EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in joining the Harrisburg Habitat team. Qualified applicants will be notified for additional interviews if we are currently hiring. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@harrisburghabitat.org

ReStore Sales Associate

Part-Time|800 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

The Harrisburg ReStore is a non-profit home improvement store and donation center using the proceeds from selling new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods, building materials and more to contribute to the work and mission of Habitat for Humanity in providing decent shelter for everyone.  The Harrisburg ReStore is seeking an energetic, mission driven sales associate to support the sales operations of our retail store.  The Sales Associate provides excellent customer service, conducts sales and merchandising and may assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor. The position requires regular Saturday work hours.

The Sales Associate is expected to perform all responsibilities in a professional and ethical manner to achieve a safe and positive customer experience and ensure the continual improvement of not only the ReStore reputation, productivity, and profitability, but also Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area.

  • Hourly rate: $12-$14/hr based on experience
  • 25-35 hours per week
  • 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, but hours may vary based on customer flow

Work Environment

The mission work of HFHGHA is dependent upon available funding, core values of HFHI, community need and the opportunity to serve, collaborate and/or partner with others; therefore, while the primary responsibilities of the job remain standard, from time to time, the specific tasks can and will vary.

Accountabilities:

Daily Operations – Under the direction of the Assistant Manager, provide excellent customer service experience, conduct product sales per store policies, and assist in merchandising and maintenance of the sales floor and facilities

  • Superior customer service skills
  • Operate POS system with proficiency
  • Intermediate computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Internet search ability
  • Greet customers with a smile and having an enthusiastic attitude whether in person or over the phone
  • Assist with answering the phones and calling customers when applicable
  • Interact with a variety of customers, donors, volunteers, and staff with respect whether it is in person, over the phone, or through internet communications
  • Assist in maintaining store cleanliness including the sales floor, back of house, and restrooms
  • Assist with cleaning of all donated and purchased product
  • Assist with pricing of small, donated product following the pricing guidelines set by the Store Manager (large furniture and other items to be consulted with Assistant or Store Manager)
  • Reorganization of aisles and shelves to maintain clean and neat display of items to attract and promote sales
  • Lifting and moving of furniture, doors and other large items and utilizing team lifts and/or assistive equipment when applicable
  • Follow all store policies and procedures
  • Assist the ReStore by supporting other areas when needed, such as working with volunteers, cleaning areas of the facility and remerchandising, office tasks, and helping on the build sites.

Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • Currently possess a valid driver’s license
  • Previous customer service, retail, and/or cashiering experience
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time
  • The ability to work independently in an organized fashion, in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, including use of team lifts and other safety moving equipment
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
  • Attire will consist of jean, khakis, or cargo pants or shorts and non-offensive shirts/sweatshirts with no tears or stains, closed toe shoes, and a name tag to maintain a professional image
  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity Mission and Vision
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Construction Project Coordinator

Full-Time|Harrisburg, PA

The ideal candidate should have basic knowledge of general contracting and be able to assess, meet, and follow through on the administrative and physical aspects of home construction and renovation. Work is assigned by the Executive Director of the affiliate. Given the nature of non-profit work, the candidate must have a passion for public sector service and community engagement.

Salary: $40,000 – $47,000

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess and perform home repairs such as window installation, building accessible ramps, installing shower bars, storm doors, etc.
  • Forecast materials needed for multiple construction site and critical home repair locations utilizing management software or tracking systems.
  • Assure that Habitat has the necessary tools for construction and that they are well maintained.
  • Inventory and check quality of materials delivered to site and return rejects.
  • Keep up with company truck and van maintenance scheduling and documentation.
  • Develop labor and project scheduling in order to minimize time spent on any one project.
  • Conduct site assessments in order to determine the affiliate’s ability to undertake a proposed construction/repair project.
  • Create scopes of work to be approved by construction committee and Executive Director before submittal to various Federal, State, and Local funding sources.
  • Assure that all work done is high quality and completed in a timely manner.
  • Remove all tools and materials from site at end of project.
  • Monitor day-to-day, site safety and ensure that the requirements of OSHA are enforced.
  • Act as a liaison between construction and administrative staff.
  • Ability to communicate both with private contractors, public officials, the local community, and counterparts alike.
  • Provide an end-of-day update to Project Manager and Executive Director.
  • Attend Construction meetings as required.
  • Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule volunteers.
  • Teach volunteers how to complete the necessary tasks.
  • Involve the future homeowners in the construction process; team with regular volunteers.
  • Ability to complete HFHI safety trainings and maintain certification.

 

Qualifications and Education:

Experience required: 3 years experience in construction management, or equivalent experience. Ability to coordinate new construction, home rehabs, and home repairs utilizing volunteers and contractors; ability to supervise and manage staff/volunteers/contractors; ability to lift 150 lbs or more; ability to operate company vehicles, construction tools and equipment; interest in working with disadvantaged families.

Education required: An ideal candidate will have a mixture of formal industry training as well as on-the-job training. Please provide a listing of qualifications and certifications upon request. Working proficiency of Microsoft Office products to include project management software.

Benefits:

  • Full time exempt position working 40 hours per week. Construction site operates Tuesday through Saturday to accommodate construction volunteers.
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance provided in which employee pays a portion as a payroll deduction
  • Earned paid time off and sick leave provided to help ensure valuable work-life balance.

Job Growth:

This position will be eligible to become supervisor of a future workforce development program.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should forward a resume and copy of certifications/trainings to:

Jobs@harrisburghabitat.org

 

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