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Job Number:  46395
Client and Volunteers Assistant
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
(56 days ago)
Richmond Food Bank
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Part time
Location: Richmond Salary: $18/hour

Overview:

 

The Richmond Food Bank is a safe and confidential place for people with low incomes or in crises to receive grocery assistance, and provides a congenial volunteer environment for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to contribute to their community.

 

Reporting to the General Manager, the Client and Volunteer Assistant’s primary area of responsibility will be to supervise volunteers and support clients. The successful candidate will also be prepared to learn and assist with other duties as needed.

 

Characteristics and competencies needed: Is committed to respectful, sensitive, and confidential workplace relations; communicates effectively with colleagues, clients, donors, and a diverse mix of clients and volunteers, including seniors, people with physical and mental disabilities, and people with limited knowledge of English; works closely with colleagues; leads by example; is responsible, flexible and able to organize and prioritize tasks.

 

Job Description:

  • Greet clients and ensure a safe and welcoming environment
  • Help donors, clients, and volunteers in a professional and positive manner
  • Work with colleagues to place, schedule, support and supervise volunteers
  • Assist with volunteer recognition and appreciation activities and events
  • Assist with outreach activities, special events, and other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in client-serving, volunteer-powered or warehouse environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • First aid certification preferred or willingness to obtain one within 3 months of hiring
  • Forklift license preferred or willingness to obtain one within 3 months of hiring
  • Fluency in a second language an asset

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and competency with MS Office
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people (staff, volunteers, donors)
  • Passion and support for community service and a desire to contribute to a positive, caring and supportive environment

Hours and Compensation:

 

Starting wage per hour is $18, normally for twenty-five hours per week from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work is required for special events and evening distributions. Group insurance benefits when eligible. Potential for full-time work.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send resume and cover letter via email addressed to Hajira Hussain, Executive Director
Contact Details:
Hajira Hussain, Executive Director
E-mail:
www:   richmondfoodbank.org/


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