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Employment Opportunities

Applications and questions about the job listing should be emailed to katie@habitatbrla.org

Job Title: ReStore Director
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time
Benefits: Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Supplemental Insurance Plans, Workers’ Comp Insurance

The mission of the Habitat ReStore:
• Provide additional funding to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge’s house-building goals
• Help serve a broader base of the low-income community by providing low-cost materials
• Provide an opportunity for volunteers to support Habitat’s mission other than construction

Summary: Responsible for overseeing two ReStore locations which procure and resell recycled and new building materials, furniture and housewares. This position directly oversees two ReStore Managers in their daily responsibilities as well as a Procurement Coordinator. While the ReStore Managers are responsible for daily operations of the ReStores, the ReStore Director is responsible for sales and marketing initiatives to attract more customers as well as retain current customers. The ultimate goal of the ReStore Director is to ensure both stores are vibrant, profitable and cohesive in a competitive market-place.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operational:

  • Directly oversee two ReStore Managers who are responsible for the daily operations and staffing of the ReStores with a focus on customer satisfaction and safety for all.
  • Directly oversee Procurement Coordinator who is responsible for making relationships with donors and retaining current donors. Assist Procurement Coordinator with identifying product needs and plans for securing donations.
  • Work with Procurement Coordinator and ReStore Managers to establish and maintain relationships with potential and existing donors, including individuals, businesses, community and church groups to increase quality and quantity of merchandise donations.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and measuring marketing and advertising programs to increase donations, sales and volunteer participation. Work with Development Manager to effectively market ReStore items and sales on social media.
  • Design and implement a customer loyalty plan to retain customers and encourage repeat visits.
  • Work with ReStore Managers to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness of ReStore assets, safety of employees, volunteers, customers and others, and ensure that licenses and other required information are maintained properly for government bodies and others as appropriate.
  • Work with ReStore Managers to ensure ReStores are neat, clean and organized in a way that makes for a pleasant and safe shopping experience.
  • Identify and initiate opportunities to create increased operational efficiencies and reduce expenses.
  • Ensure proper and professional management of employee issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist ReStore Managers in ensuring all personnel understand and are compliant with Habitat affiliate policies, procedures and standards.
  • Assist ReStore Managers in ensuring all personnel understand and can effectively communicate the Habitat ReStore and Habitat affiliate mission to members of the public.

Finance and Administration:

  • Work with ReStore Managers, Finance Director and Executive Director to research and implement a new Point of Sale (POS) system to better serve the two ReStore locations.
  • Oversee monthly inventory counts and assist Finance Director with agreement of the counts to the POS system and accounting software.
  • Assist ReStores with daily closing procedures in POS system to ensure discrepancies are addressed in a timely manner and reported to the Finance Department.
  • Review, approve and submit payable invoices on a timely basis and ensure expenditures are held within acceptable limits.
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director and Finance Director to develop and maintain adherence to annual operating budgets as well as recommend capital expenditures.

Reporting and Communications:

  • Provide reports of designated activities including but not limited to: sales, expenses, and results of weekly staff meetings, outreach activities and other areas of interest to the Executive Director.
  • Keep Executive Director informed appropriately and timely of operational and financial matters.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing people in a retail, restaurant, small hardware, construction or industrial setting. College degree in a business-related field helpful, but not required.
  • Strong computer skills required, including ability to use Microsoft office software and email.
  • Ability to use a POS system and troubleshoot issues.
  • Excellent leadership skills including associate selection, training, coaching and team building.
  • Ability and willingness to call on existing and potential donors to increase merchandise in the store.
  • Solid application of communication and relationship-building skills, internally and externally, with groups and individuals.
  • Ethical leadership demonstrating consistently high standards of integrity and accountability.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions with unexpected shifts in priorities; make quick, sound, and positive decisions; anticipate, address and solve problems.
  • Strong initiative represented by energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Ability to project a professional image in speech and demeanor.
  • Experience with and knowledge of building codes, construction and residential building material and its use is helpful, but not required.
  • Knowledge of materials handling is helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to safely lift and position up to 35 pounds. (Job could entail occasional bending, kneeling and reaching)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our ReStore employees as safe as possible, we’ve installed clear plastic barriers at check-out, and provide masks and hand sanitizer. The Restore follows the Executive Order requiring all Restore customers and employees wear a face-covering.

Experience:

  • Retail Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • management: 5 years (Required)
  • Construction Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Job Title: ReStore Assistant Manager
Reports To: ReStore Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Full Time
Benefits: Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Supplemental Insurance Plans, Workers’ Comp Insurance

Mission: Generate revenue, meet budgets and maintain profitability objectives in support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge’s programs through the acquisition, management, and marketing of ReStore products. Support the ReStore Manager in the successful day to day operations of the ReStore.

Summary: Under general supervision, assist with the acquisition, display, marketing, and sale of ReStore products. Provide consistent, safe, and positive development of associates and assets. Maintain a high-quality donor-to-customer experience.

Responsibilities:

Operational

  • Drive donations, sales, and profits of the ReStore.
  • Demonstrate and train staff in outstanding service to customers, donors, volunteers, and others.
  • Maintain positive relationships with potential and existing donors to increase quality and quantity of merchandise donations.
  • Effectively manage ReStore assets to ensure safety of employees, volunteers, customers and others.
  • Support ReStore Manager in oversight of sales floor, facility, and equipment.

Staff & Volunteer Management

  • Train and manage ReStore associates in accordance with relevant personnel and safety policies and ensure that all policies and practices are understood and followed.
  • Address violations of policy including safety, poor job performance or misconduct in a timely and appropriate manner. Properly document incidents. Resolve situations with volunteers in consultation with the ReStore Manager when required.

Finance & Administration

  • Assist associates with the Point of Sales system.
  • Supervise daily close process of the Point of Sales system.
  • Provide accurate accounting records of revenues and expenses as required.

Reporting and Communications

  • Communicate and reinforce Habitat information, work, and safety practices with ReStore associates, volunteers and others who will be in the facility and on the property.
  • Keep ReStore Manager informed of operational and financial matters orally and/or in writing with frequency and consistency.

Skills & Experience

  • A record of responsible leadership, directing successful teams, and being accountable for meeting specified objectives.
  • Management experience in retail and/or construction.
  • Fork-lift operation experience.
  • Solid interpersonal communication skills, internally and externally, with groups and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability in training, managing, leading, and developing associates in a consistent, positive, and safety conscious manner.
  • Basic computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, and email.
  • A history of successfully adapting to rapidly changing conditions with unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Ability to safely lift and position up to 50 lbs. Job entails standing, walking, sitting, occasional bending, kneeling, climbing ladders, and reaching, often in awkward or tiring positions. May be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat.

Competencies

  • Ethical leadership demonstrating consistent high standards of integrity and accountability.
  • Team building through positive and effective communications and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative represented by a sense of urgency, energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Adaptability through quick, sound, and positive decision making in rapidly changing conditions; anticipating, addressing, and solving problems.
  • Ability to project a professional image in speech and demeanor.

Work ScheduleFull-time, 40 hours/week, Tuesday through Saturday

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our ReStore employees as safe as possible, we’ve installed clear plastic barriers at check-out, and provide masks and hand sanitizer. The Restore follows the Executive Order requiring all Restore customers and employees wear a face-covering.

Experience:

  • Retail: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Construction: 1 year (Preferred)
  • building supply store or resale store: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible