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ReStore Floor and Warehouse Assistant (Full-Time, $10/Hour)

Job Description

Reports To: ReStore Managers, President and CEO

Classification: Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Hourly, Non-Exempt Status

Time Commitment: Must have open availability Monday-Saturday and be able to work 40 hours per week.

Duties and Tasks

  • Assist customers and donors with loading and unloading donations, merchandise and purchases in a safe and effective manner.
  • Responsible for moving and placing donations, merchandise and purchases.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with employees and volunteers regarding the loading, off-loading and handling requirements of ReStore donations, merchandise and purchases.
  • Adhere to safety standards.
  • Assist in screening merchandise offered for donation for compliance with accepted standards.
  • Distribution of donation receipts, information and/or marketing materials.
  • Move inventory items with forklift equipment.
  • Respond to customer and donor inquiries, providing outstanding service to customers and donors.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly sales floor, loading and unloading areas and other work areas.
  • Within the scope of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and operating policies, understand the needs of donors, customers, volunteers and team members and respond to them in an efficient, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s goals, mission, philosophy and policies and demonstrate this understanding in daily interactions.
  • Maintain effective and professional working relationships with team members, volunteers, customers, donors and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ReStore Managers and/or President and CEO.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Clear SLED and FBI check.
  • Clean drug test.
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities and skills.
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Able to safely lift (and position) at least fifty (50) pounds.
  • Able to stand, squat, bend, and climb in and out of a truck on a frequent basis.
  • Knowledge of furniture moving techniques is helpful.
  • Reasonable familiarity with building materials.
  • Able to operate warehouse material handling equipment such as a forklift, hand truck and dolly.
  • Gets the job done on time.
  • Works well with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Good customer service skills, friendly, and outgoing personality.
  • Eighteen (18) years or older.
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents and instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram, or schedule form, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Job Context

  • Regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; and crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job are close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit an application to Edward Brockington; edward@dorchesterhabitat.org; 101 Greyback Road, Summerville, SC 29483; PO Box 1685, Summerville SC 29484.

ReStore Vehicle Driver and Warehouse Assistant (Full-Time, $14/Hour)

Job Description

Reports To: ReStore Managers, President and CEO

Classification: Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Hourly, Non-Exempt Status

Time Commitment: Must have open availability Monday-Saturday and be able to work 40 hours a week.

Duties and Tasks

  • Responsible for the safe and effective pick-up and transport of donations.
  • Load, secure and unload donations and/or merchandise.
  • Adhere to driving, truck and warehouse safety standards, and communicate and train other staff members and volunteers in these practices.
  • Screen merchandise offered for donation for compliance with acceptance standards and effectively communicate exceptions.
  • Organize pick-ups by locations/areas for efficiency and punctuality.
  • Distribute donation receipts, information and/or marketing materials.
  • Assist in keeping ReStore vehicle(s) well maintained and clean, minor repairs as needed.
  • Ability to move inventory merchandise with forklift equipment.
  • Maintain loading areas in a clean, efficient and workable condition.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the ReStore.
  • Clean, sort, price and stock merchandise.
  • Assist in the preparation and display of merchandise.
  • Within the scope of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and operating policies, understand the needs of donors, customers, volunteers and staff members and respond to them in an efficient, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s goals, mission, philosophy and policies and demonstrate this understanding in daily interactions.
  • Maintain effective and professional working relationships with staff, volunteers, customers, donors and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ReStore Manager and President and CEO.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Familiarity with driving patterns in Dorchester County, South Carolina.
  • Valid South Carolina State Drivers License.
  • Good driving record. Must provide a complete DMV/MVR 10 year driving record.
  • Clear SLED and FBI Check.
  • Clean drug test.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities and skills.
  • Exhibit reasonable mechanical aptitude about equipment and vehicles.
  • Able to safely lift (and position) at least fifty (50) pounds, stand, squat, bend and climb in and out of a truck on a frequent basis.
  • Knowledge of furniture moving techniques.
  • Dependable, motivated and good problem-solving skills.
  • Gets the job done on time.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Excellent customer service skills, friendly and outgoing personality with the ability to relate well to a variety of people.
  • Twenty-one years or older.
  • Ability to solve practical problems.

Job Context

  • Regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; and crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job are close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly required to climb stairs.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit an application to Edward Brockington; edward@dorchesterhabitat.org; 101 Greyback Road, Summerville, SC 29483; PO Box 1685, Summerville SC 29484.

