Island Green Living Expands Resource Depot Team Seeks Staff Due to Growth of St. John’s Only Non-Profit Thrift Store

St. John, USVI – June 16, 2021 – As the Resource Depot’s influx of donations and shoppers have expanded and its hours of operation have increased, St. John nonprofit Island Green Living Association seeks to hire a positive, passionate, hardworking individual to help stock, track and market inventory at its thrift store. Island Green has long encouraged the community to look at “waste” as a resource and is thankful to be able to serve this growing demand. It is a 20-hour per week, part time position that pays $20 per hour and will start as a three-month trial, with the potential to become permanent. The staff member will report to the Resource Depot Manager.

The Resource Depot has kept more than 500K pounds of used building material, household items and clothing from the landfill to date and is a cornerstone of Island Green’s mission to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. The ideal candidate will share this passion and be enthusiastic about spreading the word.

Although direct retail experience is not required, basic computer/social media knowledge is necessary to track donations and sales, research pricing and post key items on Island Green’s Facebook page. Having a general knowledge of construction materials and/or history working in construction or repairs will make for a stronger candidate. Being “handy” and able to fix slightly broken items is preferable as well. It is a labor-intensive job that requires the staff to be on their feet moving, lifting and assisting customers. Candidates must be able to lift and move heavy material (50+ lbs.). This staff member may also be asked to assist with Island Green’s aluminum can recycling program periodically. Island Green has collected, crushed and recycled nearly a million cans to date. Spanish speaking is a plus.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Kelly McKinney-Lawson at kelly@islandgreenliving.org. They can also opt to fill out an application available at the Resource Depot or here: bit.ly/3vyswvr A full job description is available here: bit.ly/3wwEZ3T

Established in 2004, Island Green Living Association is a registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization on St. John dedicated to sustainability throughout the USVI. www.islandgreenliving.org.


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