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Director of Marketing and Retail Operations

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Yes She Can Incorporated
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White Plains, NY

Yes She Can Incorporated


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Published 14 days ago

April 1, 2021
March 31, 2021
$21,000 - $39,000This is a part time position paid by the hour. Hourly rate is $23-$27 depending upon experience. Number of hours per we can range from 20-28. There is potential for the position to become full time for the right individual.

Who we are:  Yes She Can is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young women with autism and learning disabilities develop transferable job skills.  Our program operates an authentic retail business created and designed to maximize learning opportunities for program participants.  Girl AGain is a mission-driven resale boutique for refurbished American Girl dolls and all their accessories.  The mission of the store is to provide work skills development opportunities, to educate the community about autism and employment, and to generate earned income for the organization.

Who you are:  You are a creative problem-solver who is curious, resourceful, and strategic with core marketing skills. You have a passion for our mission and seek ways to expand opportunities for our program participants through the growth of Girl AGain. You work respectfully with people of all abilities and seek to bring out the best in your staff.  You have an interest in the non-profit sector and in developing skills to contribute to fundraising for the organization.

This position can lead to the role of Executive Director.

Role Objective: Ensure that Girl AGain boutique effectively serves the goals of the Yes She Can job skills program for young women with autism.  Pursue earned income growth of 20% as well as fundraising opportunities.

  • Reports to: Yes She Can Executive Director
  • Supervise:  Girl AGain Assistant Manager, Girl AGain Associates, Girl AGain Assistant to the Manager
  • Collaborate with:  Job coaches, trainees, volunteers, book keeper

Retail operations responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and guide retail staff
  • Collaborate with job coaches and trainees to enable trainees to have meaningful work to do remotely and in the store.
  • Assist customers in making purchase selections in store and via phone.
  • Track and report on monthly sales

Marketing Responsibilities:  

  • Implement marketing strategies to increase store traffic and sales.
  • Communicate with customers through bi-weekly email newsletter
  • Create content for website and blog posts
  • Lead comprehensive social media strategy for customer engagement, execute with staff and trainees
  • Create, promote and supervise bi-weekly in-store customer events (when opened)
  • Manage online store using eCommerce software

Fundraising and Donor Engagement for Yes She Can:

  • Assist Executive Director in implementing fundraising campaigns and follow up
  • Assist in fundraising events such as Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards
  • Learn to use donor management platform for engagement
  • Communicate our mission broadly

Other leadership functions for Yes She Can

  • Compile and analyze data and create presentations for Board of Directors meetings semi-annually
  • Participate in weekly management meetings with the Director of Training Programs and Executive Director.
  • Join weekly coaches Zoom meetings as available.
  • Lead weekly associates call to confirm directions and respond to questions.

Requirements:

  • You have a positive outlook and a willingness to learn new skills.
  • You are passionate about furthering the mission of Yes She Can Inc.
  • You value collaboration
  • You love helping customers.
  • Excellent written business communication skills and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent marketing communications, customer service skills
  • Technically Savvy with platforms for marketing, communications, social media, web sites, and spreadsheets.
  • You can work on two Saturday mornings per month (once customer events are reestablished.

Extra points:

  • Experience working with people with autism
  • Website content management (WordPress), eCommerce platforms (WooCommerce), PayPal
  • Retail experience
  • Familiarity with customer relationship marketing or donor management platforms

Ability to work in a dynamic environment, work respectfully with people of all abilities, and work independently. Key challenge is balancing the mission of the non-profit with the goals of maximizing sales.

Work Schedule Part time position:  20-28 hours per week. Portion of job can be performed remotely. This position can grow to a full time position.  Required hours to be in the store: Thursday (10:30 – 5:30) and two Saturday mornings per month (once we have customer workshops in the store) Available to respond to store associates by phone/text during their work hours.

Who we are:  Yes She Can is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young women with autism and learning disabilities develop transferable job skills.  Our program operates an authentic retail business created and designed to…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Paid sick leave

Continuing education

Employee discount on Girl AGain merchandise

Potential bonus if exceed management objectives

Paid sick leave

Continuing education

Employee discount on Girl AGain merchandise

Potential bonus if exceed management objectives

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English, excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Fluent in English, excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near White Plains, NY
Associated Location
4 Martine Avenue, Store 2B, White Plains, NY 10606

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Write a cover letter of at least 4 paragraphs, with responses to the following:

  1. What specific experience do you have that would benefit Yes She Can
  2. What personal characteristics would enable you to excel in this position  
  3. What skill would you like to learn in this position and why
  4. Confirm that you understand that this part-time position requires you to work at the store at least once a week, and that some work can be done remotely.

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