Post Date: 09/18/2019
Close Date: 10/18/2019
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Position: Store Associate - Portland Metro ReStores
Department: Portland ReStore
Reports to: ReStore Manager
Position Type: Part-Time (8-12hrs/week), Non-Exempt
Compensation: $13.75/hour, pro-rated vacation and sick leave, holidays and matching retirement plan
Are you interested in reuse? Committed to keeping good stuff out of our landfills? Ready to do meaningful work that directly supports affordable housing in the Portland Metro Area? Do something you can believe in, make a difference in the world and get paid for it too: Join our Habitat ReStore team!
ReStores accept donated building materials, furniture and appliances and sells them to the public at a fraction of retail prices to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s local home building projects.
There’s never a dull day at our fast paced, exciting ReStores. A typical shift involves loading and unloading cars and trucks, guiding volunteers, cashiering and helping customers with their awesome finds. All kinds of wonderful people make up our eclectic community-people like you who care about the environment and supporting affordable housing.
Be a part of the solution! Put your energy and enthusiasm to work for Habitat ReStores.
The ReStore Associate is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed. ReStore Associates are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.
● Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
● Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
● Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
● Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
● Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
● Cashier and manage opening and closing of store
● Available to work evenings and weekends
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
● Maintain a clean and organized work environment
● Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
● Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
● Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
● Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
● Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops
● Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag
● Other duties as assigned
Work Environment/Physical Demands
This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds with a Team lift.
Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED
Application packets must include:
• A complete resume, including dates of employment
• A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
• Three references: at least two professional
To apply, submit the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘PDX ReStore Associate’ in the subject line. Position is considered open until filled. Application packets will be evaluated as received, early submission encouraged.
Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Complete details: https://habitatportlandmetro.org/about-us/careers/