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Join the Community Warehouse team, and help neighbors in need of furniture every day. Current openings are listed below.

Procurement Fleet Manager | Full-time

Community Warehouse Job Description

Position Title: Procurement Fleet Manager

Reports to: Program Director

Supervises: Logistics Coordinator, 2 Pickup teams (Tualatin & Portland)

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week (generally M-F)

Salary: $28/hr, $52,500/year

 

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Our clients pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 5 years running.

Position Summary:

The Procurement Fleet Manager is responsible for leading procurement of furniture and household goods for Community Warehouse’s furniture bank programs, including pickups and donation intake logistics. The Procurement Fleet Manager works closely with and takes direction from the Program Director on leading the Logistics Coordinator and Pickup teams. We are seeking a leader who can effectively guide a diverse staff team in a responsive, trauma-informed work environment, while helping set and implement the organization’s goals to develop a more sustainable supply chain of furniture and household items.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and administer procurement programs to supply our furniture banks and Estate Stores with the furniture needed to meet Community Warehouse’s goals
  • Ensure that the 4 most-requested and essential items (mattresses, pillows, blankets, and pots & pans) are available for client families at all times
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the donor community–including
    furniture stores, surplus stores, antique dealers, small businesses, and
    individuals in an effort to obtain donated items for reuse or resale
  • Grow donor recognition/outreach program
  • Oversee daily operations with emphasis on quality of services, efficiency, and client/donor/volunteer satisfaction
  • Hire, train, lead, develop, and retain a diverse, high-performing, client-centered staff team to meet program goals
  • Mentor direct reports to maximize their professional development and support the development of the teams; conduct regular check-ins and ongoing performance evaluations; implement corrective action as needed
  • Lead regular department meetings to disseminate pertinent information and encourage collaborative problem-solving
  • Maintain open, continuous lines of communication with Program Director, staff, and donors
  • Oversee regular maintenance schedules for trucks; ensure trucks and other program assets are fully serviced and operational
  • Oversee program data collection and program evaluation
  • Ensure software/scheduling systems are operational and meeting the goals/needs of the organization and its constituents
  • Act as a point of contact between the company, donors, and suppliers
  • Identify potential donors and suppliers based on project requirements
  • Responsible for other program duties based on coverage needs

Physical Demands*

  • Ability to sit, stand or bend for extended periods
  • Ability to drive up to a 20ft box truck
  • Keying/typing
  • Lifting between 1-50 lbs

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is mostly field-based, requiring routine visits to our two locations in Portland and Tualatin as well as regular offsite meetings and visits to procurement partner locations, with flexibility to work from home as needed.

Key Preferred Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate has experience with procurement, understands the importance of building strong relationships with donors, and can meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization. You have a track record of successfully leading teams and meeting department goals. You are a direct communicator with the ability to have difficult conversations with a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach. You can collaboratively strategize projects/changes and take the actions needed to make them happen. You thrive in an equity-focused environment that embraces change and growth. You lead with kindness and humility. Community Warehouse is open to a variety of qualifications through lived and learned experience.

  • Experience working in procurement or in a related field (sales, logistics)
  • Preferred degree and/or certificate in related field
  • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to develop and retain high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic goals, and manage a budget
  • Ability to oversee a schedule for pickup drivers
  • Commitment to implementing quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Ability to efficiently multitask, problem-solve, and maintain a sense of humor
  • Must be comfortable working independently and as a member of a team, with the ability to collaborate and effectively delegate.
  • Ability and willingness to work at both the Portland and Tualatin locations each week. Ability to travel to meet with potential donors.
  • Ability and willingness to cover staff on the trucks as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite and ability to learn software systems.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Community Warehouse.

