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).


AmeriCorps Summer VISTA

Houston Food Bank is seeking five AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTA Members. If you are interested in applying for any of the vacancies outline below please click here to apply.

Vacancies:

Communications Specialist

Summer Food Service Program Site Monitor

Volunteer Production Representative  


Volunteer Production Sanitation Technician

The Volunteer Production Sanitation Technician works the third shift (6 p.m.-3 a.m.) and is responsible for supporting the Volunteer Production second shift in tasks like receiving salvage trucks, breaking down and/or setting up project areas, and supervising volunteers when necessary during the first portion of the shift (from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.). Complete Sanitation Schedule tasks that cannot be completed during volunteer shifts like, but not limited to: project area floors scrubbing, project rooms table cleaning, and other housekeeping and maintenance tasks as assigned. Also: inspect the Volunteer Production area to ensure that is staying in compliance with AIB regulations and correct and report findings. Staff in this position need to be able to: Complete assignments with minimal supervision, be detail oriented, have computer knowledge, and be a good communicator; Drive and operate a scissor lift, forklift, floor cleaner, and other sanitation equipment; Work around various chemicals, recognizing their hazards, and utilizing correct safety procedures; Adapt to hot or cold/wet/steamy/changing environments while performing physical tasks; Follow written and oral instructions.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or 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. Able to speak to and train large groups of people. Attentive to detail, strong problem-solving abilities, able to coordinate well with other departments/personnel, operate a computer, copier and other business equipment, and forklifts with the proper training. 


Produce Resource Manager

The Produce Resource Manager will be responsible for solicitation of produce donations and donor maintenance. Coordinate activities necessary to secure produce from local, regional and state growers and processors. Supports Houston Food Bank staff, Partner Distribution Organizations and other regional agencies with “best practices” for handling and distributing produce.  Develop donor relationships and ensure long-term donor retention.  Identify and recruit new farm/produce/ regional donors.  Provide technical assistance to food bank staff and our partner agencies regarding produce handling and storage.  Collect, analyze and report data on all produce sourcing activities

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food Industry, Business Management or Sales.  A minimum of 7years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Raiser’s Edge preferred. Experience in working with retailers, wholesaler, packers, shippers and brokers.

Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships in the produce industry. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge about the most common verities of produce items, being able to determine the quality, common issues, and different ways the verities can be utilized.  Demonstrated ability to teach large groups of individuals about produce best handling practices for receiving, warehousing and distributing produce. 


Social Services Outreach Specialist

Want to help end hunger in Houston? 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 Specialist will provide outreach, education, and application assistance for state public benefit programs. This position requires travel to various locations as needed throughout the Houston region as far north as Trinity County and as far south as Galveston. Interested candidates must have reliable transportation and have a working knowledge of resources and agencies. Must be willing to travel. Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will require some Saturdays for events. This position is full time and offers full benefits, including medical and dental, paid holidays, plus mileage reimbursement (according to federal reimbursement guidelines).

Education/Experience

Must have excellent computer skills with the ability to fully use the following devices in a mobile outreach setting: Portable Laptop, Portable Scanner, and I-phone. 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.

Skills/Abilities

High School Diploma or GED required. 60 college hours, Associates degree or Bachelor of Social Work 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.


 

Steward/Driver

This position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment, utensils, work surfaces, coolers/freezer 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 occasions deliver orders and pick-up food donations and/or purchased products timely, accurately and in compliance to 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.


 

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. 


 

Houston Food Bank-Social Services Operator

The Houston Food Bank Social Service Outreach Program (SSOP) assists clients with applying for  public benefit programs such as SNAP-food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and other social services.   The Social Services Receptionist 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 clients appointments for SSOP field workers at designated sites throughout the region,  taking messages for staff, assisting SSOP clients and guests that walk into the building to include volunteers and other general support duties. 

Experience

1-3 years of switch board or call center experience preferably in a social service setting.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish required.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.  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.


 

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. 



 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.  


 
Strategic Gifts Officer

The Strategic Gifts Officer (SGO) reports directly to the Director of Major Gifts.  The SGO is responsible for managing a portfolio of new, existing, and lapsed corporate and individual donors and prospects; assist in the formulation of strategies to solicit operating gifts; and identify, research, monitor and apply for funding opportunities, cultivate prospects; and manage donors that advance the mission of Houston Food Bank and coordinate the administration of and reporting on awarded funds.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline.  At least five (5) years experience directly related to mid-level to large donor cultivation, grant writing, public speaking, and communication skills.  Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.  Writing samples will be required for all final candidates

Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close mid-level to major gifts from corporations and individuals;
  • Demonstrated success in understanding the tactics required to build and manage a prospect pool;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with corporate and individual donors on behalf of an institution, and an understanding of the record keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful donor relations program;
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of the office as necessary;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques;
  • Strong customer service and public speaking skills

 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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