Job Opening – Truck Driver

General Description

The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry that serves men experiencing homelessness through its 55-bed residential New Life Program in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia.  The Mission operates two thrift shops (its flagship Germantown Thrift Store and our Lighthouse Thrift Shop in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia) to generate income for the New Life Program and to provide hands-on job readiness training and work experience for New Life Program participants.

The Truck Driver opportunity is a full-time (40 hours per week) hourly ministry position in which the team member will work under the supervision of a store manager to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Drive a 15 ft. box truck (only requires a regular PA driver’s license and not a CDL) to pick up donations of good used clothing, household items, and furniture for our two thrift stores
  • Deliver furniture purchased from our thrift stores
  • Load and unload thrift store merchandise from the trucks
  • Load and unload trash and recycling generated by the Mission each week
  • Other miscellaneous duties related to thrift store operations as assigned
  • Train and supervise men enrolled in the New Life Program who are assigned a workforce development training responsibility as a truck assistant.  You will also coach our program participants in basic job readiness skills like punctuality, collaborative teamwork, following instructions, etc.

Work ScheduleFull-time, No Evenings or Weekends

Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM with a 30 minute paid lunch (each day begins at 8:45 AM with a paid time of staff devotions together with all employees)

Truck Driver Requirements

  • A PA Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Map reading ability
  • Experience driving a small truck preferred
  • Professional appearance and behavior
  • Strong people skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude and focus on customer/donor satisfaction
  • A desire to serve the Lord in and through our life-giving Christian ministry to men experiencing homelessness, and a commitment to help them enjoy a good life and become all that God wants them to be
  • The ability to read and write
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A teachable, pleasant and flexible spirit

Additional Requirements for Working at the Whosoever Gospel Mission

Because the Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian organization, we require that each staff member enjoys a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and endeavors to live a committed Christian life.  In addition, we expect our staff members to regularly attend church.  Each staff member needs to be a good and godly example to our New Life Program participants and to our extended Mission family of supporters. 

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Benefits

  • Health insurance after 60 days – the Mission pays the full premium
  • 2 weeks paid vacation time per year (1st week available after 6 months, then accrues biweekly)
  • 40 hours paid sick time per year
  • Pension plan – SIMPLE IRA (company matched up to 3% of your salary)
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Your birthday off as a personal holiday (you can take it on a day other than your birthday)
  • Christmas bonus
  • 20% Thrift Shop Discount (10% on specialty items)
  • Annual staff appreciation dinner
  • Free meals at the Mission, free surplus bread and other food that the Mission cannot use
  • Access to our computer lab
  • An enjoyable work environment

Work Location

Whosoever Gospel Mission
101 E. Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144


How to Apply

Please email your resume along with an email introducing yourself to the Whosoever Gospel Mission’s Executive Director Dr. Heather Rice at hrice@whosoevergospel.org (please also copy Dr. Bob Emberger at remberger@whosoevergospel.org on your email).

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