Volunteer Manager (Part-Time)

Job Description

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Dorchester Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry based in Summerville, SC with a mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together building homes and hope. Our volunteer needs are growing and we’re looking for an amazing, part-time Volunteer Manager to join our fabulous team of mission-oriented players to be responsible for Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer opportunities and our database of volunteers. Learn more about what we do and our core values at www.dorchesterhabitat.org.

POSITION OVERVIEW

This is a part-time role, reporting to our President and CEO. For this role, you’ll need to live in or near Summerville, SC, and be willing and able to work in the Summerville and St. George areas, work on Saturdays, and work 10-15 hours a week. On occasion, there is a need to work additional hours on evenings and weekends during events throughout the year.

MISSION

The mission of the Volunteer Manager is to: recruit, manage, and train volunteers; keep a database of volunteer information and skills; match volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills; keep volunteers informed, and convey Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s purpose to the public. While repetitive tasks are certainly part of this position, the tasks required can vary from week to week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Volunteer Manager will have the following primary responsibilities for the construction program, ReStore program, special events, fundraising events, and volunteer teams:

  • Recruiting, training, and supervision volunteers
  • Collecting and maintaining volunteer information, availability, and skills
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of volunteers and looking for and implementing ways to improve
  • Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, emails, and volunteer databases
  • Keeping volunteers (new, existing, and potential) informed. This includes, but is not limited to, informing volunteers about the organization and volunteer opportunities
  • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill and interest sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training
  • Preparing for, organizing, and leading on-the-job training
  • Maintaining schedules and records of volunteers’ work
  • Ensuring that Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s codes of conduct, values, and operating procedures are upheld
  • Conveying Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s Mission to the public and representing Dorchester Habitat for Humanity in the public.
  • Communicating with volunteers and potential volunteers. This includes responding in a timely manner to all inquiries related to volunteerism
  • Acknowledging and showing appreciation to volunteers
  • Varying administrative tasks, including, but not limited to, scheduling appointments, research projects, coordinating meetings, ordering, copying, scanning, filing, and/or mailing
  • Ensuring the comfort and safety of volunteers.
  • Preparing for and providing volunteers with the supplies, tools, instruments, and/or information needed to volunteer and to ensure a successful and excellent volunteer experience. This includes shopping for and delivery of supplies such as water, drinks, lunches, and snacks.

PROFICIENCIES

Organization Skills: The Volunteer Manager will be highly organized, detailed, accurate, and self-motivated. You must be meticulous about keeping records and passionate about volunteer work. The Volunteer Manager must perform well under pressure and make good decisions.

Quality Communication and Interpersonal Skills: The Volunteer Manager must be an excellent communicator, in both oral and written form. This includes proficiency in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You must also be able to track communication (and be very responsive) across multiple channels without losing any details. Those channels could include in-person meetings, phone calls, virtual video calls, text messages, and/or emails. You must respond to requests quickly, give instructions accurately, and relay information reliably. The Volunteer Manager must have excellent interpersonal skills in working with and communicating with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The Volunteer Manager will be honest, kind, and respectful at all times.

High Level of Discretion: Since our Volunteer Manager will regularly work with confidential information, discretion and sensitivity regarding personal information is a must.

Timeliness and Time Management: The Volunteer Manager will be highly effective in time management and meeting deadlines. This includes managing volunteers’ time.

Team Player and Team-Builder: The Volunteer Manager must develop and maintain an excellent working environment with volunteers and fellow team members. The Volunteer Manager must collaborate and communicate well with volunteers and fellow team members, maintaining a can-do spirit and not complaining, making excuses, and/or gossiping. Excellent leadership skills are required to train and team-build with volunteers. The goal of a team-builder is to solve problems in a way that helps our volunteers and team members achieve their goals and keep volunteers and team members working well together. You must build trust,

Affinity for Technology: Our Volunteer Manager will be technologically savvy and will not be intimidated by learning new technology. Working knowledge of databases and in the following tech platforms is ideal: Zoom, Google, Asana, Microsoft Office Suite. Online research.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business management, human resources, or a related field, preferred
  • Experience in volunteering and recruitment
  • Working knowledge of databases
  • Physical: Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes and office supplies up to 30 lbs

Job Type: Part-Time, hourly

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit an application to Edward Brockington; edward@dorchesterhabitat.org; 101 Greyback Road, Summerville, SC 29483; PO Box 1685, Summerville SC 29484.

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