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CURRENT AVAILABLE OPENINGS (4): 

There are four available openings, for three different roles, at this time. Please see below for the postings and details.

(1) ReStore Driver’s Assistant – Student Position

Job Title: Driver’s Assistant – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Status: Commencing summer 2020. Limited term of 8 weeks, 35 hours per week

Location: 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 that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. The success of our ReStore is vital for our ability to achieve our vision 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. 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 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 sell-able 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 have 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 12:00PM on June 3rd, 2020.

(2) ReStore Associate – Student Position (Two positions available)

Job Title: ReStore Associate – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Status: Commencing summer 2020. Limited term of 8 weeks, 35 hours per week

Location: 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 that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. The success of our ReStore is vital for our ability to achieve our vision 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. 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 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, 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:
    • 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 have 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 12:00PM on June 3rd, 2020.

(3) Retail Merchandiser – Student Position

Job Title: Retail Merchandiser – Student Position

Reports to: ReStore Manager

Status: Commencing summer 2020. Limited term of 8 weeks, 35 hours per week

Location: 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 that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. The success of our ReStore is vital for our ability to achieve our vision 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. 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 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 Retail Merchandiser will help with the sorting, testing and stocking of product.

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, performing 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:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area, performing safety walks throughout the day
  • Load and unload merchandise from trucks as well as customer donations
  • Inventory new merchandise
  • Perform quality checks on merchandise to ensure products are in working sell-able condition
  • Price product
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area (this may include light cleaning of work surfaces or previously owned merchandise)
  • Light testing and repairs of electrical fixtures

Qualifications:

  • 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:
    • 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 have 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 12:00PM on June 3rd, 2020.