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 mburke@hfhmgc.org 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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