Careers

We’re looking for people who believe in our mission and share our values to join the resourceful and fun-loving team at Rebuilding Exchange. The Rebuilding Exchange strives to provide employee benefits that align with our values and are desired by our employees and our communities. These benefits include Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401K Retirement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid and Unpaid Leave, Holiday Pay, Employee Discounts on merchandise and classes, and Professional Development.

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The Development Director will lead our efforts in all areas of fundraising including government contracts, grants, individual donors, major gifts and events. We have grown our philanthropic base significantly in the last few years and there’s so much potential to continue to engage the community in financially supporting our work.

This is a full-time salaried position, typically Monday-Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm with occasional evening and weekend hours. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. Apply Now

We seek a Retail Store Manager to lead its Chicago retail store operations. The Manager is responsible for the financial performance of the store and as such develops, manages, and executes pricing and sales strategies and product procurement/inventory, merchandising and display. The Manager supervises the retail staff and works closely and collaboratively with our building trades workforce training program. The ideal candidate has strong leadership, teamwork, and communications skills along with experience in both operations and retail management.
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We seek a Career Development Coordinator to support our participants in the job readiness, job placement and job retention components of our program. The Coordinator will also coordinate and grow our employer partnership network.
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The Contract Education Instructor facilitates safe and inspirational classes in one or more of our curriculum areas: Woodworking, Home Improvement and Creative Reuse.
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We seek a Workforce Training Program Manager to oversee our program service activities – from recruitment through alumni services – in deep collaboration with our Program Director and vocational instructors/supervisors. The manager will be an experienced supervisor who successfully develops, motivates and supports a highly functioning team.
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We seek a Retail Associate to join the organization’s team. The Associate helps keep the retail store running efficiently and smoothly. The Retail Associate is responsible, with the entire staff, for the professional image of the organization and providing a welcoming and helpful experience for people to buy and donate materials. The Retail Associate moves and organizes building materials and appliances within the warehouse, including pick-up and delivery of these materials. The Associate assists warehouse customers while they are shopping. Other tasks can be assigned by the Retail Store Manager or Director of Social Enterprise.
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We seek a Part-Time Retail Associate to join the organization’s team. The Associate helps keep the retail store running efficiently and smoothly. The Retail Associate is responsible, with the entire staff, for the professional image of the organization and providing a welcoming and helpful experience for people to buy and donate materials. The Retail Associate moves and organizes building materials and appliances within the warehouse, including pick-up and delivery of these materials. The Associate assists warehouse customers while they are shopping. Other tasks can be assigned by the Retail Store Manager or Director of Social Enterprise. Apply Now

The Logistics Associate assists in the pick-up and delivery of building materials. The Associate is responsible for the safe and professional loading of delivery vehicles, always respecting the value of all materials. The Associate must be able to safely and efficiently handle reclaimed building material such as lumber, appliances, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, doors, etc.
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Vista Positions

Since 1965, over 220,000 AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program have joined the fight against poverty by helping local organizations expand their capacity to make change. The VISTA program serves in each of the 50 U.S. states and in all U.S. territories.

Through capacity-building activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program serve in an office setting and gain experience and leadership skills. This opportunity prepares members for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

Apply and join thousands of AmeriCorps members in the AmeriCorps VISTA program who are united in our mission to lift people and communities out of poverty.

The Career Development Coordinator VISTA will collaborate with staff to grow a building trades employer network so that program participants can start their careers after graduation. In the next two years we will more than double the number of people served. The VISTA will get significant experience in recruitment, program planning, and research; as well as have opportunities to improve our systems for successful program outcomes.
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The Recruitment Coordinator VISTA will collaborate with staff to ensure that we have a strong pipeline of applications to accept the maximum number of people into our programs as possible. In the next two years we will more than double the number of people served. The VISTA will get significant experience in recruitment, developing partnerships, and writing materials; as well as have opportunities to improve our systems for successful program outcomes.
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The Fundraising Coordinator VISTA will build our capacity in fundraising strategy and systems to increase donations and donor engagement. In the next two years we will more than double the number of people served. The VISTA will get significant experience in all aspects of fundraising – from research to writing to engagement to acknowledgement; as well as have opportunities to improve our systems for successful fundraising outcomes.
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The Data Collection & Management VISTA will strengthen systems that are crucial to monitoring, reporting, and evaluating our workforce training program. In the next two years we will more than double the number of people served. The VISTA will get significant experience in data collection and management to strengthen the program’s capacity and meet funding and reporting requirements; as well as have opportunities to improve our systems for successful program outcomes.
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