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ReStore Truck Driver Assistant

ReStore Truck Driver Assistant

Position title: ReStore Truck Driver Assistant            

Reports directly to: ReStore Manager        

Service week (days/hours): Tuesday - Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm, approximately 30 hours/week

Position Objective

In an effort to grow the HFHP ReStore – a thrift store that sells new and gently used furniture, household items, appliances and building materials to the public at greatly discounted prices – the truck driver assistant will serve with truck driver as a liaison between all ReStore donors and the ReStore, as well as HFHP as a whole. The driver assistant will travel with a driver on our 16’ box truck throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area, picking up donations of furniture, appliances, and any other items deemed acceptable donations by the ReStore Manager. By acting as a liaison, the driver and driver assistant team will help HFHP gain a strong reputation as an affordable home builder in Philadelphia, increase the visibility of the ReStore, and in general aid in the advancement of HFHP’s mission. This position has the potential, but is not guaranteed, to lead to a full-time opportunity for the right person. 

Essential Functions of Position

Donation Pickups

  • Positively represent Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia, its mission, projects, and policies to the general public.
  • Represent the ReStore to the general public in a positive manner
  • Provide exceptional, friendly customer service to donors
  • Assist donors with filling out donation paperwork
  • Safely operate Habitat for Humanity vehicles to pick up donated goods
  • Load and unload all materials with a smile
  • Screen donations for usability and adherence to guidelines
  • Communicate and coordinate with ReStore Manager regarding nature of donations

General ReStore Duties

  • Perform or coordinate cleaning and maintenance of ReStore vehicles
  • Help to keep the warehouse clean and well maintained
  • Help supervise volunteers with truck loading/unloading of donations
  • Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity mission
  • Ability to effectively engage with people of different races, religions, incomes and education levels
  • Interest in working with a nonprofit making a difference in our community
  • Dependable, motivated, and good problem solving skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Clean background check.
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, good driving record
  • Excellent customer service skills essential
  • Experience driving a box truck helpful
  • Knowledge of furniture moving techniques helpful
  • Some automobile mechanical aptitude
  • Must be familiar with and comfortable driving in Philadelphia and surround areas
  • Volunteer experience is a plus

Physical Requirements to Perform Duties:

  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds, stand, squat, bend, and climb in/out of truck.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to HR@habitatphiladelphia.org