October 27, 2020

Mission Central has a position open for a Store Associate at the Mission Central Thrift Store.

The Store Associate of the Mission Central Thrift Store works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Store Manager and/or Director of Resale Operations who reports to the Executive Director.  The Store Associate works 15-30 hours a week, with a usual schedule of 24 hours a week. Days/hours may vary, within the times of 9 am – 6:30 pm, Monday -Saturday.  The Store Associate is expected to demonstrate Mission Central’s CORE values of compassion, open-mindedness, respect and empowerment while performing all job duties and responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:

  1. Reporting to work in time to assist with opening the store as scheduled. This includes assisting with unlocking the doors, opening the cash register, adjusting the HVAC to appropriate level, etc.
  2. Working with the Assistant Store Manager/DRO to ensure that volunteers are available to staff the store during all working hours; supervising volunteers while they are on duty.
  3. Assisting the Assistant Store Manager/DRO with training volunteers about all store operations, as needed.
  4. Assisting customers, Mission Central guests with gift cards, and volunteers in a timely and professional manner.
  5. Maintaining cleanliness and overall professional appearance of the store and receiving area including proper hanging of clothing on racks, proper sizing, etc.
  6. Sorting and pricing of donated merchandise in accordance with store procedures, as requested.
  7. Disposing of unusable merchandise in accordance with store procedures, as requested.
  8. Operating the cash register including sales, opening and closing procedures, returns, voids, changing register tape, etc.
  9. Reporting the need to order supplies to the Assistant Store Manager.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Store Manager/DRO or Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Experience in retail, marketing, business or other related work.
  2. Ability to lift heavy objects, including but not limited to furniture and heavy bags of clothing, etc.
  3. High school diploma or GED.
  4. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to  [email protected] with “Store Associate” in the subject line. Anticipated start date is November 5, 2020.

Mission Central is an equal opportunity employer.

September 3, 2020

Mission Central is hiring for the position of Community Resource Coordinator

The Community Resource Coordinator connects Mission Central’s guests to services that will help empower them to improve their own quality of life. This person coordinates delivery of our in-house services and facilitates external agencies providing services on our campus.  The Community Resource Coordinator is a full-time non-exempt position, working 40 hours a week and reporting to the Executive Director. The typical schedule for this position is Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, however evening hours, and occasional weekend hours, may be required to accommodate the needs of our guests. The Community Resource Coordinator is expected to demonstrate Mission Central’s CORE values of compassion, open-mindedness, respect and empowerment while performing all job duties and responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Monitor and report on the needs of Mission Central’s guests.
  • Build relationships with other Tarrant County service providers, with a goal of creating partnerships that bring needed services to Mission Central’s guests.
  • Oversee and assist Mobile Food Pantry intake volunteers and service providers.
  • Ensure all Mobile Food Pantry data is accurately collected and reported.
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of weekly CORE Connection newsletter.
  • Monitor local social media groups, responding to questions from the public regarding human service needs.
  • Supervise and assist in training volunteers at the Village Pantry, Community Resource Center, Mobile Food Pantry, and Career Center.
  • Schedule volunteers for the Community Resource Center and Village Pantry. Fill in as needed to ensure continuity of programs.
  • Oversee provision of HEB Transit cards to Mission Central’s guests.
  • Oversee provision of gift cards to Mission Central’s guests for specific needs such as gas or prescriptions.
  • Create and maintain systems that ensure all Village Pantry guests are asked if they need additional resource or career services assistance.
  • Train and equip volunteers to provide resource connections to our guests. (During COVID-19, this will involve working with volunteers remotely.)
  • Provide follow-up to guests who express a need for job assistance. Create and manage internal systems for responding to their needs and/or refer them to external agencies.
  • Create and maintain systems that track activities with guests and allow us to measure our impact in the community.
  • Supervise and train program interns as requested.
  • Maintain up-to-date written procedures for common tasks of the Community Resource Coordinator and supervised volunteers.
  • Be an ambassador for Mission Central, sharing our good work with our constituents.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required, with a preference for a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field.
  2. 1-3 years of experience working in a non-profit organization, providing services to those who are economically disadvantaged.
  3. Strong technology skills are required. Candidate must be able to use Microsoft Office products, Gmail, and Zoom.
  4. Must be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of people from many cultures and diverse backgrounds.
  5. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  6. Ability to work independently and with a team.
  7. Ability to pass the Mission Central background check.
  8. Strong communication, problem solving and customer service skills.
  9. Ability to speak Spanish or French a plus.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to  [email protected] with “Community Resource Coordinator” in the subject line. Anticipated start date is October 1, 2020.

Mission Central is an equal opportunity employer.