Job Opportunities

Join our team of hardworking individuals that make a difference in our community.

Background:

New Life Furniture Bank (NLFB) is Greater Cincinnati’s only furniture bank. A furniture bank works like a food pantry: local residents and businesses donate gently used, basic household furniture that is gathered by New Life Furniture Bank’s staff. Beds, dressers, tables, chairs, sofas, and lamps are stored briefly in a warehouse until they are selected to furnish the empty, unfurnished homes of low-income families living within Greater Cincinnati.

The chief objective is to work with social service agencies to help families overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, extreme poverty or other devastating circumstances by providing basic, essential furnishings. Case workers locate permanent housing and NLFB furnishes the unfurnished dwellings. This dramatically improves the living conditions for many low-income Greater Cincinnati residents and significantly increases the likelihood that they will remain in stable housing.

NLFB is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 2009, that is funded primarily by direct public support including community grants, corporate and individual donations, private support, and fundraising efforts. Approximately 1/3 of the annual revenue is “program income” from fees charged to the social service agencies that refer clients for furnishings. NLFB is not presently a United Way agency and does not receive any service-specific government funding. For FY 2020 (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2020), NLFB’s annual revenue was $832,821 and 2021 annual budget is $1,008,600.

Movers & Drivers

New Life Furniture – Mission / Vision and Background:
  • Mission: To provide gently used furniture to families in need.
  • Vision: To help end the cycle of homelessness by delivering a ‘missing piece’.
Job Description

We are looking to grow our team of enthusiastic, fun and compassionate individuals who have a heart for serving those in need in Cincinnati. We are a rapidly growing, faith-based, non-profit offering flexible schedules, competitive pay, benefits, and outstanding work environment. Mover/Driver positions are responsible for all aspects of picking up and delivering furniture including loading, unloading, and driving of NLFB trucks. Responsible for final approval of donated items based on established criteria and recording the movement of furniture in and out of the warehouses, and other storage locations.

  • $300 new hire bonus!
  • 3 weeks paid time off in the first year plus 7 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability Insurance
  • $15 to $18 an hour based on experience
  • Part or full-time positions available

Email [email protected] or call 513-313-0530 for more information.

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Volunteer unloading donated bed.

New Life Furniture Thrift Store - Sales Associate

Job Description

The Thrift Store Associate is responsible for assisting customers as they shop within the store. The duties include greeting customers, answering questions related to the merchandise and store policies and locating items for customers.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Customer Service: Providing excellent customer service.  
  • Cash Register Procedures: Follows all cash register operating procedures. Handles cash, credit cards,  and other register transactions.  
  • Follow opening and closing procedures – may be responsible for opening and/or closing the store in  place of the Store Manager.  
  • Pricing and Sorting – Each employee is assigned a general merchandise area and required to learn and  follow the pricing guidelines for that area.  
  • Product Knowledge: Each associate should know the location of merchandise on the sales floor, what we do  and don’t carry, and be aware of current in-store sales and promotions.  
  • Stock/Rotation: The associate stocks the sales floor with priced merchandise, placing it in the proper  location.  
  • Donation receiving: the associate receives donations from donors and records the receipt of items.  • Loss prevention and dressing room monitoring: the associate follows store policy and procedures for  shrinkage prevention. This includes, but is not limited to, bag checking, greeting customers, and reporting  unusual behavior to the manager.  
 

New Life Furniture Thrift Store - Assistant Store Manager

Job Description

This position is responsible for supporting the Thrift Store Manager in the day -to day business operations and management of the New Life Furniture Bank Thrift Store, including supervising employees, communicating with and helping customers and carrying out directives given by the Store Manager. The Thrift Store Assistant Manager’s overall goal should be to support the efficiency of the store’s operations and promote a great shopping experience to store patrons. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee the processing of donated items, manage the rotation of items in the disposal of donated items in a timely fashion. Process includes sorting, hanging, tagging, displaying and disposing of donated items.

• Supervise, train, and assist employees in customer service, store maintenance and product placement and promotions.

• Serve as acting Thrift Store Manager when assigned or as needed when the Manager is out of the office.

• Open and close store as needed

• Seek ways to better promote the store, the product and service within the store

• Maintain proper inventory and sales promos to increase top line sales

• Implement cross training of employees to always maintain productivity

• Ensure the store always remains clean and presentable

• Hire, recruit, and train as needed to ensure adequate staffing is on hand to provide customer service.

• Ensure communication channels are open to the organization.

Send your resume to [email protected] to apply today!