Now hiring: Assistant Donations Coordinator

We are currently hiring for a full-time Assistant Donations Coordinator.  Do you know someone who is organized, detail-oriented, and great with people?  Please send them this announcement!


Assistant Donations Coordinator (Full-time)

Community Forklift is seeking a full-time Assistant Donations Coordinator to work with our growing green business. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Assistant Donations Coordinator is primarily responsible for vetting and coordinating pickups of donated building materials. The Assistant Donations Coordinator’s primary duties include phone and email communication with donors and managing the scheduling and logistics of our donation trucks. Other responsibilities may include record keeping and data generation, developing training and communication materials, assisting with promotional events and donor outreach, assisting with regulatory compliance issues, etc. This is a demanding and fast-paced position with opportunity for growth.


Qualities of the perfect candidate

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly the ability to work with a very diverse constituency of donors.
  2. Excellent customer service skills and commitment to provide superior service.
  3. Ability to pay close attention to detail and capability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  4. Extreme flexibility while responding rapidly and calmly to unforeseen changes in circumstances.
  5. Highly energetic self-starter and creative in developing ideas and opportunities.
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  7. Good computer literacy skills: ability to respond to donors regularly via email, create documents and reports, maintain electronic record of donor contact information; familiarity with using a database; ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Business Apps.
  8. Ability to write business correspondence.
  9. Ability to juggle competing demands.
  10. Possess working knowledge of building materials.
  11. Commitment to Community Forklift’s mission, including an interest in recycling, reuse and environmental advocacy.
  12. Some knowledge of truck routes and driving directions within the DC metropolitan is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

  1. Compensation: competitive hourly pay
  2. Leave: accrual basis
  3. Medical benefits:
    1. Health insurance (70% of individual plan paid by CF for eligible employees)
    2. Vision Coverage (paid in full by CF for eligible employees)
    3. Dental (50% of individual plan paid by CF for eligible employees)
    4. Short Term Disability (paid in full by CF for eligible employees)
  4. Other benefits:
    1. Store discount (50% discount for all regular employees)
    2. Work shoe allowance (up to $100 annually for eligible employees)

About Community Forklift 

Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement and architectural salvage. The store accepts donations of new, gently-used and vintage building materials; these donated renovation supplies are then made available to the public at low prices and donated to local nonprofits. Community Forklift is located outside Northeast DC, near the Hyattsville Arts District. Please check out our website:

To Apply
Send a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references: by email to Jobs(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org or by regular mail to Assistant Donations Coordinator, c/o Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781. Please, no phone calls.