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.


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.


Transportation Specialist

This position is responsible for enabling the Transportation Department to perform at peak productivity levels in their role, by performing tasks and being responsible for duties that may be otherwise delegated. Conducts continuous analyses of vehicle and driver assignments throughout the day and analyzes scheduling for possible efficiencies and consolidation. Reviews and revises driver schedules to ensure increased efficiency and to lower costs. Communicates with venders, donors and agencies to resolve any issues.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED
Associates degree from an accredited college (preferred)
Or a minimum of two to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills/Abilities

A minimum of two years experience in a corporate environment and supporting senior or executive level management within Transportation. As well as, a minimum of two years experience in Transportation/Logistics industry and Purchasing/Procurement.  


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.

Office Manager for Outreach Programs

Responsible for enabling Director of Outreach Programs and the Outreach Programs staff in the department to perform at peak productivity levels in their roles, by supporting their efforts through providing administrative expertise in office management as well as managing special projects, documentation and reporting for programs, budgeting and monthly profit and loss for each program plus other duties as needed.

Experience/Education:

Associates degree from an accredited college; or a minimum of two to five years related experience and/or training in a business environment and a minimum of four years supporting federal programs.

Skills/Abilities:

Familiarity with reporting and a strong proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and an understanding of the non-profit sector and federal programs.


Brighter Bites Coordinator

Coordinates activities of the Brighter Bites program in areas including but not limited to: community relations, program implementation and evaluation, Brighter Bites site and volunteer recruitment and engagement.

Experience/Education:

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field.

Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of database reporting, proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook


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.


Warehouse Operations Supervisor

Position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day Distribution and Warehousing functions as they relate to Walk-in Shopping area, Frozen, Refrigerated, Dry Areas, Agency Orders, Order selectors, administration, personnel supervision, Order accuracy Bin Slotting, FIFO and recruitment processes. Provides exceptional customer service and support to Distribution Services and Operation's programs as needed.

Experience/Education:

Associate’s degree or equivalent industry training and work experience, previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business.

Skills/Abilities:

Three to five years experience in data entry and Microsoft applications. As well as, food warehousing, transportation, delivery, scheduling, shipping and receiving. 


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.


 CSFP Eligibility Specialist

Position is responsible for the ongoing verification of client eligibility and the distribution of boxes to participants in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The responsibilities include verifying the eligibility of clients; securing signatures; distributing tickets and cheese; enrolling eligible participants; re-certifying clients; maintaining a database of clients; and other office support duties. The ideal candidate will provide exceptional customer service to clients and site staff; maintain professional business relations site staff; report to sites as needed; and keep the CSFP Manager well-informed of program activities.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college course study or related field considered a plus.

Skills/Abilities

Knowledge of database reporting, proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook. Data entry and ability to travel within Harris County. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.


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 a 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 a forklift with proper training 


Loss Prevention Team Lead

Responsible for the protection of the Houston Food Bank assets, employees and volunteers through implementation and execution of Loss Prevention and Security programs. Duties include the execution of shortage control strategy, detection, investigation and successful resolution of internal and external dishonesty cases. Also, responsible for the protection of inventory and other assets by managing the camera and other systems used and developed to monitor the premises, equipment, employees and volunteers. The position works with applicable management teams to implement all Loss Prevention and Security programs and initiatives including but not limited to Shortage Control, Internal Dishonesty Resolution, Theft Detection and Safety. 

Education/Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent or a combination of education and experience. 3 - 5 years experience in loss prevention and security. Warehouse operations experience, preferably multi-unit loss prevention/asset protection comparable to the posted position.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and related information technology.


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 


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 


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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