor Degree.  Experience in the field may be considered a substitute for formal education.

At least five (5) years experience in venue management, retail food service and/or hospitality.

Event/venue management. Fundraising experience a plus.  Food safety training a plus.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.

Able to communicate complex information clearly.

Attentive to detail.

Excellent leadership skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.


 

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.


 

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.


Development Assistant

Responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Directors of Major Gifts and Annual Giving and Events as needed. Duties include scheduling meetings, processing paperwork, typing minutes, preparing sponsorship and proposal packets and providing event/activity assistance as needed. Though administrative, interested candidates will have a desire to learn the basics of fundraising and must be willing to work some nights and weekends.

Education/Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. One to two years experience in a similar position with a desire to learn about fundraising form the ground up. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Strong customer services skills and willingness to assist others.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

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.


 Development Database Manager

The Development Database Manager (DDM) is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity of the HFB donor database system, Raiser’s Edge (RE). The DDM serves as the primary point of contact for all RE issues.  The DDM oversees database projects designed to enhance the HFB ability to raise funds, cultivate constituent relationships and personally carries out major/complex data entries/changes (global/import). The DDM develops, updates and keeps users well-informed of HFB RE policies and procedures.  The DDM promotes and coordinates RE trainings for all RE users from beginner to advance levels.  The DDM oversees staff responsible for data entry and works closely with the Development and Accounting Departments to provide donor and finance related reports. 

Education/Experience

Bachelor degree in related field and a minimum of 3 years related work experience

Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, MS Office and working knowledge of Convio.
  • Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.
  • Advanced query, export, and reporting experience.

 

Part-Time Bilingual Nutrition Educator

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. The educator will also participate in community health fairs and events.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, health education or health-related field or current enrollment in an approved Didactic Program in Dietetics.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency and fluency in speaking and reading in Spanish required.


Serving for Success Culinary Instructor

Conducts culinary classes for the Serving for Success (SFS) Culinary program offered to The Texas Department of Correction’s students and Harris County’s probation students. This position maintains a working relationship with the partners and provides Serve Safe classes as an instructor and test giver to SFS students and Houston Food Bank staff to produce meals for Kids Café, SFS, Meals on Wheels, US Vets and other meals as needed.

Education/Experience

Culinary degree from an accredited school, college, university or work experience in related field. 2-3 years of experience working/ teaching individuals.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of current basic cooking skills. Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher, SharePoint and Outlook. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and associates both internally and externally. Strong oral/written communication skills, effective classroom facilitation to make clear and persuasive presentation and facilitate large group meetings.


 

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.


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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