Part Time Job: Outdoor Learning Store Support Role

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  • Start Date: February, 2024: Flexible based on timing of funding and candidate availability
  • Open until filled: by submitting your resume & cover letter here: https://outdoorlearningstore.com/application
  • Location: Invermere, British Columbia, in the homelands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people
  • Wage: $25.00/hour
  • Hours: 5 hours/week, as required, with opportunities for growth for a successful candidate

The Outdoor Learning Store is a charitable social enterprise established in 2020 with headquarters in Invermere, British Columbia, in the homelands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people. This beautiful and biodiverse region is situated at the headwaters of the Columbia River on the Western slopes of the Canadian Rockies.

The purpose of The Outdoor Learning Store is to provide easy access to excellent outdoor learning equipment and resources to schools and organizations, while providing financial support for our host charity, the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) and added capacity for our numerous Outdoor Learning Partners.

Our Outdoor Learning Store has become a leader in developing a community of outdoor learning organizations and leaders from across the country and beyond.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

This role will help get beautiful books and resources out the door and into the hands of educators and learners from across the country, and around the world.

These orders are filled with amazing resources and equipment that will transform the learning lives of educators and students alike. So we like to treat orders as gifts, packing them with love, and sending them out to thousands of grateful recipients (15,000 orders & counting already!).

Drawing from our supply of over 150 different resource & equipment options, this position will ensure that orders are boxed and bagged beautifully, safely and efficiently to ensure they arrive with love and in great condition to the customers’ delight.

Sustainable stickers and beautiful recycled bookmarks will be applied, and then gifts will be gently guided out the door. Wrapped in recycled, reused, and sustainably created packaging supplies, the ideal candidate will have a knack for Tetris and soft spot for sustainability.

The ideal candidate…

  • Is organized & efficient, and has a strong attention to detail
  • Is tech savvy across many platforms
  • Enjoys working independently, and as part of an awesome team
  • Is friendly and has a solution-focused mindset
  • Has excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Is able to see their role as it supports and relies on other roles in the organization
  • Has experience with retail, shipping or inventory management or related areas
  • Is physically able to stand for longer periods of time, can regularly lift packages weighing up to 20kg from floor to chest height, and can climb stairs carrying these packages (we encourage you to read more about risks and risk mitigation here)
  • Has clear hand-writing, basic math skills and is proficient on a computer, including web-based sales platforms & spreadsheets
  • Is excited about supporting outdoor & environmental learning!

Specific duties include:

  • putting together orders for shipping, ensuring that they are boxed and bagged beautifully, safely and efficiently
  • supporting the receiving of shipments of resources, and the organization and inventory tracking of resources both in our store and online
  • meeting regularly with other team members, and effectively communication key items with this team
  • providing feedback on ways we can improve processes and practices at all levels
  • attending professional learning and outreach opportunities as mutually deemed beneficial to support growth
  • other related duties that may arise

Accountability and Working Relationships:

This role is an integral part of the team at CBEEN and will report directly to the Orders Manager. You will have a supportive team to work with: https://outdoorlearningstore.com/about/our-awesome-team. Open communication and cooperation are essential to the success of the organization.

You are expected to abide by and act as a role model in relation to all rules, procedures and policies of Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network. The employee should review section 10 of CBEEN’s Policy and Procedures Manual. If the employee has questions or concerns about a policy, he or she is expected to speak with their supervisor for explanation, or to determine alternatives if applicable.  Failure to abide by the policies and procedures may result in feedback to the employee or depending on the severity, probation or termination.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing training and development opportunities. We believe in paying our staff well and supporting them along the way in their personal growth, and the growth of their role. Our hope is for the right candidate this would turn into a lasting role.

Please contact us with any questions: info@outdoorlearningstore.com