Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County envisions a world where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. If you love helping others, apply today!

Current Opportunities

Reports to: Habitat Store Management Team

Full Time: 32 to 40 Hours Per Week

General Responsibilities:

The Driver / Donation Ambassador is responsible for providing an exceptional donor experience through the pick-up and delivery of furniture, household goods and construction materials. The incumbent is required to adhere to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s policies and procedures, and must be willing to express the mission of Habitat for Humanity and maintain a professional working atmosphere.

Additional responsibilities include enhancing the donor experience through exceptional attentiveness, prompt, friendly service and leading volunteers to assure the efficient day to day operation of the Habitat Store donation receiving area, maintaining the area in a safe, clean and orderly fashion, cleaning and pricing items, and working with the Habitat Store team helping innovate ways to improve sales and profitability.

Expectations:

The ideal candidate will have open availability. Our greatest current need is for Fridays and Saturdays (we are closed on Sundays!) Although we are primarily looking for a Truck Driver, this is a diverse position; the candidate will be trained in other areas, and the ideal candidate will be willing to fill in wherever needed.

Requirements:

A valid and clean Washington State Driver’s License and a clean driving record. 

 Typical Work Activities:
  • Keep up to date on procedures;
  • Greet customers, answer questions and provide assistance as needed;
  • Maintain a clean and orderly delivery truck;
  • Move items around warehouse as directed by the Habitat Store Management team;
  • Regularly communicate with managers regarding problems;
  • Recommend new/better methods of completing assigned tasks as needed.

Physical Demands:

The incumbent will be required to lift up to 50lbs, unassisted, on a regular basis, with frequent bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. The position will occasionally be exposed to the outside environment (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc.) Work is performed in a public environment and requires the ability to engage customers and donors and represent Habitat for Humanity in a positive way.

Experience:

The incumbent must have a valid WA State driver license, with a clean driving record. You will be required to operate a box truck. Experience working in a retail store environment is desirable. The incumbent must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to deal with stressful situations and with a wide variety of people. The employee must be dedicated to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s Mission, and willing to work closely with all staff.

If you interested in applying to the Donation Ambassador position, please email us your resume and cover letter to info@hfhwhatcom.org. Please let us know your availability, desired hours, and the position you are applying for in the body of the email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Reports to: Store Management Team

Part-Time: Up To 30 Hours Per Week 

General Responsibilities: 

The General Assistant/Cashier is responsible for processing payments for customer purchases, answering general questions about the store and merchandise, welcoming customers to the store and assisting customers. The incumbent must be willing to adhere to and express the mission of Habitat for Humanity and maintain a professional working atmosphere. Adherence to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s policies and procedures is required.

Additional Responsibilities: 

The ideal candidate will be willing to fill in as needed. This includes covering shifts in the warehouse as a Donation Ambassador, as well as in our box truck for donation pickups.  We are looking for someone with open availability, or who is able to fill in Fridays and Saturdays (we are closed on Sundays!)

Typical Work Activities: 

▪ Operate a cash register to document sale of merchandise; refer to established pricing schedules and office records to verify pricing; 

▪ Process cash, credit card and check transactions, following established procedures for each type of sale; 

▪ Maintain and balance cash drawer at the end of each day; 

▪ Keep up to date on methods of pricing, inventory and procedures; 

▪ Greet customers, answer questions and provide assistance as needed; 

▪ Answer telephone and provide store information, directions, etc. to callers; 

▪ Maintain orderly and clean purchase and showroom areas; 

▪ Apply pricing stickers to merchandise following pricing procedures; 

▪ Direct pricing and operation questions to Management Team or designated staff; 

▪ Recommend new/better methods of completing assigned tasks as needed. 

Physical Demands: 

The incumbent will be required to lift up to 50 lbs., unassisted, on a regular basis, with occasional bending, squatting, lifting and repetitive motion. The position will occasionally be exposed to the outside environment (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc.) Work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment and requires the ability to engage the public, operate a cash register and accurately make change.

Experience:

Experience working in a retail store environment is desirable. The incumbent must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to make change and operate a cash register. The employee must be dedicated to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s Mission, and willing to work closely with all staff.

If you interested in applying to the Cashier position, please email us your resume and cover letter to info@hfhwhatcom.org. Please let us know your availability, desired hours, and the position you are applying for in the body of the email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Reports to:  Store Management Team / Community Outreach Director 

Full Time: 32 – 40 hrs/wk 

General Responsibilities: 

Management and stewardship of all donations at the Habitat Store, including donor leads, evaluation of donations, scheduling, logistics, procurement, and follow up. The incumbent is required to adhere to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s policies and procedures, and must be willing to express the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

About the Store:

Through the sale of new and gently used furniture, housewares, home improvement items, appliances, electronics and much more, the Habitat Store is a critical source of funding for Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County, and helps us build much needed affordable housing in our community. 

Basic Responsibilities: 

  • Procure Donations:  Develop new donation leads and contacts by placing cold calls, attending trade shows, research listings of manufacturers, distributors and vendors of products.
  • Utilize Data to Guide Procurement: Use our Donation Management Software and store POS data to plan for further donor growth and assist with getting the best possible donations. Procure high quality donations in accordance with the sales and cash flow goals set forth in the annual operating budget.
  • Work with the Team: Work in coordination with our Habitat Store Management Team, our Truck Scheduler, and our Donation Ambassadors to coordinate donation pickups and dropoffs, and to further define the types of donations that are needed. 
  • Donor Management:  Use donor management software to track commercial donors and donations, enhance strong donor relationships, and track donations and donor receipts.
  • Stewardship: Foster positive relationships with donors to encourage future donations. 
  • All other duties as required or necessary.

Required Licenses: 

Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Rate of Pay: $ 45K/Year

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to info@hfhwhatcom.org telling us a little bit about yourself. Please outline relevant work experience, as well as why you would like to work for Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.

Questions? Click here to send us a message, or call our office at (360) 715-9170

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is an equal opportunity employer. 

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