Benefits:

Life, health and dental insurance benefits will begin after the introductory period is over; on the first of the month following 30 days of hire date. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer-paid health, dental, and alternative health (massage, chiropractic, & acupuncture) premium benefits
  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Life insurance
  • Employer Assistance Programs: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • Vacations, holidays and flexible paid time off
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • 10% employee discount at the Estate Stores
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

COVID-19 Working Conditions:

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is expected to work onsite to adequately complete job duties, including face-to-face interactions, with some flexibility to work from home as agreed upon with the supervisor. All staff are required to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations/boosters.

Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Shaynna@Communitywarehouse.org  and write in the email subject line: Procurement Manager Application. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity!

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-discrimation Policy.  As an equal Opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color ore religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation or origin; or veteran status.  We maintain this Policy of Non-Discrimation with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who may contribute to this diversity to apply.

Portland Program Assistant & Floater | Full-time

Community Warehouse Job Description

Job Title: Portland Program Assistant & Floater

Reports to: Portland Program Manager

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-Exempt; Full-time (31.5 hours per week), Tue-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm,

Sat 10:45am-4:15pm

Salary: $20.00/hr, $32,760 annual

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Families are able to pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 5 years running.

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant & Floater supports Community Warehouse with all daily operations. This position will facilitate the daily intake, distribution of goods, and positive communication with donors, volunteers, shoppers, clients, and partner agency personnel who visit the Warehouse. This position is for a motivated individual who can work independently to support donation intake and sort items. This person will also assist the Pickup Drivers collecting donations, as needed. This position is based at our Portland warehouse location (3961 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212) This position is a float position and you are expected to work at our Tualatin location at times (8380 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greet donors, screen donations, write donation receipts
  • Determine if donated items are in working order, and meet Community Warehouse criteria for donations
  • Greet clients and caseworkers, creates intake records in OnDemand (iPad), collect waiver signature, collect program fee, write receipts for payments
  • Maintain positive relationships with partner agencies and caseworkers
  • Unpack and sort donations
  • Keep the warehouse clean and organized
  • Ensure outside parking lot, storage containers, and recycling areas are clean and organized
  • Participate in performance evaluations of this position as directed by Program Manager
  • May need to assist Pickup Driver which could include: driving a company-owned, 18 foot box truck, safely picking up or delivering of furniture to and from Community Warehouse, accepting payment for pickup services and accurate recording of transactions and ensuring all truck and road safety guidelines are followed at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager or Program Director

Key Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Excellent organization and customer service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Feel comfortable working independently
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Comfortable using/learning technology (such as Excel, Online Scheduler, OnDemand reporting, Square)
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Must have clean driving record (preferred)
  • Ability to drive a 20ft truck (preferred)
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of Community Warehouse
  • Weekend work required

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits:

Life, health and dental insurance benefits will begin after the introductory period is over; on the first of the month following 30 days of hire date. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer-paid health, dental, and alternative health (massage, chiropractic, & acupuncture) premium benefits
  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Life insurance
  • Employer Assistance Programs: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • 10% employee discount at the Estate Stores
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

COVID-19 Working Conditions

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is expected to work onsite (primarily at the Portland Warehouse). All staff are required to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations/boosters.

Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email shaynna@communitywarehouse.org with the subject line “PDX Program Assistant & Floater”. Attach your resume and a response to the following question: What inspires you to apply for this position at Community Warehouse?

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-Discrimination Policy. As an equal opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation of origin; or veteran status. We maintain this policy with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who contribute to this diversity to apply.

 

Tualatin Program Assistant & Floater | Full-time

Community Warehouse Job Description

Job Title: Tualatin Program Assistant & Floater

Reports to: Tualatin Program Manager

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-Exempt; Full-time (31.5 hours per week), Tue-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm, Sat 10:45am-4:15pm

Salary: $20.00/hr, $32,760 annual

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Families are able to pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 5 years running.

