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Director of Administration and Human Resources

Community Forklift is seeking a Director of Administration and Human Resources (HR) to work with our growing green business. This is a full-time leadership position. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates with both human resources and office management experience. Related knowledge includes standard operating procedures for HR policy and procedures, onboarding and personnel management, effective administrative systems creation and management to ensure policy oversight of communications, security, data management, supplies, insurance and legal activity.

This is a fast-paced environment where the successful candidate will work with a diverse staff, customers, and donors. Candidates with exceptional organizational skills, relevant leadership experience, and above average tech skills will stand out. The position is ideal for an individual seeking a meaningful opportunity to help lead a growing sustainable nonprofit organization.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find:
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be leading a small administrative team in the day-to-day operations of the organization. You will be responsible for onboarding staff, managing benefits, and creating and overseeing HR policies, procedures and programs. You will be communicating consistently with our more than 30 employees, working with team leaders and staff. You’ll be expected to communicate professionally, while maintaining the personable and high standards of the organization. You will be able to implement and improve systems toward greater effectiveness and efficiency. You will oversee and track inventory of supplies and equipment. And you will manage organization policy implementation and compliance, intra-office communications, security policies, phone pathway planning, filing systems, supply management, and insurance and legal compliance. You will also ensure support for the Executive team and its members. You will be an integral part of a diverse staff of dedicated individuals.

Qualities of the perfect candidate:
• At least four years of HR and office management and administration experience
• Knowledge of G Suite and Microsoft Office and facility with other technologies is required
• Proven integrity managing HR for a small to medium sized business
• Exceptional ability to work with and support a diverse staff
• Experience administering employee leave and benefits policies
• Professional and personable employee counseling skills
• Demonstrates enthusiasm, is a self-starter, and possesses an entrepreneurial and creative approach in developing ideas and opportunities
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience managing organization-wide scheduling and calendars
• Experience managing emails, creating and managing documents and maintaining contacts and other data
• Experience managing insurance policies, licensing, and compliance
• Knowledge of workplace best practices and protocols for office and personnel administration
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to follow through on work assignments and complete assignments in a timely manner
• Experience maintaining office operations including security and phones
• Ability to provide support and leadership for the ongoing development of office policies and procedures
• Excellent written and oral communications skills with a strong ability to write professional business correspondence
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust graciously to changing priorities
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission and interest and passion for reuse, sustainability and environmental advocacy

What we offer:
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• Competitive pay and support of work life balance
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply:
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


Vintage and Specialty Products Coordinator

Community Forklift is seeking an experienced Vintage and Specialty Products Coordinator to work full time with our growing green business. Some weekend hours may be required. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with knowledge of high-end building materials, architectural elements, antique or vintage house parts, housewares and furniture. This position includes the identification and pricing of product, assistance with customer concerns, maintaining inventory, and merchandising. This position is ideal for someone with solid knowledge of vintage, high end and specialty product pricing through various venues and markets including thrift, consignment, and online.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find:
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be responsible for identifying antique, vintage, unusual, or high dollar items from donations made to Community Forklift. You will accurately identify what a product is and assess its condition, research and determine a price appropriate to our market and write a description. You will also prepare and merchandize items on the showroom floor, designate items for our online store, and assist with item description and photos. You will interact with coworkers and customers, provide information about items, answer questions, share knowledge, and promote our sustainable green nonprofit business.

Qualities of the perfect candidate:
• Five + years of continuous experience in the auction or estate industry, prior antique or vintage retail sales in the areas of product identification, pricing, or appraising. Education in furniture, interior design, materials management, or conservation.
• Extensive knowledge of building materials, vintage, antique, and high end furniture, lighting, hardware, and housewares
• Familiarity with market trends and online retail platforms
• Retail sales experience
• Strong math and English skills
• Ability to do computer research with a high attention to detail
• Ability to work well both independently and in a cooperative team-based environment
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to fully follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Entrepreneurial approach to work
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer:
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• A competitive salary commensurate with experience and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more.
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply:
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


Online Sales Associate

Community Forklift is seeking full time and part time staff, preferably with some experience, to work on our Online Sales Team for a local growing green nonprofit. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with some background in building materials, housewares, furniture and fixtures. We prefer someone that is willing to learn, detail oriented with good basic writing skills and an interest in vintage and specialty materials.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find:
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be working with a team that identifies high end materials and gets them ready for listing on various online platforms. You will help research information on product, help with pricing research, in order to write a description of the item with search engine optimization. This position requires attention to detail and the ability to research the item’s age, value, and use. You will interact with customers in a timely manner, answering questions, and promoting our sustainable green non-profit business. You will may also prepare and clean product as well as pack and ship items quickly in order to maintain our top-seller status.

