MCC Care & Share Stouffville Receiving Coordinator

Mennonite Central Committee (Ontario) | Stouffville, ON

Posted Date 6/18/2020
Description

This salaried full-time position is responsible for providing active, hands-on management support and training to volunteers as they relate to all aspects of the receiving area while providing superior customer service to donors.
The Receiving Coordinator will support other staff in the workroom by coordinating the flow of surplus donations and materials for discard. This person must work closely with all other staff.
The Receiving Coordinator oversees the receiving department including training volunteers for the Care & Share Thrift Shop.

The Care & Share Thrift Shop seeks to be a friendly, caring presence in the community, showing value and respect to all. Practicing and promoting faithful stewardship and care for God's creation and raising funds for MCC are also key components to the mission statement of this and other MCCO Thrift Shops.
MCC is a charitable organization that partners with churches and community organizations worldwide to walk with people who are disadvantaged. MCC supports activities that provide emergency assistance, reduce poverty, and promote healthy communities, sustainable living and alternatives to violence. As an internationally recognized NGO, MCC currently serves in 57 countries with 716 partners, 1133 staff and 40,000 volunteers.

All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Qualifications:

All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and biblical nonviolent peacemaking.

Required
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative while at the same time willing to work as a team with the Care & Share Managers, other staff and volunteers
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of a positive Christian presence within the shop
  • Strong interpersonal skills with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willing and able to work with a variety of people in a friendly way
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and exert 11 to 25 lbs. of force frequently
  • Requires about 6 or more hours of intermittent standing or walking in a standard workday
  • Ability to repeatedly bend or stoop to floor level shelves and able to reach upper shelves with use of a stool or a ladder when necessary
  • Sitting may be required only intermittently and occasionally
  • Ability to make quick and thoughtful decisions
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Internet)
  • Healthy balance of patience and energy
  • Heart for justice, active peacemaking and global understanding
  • Valid ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license
  • Police vulnerable sector check (required upon hire)
  • Legally able to work in Canada

Preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Awareness of second hand market, retail trends and merchandising

Key Responsibilities

Receiving
• Work with the Management Team in the operation of the shop to ensure teamwork and a desirable working and shopping environment
• Provide management support, supervision, scheduling and training for volunteers as they relate to the receiving and recycling departments
• Work closely with the Production Manager to determine what items should/should not be received
• Provide active, hands-on support to volunteers while creating a calm and fun atmosphere
• Provide excellent customer service to donors ensuring they are thanked and appreciated
• Ensure there is adequate signage and information available to donors communicating items accepted/not accepted
• Keep well informed of legislation and regulations relating to safe donations (e.g. Health Canada, municipal and provincial laws relating to waste management and recycling, chemical handling, electronic waste OES program, etc.) and implement safe systems for handling
• Organize, sort and maintain items deemed for the rePurpose donation stream

Workroom
• Share responsibility to coordinate efficient usage of workroom with the Production Manager
• Responsible for the safety and workspace for volunteers and staff
• Oversee the export of surplus donations
• Coordinate the cleaning and/or repair of large item and Silent Auction items

Other
Share the news about the Care & Share Thrift Shop and the network in the community
• Perform other job related duties as assigned
• Participate in MCCO orientations, provincial meetings, Peace Conference and Staff Development Day
• Participate in a local faith community, being willing to use personal gifts within this community and model nonviolent peacemaking through respectful interaction with others
• Maintain a high level of integrity, reflecting Christian respect and Christ's unconditional love to those with whom you work, including colleagues, partner agencies, the homeless and marginalized
• Answer inquiries about MCC from constituency and general public; communicate MCC's values, articulating the importance of MCC's criteria for workers, all of whom serve as representatives of the Mennonite and Be in Christ churches which support MCC
Model nonviolent peacemaking through respectful daily interactions with staff and the public

 

Please note this posting closes on July 5, 2020

Salary44800.00 Annual
Ministry Focus
Relief & Development
Employment Status
Full time

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