Position Summary:

The Tualatin Program Assistant & Floater supports Community Warehouse with all daily operations. This position will facilitate the daily intake, distribution of goods, and positive communication with donors, volunteers, shoppers, clients, and partner agency personnel who visit the Warehouse. This position is for a motivated individual who can work independently to support donation intake and sort items. This person will also assist the Pickup Drivers collecting donations, as needed. This position is based at our Tualatin warehouse location (8380 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062) This position is a float position and you are expected to work at our Portland location at times (3961 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greet donors, screen donations, write donation receipts
  • Determine if donated items are in working order, and meet Community Warehouse criteria for donations
  • Greet clients and caseworkers, creates intake records in OnDemand (iPad), collect waiver signature, collect program fee, write receipts for payments
  • Maintain positive relationships with partner agencies and caseworkers
  • Unpack and sort donations
  • Keep the warehouse clean and organized
  • Ensure outside parking lot, storage containers, and recycling areas are clean and organized
  • Participate in performance evaluations of this position as directed by Program Manager
  • May need to assist Pickup Driver which could include : driving a company-owned, 18 foot box truck, safely picking up or delivering of furniture to and from Community Warehouse, accepting payment for pickup services and accurate recording of transactions and ensuring all truck and road safety guidelines are followed at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager or Program Director

Key Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Excellent organization and customer service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Feel comfortable working independently
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Comfortable using/learning technology (such as Excel, Online Scheduler, OnDemand reporting, Square)
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Must have clean driving record (preferred)
  • Ability to drive a 20ft truck (preferred)
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of Community Warehouse
  • Weekend work required

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits:

Life, health and dental insurance benefits will begin after the introductory period is over; on the first of the month following 30 days of hire date. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer-paid health, dental, and alternative health (massage, chiropractic, & acupuncture) premium benefits
  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Life insurance
  • Employer Assistance Programs: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • 10% employee discount at the Estate Stores
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

COVID-19 Working Conditions

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is expected to work onsite (primarily at the Tualatin Warehouse). All staff are required to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations/boosters.

Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email shaynna@communitywarehouse.org with the subject line “TUA Program Assistant & Floater”. Attach your resume and a response to the following question: What inspires you to apply for this position at Community Warehouse?

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-Discrimination Policy. As an equal opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation of origin; or veteran status. We maintain this policy with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who contribute to this diversity to apply.

 

Pickup Driver, Portland | Full-time

Community Warehouse Job Description

Position Title: Portland Pickup Driver (non-CDL)

Supervises: N/A

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, 37.5 hours per week (8:30am-4:30pm)

Salary: $20.00/hr; $39,000 annual

 

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Clients are able to pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 6 years running.

Position Summary:

The Portland Pickup Driver is responsible for driving a 18-foot box truck and performing furniture donation pick-ups at residences and businesses throughout the metro area. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fluid team environment and enjoys working with people from all walks of life.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to donors, clients, and caseworkers
  • Responsible for driving a company-owned, 18 foot box truck
  • Responsible for the safe pickup or delivery of furniture to and from Community Warehouse
  • Responsible for accepting payment for pickup services and accurate recording of transactions
  • Ensure all truck and road safety guidelines are followed at all times
  • Responsible for general maintenance and condition of vehicle and for reporting any changes to truck condition including a weekly checklist for the maintenance of the vehicle
  • Be in communication with supervisor and logistics/procurement coordinator about any issues on truck route
  • May need to work in the Warehouse while not on the truck – accepting donations, moving furniture, serving clients, and/or performing daily cleaning and organizing duties
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Program Director

Physical Demands*

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Keying/typing
  • Being in vehicle for longer periods of time
  • Lifting between 50-75 lbs

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Preferred Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate has experience with direct service in the social service industry and excellent communication skills. You value working in an inclusive, equity-focused environment. Community Warehouse is open to a variety of qualifications through lived and learned experience.

