The Oakland Site Manager manages ReCARES’ largest and busiest collection and redistribution site. The site manager is responsible for safe and efficient program operations, including inventory management, volunteer coordination, and supervision of the large numbers of people and vehicles that come to the Oakland site. The Oakland site manager maintains positive relationships with landlord and other tenants at 2619 Broadway.
This is an independent contractor position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging between $20-$22 per hour. The position is approximately 10-15 hours a week. Most job responsibilities will take place at the Oakland distribution site, which is open to the public on Fridays. Phone and computer tasks will be done remotely on a flexible basis.
- A Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience. Leadership, supervisory, and/or inventory management experience preferred.
- 1-2 years of customer service experience, working with the general public.
- Volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination experience is highly desired.
- Strong oral communication. Bilingual (Spanish or Cantonese) is a bonus.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks, oversee site operations, problem-solve, and lead a team of volunteers in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience engaging respectfully and competently with others from highly differing racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, including marginalized people.
- Conflict management skills and ability to set firm boundaries.
- Ability to perform minor and quick repairs to incoming equipment when necessary, or the willingness and ability to learn these skills.
- Familiarity and proficiency with: Gmail, Google Docs/Sheets/Forms, Google Meets, Google Calendar, Google Voice, and social media (Facebook, Instagram).
The job involves standing, walking, and working with and around a variety of equipment, parts, and inventory. Must possess mobility to work in a standard warehouse setting; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard. Positions in this classification require bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching to perform work. Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Lead operations each Friday during open hours, including set up, client and volunteer activities, and breakdown.
- Collect and deposit donations, including checks and cash.
- Coordinate volunteers: track performance and hours and provide regular feedback, training, support, and direction.
- Assure the organization and cleanliness of the storage unit to facilitate smooth program operation.
- Manage on-site inspections for all donations. Clean as Necessary. Coordinate with the Program Director for large/specific donations in the community.
- Serve as ReCARES’ primary spokesperson to constituents and the public during program open hours.
- Ongoing problem-solving, resource allocation, and volunteer supervision.
- Manage the receiving, handling, storing, and giving away of medical equipment and supplies.
- Manage the operations of bulk donations and redistributions to and from partner organizations.
- Collaborate with the Program Director to maintain the program’s visibility and positive reputation in the community.
- Maintain regular, responsive communication with administrative staff to help answer email, social media, and telephone questions regarding equipment and supplies availability.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
To apply, email resumes to apply@ recares .org
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Overview of ReCARES
ReCARES is a small local community benefit and environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of decreasing environmental waste and increasing access to medical equipment and supplies in the community. Every week, volunteers at our three Bay Area sites accept no-longer-needed durable medical equipment and supplies, and pass them on to local seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals who might have difficulty affording such items. The walkers, wheelchairs, adult diapers, medical supplies, and many other items we provide free of charge, help individuals and families with their healthcare, mobility, and safety needs while preventing tons of waste from going to landfills. ReCARES distributes over 10,000 medical supplies and personal care items to over 5,000 Bay Area residents every year.