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At Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, we’re committed to making our local communities stronger by providing families with a place to call home. Apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful difference in our local communities.

CURRENT AVAILABLE OPENINGS (8): We’re currently hiring for 8 positions: (1) ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate; (2) ReStore Merchandiser, Student Position; (3) ReStore Driver’s Assistant, Student Position; (4) ReStore Associate, Student Position (two positions available); and (5) Construction Associate, Student Position (three positions available). See below for postings and further details.


Job Title: ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate

Reports to: Director of ReStore Operations

Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Location: 285 Nash Road North, Hamilton, ON and/or 435 Nebo Road, Hamilton, ON

Position Summary:

Are you a people-person who is interested in making an impact in the community? Do you want to make a difference while earning a paycheque?

Building homes in Hamilton and the surrounding region, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for an outgoing, retail professional to join our team.  The Cash & Floor Support Associate works with all other ReStore staff and volunteers to provide professional, friendly service to donors, shoppers, volunteers and guests.  Associates are the face of the ReStore, responsible for merchandising product, customer and donor support, and leading volunteers as required.  All Habitat Hamilton employees are ambassadors of the Habitat brand, and advocates of our mission, vision, and values.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit charity that builds affordable housing and promotes homeownership. We mobilize local volunteers, community members and corporate partners, seeking 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. Revenues generated by the Hamilton ReStore fund all administrative and operational costs at Habitat Hamilton. This means that 100% of donated funds to Habitat Hamilton directly support its build program.

For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Open and close of point of sale, including maintaining store float and reconciling end of day
  • Assist customers through the in-store check out process including ringing up purchases, accepting payment and making change
  • Ensure accurate pricing
  • Answer the phones and provide support to callers as required
  • Support ReStore customers with location and selection of merchandise
  • Answer questions in a professional, friendly manner
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of merchandise
  • Merchandise product and contribute to the cleanliness of ReStore
  • Facilitate walk-in donations from public including assessments and recording donations
  • Support volunteers in various tasks ensuring they adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Resolve shopper and donors’ issues as necessary
  • Help maintain a self and healthy work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Hard worker who is passionate about Habitat for Humanity’s mission and vision
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional, friendly disposition
  • Able to work independently and as part of the ReStore Team
  • Knowledge of home improvement items
  • Able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Able to lift and load merchandise weighing 50 pounds
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to deliver and clean police check

How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to ReStoreJobs@habitathamilton.ca by April 2, 2021.

You’re Included:

There is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values, and we seek to enrich our organization by striving to represent the community in which we serve.  We will gladly accommodate applicants upon request.


ReStore Merchandiser – Student Position

Job Title: ReStore Merchandiser – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Status: Status: Commencing June 7, 2021 for 10 weeks, at 35 hours per week.

Location: Hamilton 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 with a mission to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity implements an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to qualified families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.

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.

 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 Retail Merchandiser, who is focused on teamwork, has a professional attitude, and the ability to work with a diverse audience.

The Retail Merchandiser will provide support to our Receiving Coordinator in the Hamilton ReStore with a professional, friendly, and safety-focused manner. Tasks include, but are not limited to, speaking with customers and donors, sorting donated product, perform quality checks on donated product and test products. 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:

  • Maintaining a clean safe work area and safety walks throughout the day
  • Loading and unloading of merchandise from trucks as well as customer donations at side door
  • Inventory of merchandise coming in
  • Quality checks on merchandise to ensure products are in working saleable condition
  • Pricing of product
  • Maintaining a clean safe work area-may include light cleaning or used saleable items
  • Light testing and repairs of electrical fixtures

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the social profit sector
  • Effective organizational, verbal and written communication and problem solving skills
  • Offer information on acceptable donations
  • Offer information and explain the role of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity in our community
  • Detail-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, applicants:
    • 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 applications@habitathamilton.ca. Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021.


ReStore Driver’s Assistant – Student Position

 Job Title: Driver’s Assistant – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Commencing June 7, 2021 for 10 weeks, at 35 hours per week.

Location: Hamilton 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 with a mission to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity implements an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to qualified families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 applications@habitathamilton.ca. Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021.


