Warehouse Assistant

Warehouse Assistant

Colorado Pet Pantry is looking for a Warehouse Assistant. This is an on-site, part-time position (approximately 20 hours/week).

WHO WE ARE
The Colorado Pet Pantry is a nonprofit pet food bank serving families and animal welfare organizations in Colorado. The organization temporarily feeds Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.

WHERE
Our warehouse is in Englewood, Colorado

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The warehouse assistant will help the warehouse manager to manage the warehouse, including accepting deliveries, sorting pet food and donations, cleaning, helping to prepare loads for distributions, and to keep the warehouse organized. The hours will vary and we are able to be somewhat flexible around the candidate’s schedule. The hours may vary 10-20 hours a week, depending on the week. 

WHO YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH:
The Warehouse Assistant is a direct report to the Warehouse Manager, but will also communicate regularly with the Executive Director, another Warehouse Assistant, and other members of the organization.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-Strong communication skills
-Adherence to strict safety protocols
-A passion for helping people and their pets
-Ability to be flexible and to roll with changes as they happen
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a constant basis. This role is very labor intensive.
-Willingness to learn how to drive a forklift, use a pallet jack, and other equipment
-Accuracy and ability to follow direction
-Ability to be proactive and see what needs to be done
-Ability to multi-task and to have conversations with several people when needed to coordinate the best solution for everyone’s efficiency.
-Self-motivated & capable of working independently as well as with a team.
-A positive, compassionate personality. We work frequently with volunteers and the community, so a good attitude is a must.

DESIRED (NICE-TO-HAVE) SKILLS:
-Ability to schedule your week a week in advance (Days/hours may change weekly)
-Ability to assist with some admin work, such as coordination with partners via phone and email
-Willingness to drive the organization’s van when fully loaded with pet food. (Good motor vehicle record is a must to drive the van)
-Ability to maintain various calendars for various deliveries and pickups
-Ability to occasionally help out at pet food banks or other events

START DATE:
As soon as possible

HOURLY RATE (USD):
$15 per hour

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to eileen@coloradopetpantry.org. Prior warehouse experience is not required. However, all of the “Required Skills” listed above are indeed required.