  • Must have a driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record
  • Ability to lift heavy furniture items with a team member and/or proper lifting equipment
  • Works well on a team
  • Required to work in all weather conditions
  • Present a positive, client-service, friendly demeanor and maintain a sense of humor
  • Effective communication
  • Effective time management and scheduling skills
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and goals of Community Warehouse
  • Delivery experience preferred

Benefits:

Life, health and dental insurance benefits will begin after the probationary period is over; on the first of the month following 30 days of hire date. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer-paid health, dental, and alternative health (massage, chiropractic, & acupuncture) premium benefits
  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Life insurance
  • Employer Assistance Program: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • Vacations, holidays and flexible paid time off
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • 10% employee discount at the Estate Stores
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

COVID-19 Working Conditions:

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is expected to work onsite to adequately complete job duties, including face to face interactions with volunteers, with some flexibility to work from home as agreed upon with the supervisor. All staff are required to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations/boosters.

Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to danit@communitywarehouse.org and write in the email subject line: Portland Pick Up Driver Application. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity!

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-discrimation Policy.  As an equal Opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color ore religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation or origin; or veteran status.  We maintain this Policy of Non-Discrimation with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who may contribute to this diversity to apply. We believe by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, we are better able to serve our community.

Operations Assistant | Full-time

 Community Warehouse Job Description

 Position Title: Operations Assistant

Reports to: Operations Director

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-Exempt, 37.5 hours/week

Salary: $21/hour, $40,950 annual

 

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Families are able to pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 6 years running.

Position Summary:

The Operations Assistant supports all departments with daily business office responsibilities, including administrative and financial duties, to ensure a positive and efficient operating environment at Community Warehouse.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Answer main phone line and respond to inquiries from donors, customers, and clients
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Organize and file documents
  • Manage monthly office supply order for both locations
  • Respond to staff needs/questions for Business office
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Other duties as relevant/necessary

Financial Management:

  • Process bills, checks, and cash receipts
  • Manage Accounts Receivable and Payable and communicate with vendors/customers
  • Support annual budgeting process
  • Assist with compiling financial records for audit and taxes
  • Assist with year-end closing procedures
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Physical Demands*

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Ability to answer phones
  • Keying/typing
  • Lifting between 1-5 lbs
  • Concentrated and continuous mental and visual attention; the work involves performing complex tasks to very close accuracy, and is both repetitive and diversified

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Key Preferred Skills & Experience:

The ideal candidate has an understanding of nonprofit accounting, strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, ability to collaborate with other team members, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision once trained. You thrive in a diverse, equity-focused work environment. Community Warehouse is open to a variety of qualifications through lived and learned experience.

  • Experience in nonprofit accounting and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability maintain high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Friendly, helpful, kind, and engaging personality to ascertain team and community needs
  • Values a joyful work environment that embraces growth and change
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of Community Warehouse

 

Benefits:

Life, health and dental insurance benefits will begin after the probationary period is over; on the first of the month following 30 days of hire date. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer-paid health, dental, and alternative health (massage, chiropractic, & acupuncture) premium benefits
  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Life insurance
  • Employer Assistance Programs: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • Vacations and flexible paid time off
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

 

COVID-19 Working Conditions

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is expected to work onsite (primarily at the Portland Warehouse) to adequately complete job duties, including processing mail and checks, bank deposit prep, answering phones, etc., with some flexibility to work from home as agreed upon with the supervisor. All staff are required to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations/boosters.


Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email danit@communitywarehouse.org with the subject line “Operations Assistant”. Attach your resume and a response to the following question: What inspires you to apply for this position at Community Warehouse?

 

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-Discrimination Policy. As an equal opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation of origin; or veteran status. We maintain this policy with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who contribute to this diversity to apply.

Sales Associate, Portland Estate Store | Part-time

Community Warehouse Job Description

Job Title: Sales Associate

Reports to: Portland Estate Store Manager

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-Exempt, 20-24 hrs/week; Wed-Sat

Salary: $20/hour

 

About Community Warehouse:

Community Warehouse (CW) is a nonprofit furniture bank that redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need. Through two locations (Portland and Tualatin) and referrals from over 200 partner agencies, the Warehouse helps families and individuals turn their empty housing into comfy homes. Families are able to pick out essential household items that help improve their quality of life at home. We also operate two Estate Stores that sell some donated items to support our mission and engage the community in shopping for a cause.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside fun, dedicated, caring staff and volunteers for an outstanding nonprofit in the Portland area. Learn more about our mission and services in this 2-minute video! Community Warehouse has been rated one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past 5 years running.

