Transition Projects Inc. Resource Specialist (closed when filled)

Transition Projects, Inc.

http://www.tprojects.org/

Description:
Position: Resource Specialist
Supervisor: Director of Development
Hours: Full Time; 40 Hours per Week
Wage: $15.20 Hourly
Benefits: Competitive Benefit Package

PURPOSE
Working in a manner consistent with Transition Projects values, mission, and policies and procedures this position oversees and coordinates internal and external resources received by the agency; including purchases and in-kind donations. Oversight of the agencies resources including, but not limited to maintaining inventories, in-kind donations, vendor relations, recycling, outreach, research, volunteer management, fulfillment for programs, services and facilities; Food Bank orders; event support; and on-site and off-site storage areas. 

Specific responsibilities: 
1. Creation, training and oversight of a comprehensive recycling program in the Bud Clark Commons building-a LEED Platinum building and then a roll-out to all other facilities.
2. Maintain inventories and ensure that supplies are stocked and available at all shelters.
3. Oversight, processing and communication of packages/supplies received by the agency.
4. Order and pick up food from the Oregon Food Bank with the Resource Coordinator.
5. Research and vendor relationship development to increase in-kind donations needed by programs and services.
6. An ambassador of the agency and outstanding customer service internally and externally when receiving and/or picking up in-kind donations in the Metro-area.
7. Ability to operate agency van and coordinate maintenance of the van.
8. Operate standard office machinery and assist with user servicing. 
9. Prepare and maintain purchase orders, check requests and receipts for supplies.
10. Acquire competitive bids and find cost effective suppliers for all supplies.
11. Coordinate residential program food pantries.
12. Assist donation drives and community outreach; increasing needed donations. 
13. Organize incoming donations – maintaining the main donation room, Day Center clothing room, and agency supply storage rooms.
14. Create opportunities and manage volunteer groups and individuals to work with in-kind donation sorting, the Day Center clothing room and other special projects.
15. Other duties as assigned.

Performance Responsibilities: Each Transition Projects employee must:
1. Represent the organization professionally at all times. 
2. Provide positive role models to residents, tenants and clients.
3. Maintain positive relations with clients, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public. 
4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.
5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions when clarification is needed. 
6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion. 
7. Exercise necessary cost control measures. 
8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames. 
9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity. 
10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment. 
11. Demonstrate initiative.
12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and relationships. 

Physical/Mental Requirements: 
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with clients, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public. 
2. Hearing adequate for telephone work. Vision adequate for close work.
3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment. 
4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, and squat.
5. Ability to lift 50 pounds and to climb stairs several times daily.
6. Must be able to drive a standard-sized van safely.
7. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. The right individual for this position has a passion for helping others, is nonjudgmental, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways.
2. High school diploma and one to two years’ experience working in a social service agency or one to two years’ experience providing administrative support.
3. Experience with program or staff oversight and management preferred.
4. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
5. Experience with commercial food planning and preparation.
6. Demonstrated ability to maintain paperwork in an organized manner.
7. Ability to create and maintain inventory supply lists.
8. Ability to work with a diverse population.
9. Desire to work in facilities that provide services to homeless, low-income persons.
10. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
11. Driver’s license and good driving record. Must be insurable under our liability coverage.
12. This position requires current First Aid and Adult CPR-AED certification. Individuals must attain such certification within 30 days of hire, and must be physically capable of performing CPR for 15 minutes continuously. Additionally, must be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire. 
13. Successfully complete on-line Bloodborne Pathogen training within 30 days of hire. 

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503.280.4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, ATTN: HR, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209. 

Salary:
$15.20 Hourly, Competitive Benefit Package