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Position Open: Arc Value Village

Posted By Jen Newberg, Monday, June 8, 2020

Join the Arc Value Village Team as Store Manager! Apply online: https://www.arcsvaluevillage.org/careers/                                      

Organization & Position Summary:

Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores carry fashionable, good-quality clothing and household items that are donated by Twin Cities’ individuals and businesses.  Arc’s Value Village is owned and operated by Arc Minnesota Inc., a non-profit, agency.  The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. The Arc pursues lasting community change and connections that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in creating a good life.

This position provides overall thrift store management, supervision, human resources, and administration for staff and volunteers.  Responsible for staff growth, development and training.  Assumes overall responsibility for ensuring the thrift store meets all financial and performance goals.  Directs and oversees day to day and long-term operations of the store.

Work Schedule & Location

  • Full Time (40 Hours per Week – Exempt)
  • Arc’s Value Village Bloomington  

Major Responsibilities:

·         Manages and ensures Arc’s Value Village guest service standards are delivered consistently to all stakeholders.

·         Ensures store meets and exceeds annual sales and net profitability goals; and ensures expenses and profit margins meet budget expectations.

·         Identifies opportunities for sales growth, strategy and direction.

·         Ensures acceptable merchandise selection and pricing, and a shoppable sales floor.

·         Responsible to implement and communicate marketing activities effectively.

·         Ensures donations are handled to meet business needs.

·         Provides training and supervision to staff and volunteers.

·         Implements strategies to increase participation and growth of the volunteer program.

·         Ensures recycling & reuse is prioritized.

·         Leads employees to operate as a highly effective team that positively impacts the business.

Qualifications:

·         BA/BS preferred, High School Diploma or GED Certificate required.

·         5-7 Years Retail Management Experience preferred.

·         Able to communicate and effectively lead employees and engage with all guests (shoppers, donors, and volunteers).

·         Able to work varied hours/days as a retail business dictates.

Compensation: 

  • Competitive salary
  • The Arc pays approximately 55-90% of medical premiums, depending on network and family options
  • Dental insurance starting at $2.02 for single coverage and $16.93 for family coverage
  • Generous time off policy with new employees earning three weeks of vacation their first year
  • Employer paid life insurance for employee and dependents
  • Employer paid short and long term disability insurance

Tags:  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  thrift 

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Circularity 20 Digital - Free - May 19, 2020

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 1, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

Interested in the work of GreenBiz and Circularity 20?  Taking place in advance of the larger (and more expensive) Circularity 20 conference (August 25-27 in Atlanta), Circularity 20 Digital will offers a visionary keynote interview, informative panels and valuable networking opportunities - all at now cost to participants.  

Learn more

Virtual Roundtable discussions include:

  • Enabling Repair and Product Life Extension
  • Increasing Supply Chair Resilience
  • Bringing Reusable Packaging to Scale
  • Navigating Product Take-Back and Reverse Logistics

Tags:  building material reuse  built environment  circular ecomony  Ellen MacArthur Foundation  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift 

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Forgivable loans available through COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Posted By Jen Newberg, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Reuse, repair and rental business owners:

You are a valuable part of the reuse community and we want to help you weather this crisis.  We know that like you, your employees are invested in the circular economy so we want to share this opportunity to support you and your teams.

Consider taking advantage of the forgivable loan program to bridge your businesses and staff for the coming months through the Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program.  Loans become available Friday, April 3, 2020 and there will be high demand.  Our local advisors recommend that you get your application to your business bank Friday or as soon as possible.

U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Tags:  advocacy  building material reuse  circular ecomony  Do It Green! Minnesota  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift  volunteer 

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Re-imagining reuse: The role of reuse network facilitators

Posted By Jen Newberg, Friday, November 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019

On November 15th, ReUSE Minnesota will be featured in a panel during the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's online Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). Steve Thomas, ReUSE MN board member, was invited to participate in a panel led by students from Bard's MBA in Sustainability. These students developed a toolkit for network facilitators to enable circular economy innovation and collaboration within reuse organization networks, and are looking to discuss approaches for re-imaging donation, repair, and reuse.

Along with ReUSE Minnesota, Furniture Link and Austin Creative Reuse will be represented. This session will highlight the essential role of reuse network facilitators in the circular economy through motivating, inspiring, and encouraging other reuse organizations to innovate, create circular value, and strengthen their communities.

Mark your calendars to listen in on this event using the link included below.

When: Friday, November 15th - 10:30AM - 11:00AM CST

Where: Online - click this link to join

About the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF): The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's DIF is an interactive online event series that aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy by sharing and exploring disruptive ideas and stories across a range of topics.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a non-profit organization who works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

Tags:  ambassadors  built environment  circular ecomony  Ellen MacArthur Foundation  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  thrift 

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The True Cost screening - Thursday, October 24

Posted By Jen Newberg, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The True Cost is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Join ReUSE Minnesota board member, Steve Thomas, on the evening of Thursday, October 24 for a free screening of The True Cost, a documentary exposing the global cost of fast fashion.

Thursday, October 24 7-9 PM

St. Thomas More School auditorium
1065 Summit Ave.St. Paul, MN 55105
parking and entrance at the back (north side) of the school

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Learn more about The True Cost at www.truecostmove.com

 

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Tags:  fast fashion  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  thrift 

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