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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: We’re currently hiring for two positions: (1) ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate; and (2) Construction Supervisor. See below for posting(s) and further details.

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton will never charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Habitat Hamilton will never ask for your banking information, social insurance number, or other sensitive information prior to meeting an applicant in person and offering them employment.


Job Title: ReStore Cash & Floor Support Associate

Reports to: Director of ReStore Operations

Status: Part Time

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 pay cheque?

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.

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.


Job title: Construction Supervisor

Reports to: Manager of Building Services

Department: Building Services

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week) Monday to Saturday, 5-shifts per week with occasional evenings

Location: Various build sites throughout the Greater Hamilton Area

Position Summary:

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in giving back to your community? Would you like to make a difference while earning a paycheque? Building and repairing homes throughout the Greater Hamilton Area, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for a hands-on construction team leader to join our growing organization. This individual will play a vital role in supporting Habitat Hamilton’s Building Services Department in our efforts to build simple, decent and affordable homes.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing charity that builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat Hamilton’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to break the cycle of poverty throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region.

We implement an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Under this program, we build homes, and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages, to dedicated and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.  We also support and assist vulnerable Hamilton homeowners through the provision of essential repair and property maintenance services.

Beyond our mission to build and repair homes and help families, we provide experiential learning opportunities to secondary students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Habitat Hamilton has provided experiential learning opportunities to students for over 8 years by turning our build-sites into real-world classrooms. Thus, in addition to gaining valuable work-related job skills, students develop a strengthened sense of community engagement.

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

Job Purpose:

The Construction Supervisor works within the Building Services Department and is responsible for day-to-day oversight and operation of our build site(s) and leadership of our build volunteers, trades, teachers, students, and staff.   Operating primarily in a field capacity, the Construction Supervisor also assists with project planning, acquisition of product and trades, and relationship development with inspectors, build partners, and the community at large.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver all aspects of construction supervision in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Habitat Hamilton and the laws and regulations governing construction in Ontario
  • Lead, support, instruct and supervise all build volunteers, teachers, students, staff, trades and crew leaders in the construction of homes according to planned scope, timelines, and budget
  • Take a hands-on approach to homebuilding, actively engaging in the construction process
  • In collaboration with staff in other departments, engage with volunteers and partners to provide a positive and productive experience on the build site
  • Communicate with local building inspection department/authorities and coordinate all required inspections
  • Support senior management in the completion and submission of all permit applications as required, including any due diligence
  • Support the acquisition of construction materials, labour, and donations of products and services through Habitat Canada and community partners
  • In partnership with senior management, acquire sub-contractors as required for the build site
  • In partnership with senior management, deliver on all home warranty requirements
  • Inventory and safely maintain all construction equipment and tools to CSA and MOL standards
  • Actively participate in meetings of the Habitat Hamilton Safety Committee
  • Work in compliance with all applicable health and safety acts and regulations
  • Champion and monitor build site health and safety practices in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and prepare, submit, and act-upon incident reports; provide intervention as required, ensuring the safety of everyone on site
  • Partner with senior management on construction planning and help to identify the resource, product, and process requirements of the build program
  • Support and provide technical insight to senior management into the construction planning process, including house designs, budgets and end-to-end scheduling
  • In partnership with senior management, communicate with architects/design professionals to ensure compliance or to implement changes to the design to reduce cost and simplify construction
  • Collect, review, and retain invoices and packing slips for timely submission to administrative staff
  • Recommend and implement improvements to affiliate process and policies

Qualifications:

  • A self-motivated, encouraging individual with a positive attitude and genuine desire to have a positive social impact on the Hamilton community
  • A team player who knows how balance volunteer support with production timeliness
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all facets of residential construction
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code (OBC), Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other applicable legislation/regulations
  • Basic understanding of land-use planning, environmental remediation, and site servicing
  • Ability and desire to foster positive relationships with volunteers and community members
  • Ability to empathize with the populations Habitat serves
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Sound judgement and prioritize abilities
  • Superior organization, communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Solid computer literacy, including familiarly with Microsoft products
  • Flexible, versatile, and easily adaptable to changing work demands and schedules
  • Keen attention to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid G class license
  • Provision of drivers abstract upon request
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary
  • Clean police check

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, with salary expectations, to building-applications@habitathamilton.ca.