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Volunteer Program Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in partnership with those in need. Over the past 35 years, Habitat has built 70 new homes and renovated/repaired hundreds more, building strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter throughout Ventura County.

Habitat Ventura County is expanding its programs with the construction of new homes in Camarillo while providing critical repairs to low-income homeowners as well as low cost home improvement through our ReStores. To fulfill our mission, we require a team member to recruit, schedule and engage volunteers who support building programs and provide support for many aspects of our operations.

Position summary
This is a part-time position (25 hours per week) that reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications

Work schedule: Typically Monday – Friday with frequent Saturday requirements.

The goal of the Volunteer Program Coordinator role is to recruit new volunteers, retain existing volunteers and to inspire and encourage all volunteers and supporters to become more engaged with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.

The Volunteer Program Coordinator leads all community volunteer communication and planning to ensure volunteer groups and individuals are engaged and available to meet volunteer requirements for New Home Construction, ReStores, Habitat Home Repair and other Habitat Ventura County events. This individual is responsible for coordinating with and making regular reports to the staff and committees related to volunteer scheduling.

Primary Responsibilities of this position include:

o Communicate regularly with Construction, Habitat Home Repair, ReStore and Event Committee leaders on volunteer requirements and scheduling.
o Respond to all individual or volunteer group inquiries in a timely fashion.
o Schedule groups and individuals interested in volunteering in construction and non-construction roles using internal and external scheduling calendars.
o Assist the Director of Marketing & Communications and staff with the recruitment of volunteers through volunteer fairs, faith relations, military, schools, universities, service organizations, and businesses. Advise the Director of Marketing & Communications and other staff on key resources and relationships for further follow-up.
o Coordinate and lead programs for volunteer on-boarding processes, evaluation of volunteer programs, and regular appreciation events.
o Public speaking – share the Habitat story with community groups and individuals to inspire and encourage participation and volunteering.
o Document and track volunteer service hours and individual and group involvement. Communicate volunteer service hours to various organizations as required.
o Provide volunteers with documentation of service and recognition letters, as requested.
o Coordinate communications and logistics for corporate Team Building days, and similar volunteer events.
o Act as the “site host” for volunteers working at build sites.
o Support specific programs as required and assigned.

Required skills and qualifications:

o Commitment to serving low-income families and supporting the need for affordable housing. Previous experience with Habitat preferred.
o Strong organizational and planning skills. Detail oriented. Able to manage several activities simultaneously.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking. Bilingual preferred.
o Ability to communicate volunteer recruitment programs to a variety of corporate, faith-based and community groups. Work closely with staff to define requirements and lead fulfillment of volunteer needs.
o Ability to directly lead 4-5 volunteers to accomplish all Volunteer Coordination tasks
o Ability to instruct and motivate volunteers in an effective, patient and supportive manner.
o Strong computer skills: MS Project, Word, Excel, Outlook and Volunteer database management and online programs. User of social media for communication and engagement.
o Ability to work in a fast-paced, open, team-oriented setting.
o Ability to work nights and weekends when needed. Work hours may vary.
o Minimum 3 years of related experience coordinating with multiple organizations preferred.
o Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.

Interested applicants
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County at www.habitatventura.org this position is based in Simi Valley, CA with limited travel to Oxnard for occasional meetings.

To apply, email the following to info@habitatventura.org. Please include “Volunteer Coordinator – your last name” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
1. Cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this role.
2. Current resume.
3. Reference list – 3 references
Applications will be accepted through September 26, 2018 or until position is filled. Ideal start date for this position is October 15th or earlier. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is an equal opportunity employer.

 


ReStore Manager

Simi Valley, CA

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (CA) (HFHVC) builds and repairs homes for low income residents of Ventura County. To support our mission HFHVC operates two ReStores, discount home improvement stores, which provide funds to support the mission of building and renovating homes in partnership with those in need. We are currently searching for a qualified and energetic manager for our Simi Valley store.

Position summary
Full Time: Weekend hours expected.
Reports to: Operations Director

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is seeking an energetic, experienced and professional ReStore Manager that will be responsible for full retail store operations. Our Simi Valley store requires a dedicated manager to provide leadership and a positive communication style to support our employees, donors and customers. Reporting directly to the Operations Director, the ReStore manager leads all activities related to store operations, customer service, staffing, donations and community engagement.