ReStore Associate – Student Position (Two positions available)

 Job Title: ReStore Associate – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Status: Commencing June 7, 2021 for 10 weeks, at 35 hours per week.

Location: Hamilton 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 with a mission to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity implements an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to qualified families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.

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: Reporting to the ReStore Manager, this role works to support the success of the ReStore.

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 Associate assistant who is focused on teamwork, has a professional attitude, and the ability to work with a diverse audience.

The ReStore Associate will provide professional, friendly, accurate service in all procedures, working with customers on the floor. Tasks include, but are not limited to, accepting and processing donations, loading and unloading of trucks, 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:

  • Facilitate walk-in donations from public, including assessments and recording donations
  • Stock shelves and product on floor
  • Provide customer service on floor, as needed
  • Keep store entrance tidy and free from debris and clutter
  • Continually watch for gaps in displays and fill with merchandise
  • Watch and report areas of safety concern
  • Assist volunteers in various tasks ensuring they adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Assist Driver when needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the social profit sector
  • Effective organizational, verbal and written communication and problem solving skills
  • Provide donors and customers with fast, professional and friendly service
  • Offer information on acceptable donations
  • Resolve donors issues, complaints or insights and report to manager as necessary
  • Offer information and explain the role of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity in our community
  • Experience in utilizing computer software applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Detail-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, applicants:
    • 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 applications@habitathamilton.ca. Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021.


Construction Associate – Student Position (Three positions available)

Job Title: Construction Associate – Student Position

Reports to: Building Services Manager

Status: Commencing June 14, 2021 for 8 weeks, at 35 hours per week.

Location: 134 & 136 Catharine St N. Hamilton, ON.

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.

Habitat for Humanity implements an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to eligible and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.

Job Purpose: The Construction Associate assists our Construction Supervisor and Construction Lead Hand with various job tasks at our Catharine Street build site.  In addition to providing technical assistance, this individual also acts as an affiliate ambassador to the general public, trade contractors, and various corporate and community volunteers on our build site.

Position Summary: Do you enjoy working with your hands?  Do you like solving construction challenges?  Do you want to have a positive impact on your community? We’re looking for a Construction Associate to assist in our Home Build Program, who is focused on teamwork, has a professional attitude, and the ability to work with a diverse audience.

The Construction Associate will work in the field and assist with the day-to-day operation of our construction site. They will assist with material procurement and delivery, participate in the day-to-day construction activities as directed, and help to organize, inspect, and maintain construction equipment. This role reports to our Building Services Manager but works along side our Construction Site Supervisor and Construction Lead Hand. For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.

This role is made possible by a federal Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and take direction from the Manager of Building Services, Construction Supervisor, and/or Construction Lead Hand.
  • Report daily to the build site, as directed.
  • Assist with daily job planning and work site set-up, including opening gates and inspecting and laying-out PPE, tools, and equipment.
  • Aid, as necessary, with building material acquisition, loading, and transport.
  • Operate hand and power tools and other construction equipment to safely complete assigned construction tasks.
  • Aid in the supervision of volunteers and engage with others to help ensure a safe and positive build experience.
  • Keep build site organized, tidy, and free from debris and clutter.
  • Adhere to provincial health and safety legislation and regulations and report on areas of health and safety concern.
  • Help to close the build site each day including clean-up, waste/debris disposal, inspecting, sanitizing and returning tools and materials to their proper locations, and securing gates and fencing to deter theft.
  • Explain the Habitat program to interested parties to promote our programming and further our mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Basic understanding of residential construction.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing personality with a positive attitude, attention to detail, and desire to generate a social impact in the Hamilton community.
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with volunteers, trades, inspectors, build partners, and community members.
  • Physically fit, able to operate construction tools and perform manual labour, including lifting and carrying heavy equipment and building supplies, in inclement weather conditions.
  • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sound judgement and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to empathize with vulnerable populations.
  • Organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible, versatile, and tolerant of a changing work environments and deadlines.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid G class license would be considered an asset.
  • Provision of drivers abstract upon request.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary.
  • Clean police check.
  • As per the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, applicants:
    • 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 submit your resume to building-applications@habitathamilton.ca by May 28,2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.