Shop Manager - Fort St. John MCC Thrift Shop (Full-Time with benefits)
Do you want to make a difference locally and globally? Come lead the team at the MCC Thrift Shop and make an impact now!
The Fort St. John Thrift Shop receives and sells used clothing, housewares, books, hardware, small furniture and small appliances, with all proceeds designated to support the relief, development, social justice and peace work of Mennonite Central Committee. Thrift Shops make a valuable contribution to good stewardship and a healthy environment by recycling items that might otherwise be thrown away. In addition, they provide a sense of community to volunteers and the people we serve through social interaction in a caring community.
The Shop Manager will be responsible for the daily operation of the thrift shop from receiving to the retail floor, promoting and implementing MCC Thrift Shop best practices throughout the Shop. The Shop Manager will be accountable for Shop's annual sales revenue of approximately $1 million, expenses and net income. The Manager provides oversight and support for approximately 7 staff and a roster of 40 volunteers, cultivating and maintaining a team approach. The Shop Manager will demonstrate servant leadership to staff, volunteers, customers and donors in a manner that reflects Christian respect and integrity. The Manager reports to the MCC BC Thrift Shop Director and works with the Shop Committee.
The Shop Manager is expected to work on a rotating schedule, including Saturdays and some evenings when necessary.
This position is available on a salaried basis. Only those candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada should apply.
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
-Bachelor's Degree or commensurate experience.
-3-5 years of management experience preferred.
-Experience in one or more of the following disciplines preferred: retail, volunteer management or thrift.
-Proven ability to manage in a multi-dimensional and dynamic work environment.
-Proven ability to lead, motivate and administer a multi-staff team.
-Lead by example in terms of self-motivation and taking initiative in running a financially successful shop.
-Able to work collaboratively with employees and volunteers; creating a pleasant work environment that promotes teamwork and cooperation.
-Strong interpersonal skills, willing and able to work with a variety of people locally and remotely; friendly, outgoing and demonstrating appreciation of the volunteers working at the shop.
-Knowledge of second-hand merchandise including clothing, housewares, hardware, furniture and appliances, including quality and value.
-Ability to lead and inspire staff and volunteers.
-Strong Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and email skills.
-Current First Aid training (may be provided in first 3 months of employment)
-WHIMIS and Occupational Health & Safety knowledge (training may be provided in first three months of employment)
-Satisfactory criminal record check.
-Ability to reflect and express Anabaptist beliefs and the value of service.
-Ability to articulate MCC’s beliefs, mission and purpose to customers and donors.
-Ability to contribute to the development of a positive culture based on Christian beliefs and values.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full job description and how to apply on the MCC BC website.
Questions? Contact MCC BC HR 604-850-6639