The African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) needs your skills and talents to build Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles in Oakland. Be part of the team making lasting changes to impact health, education, human rights and the future of the African community.
Under the supervision of the Uhuru Furniture Sales Manager you will work on the sales floor, providing excellent customer service, making sales and merchandising. You will participate in other work including processing donations, researching items for the purpose of accurate pricing, data entry and tagging items. You will participate in contacting our customers and will provide leadership for volunteers assisting you on the sales floor.
This is a part time position on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6pm plus Wednesdays and Sundays 11am - 6pm.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Work with customers to provide excellent customer service and sales
Provide accurate information about the furniture and other products.
Explain our policies and customer appreciation benefits. Be able to articulate the mission of the non-profit and speak to the important programs of the non-profit.
Play a key role in merchandising and the overall presentation of the store.
Contribute towards the processing of the donated items including data entry research for pricing purposes and price tagging as needed.
Participate in contacting our customer base, informing them of new furniture arrivals.
Coordinate one or more volunteers, who are assisting on the sales floor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Organized, punctual, reliable and honest
Skill in developing a positive attitude for visitors to APEDF and the Uhuru Furniture
Experience with sales and / or customer service
Passionate about social justice and economic development for the African community.
Knowledge of furniture is a plus
Ability to price smaller household items is a plus
Physical Requirements: Able to be on your feet for the duration of a shift
Qualifications: High School diploma plus one year of sales or customer service experience.