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).


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

 


Annual Giving Coordinator

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and analyzing all aspects of the annual giving appeals, including direct mail, workplace giving, sustainer giving, tribute giving, holiday cards and cultivation activities as well as managing assigned constituents. Minimum of three years related fundraising experience required. 

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of 3 years related fundraising experience.    

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.

Able to communicate complex information clearly.

Effective leadership skills.

Attentive to detail.

Public speaking.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

Working knowledge of RE strongly preferred. 

Some knowledge of HTML and/or publication layout/design preferred.


 

Volunteer Services Corporate and Targeted Placement Coordinator

This position places a strong emphasis on community visibility, outreach and results through the promotion and coordination of special group volunteers. These groups are used to fulfill specific needs of The Houston Food Bank, including corporate, college, governmental and targeted skills based volunteer placements. Duties include recruiting, scheduling, motivating and appreciating corporate and other special volunteer groups.

Education/Experience

Bachelor Degree in a Social Science, Communications or related field preferred and two years experience in non profit or volunteer management.

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.

Recruiting skills

Attentive to detail.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.


 

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.


 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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