November 2, 2021

We’re hiring a part-time Program Assistant.

The Program Assistant at Mission Central provides support to all of Mission Central’s programs including the Village Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Community Resource Center, and new strategic initiatives. The Program Assistant works 20-25 hours/week with a flexible work schedule that is determined on a weekly basis.  Normal hours will be Monday -Friday, with work ending by 5 pm. However, evening hours may be required up to four times each month. The Program Assistant will report to the Community Resource Coordinator (CRCoordinator).

The Program Assistant 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:

  • Reporting to work in time to assist with opening the Community Resource Center (CRC) and Village Pantry (VP), as scheduled. This includes assisting with making copies of forms for CRC/VP, checking the facility for cleanliness, orderliness, and problems with inventory or facilities; answering the doors and getting volunteers settled in for the day; entering and putting out volunteer timesheets at all locations.
  • Maintain community resource information and organization announcements at all locations.
  • Working with the CRCoordinator and Community Relations Director(CRD)  to ensure that volunteers are available to staff the CRC/VP during all working hours; supervising volunteers while they are on duty.
  • Scheduling CRC/VP volunteers and helping out when volunteers are absent.
  • Answering the telephone when the receptionist is not available.
  • Assisting the CRCoordinator/CRD with training volunteers about all operations, as needed.
  • Assisting staff with various data entry.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and overall professional appearance of the CRC/VP.
  • Communicating regularly with volunteers to ensure everyone is up-to-date on our current procedures.
  • Preparing the meeting room for meetings and resetting it afterwards.
  • Greeting and training volunteers at Mobile Food Pantries. Assisting with the event in other areas as needed.
  • Ensure all Mobile Food Pantry data is accurately collected, reported and filed.
  • Accept and properly document food/toiletry donations to the Village Pantry.
  • Assist with providing HEB Transit cards, gift cards, and clothing vouchers to guests in need.
  • Open, close, and monitor the building, as well as assisting as needed with education programming such as Youth Resource Center seminars and Community Nights.
  • Be an ambassador for Mission Central, sharing our good work with our constituents.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CRCoordinator, CRD, or Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Experience with administrative office work is required. Experience in a non-profit organization is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to communicate with and lead groups of people
  • 3.         Ability to pass the Mission Central background check.
  • Ability to use computers, copiers, laminating machine and other standard office equipment. Ability to use Excel is a must.
  • Strong communication, problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or French a plus.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

We’re also hiring a Store Associates for our resale stores.

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/Director of Resale Operations 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].