Warehouse Associate/Backup Driver

Position: Warehouse Associate/Backup Driver

Position: Warehouse Associate/Backup Driver

Terms of employment: Full-time permanent

Location: 81 Wright Ave., Dartmouth NS.

Website: www.habitatns.ca

About Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Habitat for Humanity is one of the most trusted and recognized non-profit brands in the world. Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is one of the only affordable homeownership providers in the province – addressing a critical need in our community – helping hardworking families achieve housing stability. Through Habitat, kids can put down roots and parents can start planning for a brighter future in a safe and secure neighborhood. With the help of sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers, Habitat builds quality homes and helps families enter the housing market by purchasing homes through our affordable mortgage program. These no interest mortgage payments are used to build more homes for more families, creating a cycle of paying-it-forward and a sustainable financial model. Home ownership builds long-term stability and independence for families, while offering lasting, tangible benefits to our entire community.

Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia also operates the ReStore, a social enterprise that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials. Shopping at a Habitat Restore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects. It’s also an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

The Warehouse Associate / Back-Up Driver is the front line and public face of the Habitat for the Humanity Nova Scotia ReStore. You project professionalism and welcome to customers and the community – both in person and by phone. Your contribution to the customer experience begins with receiving and picking up donations, and continues through pricing of goods, to merchandising and sales. Your day will be a continuous bustle of physical activity, marked by frequent interruptions and shifting priorities, all aimed at appreciating our donors, satisfying our customers and allowing the  ReStore to be a major contributor to Habitat for Humanity’s work to provide affordable homeownership for hard-working families.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide positive, professional interactions with customers – in person and on the phone
  • Assist ReStore Truck Driver with merchandise pick-up or drop-off
  • When needed, drive the ReStore truck for picking up donations or dropping off purchases
  • Assist in loading and unloading merchandise from customer’s vehicles and ReStore vehicle
  • Assist in moving merchandise onto the sales floor
  • Provide help with general housekeeping tasks
  • Implement policies and procedures as specified by the Store Manager and/Warehouse Manager
  • Undertake other related duties as identified by the Store Manager and/Warehouse Manager
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Must have experience driving a cube van or straight truck in residential neighborhoods
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean driving record and 6 years driving experience
  • 3 years of warehouse experience an asset
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a retail environment an asset
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, other staff members and volunteers
  • Uses initiative with positive attitude and has a willingness to learn
  • Ability to lift heavy items and spend the day on your feet in a busy warehouse environment
  • Adaptability to changing priorities
Why Join Habitat?
  • A meaningful opportunity to make a difference in your local community and to have first-hand contact with the families whose lives are transformed by our work
  • The pride of being part of a highly respected, high profile global charity
  • A stimulating, fast paced professional opportunity in a team of like-minded ‘world-changers’
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness initiatives including EAP and corporate gym membership rate with Goodlife Fitness

Please send cover letter and resume to: careers@habitatns.ca.

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