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Last update: April 20, 2015

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Interfaith Relations Associate Director

Department: Interfaith Relations
Supervisor: Director of Interfaith Relations
Location: 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Classification: Full-time/Exempt
Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience
Supervisory Role: Yes

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Interfaith Relations (IR) Associate Director manages the operations of Interfaith Relations Department, supervises most departmental staff, and coordinates IM's efforts in relationship development, shepherding, emergency preparedness, and programming. The Associate Director is responsible for assisting the Director to develop financial resources, develop yearly budget plans, and monitor income and expenses.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for the oversight and success of ODPR, iLead, and other IR programs
2. Responsible for management and supervision of IR staff (other than the Director)
3. With the IR Director, build and maintain relationships between Interfaith Ministries and Houston's Faith Community leadership
4. Coordinate with the Director to research and initiate new programs that promote IM's core values, meet community needs, and build departmental revenue.
5. Coordinate with development team to pursue grant applications, fundraising and other strategies to provide planned revenue for the IR department
6. With the IR Director, ODPR Manager, and Communications Manager, plan and manage IR's response to community conflicts via IM's response protocol when such a response would promote IM's core values and fit within IM's mission
7. Oversee development of website content related to department in cooperation with IM's Communication's Department
8. Represent IR and IM at community events. These events would include, but not be limited to: making presentations about the work of IR, attending events to support partner organizations and faith communities
9. Support IM's efforts for volunteer and resource development in Houston's Faith Community
10. Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
2. A minimum of 5 years working in a non-profit or civic setting.
3. Valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.
4. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from various cultures and religions.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail needed. Proficiency in English required.
7. Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments to efficiently accomplish duties.
8. Ability to work evening and weekend events.
9. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word.

PREFERRED SKILLS
1. Experience planning events as well as program development and execution
2. Experience in public speaking in a variety of settings
3. Experience working in multi-cultural settings

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Computing - Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.
2. Analyzing - Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
3. Compiling - Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
4. Position Setting - This position is set in a comfortable office environment. It will require seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis.
5. This position requires occasionally lifting objects up to 30 pounds.
6. This position requires regular driving for meetings and events.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facilities and Technology Manager

Department: Finance
Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Location: 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Classification: Full-Time/Exempt
Salary: $50,000-$60,000/annually
Supervisory Position: Yes

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for managing IM's facilities, information technology, daily building operations, tenant relations and related functions. Supervise Operations Specialist, Maintenance Specialist and any independent contractors.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Supervise Operations and Maintenance Specialists (janitorial and day to day activities).
2. Manage all facility care and upkeep, including daily operations, repairs and maintenance.
3. Supervise and coordinate all independent contractors and service companies (such as HVAC, janitorial, security, etc.).
4. Supervise and coordinate capital and building improvements, office configurations, and regular housekeeping.
5. Coordinate relationship with IT vendor(s) and serve as staff liaison and primary advocate.
6. Develop technical expertise in IM's hardware, software, networks, databases, and connectivity solutions.
7. Troubleshoot minor technical issues for staff, such as work-related computer, phone, copier and MS Office issues. Escalate issues to appropriate vendors as needed.
8. Manage tenant relations and ensure tenant concerns are addressed promptly. Work with CFO on lease tracking and renewal.
9. Lead facility services and IT RFP and selection processes within the prescribed procurement cycle. Regularly review purchasing agreements and vendor performance to find efficiencies and cost savings.
10. Coordinate use and upkeep of conference center space with Development department and contracted caterer/vendor.
11. Promote efficient ("green") use of building resources (recycling, energy, supplies, etc.).
12. Manage the purchase and distribution of office supplies, phones and extensions, computer hardware/devices, and building equipment.
13. Coordinate and control access to IM properties by assigning and monitoring card keys and badges.
14. Serve as liaison with outside agencies such as Houston Police Department/Harris County Constables, Midtown Management District, and Houston Fire Department to build relationships, enhance building safety, and ensure community representation.
15. Develop policies and procedures for building functions, safety, security and loss prevention. Recommend improvements and planned upgrades to CFO.
16. Promote safety and serve on IM's Safety Committee.
17. Ensure all building/equipment permits are current and compliant.
18. Perform other duties, within all areas of the department, as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and experience.
2. At least 3 years of experience in facilities management, vendor management, and/or information technology.
3. Above-average technical expertise and the ability to teach and train basic users.
4. Able to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis.
5. Ability to work independently, yet maintain a high level of accountability.
6. Ability to negotiate effectively.
7. Attention to detail, highly organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks and deadlines.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to interact well with diverse staff and work effectively in a team environment.
9. Technical certifications (IT or facilities related) a plus.
10. Valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Computing - Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.
2. Analyzing - Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
3. Compiling - Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
4. Position Setting - This position is set in a comfortable office environment. It will require seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis, bending, pushing, pushing, and lifting items of up to 50 lbs.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals on Wheels Manager of Operations

Department: Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Supervisor: Director of Meals on Wheels
Location: Moran (3202 San Jacinto, Houston, TX 77004)
Classification: Exempt/Full-time
Salary: $45,000 to 60,000/annually (based on experience)
Supervisory Role: Yes

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a key part of the management team for IM's Senior Services department, manage the daily logistics of meal service operations for the IM Meals on Wheels program. Responsible for effective and efficient homebound meal delivery ensuring client satisfaction, compliance, safety and process improvement. Effectively manage operations personnel, inventory, equipment purchasing, delivery routes, equipment, fleet, and site operations.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Directly supervise program coordinators, operations specialist, and other staff and volunteers assigned to meal distribution operations.
• Ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained while remaining within budget limits.
• Develop / manage a substitute driver program to provide coverage for scheduled and unscheduled driver absences.
• Evaluate delivery routes and reorganize when necessary to maintain efficient and effective delivery services within budget limits.
• Provide ongoing training, coaching and feedback to staff to meet program metrics and goals.
• Work collaboratively with Human Resources Department and other IM and MOWGH staff to develop appropriate ongoing training programs for continuous improvement.
• Work collaboratively with Volunteer Services Department to maximize efficiency and utilization of volunteers in support of Senior Services programs including routes, meal assembly, and aniMeals on Wheels program.
• Manage delivery fleet operations, safety, maintenance, repair, and replacement. In coordination with HR and Finance departments, assure vehicle and driver insurance and registration processes.
• Act as the primary inventory and procurement liaison with vendors regarding issues related to on-time delivery performance, invoice discrepancies or product deficiencies.
• Identify opportunities for cost reductions through strategic sourcing of materials.
• Manage ordering and receipt of all food products and supplies with accuracy. Actively investigate and correct discrepancies. Validate receipt of all products.
• Maintain inventory levels of frozen, breakfast, and emergency meals to provide uninterrupted client meal deliveries. Ensure minimal loss on inventory.
• Maintain all appropriate food and facility safety policies.
• Address and resolve all client complaints related to meal delivery and service in coordination with customer service personnel and the Manager of Client Services.
• Assure operations compliance with all Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and contract and IM policy regulations. In cooperation with Manager of Administration and Compliance, develop and properly document ongoing compliance and quality assurance including but not limited to: appropriate meal temperatures & quality; timely meal delivery; driver and route monitoring; inspection of delivery equipment and supplies for proper sanitation; proper site postings, sanitation and extermination; sufficient meal delivery within approved time window; lost meals; safety & risk management, etc.
• In cooperation with the Building Operations Manager, monitor routine security, access, janitorial and repair processes in the Moran Building.
• In cooperation with Development Department, manage client fund-raising program including distribution, collection, incentives, and recognition.
• Work collaboratively with Volunteer Services Department to encourage volunteer support in meal assembly, delivery and site operations.
• Work collaboratively with Communications Department for media opportunities.
• Foster productive, team-spirited work environment that yields high morale, staff satisfaction, and low turnover.
• Proactively identify issues, consult with appropriate resources and swiftly implement appropriate solutions.
• Study and analyze work flows to identify ongoing process improvements allowing maximization of resources while maintaining high client satisfaction.
• Become familiar with all contracts, stay abreast of all policies and regulations.
• Liaise with government entities and community organizations as necessary.
• Prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as necessary.
• Other duties as defined by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree required.
2. Warehouse, logistics, delivery, and food service experience strongly preferred.
3. Minimum of five years management experience.
4. Minimum of three years experience managing a complex operation with direct oversight of a budget and personnel.
5. Must hold, or earn within 60 days, Food Service Manager Certification.
6. Must have proven leadership skills, be proactive and be self-motivated
7. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
8. Must have good judgment and be able to work with minimal supervision.
9. Must be process and detail oriented with a commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
10. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing for internal and external communication.
11. Must have passion for working with disadvantaged populations.
12. Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office programs and be able to quickly learn ServeTracker Database Software.
13. Must have valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance as required by law.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals on Wheels Substitute Driver

 Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: Moran building - 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (On call, as needed - depending on business needs)
Hourly Rate: Beginning at $8.50/hour + mileage (Depends on experience)

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
2. Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the community.
3. Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
4. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and meal carriers as well as and personal hygiene.
5. Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
6. Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
7. Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route.
8. Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis.
9. Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
10. Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
11. Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
12. Follow organization's policies and procedures.
13. Attend organization's meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
2. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver's license with an excellent driving record.
3. Must have reliable automobile with valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization.
4. Able to follow maps and written directions.
5. Good verbal and written communication skills.
6. Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
7. Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals. Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client's house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

To apply for this position, please fill out the employment application and submit by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax to 713-800-5110, or deliver in person to 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, or 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004.

Meals on Wheels - DRIVER (PT)

Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004 
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: $8.50/hour + mileage

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
  2. Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the  community.
  3. Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and meal carriers as well as and personal hygiene.
  5. Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
  6. Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
  7. Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route.
  8. Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis.
  9. Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
  10. Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
  11. Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
  12. Follow organization's policies and procedures.
  13. Attend organization's meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
  3. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver's license with an excellent driving record.
  4. Must have reliable automobile with valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization.
  5. Able to follow maps and written directions.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
  8. Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals.  Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client's house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

To apply for this position, please fill out the employment application and submit by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax to 713-800-5110, or deliver in person to 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, or 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004.

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