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Vice President of Retail Operations

Department: Executive Team
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Status: Full-time/Exempt
Compensation: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and matching retirement plan

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.

A key source of funds to support Habitat’s mission comes from its retail operations called Habitat ReStores. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets take donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, then sell them to raise money for Habitat home-building projects while diverting tons of reusable materials out of area landfills. Since its inception, the Habitat Portland Metro ReStores have sold over $13 million in merchandise with over $3 million in direct contributions to Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities and hope. There are currently four ReStores that support the three Habitat affiliates serving  the Portland/Vancouver metro area.

Position Overview:

Serving as an integral member of the Leadership Team, the VP of Retail Operations will provide leadership, strategic direction and operational management for Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro ReStores. Responsibilities include oversight of ReStore operations comprised of four (4) retail stores including Retail Sales, Donation Pickup, Business Relations, Volunteer Development, Marketing and Communications and Salvage Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership, developing a broad and deep knowledge of the ReStore brand to effectively represent the Affiliates’ ReStore interests and collaborate with HFHI and other affiliates
  • Manage, develop, evaluate and mentor staff, providing leadership and guidance in goal setting, problem solving, resource management and outcome achievement
  • Lead, coach, and retain high-performing ReStore managers with an emphasis on developing capacity and succession planning
  • Develop and implement multi-year ReStore strategic plan; targeting annual growth to meet organization long-term financial projections. Develop and implement measures to monitor progress towards goals and objectives regularly
  • Build organizational and staff capacity, develop processes that ensure the ReStore operation runs smoothly and establish an environment that promotes teamwork across the diverse aspects of the program’s functions
  • Serve as a catalyst for innovation and continuous improvement
  • Responsible for all aspects of P&L management, budgeting, procurement and retail inventory
  • Identify and initiate opportunities to reduce expenses and create increased operational efficiencies
  • Responsible for strategic approach to assess and determine existing and emergent technologies that can enhance and positively impact the growth of the ReStores
  • Analyze prospective/potential new sites and assess feasibility based on financial data and market variables; partner with appropriate Affiliate and ReStore leadership on new store site identification, setup and staffing
  • Maintain a working knowledge of best practices and significant developments and trends in related industries
  • Participate as an active member of the organization’s Leadership Team
  • Oversee all real estate agreements and leases for Retail Operations
  • Build and maintain appropriate relations with vendors, landlords, business partners, and community liaisons ensuring ReStores’ positive presence and reputation
  • Foster a collaborative and supportive relationship between the ReStores and the entire organization
  • Interact with media representatives as appropriate
  • The support of knowledgeable advisors and inclusion of them in key decisions is a priority for the ReStores development. The VP organizes and prepares for regular Advisory Council meetings and recruits new members as needed.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to balance leadership and management roles within a growing organization. Understands and is effective at change management
  • Extensive organizational leadership, financial and project management experience
  • Able to identify, evaluate, problem solve and give direction regarding problem resolution for individual and organization-wide issues. Position requires an ability to manage conflict
  • Makes decisions and solves problems independently and effectively. Ability to think and act decisively
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Works as an effective and proactive team player. Collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills
  • Positive, optimistic outlook that fosters an upbeat work environment
  • Diplomacy, outstanding representation of organization including public presentations
  • Commitment to Mission of Habitat for Humanity and in the people and neighborhoods it serves; genuine interest in and ability to relate to a highly diverse environment, clientele and constituencies

 

Education and Experience:

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience. Knowledge of retail, real estate, marketing, salvage and environmental areas preferred
  • A bachelors in business or nonprofit management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • A history of successfully creating and implementing a strategy and vision based on strong analysis and rationale
  • Proven track record of driving performance, leading change and organizational growth
  • Previous experience with and knowledge of thrift home improvement industry; non-profit retail organizations and volunteer management preferred
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to solve complex problems using structured thinking
  • Solution-oriented with commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excels at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Strong organization and time management skills

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position, and how you heard about it
  • Three references: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “ReStore VP” in the subject line by November 1.

Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

For further information about Habitat and ReStore visit our websites at:  http://habitatportlandmetro.org/ and https://www.pdxrestore.org/

ReStore Associate, Part Time - Gresham

Summary:

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets take donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, then sell them to raise money for Habitat home-building projects while 
keeping tons of reusable materials out of area landfills.The ReStore Associate is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to- day retail operations as directed. 


ReStore Associates are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers. If you are highly motivated, have retail experience, wish to live in a fun, vibrant and green city this is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing team! 

Key Responsibilities

  • Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up 
  • Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not 
  • Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor 
  • Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas 
  • Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions 
  • Cashier and manage opening and closing of store 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
  • Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops 
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

See full job description at http://www.pdxrestore.org/employment

 

Wage and Benefits:

This is a part time position starting at $12.50 per hour and includes vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and retirement plan.

 

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment 
  2. A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position 
  3. Three references: two professional and one personal 

 

Please e-mail complete application to brieana@pdxrestore.org. We will be accepting applications until 4pm August 31st.

 

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

ReStore Associate, Full-Time - Portland Metro ReStores

Summary:

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets take donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, then sell them to raise money for Habitat home-building projects while keeping tons of reusable materials out of area landfills.

The ReStore Associate is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.

ReStore Associates are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

If you are highly motivated, have retail experience, wish to live in a fun, vibrant and green city this is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing team!

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
  • Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
  • Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
  • Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
  • Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
  • Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
  • Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops 
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

Wage and Benefits:

This is a part time position starting at $12.50 per hour and includes vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and retirement plan.

 

Reports To:

Danny Dunn Portland ReStore Manager

 

Position Type:

Full-Time/Non-Exempt

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A complete resume, including dates of employment 
  2. A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position 
  3. Three references: two professional and one personal 

 

Please e-mail complete application to danny@pdxrestore.org. We will be accepting applications until 4pm Sept 4th.

 

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

ReStore Associate - Full-Time - Portland Metro ReStores

Summary:

The ReStore Associate is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.

ReStore Associates are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
  • Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
  • Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
  • Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
  • Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
  • Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
  • Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops 
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

 

Reports To:

ReStore Manager

 

Position Type:

Full-Time/Non-Exempt

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Andrew@pdxrestore.org no later than Thursday, October 5th, 2017.

 

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

ReStore Associate, Part-Time - Clark County Habitat Store

Summary:

The ReStore Associate is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.   

ReStore Associates are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
  • Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
  • Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
  • Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
  • Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
  • Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
  • Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
  • Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
  • Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
  • Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops 
  • Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

 

Reports To:

ReStore Manager

 

Position Type:

Part-Time/Non-Exempt

 

Please e-mail a complete application to andrew@pdxrestore.org. We will be accepting applications until 4pm Wednesday, Sept 6th.

 

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!