Help us create a better future
At Free Geek we’re passionate about creating a better future by sustainably reusing technology, enabling digital access, and providing education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
We do this by refurbishing and recycling used technology to provide computers and technology skills training to individuals in exchange for volunteer service. Free Geek also grants computers to schools, nonprofits, and charitable organizations.
What makes Free Geek different from other employers?
We’re giving back to the community
In 2016, Free Geek recycled 1,062,000 pounds of e-waste with the support of 45,000 volunteer hours. 42,330 technology products were returned to the community to be re-used.
Your professional development is important to us
We believe that career and personal development are essential for job satisfaction. That’s why our staff is encouraged to explore work areas outside of their normal job duties. Whether it’s taking an on-site class or attending a conference, we make sure that you have the training and education you need to do your job to the best of your abilities.
We take care of each other
We’re serious about letting our employees share in Free Geek’s successes. Our generous benefits package includes paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, health care, vision and dental benefits, and much more. But the benefits don’t stop there — we’ll keep you powered up at work with a constant stream of snacks, coffee, and tea. You’ll also receive a free laptop after 6 months of working with us — and two Free Geek t-shirts a year to show your pride!
We’re committed to diversity
At Free Geek, we embrace diversity and celebrate what everyone brings to the table, and that makes for a fun and innovative environment. We’re passionate about creating an accepting community and enabling meaningful opportunities for everyone in our workplace.
JOB TITLE: Public Services Staff Member
CLASS: Bargaining Unit
STATUS: .5-1.0 FTE, Hourly Wage Starting $14.65, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Manager of Public Services
At Free Geek we sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We’re proud to be a leader in digital inclusion. None of this would be possible without hiring and developing the best employees.
Free Geek is a leading nonprofit technology refurbisher, founded in 2000, headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a national presence. Free Geek serves more than 35,000 Oregonians each year. To continue our growth, we are seeking a Public Services Staff Member to help us in continuing toward our goal of including everyone in our digital future!
You will work in several high-energy, high-volume service areas which support a broad range of educational, volunteer, hardware grant, and sales activities. This position is represented by a union, and application for union membership is mandatory upon hire.
Expected hours for this position are 20 hours/week at $14.65 per hour. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This position is benefits eligible. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, a Retirement plan with employee matching, Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability coverage.
At Free Geek, we believe in curating a group of people passionate in creating options which provide the best benefit to our community. As an organization under union, we fundamentally believe that happy people put in good work. Considering this, we provide an extensive benefits package including accrued PTO and sick leave, as well as an Infant at Work program for new parents. We are also provided with kindly donated food every week for staff to grab at their disposal.
People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-232-9350 x128.
This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. For best consideration, please apply by 6pm Friday March 13th, 2020. To apply, send an email to email@example.com with a cover letter, and resume.