ReStore Associate – Simi Valley ReStore
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.
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)
Strong people skills
Organized and meticulous
Takes direction well
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.