Job Duties:
• Provide superior customer service; be a positive representative for Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore in the community. Must like people.
• Hire, train, and motivate staff and volunteers to achieve ReStore goals. Schedule all work hours and ensure proper coverage for all store activities.
• Provide customer service, safety and other training to all ReStore employees and volunteers.
• Develop relationships with area businesses, contractors and individuals to promote quality donations to the ReStore.
• Develop budgets and track progress against objectives. Meet or exceed financial objectives for the ReStore.
• Develop effective marketing campaigns and volunteer events to promote the ReStore. Work closely with HFHVC’s Marketing Director and Volunteer Program Coordinator.
• Utilize online tools and social media to expand community awareness and increase donations and sales.
• Maintain an organized, clean and welcoming ReStore environment.
Required skills and qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years of retail work experience with at least two years of leadership/management experience.
• Ability to recruit, instruct and motivate volunteers to support ReStore operations.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
• Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
• Strong customer service skills. Comfortable making calls for donations and dealing with a variety of customer issues.
• Computer skills: MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting. Positive communication and engagement.
• Ability to work weekends in the ReStore and/or when needed for special events.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Full-time benefits including health insurance and vacation days.

 

Interested applicants
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County at www.habitatventura.org this position is based in Simi Valley, CA with limited travel to Oxnard for occasional meetings.

To apply, email the following to info@habitatventura.org. Please include “ReStore Manager – your last name” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
1. Cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this role.
2. Current resume.
3. Reference list – 3 references
Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2018 or until position is filled. Ideal start date for this position is October 1st or earlier. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is an equal opportunity employer.

 


ReStore Associate – Simi Valley ReStore

Part-time

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County/Simi Valley ReStore is a non-profit organization that partners with families and the community to build homes for low-income families. The Habitat for Humanity Simi Valley ReStore is a discount home improvement store that brings in donations of new and used home remodeling materials from the public and resells them to raise money for local builds.

The ReStore in Simi Valley is hiring a part-time (16-32 hours per week) Store Associate.

The store hours at this time are 10 AM to 6 PM seven days a week, the scheduled shifts would most likely be 10 AM to 6:30 PM most weekends and a few weekdays.

Regular ReStore Tasks Include:
Pick up and deliver donations using Habitat for Humanity vehicles (primarily a 14′ or 16′ box truck).
Bring donations from receiving area to store floor, including regularly moving large and heavy objects (i.e. large furniture, cast iron tubs, stoves, fridges, etc.)
Keep store clean and organized, maintaining high safety standards by eliminating hazards and liabilities (e.g. clutter, tripping hazards, falling objects, etc.).
Greeting, building relationship with, and helping customers (including answering specific questions about building materials and any questions regarding construction or home repair in general)
Answer the store phone and help customers with any questions they have.
Check out customers using cash register.
Schedule driver pick ups for customer donations, while screening for quality of items.
Orient, train, and guide volunteers.
Unload and load materials from cars and trucks.
Ready donations for store front by cleaning, fixing, testing, etc.
Research (usually through the internet) and price donated items.
Use the proper tools (including pallet jack, hand truck, furniture dolly, or fork lift) to safely complete projects and tasks.
Develop and maintain safe and attractive displays for merchandise.
Work with a team of people to continually improve and grow the store.

Qualifications:
High School Diploma/GED; equivalent work experience will be considered
Valid California Drivers License.
Ability to safely lift 70+ lbs, stand, squat, bend, and climb in/out of a truck on a regular basis
Ability to be on your feet for close to 8 hours per day
Ability to keep up with the physical demands of the job
Knowledge of the construction and home repair field
Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays
Basic computer skills

What we’re looking for:
Proven record of excellent customer service
Knowledge of Habitat for Humanity’s mission and processes
Spanish/English bilingual is a plus
Fork Lift Certification is a plus
Interest in non-profit work (a track record of community work is a plus)
Retail experience (retail warehouse or hardware store preferred)

Skills:
Strong problem-solving
Multi-tasking
Clear communication
Active listening
Strong people skills
Level-headed
Organized and meticulous
Spatial intelligence
Highly observant
Collaborative
Takes direction well
Sales confidence
Self-Motivated
Visual Merchandising
Prioritizing tasks
Recollection
Consistent Follow Through

We are looking for a specific fit for the job. We will be putting applicants through a rigorous selection process. Please only apply if you feel you will be a stand-out applicant.
You must pass a background check process that includes criminal, credit, and driving record.

There is a possibility that a drug test may be required for some positions.
To Apply for the position:
Email a cover letter to restore@habitatventura.org including three personal references, three professional references, your hours of availability, and attach your resume in PDF format in response.

Resume should include all relevant work experience (including the last 10 years of employment); relevant volunteer experience; a summary of qualifications; relevant merits, training, certifications, licenses, and achievements; previous education; and any other information you think is important for us to know.