The Clothes Line Canada Summer Jobs Retail Associate

Alliston, ON, Canada

Job Description

NOTE: To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs, individuals must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative. As such, applicants must meet the requirements indicated above.POSITION OVERVIEW: Are you someone who is enthusiastic about making an impact on your community? Do you love clothes and working with customers? Do you care about the environment and want to make a true difference? If yes, CONTACT Community Service's THE CLOTHES LINE is the employer for you!THE CLOTHES LINE is CONTACT Community Services' social enterprise that collects second hand goods and sells them to the community. By doing this, The Clothes Line helps support CONTACT's other services including our Housing Resource Centre, Employment Services, and Community Support Programs. Over 25 volunteers support The Clothes Line and it acts as a community hub for affordable clothing and household items for all members of the New Tecumseth community.The role of the Retail Associate will be to assist the manager and staff with all aspects of operations at The Clothes Line. You will work as part of our dynamic team to ensure the store maintains its reputation as a safe and inclusive space for all persons, with a focus on high quality of second hand goods and exceptional customer service. The Retail Associate will have an opportunity to build key customer service skills fundamental to the retail industry, as well as be responsible for handling cash and sales, merchandising, and the sorting and handling of donations. The Retail Associate will also help train new volunteers.Must be available to work some Friday and Saturdays and to cover occasional shifts on other days.A criminal reference check is required.Please note: Our organization relies on fundraising activities and events. These events are FUN and are integral to supporting the efforts of our charity. We encourage all staff to volunteer at our events/activities. We acknowledge that this will be during your personal time and we want to thank you in advance for your support and will show our appreciation accordingly.ACCOUNTABILITIES: - A "Can-do" attitude!- Deliver high quality customer service- Deliver orientation to new volunteers- Delegate tasks to volunteers- Plan and execute special events such as Potato Fest (with support)- Identify and implement operational improvements- Engage in the exchange of ideas to modernize the store through technology and new communication mediums.- help manage donations- help to merchandize the store (i.e. summer displays, windows)- support customers and volunteers with special needs, and/or who are victims of circumstance, and individuals involved with the justice system- help to maintain a safe and secure work/shopping environment- assist with social media as required- Other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and motivate others
  • Attention to detail
  • Great communication skills
  • Collaborative, team player, a good listener
  • Some knowledge of social media marketing
  • Valid First Aid certification an asset
Contract length: 8 weeksApplication Deadline: 2021-06-06Expected Start Date: 2021-06-28Job Types: Full-time, ContractSalary: $14.00 per hourSchedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekends
COVID-19 considerations:
Masked when entering, asked covid precaution questions re: travel and well being sanitize and sign in for tracking purposes, social distancing, sanitizing stations throughout, regular sanitizing of surfacesWork remotely:
  • No

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