Qualities of the perfect candidate:
• Some experience or interest in selling materials on line
• Familiarity and knowledge of vintage or antique materials
• Sales experience
• Math and English skills
• Ability to do computer research with a high attention to detail
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to fully follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Entrepreneurial approach to work
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer:
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $18/hour and a 40 hour work week or part time opportunity at $18 per hour
• Excellent benefit package (for staff that are eligible) including paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, store discount, shoe allowance and more.
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply:
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


Receiving & Processing Warehouse Associate I

Community Forklift is seeking a Receiving and Processing Warehouse Associate I to work with our growing green business. Duties include working with donated salvage and surplus building material and household goods; organizing, sorting, and cleaning donated items; researching and pricing them; and stocking and merchandising them on the showroom floor to enhance our customer experience. This position will also include some deconstruction work (removal of house/building fixtures for donation).

At Community Forklift, you’ll find:
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing:
You will accept and process donated building materials, architectural salvage, and household items; and organize, sort, and clean them as necessary. You will maintain displays and ensure regular stocking of departments. You will also help keep processing and customer areas clean and safe; and provide excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting with products. You will work creatively and collaboratively with other departments to enhance the customer experience and to improve the flow through of materials. You will also work offsite with our deconstruction team to remove items such as kitchen cabinets and appliances from buildings undergoing renovation.

Qualities of the perfect candidate:
• Experience in a warehouse or retail environment in the hardware, home goods, or building materials/trades industries
• Construction, carpentry, or handyman experience
• Demonstrated attention to detail, and excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to work weekend shifts
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• Ability to perform physical labor and moderate-to-heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs.) and work in a non-climate controlled environment in all seasons and in difficult weather conditions
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer:
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $17/hour and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, 50% store discount, shoe allowance and more.

How to apply:
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.


Receiving & Processing Warehouse Associate II

Community Forklift is seeking a Receiving and Processing Warehouse Associate II to work with our growing green business. Duties include researching and pricing donated salvage and surplus building material and household goods; organizing, sorting, and cleaning donated items; and stocking and merchandising them on the showroom floor to enhance our customer experience.

At Community Forklift, you’ll find:
A nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. Community Forklift is a reuse warehouse where donated building materials and architectural salvage are made available to neighbors in need, homeowners, nonprofits, contractors and artists at low-cost or for free. It’s a place where the community gathers, learns, and plays together.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be responsible for researching and pricing donated building materials, architectural salvage, and household items according to our pricing manual. You will also conduct a daily review of items on the sales floor to ensure they have accurate prices and if they are eligible for date pricing discounts. You will respond to customer and co-worker requests for pricing on a wide variety of items. You will also help update and maintain the Community Forklift Pricing Manual. In addition, you will interact with donors, clean and process donated materials, organize retail departments, and provide excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting with products. You will work creatively and collaboratively with other departments to enhance the customer experience and to improve the flow through of materials.

Qualities of the perfect candidate:
• Experience in a warehouse or retail environment in the hardware, home goods, or building materials/trades industries, particularly in pricing
• Experience with computer research on pricing of building materials and/or home goods
• Basic computer skills including familiarity with internet research, Microsoft products (Word, Excel) and Google Business Apps (Gmail, calendars, Chrome, etc.)
• Demonstrated attention to detail, and excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to work weekend shifts
• Ability to work well in a cooperative team-based environment
• Ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner
• Ability to follow store policy and procedures
• Ability to provide excellent service to a very diverse constituency of customers
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for recycling, reuse, and sustainability
• Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment in all seasons and in difficult weather conditions
• Capacity to perform physical labor and moderate to heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs.)
• A commitment to the Community Forklift mission

What we offer:
• A supportive and highly motivated team that will assist you
• A mission worth working for
• $18/hour and a 40 hour work week
• Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, short term disability, matched retirement plan, 50% store discount, shoe allowance and more.
• Opportunity for advancement

How to apply:
Apply online by attaching a resume, cover letter and three (3) recent professional references. Please no phone calls.