ReStore MS Gulf Coast now hiring Donation Associate/Truck Driver

Position: Donation Associate/Truck Driver
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information via email to ReStore Donations Specialist Matt Burke at or mail to HFHMGC ReStore, 8022 Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39501, ATTN: Matt Burke. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The position will be open until filled.
Description: The Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast ReStore is a discount home improvement center that collects and sells donated furniture, appliances, and building materials to support the broader HFHMGC mission. The ReStore is looking to add a Donation Associate/Truck Driver to its dedicated team. This is a key position that interacts with donors and customers to help spearhead the collection of donated goods to be sold in the ReStore.
Responsibilities and expectations:
• Drive 16’ box truck for daily pickups of donated items
• Occasionally drive flatbed truck and rented 26’ box truck to pick up donated items
• Navigate routes using google maps or equivalent GPS on company device
• Initiate and establish friendly contact with scheduled donors to confirm pickup and give ETA prior to pickups
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills while interacting with donors, thanking them for their donation and providing them with written donation receipts
• Load, secure, transport, and unload donated items
• Screen items for product usability, diplomatically turn away items not suitable for the ReStore using sound judgment and clear rationale
• Occasionally lead/supervise volunteers
• Maintain coordinated work flow of donations through dock, processing area, and sales floor with ReStore Operations Coordinator and other staff.
• Operate forklift as needed
• Maintain daily driver logs, daily donation intake logs, and perform daily visual vehicle inspection
• Assist with keeping dock and intake area clean
• Other tasks as needed and/or assigned by ReStore Director and/or ReStore Donations Specialist (e.g. “all hands on deck” events such as annual inventory count, etc.)
Minimum requirements at date of hire:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Valid/current MS driver’s license
• Safe driving record
• Must pass Criminal Background Check and Sexual Offender Check
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds alone, perform team lifts of up to 150 pounds
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively
Preferences/previous experience:
• Valid MS Class D driver’s license
• Previous forklift experience
• Previous experience in warehouse, retail, or transportation environment (lifting, moving, packaging, transporting furniture/appliances/building materials)
Requirements within first month of date of hire:
• Valid MS Class D driver’s license
• OSHA forklift certification (training provided on-site at the ReStore)
• Understanding of Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast mission, ability to articulate it and communicate it with ReStore donors and customers
Employment Status: Non-exempt, hourly at 3 days (24 hours) per week
Salary: Competitive pay, dependent on experience.

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