Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
Job Title: ReStore Associate – Student Position
Reports to: ReStore Manager
Status: Commencing summer 2019. Limited term of 10 weeks, 35 hours per week
Location: ReStore, 285 Nash Road North, Hamilton, ON L8H 7P4
Organization Summary: Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. The success of our ReStore is vital for our ability to achieve our vision: to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity strengthens its mission with the support of the ReStore,
a social enterprise and home improvement warehouse that offers new and used affordable merchandise to the general public. The Hamilton ReStore is run by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, accepting and selling quality new and used building supplies, home furnishing, appliances and décor. Revenue generated from the Hamilton ReStore fund all administrative and operational costs for Habitat Hamilton. This means that 100% of donated funds to Habitat Hamilton directly support our Home Build Program, for local families in need.
Job Purpose: As part of the ReStore Team, the ReStore Driver’s Assistant will help with the pick-ups from individual and retail donors.
Position Summary: Are you a people-person who is dedicated to excellent customer service and someone who wants to make an impact in the community? We’re looking for a ReStore Driver’s Assistant who is focused on teamwork, has a professional attitude, and the ability to work with a diverse audience.
The Driver’s Assistant will provide support to our Driver during pick-ups from individual and retail donors with a professional, friendly, and safety-focused manner. Tasks include, but are not limited to, loading and unloading donated items onto truck, assisting Driver with navigation, working with ReStore staff to process donations, working with volunteers and assisting customers, as needed. Additional responsibilities include organizing inventory, greeting customers, stocking shelves, and assisting the driver. This role works in conjunction with our Receiving Coordinator, Driver, other store associates, and volunteers.
For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.
This role is made possible by a federal Canada Summer Jobs Grant.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ride with the Driver for pickups of donated goods
Assist with navigation
Assist the Driver with the loading and unloading of donated merchandise
Ensure that all donors are treated with respect and courtesy
Stock shelves and product on floor, as needed
Provide customer service on floor, as needed
Watch and report areas of safety concern
Assist volunteers in various tasks ensuring they adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures
Strong interest in the social profit sector
Effective organizational, verbal and written communication and problem solving skills
Ability to safely lift heavy items (up to 24 kilograms or 50 pounds)
Follow directions and work cooperatively
Assist the Driver with the selection of quality products that will be sellable in the ReStore
Offer information and explain the role of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity in our community
Detail and safety orientated
Ability to work independently as well as on a team
Ability to establish and monitor priorities, remain flexible, meet deadlines and have fun
A Police Check will be required
As per the Canada Summer Jobs Grant:
Must be between 15-30 years of age
Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protections has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 27 at 4:30pm.
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