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Treasures Board of Directors

Treasures Charity Thrift Store is operated by registered charity Beginning Again Richmond Hill.  The Board of Directors for Beginning Again Richmond  oversee the operation of Treasures.

Treasures exists to provide social and vocational rehabilitation for individuals recovering from mental illness, to promote mental health and to operate a thrift store in the community. To facilitate our work, we rely on volunteer leadership in the thrift store and on the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors  consists of up to seven directors elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting.  Directors are elected for a one year term however, generally serve several terms.  The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the business of the organization.   Some positions on the Board have specific duties such as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications.

Treasures’ Board members may be volunteers, family members, professionals and community members.  Previous board experience is not necessary but enthusiasm, teamwork and a desire to contribute to a worthwhile social enterprise are prerequisites.   Board Members are expected to attend and actively participate in monthly board meetings, and occasional special planning sessions. In addition, Board Members monitor the strategic plan, business plan, and annual budget, and help make decisions that guide the organization’s progress.  Email access for Directors is preferred for ease of communication and may be required for some duties.

Volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors is an excellent way for individuals to make a difference in the lives of individuals living with mental illness and contribute  in the Richmond Hill community.  If you are interested in volunteering on the Board of Directors for Beginning Again Richmond Hill please call the store at 905-883-5122.

Current Paid Employment Opportunity at Treasures:

The Board of Directors is looking for:

A Store Manager with enthusiasm and excellent skills for managing in a retail environment.

A Store Manager with demonstrated leadership and team building skills.

A Store Manager who can work well with, support, train and encourage a team of volunteers

A Store Manager who is passionate and proud to be part of a proven successful social enterprise

A Store Manager with a broad knowledge of values of new and used household items as well as vintage and collectible items.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Treasures Charity Thrift Store seeks a multi skilled Store Manager who is natural team leader, enjoys working with people and can provide a supportive environment for customers, staff and volunteers and has a working knowledge of the second hand market and experience evaluating new and used household, vintage and collectible items.  The organization is a successful Social Enterprise truly committed to its mission to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness. The job offers a diverse and vibrant work environment where staff, volunteers and customers are valued. Success in this role requires excellent leadership and people skills, determination and enthusiasm and an interest and empathy for people with challenges or disadvantages.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Personnel, Operational and Financial

Manage all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the store:

Ensure operational excellence in retail merchandising, cash procedures, volunteer, staff and customer relations.

Uphold mission and vision of organization- Adherence to all policies and procedures,

Provide safe, supportive workplace

Organize daily scheduling

Ongoing training of current staff and volunteers, orientation and training of new volunteers, staff

Recruit, develop and retain volunteers and build a positive and supportive work environment.

Provide exceptional customer service and build customer loyalty

Regular reporting to Board of Directors


REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 3-5 years retail management experience.

Experience in non-profit sector, Social Enterprise or Thrift Store is an asset

A track record of success in previous retail endeavours

Understanding of marketing and retail principles.

Knowledge of vintage and collectibles and resale values for new and used household items.

Organizational skills to manage multiple projects and people.

Ability to balance business and social service goals

Flexibility to meet daily challenges

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Physical fitness and stamina – ability to lift and carry boxes or bags up to 20kg as well as make multiple trips daily up and down stairs

Strong interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills.

Sensitive and caring listener with strong interactive skills

Patience, tolerance, flexibility and a sense of humour.

Ability to work with diverse team

Experience in recruiting, training, developing and retaining staff.

Post secondary education is considered an asset.