Employment Opportunities

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Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or
disability.
 

Change lives, including your own! Give a year, gain experience and build a greater Des Moines as an AmeriCorps or AmeriCorps VISTA at Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. We have several one-year, full time AmeriCorps & AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer positions available for qualified candidates. All offer a modest living allowance, education awards and other great benefits. Check out the position descriptions, find the one that's right for you, and follow the included instructions to apply!


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Current job listings are shown below. As we continue to grow, please check back frequently for new openings.

ReStore Driver Assistant Full Time

General Openings
Deadline: September 15, 2014 Contact: Lane Stumme Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

ReStore Careers


If you consider yourself a "people person", you want to make a difference in the community, or would like to join a team of ambitious and driven individuals, we are looking for you begin your career at the Habitat ReStore.


Position Title:      ReStore Driver Assistant                                

Team:                   ReStore                                                             

Supervisor Title: ReStore Manager                FLSA Status:      Exempt

Date:                                                                                            Non-Exempt

 

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General Position Summary:

The ReStore Driver Assistant is responsible for accurately and promptly assisting in all aspects of donations pick ups.  Using all safety precautions, proper procedures and common sense in a friendly and helpful manner.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Contact donor to verify times and locations
  2. Assist with the pick up donations and inventory as assigned
  3. Inspect donations carefully and enforce requirements tactfully
  4. Keep appropriate records / Input data into database
  5. Keep truck and equipment in clean working order
  6. Work with volunteers assigned to assist in large item pickups
  7. Make deliveries as assigned
  8. Help clean, sort, price and stock incoming inventory
  9. Load / unload donations and sold merchandise
  10. Assist in preparing merchandise for display          

 

Requirements:

Describes the minimum education and experience, certifications, licenses, physical demands, working conditions and skill sets needed to perform the job

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. – tested with physical capacity profile
  • Valid Driving License with clean record (prefer CDL)
  • All applicants need to pass criminal background check
  • Knowledge of building materials required
  • Familiarity withDes Moinesarea
  • Willingness to work with diverse staff and customer base
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Committed to GDMHFH mission and environmental stewardship
  • Demonstrates the ability to use commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques.
  • Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.
  • Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.
  • Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and Values of:
  • Demonstrate commitment to ReStore’s Value Propositions of:
  1. Faith First
  2. Safety Counts
  3. You Matter
  4. Be Your Best
  5. Empower Others
  6. Use Good Judgment
  7. Be Accountable
  1. Excellence- Achieving exceptional and reliable performance
  2. Partnering – Working together to achieve productive and satisfying goals we can’t accomplish alone
  3. Utilizing – Seeking – Developing Best Practices
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ReStore Associate Part Time & Full Time

General Openings
Deadline: September 15, 2014 Contact: Lane Stumme Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

ReStore Careers

If you consider yourself a "people person", you want to make a difference in the community, or would like to join a team of ambitious and driven individuals, we are looking for you begin your career at the Habitat ReStore.
 

Position Title:      ReStore Associate                                          

Team:                   ReStore                                                             

Supervisor Title: ReStore Manager                   FLSA Status:   Exempt

Date:                     July 3, 2013                                                        Non-Exempt

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General Position Summary:

A ReStore Associate helps process donations, load and unload items, and assist customers as needed.  Tasks include cleaning, pricing, stocking, and rearranging items, in addition to providing friendly customer service at all times.  Works to ensure that customers and donors have a positive experience at the ReStore; this includes providing friendly customer service, assisting in loading purchases and unlading donations, operating the cash register, cleaning/organizing/arranging displays, and pricing items.

