Employment

Habitat Logo IconAre you a creative manager with an eye for merchandising and a heart for customer service? Wilkes Habitat for Humanity is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our team in the role of ReStore Manager. We are a growing organization with good pay and benefits, and a great team of passionate advocates for Habitat’s mission of creating opportunities to purchase affordable homes.

 

TITLE: Habitat ReStore Manager
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
DIRECT REPORTS: ReStore staff and other employees who may be temporarily assigned
INDIRECT REPORTING: Volunteers, Vendor Personnel

MISSION: Generate revenue, meet budgets and maintain profitability objectives in support of the organization’s operations through the acquisition, management, and marketing of ReStore products. Create positive visibility and face of Habitat in the local community, presenting the mission and scope of Habitat for Humanity International and its Affiliates.

POSITION SUMMARY: Implements and drives programs for donation acquisition. Provides sustained Network development to expand the scope of ReStore activities and develop long-term, collaborative relationships with community-based Trade/Business Groups, churches, donors and others to secure donations and raise awareness of Habitat’s mission in the community. Operations management, including: consistent, safe and positive development of Associates and assets in order to provide a high quality Donor to customer experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operational

  • Drive donations, sales and profits of the ReStore to further the local affiliate mission.
  • Maintain a positive image of the organization through outstanding merchandising and store appearance standards to create a good shopping experience for customers while demonstrating respect for our donors.
  • Demonstrate and train staff in outstanding service to customers, donors, volunteers and others.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with potential and existing donors, including individuals, businesses, community and church groups to increase quality and quantity of merchandise donations.
  • Understand and communicate to all Associate positions the Key Performance Metrics for all ReStore operations and how they relate/contribute to positive customer experience and high quality operations.
  • Ensure ReStore is adequately staffed and operated by Associates with knowledge, skills, abilities and leadership to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Prepare and deliver (or supervise/participate in the delivery of) presentations in individual and group settings to create and expand long-term mutually beneficial relationships with current and prospective donors, civic/business organizations, governmental bodies and other non-profit organizations.
  • Ensure all personnel understand and can effectively communicate the Habitat ReStore, Wilkes HFH and HFHI missions to members of the public.
  • Effectively manage Habitat ReStore assets to ensure safety of employees, volunteers, customers and others, ensuring that licenses and other required information are maintained properly for government bodies and others as appropriate.
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising
  • Participate in developing and implementing a Public Relations Plan to work with local organizations and media to further the mission of Habitat ReStore and local affiliate.
  • Participate in developing, rolling out and measuring marketing and advertising programs to increase donations, sales and volunteer participation.
  • Develop and present proposals to the Executive Director for approval by the Board.

Staff & Volunteer Management

  • Hire, train and manage ReStore Associates in accordance with relevant personnel and safety policies and take steps to ensure staff is well versed so that all policies and practices are understood an adhered to.
  • Evaluate, recognize and reward staff performance. Work with designated affiliate functions, when required, to address violations of policy including safety, poor job performance or misconduct in a timely and appropriate manner. Properly document incidents, and develop corrective actions. Resolve situations involving volunteers in consultation with the ED when required.

Finance & Administration

  • Implement and monitor systems for daily cash transactions and deposits.
  • Provide accurate accounting records of revenues and expenses as required or requested.
  • Approve employee recording of time worked.
  • Approve, ensure accurate coding and submit payable invoices on a timely basis. Communicate questionable invoices to AP and ensure expenditures are held within acceptable limits.
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director to develop annual operating budgets and recommend capital expenditures.

Reporting & Communications

  • Provide reports of designated activities including but not limited to: sales, expenses, outreach activities and other areas of interest to ED & Board.
  • Information, work and safety practices are reinforced with staff and others who will be on the property.
  • Keep ED informed appropriately and timely of operational and financial matters.

Required Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years responsible leadership, directing successful teams and meeting objectives.
  • Solid application of interpersonal and communications skills, internally and externally, with groups and individuals.
  • The ability and willingness to call on existing and potential donors to increase merchandise in the store.
  • Demonstrated ability in training, managing, leading and developing Associates in a consistent, positive and safety conscious manner.
  • Basic computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and email.
  • A history of successfully adapting to rapidly changing conditions with unexpected shifts in priorities.
  • Ability to safely lift and position up to 50 pounds. Job may entail occasional bending, kneeling and reaching, often in awkward or tiring positions. Bulk of time is spent standing, walking and assisting customers.

Competencies

  • Ethical leadership demonstrating consistent high standards of integrity and accountability.
  • Excellent leadership skills including: Associate selection, training, coaching and developing.
  • Team building though positive and effective communications and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Innovation based on sound business acumen and consideration of a range of risk and reward factors.
  • Initiative represented by “a sense of urgency” energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and follow up.
  • Adaptability, a quick, sound and positive decision maker in rapidly changing conditions; anticipating, addressing and solving problems.
  • A relationship builder for cooperative, mutually beneficial and long-term relationships.
  • Personal presence, projecting a professional image in speech and demeanor in interactions with others in multiple venues and scenarios.

 

To Apply: All applications should be made by submitting a resume and letter of interest to: careers@wilkeshabitat.org. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview and scheduled accordingly. No phone calls please.

The salary for this position is competitive, and commensurate with experience and talent. The benefits package for full time employees with Wilkes Habitat for Humanity includes individual employee health coverage, paid sick leave and paid vacation. Wilkes HFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.