Reuse & Sales Associate Job Description
Big Reuse is a non-profit organization supporting community based environmental initiatives. Through the reuse of building materials, work training, and community composting. Big Reuse seeks to create a green economy with living wage jobs through social enterprise.
Our Reuse Center take in donations of furniture, appliances, plumbing and lighting fixtures, doors & windows, kitchen cabinet sets, reclaimed lumber, and much, much more.
This is for a full time position at our Brooklyn reuse center – 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Offering the opportunity to work with a great team committed to protecting the environment and diverting waste from landfills.
SCHEDULE: Full time (40 hours per wk): 8 hour shifts, scheduled 5 days per week, 10 am-6pm, will include a weekend shift. This is an hourly job,
Provide excellent customer service.
Accept and move donations of salvaged building materials and furniture.
Perform transactions on the point of sale system
Assist with processing and pricing donations.
Move, organize, and merchandise inventory.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment by keeping shelves, aisles, storage areas, and equipment neat and in proper working order.
Work reliably and effectively, both independently and as part of team of staff, interns, and volunteers.
Lead teams of work trainees and volunteers.
Attend weekly reuse center meetings and quarterly all-staff meetings.
Work a regular weekend shift.
Great customer service – retail/sales experience preferred.
Ability to come in early, stay late on occasion and always be on time.
Position requires lifting (up to 50 lbs.) on a regular basis. Individual must have ability to perform intense and repetitive physical work including bending, lifting & moving material, standing, walking.
Computer literate – windows. Able to research donated items for pricing.
Open to input and feedback, takes direction well.
Strong communicator — ability to present information clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
High energy and even-keeled temperament.
Passion about the environment.
Experience working with volunteers and/or work training groups
Knowledge of construction and building materials.
$15-16 per hour
Paid time off
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Attach your resume to your email, and send to email@example.com
2. Put your cover letter in the body of your email describing your specific qualifications and your environmental passion.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls.