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The Mustard Seed is a great and rewarding place to work. Here are the positions currently available.

Riders/Furniture Movers

Title: Furniture Mover

Department: Transportation

Reports to: Transportation Manager

Exemption: N/A.

Position Status (FT/PT): Full-time.

Company Summary

The mission of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is to help rebuild the lives of families who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community.

The Mustard Seed’s vision is that the provision of basic household furniture may set the stage for individuals to achieve restored dignity and self-esteem, enabling them to move ahead and take control of their futures.

Position purpose

Under the direction of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Inc. (TMS) management, the Driver and Furniture Mover is responsible for exercising the proper use and extraordinary care of TMS vehicles and other equipment. In addition, the Furniture Mover is charged with the responsibility of representing TMS in a professional manner to members of the community, and with encouraging in-kind donors to make a financial gift at the time of donation pick-up. Furniture Movers, therefore, are held accountable for proper cash handling.

 Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

The Furniture Mover will work in teams of two alongside drivers under the supervision of TMS Management to provide TMS donors with donation pickup and TMS Furniture Program clients with delivery services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Must demonstrate a pleasant and professional demeanor and appearance in accordance with TMS policy at all times.
  • Responsible for the quick, efficient, and safe movement of all donations from the place of pickup, for both residential and commercial donors, to the trucks, into the warehouse and organized appropriately.
  • Inventory all items as they are picked up on the daily route.
  • Responsible for following route map directions provided by TMS management in the most efficient route possible as good stewards of gifts to TMS from the community. Responsible for ensuring the route directions are clear prior to leaving warehouse.
  • Perform warehouse duties when not on a pick-up or delivery.
  • Supporting TMS management in all special projects as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned by TMS Management.

Required Qualifications.

  • Must submit to drug and background employment screening tests. Due to nature

of work this person must be able to enter a residence and interact with clients without legal restraints.

  • A strong and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, including honesty and integrity.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, especially in relating to clients and donors of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and abilities.

 Preferred Experience

  • Forklift certification not required, but such skills are preferred.

 Educational Requirements

  • Must have a GED, high school diploma, or equivalent job experience.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Efficient, strong, hard-working and able to multi-task. Must be able to lift up to 50-100 on a daily basis without any special compromises. May be required to carry heavy merchandise upstairs.

Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Please send a resume to: Alexandra Jones

Recycling Associates

Title: Recycling Associate

Department: Recycling

Reports to: Recycling Supervisor & Recycling Manager

Exemption: N/A

Position Status (FT/PT): Full-Time

Company Summary

The mission of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is to help rebuild the lives of families who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community.

The Mustard Seed’s vision is that the provision of basic household furniture may set the stage for individuals to achieve restored dignity and self-esteem, enabling them to move ahead and take control of their futures.

 Position purpose

The objective of the Recycling Associate is to facilitate the needs of the Recycling Center as directed by the Recycling Supervisor and/or Recycling Manager

 Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Sort all recyclable items as they arrive in the warehouse and place them into the appropriate handling location.
  • Accept mattresses from drivers, warehouse personnel and donors. Record and report to bookkeeper for invoicing, if the Recycling Supervisor and/or Recycling Manager is unavailable. Determine the criteria and specifications for reusable mattresses as well as unusable mattresses.
  • Must properly and safely use all hand tools and related equipment in the recycling department
  • Responsible for the deconstruction production levels of mattresses and box springs. Adhere to cutting 50-75 mattresses per day per staff person.
  • Maintain and organize the recycling areas inside and outside the facility including the office and lobby cleanliness.
  • Quality control of material being baled – no metal or plastic pieces in foam

 Required Qualifications

  • A strong and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, including honesty and integrity.
  • Must have a pleasant and upbeat demeanor, both on the phone and in person, with excellent communication skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, especially in relating to clients and donors of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and abilities
  • Must have be a self-motivator while working for and with the team.
  • Must submit to drug and background employment screening tests. Due to nature

of work this person must be able to enter a residence and interact with clients without legal restraints.

 Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift to 50-100 lbs. daily without any special compromises.

Preferred Experience

Baler Operations

Forklift Certified

 Education

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience.

Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

 

Please send a resume to: Alexandra Jones

Bookkeeper

Title: Bookkeeper

Department: Office

Reports to: Executive Director

Exemption: N/A

Position Status (FT/PT): Full-Time

Company Summary

The mission of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is to help rebuild the lives of families who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community                 The Mustard Seed’s vision is that the provision of basic household furniture may set the stage for individuals to achieve restored dignity and self-esteem, enabling them to move ahead and take control of their futures.

 Position purpose

Objective is to provide the organization with financial statements that are appropriately audited and reviewed. Responsible for generating and keeping track of all financial transactions of the organization.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Financial Statement production in accordance to CPA audit
  • Responsible for all financial reporting.
  • Filing Sales Tax monthly
  • Daily, weekly, monthly invoice generation and communication with invoicing companies
  • Daily cash & check deposit
  • Posting of donations and cash receipts
  • Check cash accounts and monitor cash flow
  • Responsible for printing letters of guarantee
  • Initiates and assists any accounting or payroll calls
  • Responsible for assisting with the payroll processing.
  • Bank transfers from and to various accounts
  • Check collection and distribution, Accounts Receivable invoicing and Accounts Payable check writing in accordance with bylaws.
  • Accounting principles followed to file financial statements with auditors. Adhere to all requests of documentation and reports for Audit and IRS Form 990.
  • all other financial and accounting responsibilities

 Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Proficient in developing and analyzing financial statements
  • Experience with QuickBooks or similar financial management software system
  • Ability to analyze and communicate all findings in regard to financial status and transactions of the company.
  • Minimum two years bookkeeping and/or accounting experience.
  • Prior position with decision making responsibilities.
  • Bank signature card required
  • Confidentiality agreement to be signed

Education

High school degree/GED or 1 -3 years equivalent experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

 

Please send a resume to: Alexandra Jones

Warehouse Team Lead

General Description 

The Warehouse Team Lead shall manage all aspects and safety of the warehouse including, donation pickups and drop-offs, inventory sheets, assist clients loading of household items, and general warehouse cleanliness.

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

The Warehouse Team Lead will work under the supervision of the Director of Operations in providing operational support of the warehouse including, but not limited to:

Present The Mustard Seed organization positively and confidently to the clients  and donors.

Collaborate with Client Intake person to request the number of clients per day.  Be prepared to perform the Client Specialist duties as an alternative. Coordinating all processes that involve the furniture clients and the disbursement of furniture.

Every am examine Row 3 to maintain a full line of beds, including mattresses  and box springs.  All items must be sprayed to sanitize with Sterifab product prior  to placement on the line.

Responsible for Inventory management. Record all donations on inventory sheet each day.  Deliver inventory sheets to the Office Coordinator at the end of each day.

Management of drivers as relates specifically to warehouse operations.

Oversee items as The Mustard Seed vehicles or external transporters arrive to the warehouse to be certain they are offloaded to the correct location within the facility. Make certain each item is listed on the inventory sheet.

Support the Director of Operations and the Executive Director in leading all special projects as they arise, pertaining to the warehouse and its operations.

Coordinate with the Director of Operations when large sources of furniture and other material are donated for furniture and clothing bank programs to prepare the warehouse capacity. Large shipments from any one company to be inventoried separately and listed by company name.

Accept only donations that are suitable for clients from donors (no rips, stains, tears, or odors) offering them a receipt and a thank you, as well as assuring that all the donated items are put into their respective areas and inventoried.

Support the Recycling Department when needed, pertaining to forklift activities.

Maintain an ongoing volunteer project list.  Management of all community service workers, volunteers, and staff to ensure they are maintaining productivity in the warehouse.

Rotate inventory from the loft, Conex boxes, trailers, and upper row shelving.

Responsible for maintaining an organized and clean dish room, linen room, sorting room, upstairs storage area, clean warehouse and loading area.

Every day sweep warehouse and roll tide yard.

End of day turn all lights and fans off.

Training will be provided to drive company vehicles, forklifts, and other equipment.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications 

The primary qualifications for the position of Warehouse Team Lead are:

A genuine passion and concern for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida’s mission.

A strong and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, including honesty and integrity. This includes demonstrating no favoritism, dishonesty, giving away items or keeping items for self or others.

Efficient, strong, hard-working, and able to multi-task. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. on a daily basis without any special compromises.

Superior interpersonal skills, especially in relating to clients and donors of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

Must have valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Must submit to drug and background employment screening tests. Due to the nature of work and the constant contact with valuable items, this person may not have any theft, burglary, fraud, or violent crimes in their criminal history.

Please send a resume to: Alexandra Jones

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