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Sales and Operations Associate
Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles

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Sales and Operations Associate

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
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Job Summary

$15-17 per hour
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 16 days ago
Job Role
Retail Associate, Retail Operations
Employer's Industry
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

Sales and Operations Associate

Want to work with a non-profit that is making a difference in the African community?
Uhuru Furniture is just one of the programs of the non-profit organization the African People's Education and Defense Fund (, that defends the civil and human rights of the African community and put programs in place to address the disparities faced by our communities in education, health, healthcare and economic development.

You can be part of this amazing mission!
We are currently hiring for a full-time or part-time person to move furniture and assist customers, following all operations and sales policies of our store. The schedule would be either Wednesday - Sunday from 10 am to 6:30 pm OR Saturday - Sunday from 10 am to 6:30 pm.

This person should be courteous, helpful, respectful, honest and be able to assist customers from the welcome all the way through to the sales receipt.

Uhuru Furniture has been in Oakland on Grand Ave. for 31 years! We are a small but dedicated and hard-working team. If you want to be part of the team you need to be ontime and ready to work for every shift.
Here is an example of some of the work this person will be responsible for:

  • Maintains the look and order of the store and maximizes use of the retail space and accessibility of merchandise for customers. 
  • Coordinate the flow of furniture, organization and look of the store
  • Complete daily check list to make sure store is cleaned every morning including sweeping, mopping, polishing and de-cluttering
  • Maintain an attractive outside display throughout the day and window display at night
  • All tools must be put away each day and kept in good repair 
  • Do minor repairs and reassembly
  • Prioritize safety concerns and customer service.
  • Take sold items outside for the customers and help load into vehicles if requested
  • Welcomes customers, friendly clear communications, goes the extra mile, building relationships with customers and this nonprofit
  • Find out and communicate true information about items for sale, following all sales policies
  • Inform every customer about our mission statement and programs, ask them to sign up to be on our email list, ask them to donate, give them our brochure
  • Inform every customer about our sales
  • Use the cash register or mobile device to complete sales following all protocols including delivery, pick ups, bargaining, customer appreciation benefits, and filing of paperwork
  • Always interact with customers positively, addressing any issues honestly and pulling together the team whenever needed to solve issues in the best way

Does this sound like you so far? The ideal candidate would also have:   Agreement with the mission statement and policies of APEDF. Knowledge about Uhuru Movement programs and institutions. Passion about social justice and economic development for the African community. Sales experience. Furniture moving experience. Skill in oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations. Ability to lead and also take direction from supervisors.

Physical Requirements: Physical stamina and strength and ability to move heavy furniture, 50 lbs overhead throughout the day. Walking and standing throughout the day.

Qualifications: High School diploma or the equivalent. 

Apply today if interested for either full-time or part-time. We can arrange a time to set up a Zoom interview! 

Business Overview

Our Story

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles is a nonprofit used furniture and collectibles store that has been part of the Oakland community since 1989. 

We are one of the programs of the African People's Education and Defense Fund. Uhuru Furniture is an independent economic development institution of the African community. We are a "Best of the Bay" winner, a "Green Business Ally" and provide jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities to the community. 

APEDF's mission is to defend the civil and human rights of the African community, addressing disparities faced by the African community in education, economic development, health and healthcare. 


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
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