Position Summary:

The Sales Associate is responsible for sales activities and duties at the Portland Estate Store, from greeting customers and offering assistance to helping keep the store stocked with merchandise. The ideal candidate aligns with Community Warehouse’s mission and values, has excellent customer service, and is able to multitask in a fast-paced retail environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Greet customers and ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service. Maintain a professional attitude with sincerity and enthusiasm, reflecting the store’s commitment to our customers.
  • Actively engage with customers to communicate Community Warehouse’s mission.
  • Assist in point-of-sale processes, including processing payments and totaling purchases.
  • Assist in identifying, cleaning/repairing, and moving merchandise from the Program Department into the Estate Store.
  • Assist in displaying merchandise and uphold visual merchandising standards as guided by Enterprise Manager/Director.
  • Support Manager with social media content (taking photos and writing captions).
  • Work with store volunteers to ensure store policies and procedures are properly carried out.
  • Work with supervisor to fill-in for staff absences in the Portland and Tualatin Estate Stores.
  • Ensure organization policies and procedures are followed, including health and safety policies.
  • Participate in department meetings, check-ins, and performance evaluations as directed by the supervisor.
  • Stay current on organizational events and sales.
  • Perform internal and external housekeeping duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  

Key Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Previous retail experience or similar experience on a sales floor.
  • Experience using social media (taking photos and writing captions).
  • Strong computer skills & telephone etiquette.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful with a genuine desire to provide outstanding service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while being attentive to customers and remaining flexible to the needs of the organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take initiative independent of direct supervision.
  • Interest or knowledge of vintage/antique furniture and unique or collectible items is a plus.
  • Weekends required.
  • Values a joyful, diverse work environment that embraces growth and change.
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of Community Warehouse.

 Physical Demands*

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods
  • Ability to answer phones
  • Keying/typing
  • This is a physically demanding position including standing, stooping, reaching overhead, climbing ladders, moving furniture; requires some heavy lifting up to 50 lbs.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Benefits:

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) begin on the date of hire.

  • Employer matches up to 3% in 401k retirement account
  • Employer Assistance Program: access to financial and legal advice through BPA Health
  • Vacations and flexible paid time off
  • Holiday pay on scheduled work days
  • One month paid sabbatical at 5-year tenure (in addition to PTO)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • A culture of self-care and life balance

 

COVID-19 Working Conditions

Community Warehouse has been designated as an essential service and as such, continues to employ staff working onsite at both Warehouses. This position is required to work onsite (primarily at the Portland Warehouse). All staff are expected to have COVID vaccinations/boosters.

Instructions on Applying:

To apply, please email danit@communitywarehouse.org with the subject line “PDX Sales Associate”. Attach your resume and a response to the following question: What inspires you to apply for this position at Community Warehouse?

 

Community Warehouse maintains a Non-Discrimination Policy. As an equal opportunity employer, we will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression; disability; marital status; citizenship or nation of origin; or veteran status. We maintain this policy with respect to recruitment and hiring, promotion and compensation, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. We are dedicated to the development of a diverse workplace and, as such, we strongly encourage those who contribute to this diversity to apply.

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I’ve been a regular at Community Warehouse lately with lots of move-ins happening and I am so impressed with you guys every time. Such good energy, such positivity and exactly the kind of support I want my clients to experience. Thanks so much for being so understanding and supportive of the folks we work with when their barriers become challenging. Glad I share the community with you and your awesome organization.
Nikki

Case Manager

Tues Feb. 7: We'll be opening late due to a staff meeting and accepting donations from 1-4pm only.

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