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READ Center Thrift Store Resource Coordinator

Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101
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Providing service at both our Education and Art Center and our Resale store, the Coordinator will build capacity within the program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful in providing thrift store to the community, and to increase the access of children and families to community resources. The Coordinator will support the vision and mission of The READ Center and facilitate both internal and external communication, demonstrating a service-oriented work ethic that promotes teamwork, service, and participation. The goal of the program is to strengthen and build the capacity of our community and to reach more children, youth, and families by providing secondary needs such as education, art-as-therapy, and after school youth programs.

Service Activities

1) Directly manage incoming material donations and inventory control
2) Oversee incoming material donation pricing, staging, and signage
3) Serve as an ambassador for the READ Center and its mission in the community
4) Coordinate and supervise the training and daily work of volunteers, court referrals, and trainees
5) Develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, volunteers, agencies, community organizations, and students
6) Build capacity within the program to provide the support, skills, and resources volunteers need to be successful in providing secondary services to the community
7) Increase the access of children, families who face economic hardship to community resources
8) Oversee tasks such as maintaining client files, approving timesheets and reimbursements, and coordinating trainings and special events
9) Attend all Spokane Service Team trainings and AmeriCorps national days of service
10) Maintain accurate and timely reports and timecards

Community Need Addressed

This position will address the need of everyday resources for low-income and homeless individuals and families.

Position Outcomes

Low-income and homeless individuals and families will have better access to everyday resources such a clothing, hygiene products, and furniture.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

CPR, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing

Skills you will gain

Communications, Community Organization, Computers/Technology, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Writing/Editing

Competencies You Will Develop
Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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