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Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

Retail Associate

Job Description 

Reports To: Manager, ReStore

Terms of Employment: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.00 / hour

Store Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (must be willing to work weekends, based on business needs)

Who We Are

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) is leading the way in addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time: the need for affordable homes. We partner with working families in need of an affordable, safe and secure place to live and enable their family’s ability to thrive. We are a land developer, a home builder, a fundraiser, and a mortgage holder. In support of our homebuilding operations, Habitat GTA operates a retail home improvement store called Habitat ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances, and renovation materials, with all proceeds helping us build more homes.

Habitat GTA is growing. We are an innovative, entrepreneurial social enterprise that has been increasing our capacity for impact each and every year. Together, we are building a better, more inclusive GTA for everyone.

Why Join Us?

  • A meaningful opportunity to make an impact and help your local community
  • 2 weeks paid vacation, Habitat for Humanity days and personal days
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous benefits coverage plan (including dental, vision care, and extended health care)
  • Corporate gym membership and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • RRSP matching eligibility
  • Volunteer opportunities to support our Habitat for Humanity Builds
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Great entry-level opportunity for new graduates, or experienced customer service professionals
  • The pride of being part of a highly respected, high profile global charity

The Opportunity

  • Represent Habitat for Humanity GTA as a Brand Ambassador by modeling our values and guiding principles
  • Deliver exceptional customer service in-store and by telephone
  • Accept donations of gently used items
  • Receive and unload shipments of products from our delivery trucks
  • Merchandise and organize products on the store floor
  • Perform all standard cash register transactions proficiently and accurately according to operational procedures including cash, debit card, and credit card transactions
  • Support with updating our e-commerce platform

What You Bring

  • A passion for our not-for-profit cause
  • Past retail or customer service experience is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting (30 + pounds) and walk, stand, sit, and stair climb on a frequent basis
  • Safety boots required: CSA approved safety footwear to be worn at all times
  • Basic computer skills with knowledge of web-based applications
  • Understanding of volunteer management, renovation and building materials is considered an asset
  • Passion for retail and customer service is considered an asset

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