About The Nature Shop
The Nature Shop is the public face of Seattle Audubon and for many people it is the first contact with the organization and its work. Open seven days a week – The Nature Shop is a retail store, community resource and hub for bird- and nature-related merchandise and information. The Nature Shop is staffed by one full-time and two part-time employees and powered by over 30 front desk volunteers. The Nature Shop provides essential funding through its profits for the activities and programs of Seattle Audubon.
The goals of the Nature Shop are to maximize the revenue for the General Fund in support of the programs and activities of the Seattle Audubon, nurture, and provide a positive and effective point-of entry to Seattle Audubon for its members and the public, and support the programs and activities of Seattle Audubon.
The weekend Nature Shop Coordinator will endeavor to complete this work in an environmentally sound manner, with concern and respect for others, and within the by-laws, stated goals and policies of Seattle Audubon.
The weekend Nature Shop Coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with the weekday Nature Shop Coordinator, Nature Shop Purchasing Manager, and Operations Manager to complete their work to provide exemplary service to customers, members, volunteers, and the organization.
The weekend Nature Shop Coordinator will meet regularly with the weekday Nature Shop Coordinator, Purchasing Manager, and Operations Manager monitor progress on quarterly and annual goals. The Operations Manager, in accordance with the timeline stated in the personnel policies, will review the weekend Nature Shop Coordinator’s performance. The expectation is that the Nature Shop will achieve net sales goals set in cooperation with Seattle Audubon leadership.
This position is located at the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop in Northeast Seattle, adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols. The expected work hours for this position are what is necessary to support The Nature Shop’s Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (11am to 4pm) hours, including opening and closing, with the addition of one weekday per week to achieve 20 hours per week. Occasional evening work may be required.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and other applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
The weekend Nature Shop Coordinator shares responsibility with the weekday Nature Shop Coordinator for product sales; volunteer management; and coordinating with all Seattle Audubon programs whose activities involve The Nature Shop.
The weekend Nature Shop Coordinator works collaboratively with the Operations Manager, weekday Nature Shop Coordinator, and Purchasing Manager to achieve Nature Shop goals.
The responsibilities of the weekend Nature Shop Coordinator include but are not limited to:
• Receive product and accurately record costs • Participating in the selling of merchandise • Documenting transfers of merchandise to and from other Seattle Audubon activities • Support maintenance of the e-commerce Shop and fulfillment of online sales • Taking and costing an annual physical inventory the last Sunday in June.
• With the Nature Shop Coordinator, onboard, train, support, and evaluate Nature Shop volunteers recruited by the Community Engagement Manager on merchandise, sales, customer service and the mission, goals, policies and programs of Seattle Audubon • Assist in scheduling Nature Shop volunteers for staffing The Nature Shop as well as for offsite events • Coordinating with the weekday Nature Shop Coordinator and Community Engagement Manager to ensure consistency with volunteer policies and expectations • Coordinating with the Community Engagement Manager and weekday Nature Shop Coordinator to organize volunteer appreciation events.
Nature Shop Related
• Support maintenance of the point-of-sale system regarding its operation for customer and inventory data • Working with the Member Services Assistant to maintain integrity and accuracy of membership data • Assist in maintaining systems for Nature Shop volunteers for information and operations • Coordinating with weekday Nature Shop Coordinator to organize on-site events
• Lending ideas to the Operations Manager for physical improvements of the Nature Shop and its environs • Assist in facilitating programs and activities in front end management of all rental items, including education kits, Field Trips, Classes, Membership, and Fundraising • Coordinate with program managers and committees whose activities rely on or utilize The Nature Shop to service their programs, • With the weekday Nature Shop Coordinator, assist in administering Seattle Audubon Classes, Field Trips, and Education Kits • Support The Nature Shop’s full participation in achievement of the Strategic Plan • Coordinate with Operations Manager to coordinate equity and justice learning, and apply best practices, and resources to all aspects of The Nature Shop • Participation as available in all-staff meetings and activities.
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