Planned Parenthood North Central States

Warehouse Coordinator – Des Moines, IA

Department: Facilities & Security

Starting Wage for Candidate who meets required qualifications: $17+

Experience will be compensated

Paid training is provided for all positions.

Typical Schedule: Part-Time Hours: 20/Week

About Us:

At Planned Parenthood North Central States , we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Under immediate supervision of the Facilities & Security Manager the Warehouse Coordinator will be in charge of sustaining positive and mutually rewarding relations between PPNCS and year-round BookWorks and Book Sale volunteers by acting as liaison between PPNCS and volunteers; responsible for daily operations at BookWorks building, oversee the logistics of BookWorks and the fall and spring Book Sale logistics as needed. *BookWorks is the name of the warehouse. At BookWorks, we accept book donations year-round that we then sell at the bi-annual Book Sales.*

This position will impact our mission with the following contributions

Lead the management of BookWorks daily operations, allocating resources and developing systems to ensure maximum efficiency in all aspects.

Maintain and operate equipment to move pallets and other materials. Lift and transport heavy boxes on a regular basis. Troubleshoot on maintenance problems.

Prepare BookWorks operation for two annual sales, including organizing/moving books from rollers and boxes to storage area in an organized system, recycling system, assisting markers and sorters as requested.

Manage aspects of the fall and spring Book Sale set-up and tear down.

Ensure that the physical environment of BookWorks is in excellent, organized condition to guarantee the safety of volunteers, staff, visitors, etc.

Communicate and coordinate with outside vendors for BookWorks.

Respond to and communicate with leadership and year-round volunteers related to Bookworks daily operations and facility needs.

Collaborate with PPNCS staff as needed related to Bookworks and the Book Sale.

Other duties as assigned.

Typical Work Hours – 20 work hours a week. M-F daytime hours that may be adjusted with candidates and volunteers needs. Book sale is on weekends, two weekends a year will be necessary. Travel is required from warehouse to state fairgrounds during book sale times.

Required Qualifications

Licensed to operate a forklift*Reimbursement for forklift licensure available upon passing completion*

Valid driver’s license

Experience supporting events, warehouse operations and/or physical inventory

Able to move 50 pounds of individual boxes of books, with extended periods of time focused on physically moving boxes of books for storage and display

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work with volunteers and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and create a positive environment that demonstrates PPNCS’ commitment to diversity.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Experience managing volunteers

We Offer

This position is eligible for:

A comprehensive benefits package, including:

Medical, Dental, Vision– with sliding scale premiums

NICE HEALTHCARE – free, virtual primary care for entire household Services include: 80 free labs, free x-rays and physical tests, live, virtual physical therapy, 550+ free medications

Flex Spending Account, Health Savings Account

Life insurance

Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

PTO, Float holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays


1 Weeks Paid COVID leave, if necessary

Pet Insurance!

Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures.We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.

Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status with regard to public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities

Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply. Diverse candidates welcome.

Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Questions? Contact for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is in response to a formal complaint or charge, in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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