  1. Build and maintain positive relationships with customers by providing high-quality customer service
  2. Answer customer questions regarding the ReStore in general and specific items
  3. Ensure that all areas of the store/warehouse are safe, clean, and organized
  4. Guard against theft and unsafe practices (clutter, tripping hazards, falling objects, etc.)
  5. Operate cash register to ring up customers
  6. Assist with the receiving of inventory
  7. Assist Customers with purchases – lifting, carrying and loading
  8. Move materials from warehouse to store floor
  9. Evaluate condition/acceptability of incoming donations
  10. Price materials to be sold
  11. Display merchandise in a way that maximizes sales
  12. Supervise volunteers as assigned         

 

Requirements:

Describes the minimum education and experience, certifications, licenses, physical demands, working conditions and skill sets needed to perform the job

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Great track record of providing excellent customer service
  • Willingness to work with volunteers
  • Knowledge of tools required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Desire to work with diverse staff and customer base
  • Committed to GDMHFH mission and environmental stewardship
  • Able to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • All applicants need to pass criminal background check
  • Demonstrates the ability to use commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Must meet or exceed the ability to demonstrate the 5 core and common competencies outlined below.
  • Convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques.
  • Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.
  • Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.
  • Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and Values of:
  • Demonstrate commitment to ReStore’s Value Propositions of:
  1. Faith First
  2. Safety Counts
  3. You Matter
  4. Be Your Best
  5. Empower Others
  6. Use Good Judgment
  7. Be Accountable
  1. Excellence- Achieving exceptional and reliable performance
  2. Partnering – Working together to achieve productive and satisfying goals we can’t accomplish alone
  3. Utilizing – Seeking – Developing Best Practices
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AmeriCorps Rock the Block member

Americorps
Deadline: September 22, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

To apply, email your resume, cover letter stating the reasons for your interest in this position, and names and contact information for two references to Brendalyn Shird, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at bshird@gdmhabitat.org. If you have created an AmeriCorps profile at www.nationalservice.gov you may submit a copy of this profile to bshird@gdmhabitat.org in lieu of or in addition to your resume.

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AmeriCorps VISTA - Family Services Development

Americorps
Deadline: September 30, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...
Give a year and make a difference.  Join AmeriCorps VISTA and fight poverty by developing projects and systems that increase Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity's capacity to serve low-income families.  At Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, VISTA members have contributed to our growth in a variety of ways.  A Family Services Development VISTA will explore the need for and possible structure of a program to serve families in need of credit counseling and financial coaching.   The Human Resources-focused Project Development -Systems VISTA will develop systems, processes and tools that assist with creating a flourishing internal culture and address the need for organizational memory and standarized ways of doing repeatable processes, with a strong focus on items that impact the human resources area of our organization.  Data collection and research will also be included,  See the position descriptions below for further details.

To apply for either position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to bshird@gdmhabitat.org.


 
 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Project Development - Systems

Americorps
Deadline: September 30, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...
Give a year and make a difference.  Join AmeriCorps VISTA and fight poverty by developing projects and systems that increase Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity's capacity to serve low-income families.  At Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, VISTA members have contributed to our growth in a variety of ways.  A Family Services Development VISTA will explore the need for and possible structure of a program to serve families in need of credit counseling and financial coaching.   The Human Resources-focused Project Development -Systems VISTA will develop systems, processes and tools that assist with creating a flourishing internal culture and address the need for organizational memory and standarized ways of doing repeatable processes, with a strong focus on items that impact the human resources area of our organization.  Data collection and research will also be included,  See the position descriptions below for further details.

To apply for either position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to bshird@gdmhabitat.org.

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AmeriCorps Family Services Member

Americorps
Deadline: September 30, 2014 Contact: Brendalyn Shird Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

If you are passionate about helping low-income families, enjoy connecting with diverse populations, have a great work ethic, demonstrate attention to detail, and enjoy teaching what you’ve learned to others, this may be the right AmeriCorps position for you!

The AmeriCorps, Family Services Associate position is a one-year, full-time AmeriCorps State volunteer opportunity for which you will receive a modest living allowance, health benefits and an education award.

Please review the attached position description for more information, including how to apply.
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