Part-time Program Associate/Driver – Merchandise Pickup & Delivery

  • Location

    Philadelphia

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Summary

This 20 hour-per-week position prepares clothing inventory for pop-ups shops at the Our Closet warehouse, loads and drives an Agency vehicle with inventory to pop-up shop locations around the city. After pop-up shop events, this person returns remaining inventory to warehouse and unloads the vehicle. In addition, this person collects clothing from various drop off sites and donors in the five county Philadelphia region and delivers them to the Our Closet warehouse. All transportation must be performed in a safe, responsible and courteous manner. We are looking for a person who interacts with Our Closet shoppers, donors and supporters in a warm, welcoming and positive manner both in person and while making and returning phone calls on Our Closet’s behalf.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive agency vehicle legally and safely following all laws and regulations
  • Work with Program Manager to coordinate the pick-up and drop-off requirements for each day of programming
  • Safely handle all materials collected and dropped off to ensure injury free job performance
  • Handle all materials properly to ensure integrity of the items throughout the entire transport cycle (pick-up through storage and to drop-off)
  • Professionally and positively interact with donors and individuals while representing the Agency
  • Complete all required paperwork and maintain documents as needed related to the donation and transportation process
  • Report any hazards or losses immediately to Program Manager
  • Maintain a clean and mechanically sound vehicle
  • Report any vehicle issues immediately to Program Manager
  • Maintain records for fuel and maintenance of vehicle as required
  • Assist with selecting clothing that will be given out at events
  • Must report to work in clean and appropriate attire and be well-groomed

Competencies

  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude and provide outstanding customer service
  • Able to communicate with various levels of customers and JFCS staff to ensure service requirements
  • Safe driving skills
  • Able to track and document paperwork as required
  • Must maintain clean and appropriate attire in the performance of the job
  • Able to follow direction of Supervisor for daily tasks and responsibility
  • Able to work independently and be flexible, things may change for each given event
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all circumstances as a representative of the Agency
  • Demonstrate problem solving and good judgement
  • Demonstrate initiative to get the job done or improve service
  • Ability to establish good working relations with other professionals and community agencies
  • Must work and manage time efficiently

 

 

Requirements

  • Have at least 2 year of successful driving experience in a delivery capacity
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must possess a clean driving record for the past 5 years
  • Must pass a substance test for drugs and alcohol use and ongoing testing as required
  • Must have clean criminal, child abuse and FBI records
  • Must adhere to Agency policies regarding restricted driving activities
  • Must be physically able to lift and load heavy materials (clothing bags and more) into and out of the vehicle
  • Must be physically able to bend down to lift and reach above head to lower materials as necessary. Weight lifting requirement is up to 40 pounds for bags/materials unassisted.
  • Must be able to keep up with physical demands of the job
  • Must be a team player with a great attitude and commitment to helping vulnerable Philadelphians

 

About Us

Committed to our mission. Proud of our history.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.

MISSION

We work to fulfill that mission by adhering to the key principles of:

  • Living our Jewish values
  • Serving all people, including the most vulnerable in our community
  • Acting with respect and compassion
  • Embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Being transparent and accountable
  • Emphasizing excellence in everything we do, in order to be a leading and relevant provider of family services

HISTORY

In 1983 the Association for Jewish Children (AJC) and Jewish Family Service (JFS) merged to become today’s Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

AJC can trace its roots to 1855, when Rebecca Gratz founded its predecessor agency, the Jewish Foster Home–the first institution in the country to care for indigent and destitute Jewish children. The Home merged with several Jewish children’s service organizations and the Association for Jewish Children was formed in 1941.

JFS began in 1869 as United Hebrew Charities, and was established to provide food, clothing, fuel, medical attendance and other aid to those in need. By 1920, the agency had evolved from a largely volunteer organization to a professional organization with trained social workers. By 1948, when the agency became Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, its services included counseling, homemaker services, services for older persons, a volunteer program, and Jewish family life education.

Since both AJC and JFS were serving children and families, the two organizations merged to become JFCS, one comprehensive agency serving individuals, children and seniors through all phases of the life cycle.

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