Hiring! CCRx Warehouse Operations Manager + Administrative Intern

Are you passionate about creativity, community and sustainability? We are looking for a Creative REuse Center Operations Manager who can help lead CCRx as we provide materials and inspiration to Chicago teachers, nonprofits, artists and community groups. Also seeking an Administrative Intern. Deadline: Sept 21.

Operations Manager: The Opportunity

The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) seeks a flexible, detail-oriented person who embraces CCRx’s vision and mission and who can be a part of the team taking our organization to the next level. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CCRx Operations Manager will be highly organized, collaborative, and enthusiastic about decreasing the amount of waste going to landfills. The Operations Manager will serve as the first face at the Auburn Gresham facility, acting as CCRx’s liaison and most important/visible contact to neighborhood stakeholders, material donors, program partners, and other constituents. The Operations Manager will be primarily responsible for organizing and managing CCRx’s physical space and inventory and coordinating volunteers. Responsibilities, in order of priority, include:

Volunteer Management

Work with the Executive Director to develop and fill key volunteer positions to assist with inventory and database management needs

  • Engage, schedule, train and manage volunteers working at the Auburn Gresham site

  • Coordinate volunteer and group activities at the center

  • Serve as an informational resource to current and prospective volunteers

  • Solicit feedback on the volunteer experience

Physical Site and Inventory Management

Manage the day to day activities of the CCRx Creative Reuse and Distribution Center facility

  • Maintain a safe, clean, pleasant, and secure environment

  • Oversee inventory of donated items -- sorting and display of donated reuse materials

  • Assess, perform, and/or oversee repairs of donated items as needed

  • Maintain computerized inventory of donated reuse material

  • Research values of comparable items

  • Populate and maintain online sales platform(s)

  • Maintain and restock tools and supplies


  • Schedule and coordinate off site pack-ups and pick-ups of donated reuse materials

  • Act as the primary site liaison to Envision Unlimited, our facility and program partner, and the community at large

  • Work collaboratively to create and sustain an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and collaboration, effective individual performance, and smooth working relationships

  • Actively participate in and support fundraising efforts


  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record

  • Physical mobility, including lifting, lowering sliding donated materials up to 70 pounds as well as using a dolly or pallet jack.

  • Computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, social media engagement and willingness to learn to learn inventory and website management software

  • Strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills