Reuse Staff Job Description

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INFORMATION

JOB TITLE
Reuse Staff Member
CLASS
Bargaining Unit
CATEGORY
Regular (after Probationary)
STATUS
Full-Time, Hourly Wage, Non-Exempt
BENEFITS
Eligible
REPORTS TO
Reuse Area Coordinator
LAST UPDATED
February 29, 2012

JOB SUMMARY

A Reuse Staff Member works in many dynamic, workshop-style volunteer areas which both produce refurbished technology and educate volunteers about technology. This position trains in multiple Reuse areas in order to help provide shift coverage, ensure a steady flow of gizmos for Free Geek's programs, and coordinate volunteers. This position participates in Free Geek's Production Committee to help develop programs and procedures. This position is represented by a union, and union membership is mandatory upon hire.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads workshop-style classes
  • Troubleshoots and helps maintain the Reuse technical infrastructure.
  • Stocks Reuse areas with needed hardware and components.
  • Manages flow of incoming and outgoing devices and gizmos.
  • Recruits volunteers from the Build Program to move on to Post-Build areas.
  • Keeps volunteers on track and working within established systems and procedures.
  • Prepares Reuse areas prior to volunteer shifts.
  • Orients volunteers to production areas and procedures.
  • Works floor shifts coordinating volunteers.
  • Ensures that gizmo quality control protocols are being met.
  • Is an active member of the Production Committee.
  • Works under the guidance of a Reuse Area Coordinator.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Experience coordinating volunteers.
  • Availability during Free Geek hours of operations, including morning and occasional evening meetings as required.
  • Command of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheet, data entry).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. repeatedly, and 40 lbs. on occasion.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Detail-oriented, but able to see (and understand) the big picture.
  • Dedication to Free Geek's mission and Open Source philosophies.
  • Must be patient and courteous with the public.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience.
  • Ability to remain professional and positive under stress in an informal, friendly environment with a diverse staff.
  • Must not be afraid to ask questions, but must be able to work on projects almost entirely without supervision.
  • Ability to remain flexible as Free Geek grows and changes.

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong knowledge of computer hardware, or demonstrated technical aptitude.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or another language other than English.
  • Experience using Ubuntu or other Free/Open Source software.
  • Experience working in a collective structure or consensus-based decision-making environment.