Part-Time Team Organizer - Not currently hiring.
You can’t help yourself; if something needs to be organized, you leap at the opportunity. Friends and family constantly comment on how organized you are. In fact, they invite you to organize their lives and they often tease you that you should make a living out of it.
Does this sound like you? Then join our team and make a career with your organizational skills!
Every organizing job is different. No two moves are the same; no two closets are the same; every special request is unique. Your goal is to listen to the client and help them identify their organizing challenges. In essence, you are responsible for working one-on-one with clients on their organizing projects and establishing systems and processes that will help them maintain their organization.
Your ability to professionally present Time to Get Organized and our services must build confidence in all clients and establish a relationship between the client and Time to Get Organized that will last beyond the end of the first project.
The duties and responsibilities of a professional organizer include managing their client’s surroundings, including their paper, time, and all other systems of their lives. Commonly, people hire a professional organizer to help them deal with time management, to come up with storage design and space planning, develop an effective filing system, and to control clutter. For residential organizing, the tasks of a professional would include organizing packing and moving, developing household filing systems, organizing closets and basements, garage organizing, and getting rid of clutter at home.
Professional office organizers help companies and businesses become more organized. Responsibilities of a professional office organizer included paper management, developing work systems, managing financial records, office space planning, and developing filing systems.
The main responsibility of a professional organizer is to teach other people how to get and stay organized and enhance the life of these people by creating processes and systems through organizing principles and via systematic skills.
To become a professional organizer, you must first ask yourself some questions to determine if you’re fit for this job. For example, how good are you at understanding what a client means? Do you have a skill for categorization of various things? Can you take an overall goal, and take it down to small steps? Are you flexible in changing your organizing methods – because clients could ask for many different things?
The ideal candidate is one who is patient and compassionate to those who are organizationally challenged; one who has a genuine need to help people; one who is empathic to a client’s unique situation, yet one who takes charge of a situation and is willing to roll up their sleeves and provide a hands-on approach.
A skilled candidate, one must demonstrate assessment and problem-solving skills; be versed in organizational solutions from the garage to the attic, to the desk-top to the file system, whether it’s a residential or office project; be organized and detailed oriented; be knowledgeable of current organizing/storage products; and be resourceful.
Exceptional communication skills, coupled with an outgoing personality and a professional demeanor is desired; a little knowledge of a lot of things will allow candidate to interface with people on many different levels; must be comfortable one-on-one working with clients, as well as independent work when needed.
Project scopes and timelines vary, so flexibility is required; projects require physical activity. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Advancement & Employment Outlook
Advancement in this field depends on gaining a reputation for performing quality service. Some professional organizers advance by moving from smaller rural markets to more lucrative metropolitan areas. Others start their own businesses after holding positions in large management firms.
The field of professional organizing is growing rapidly, primarily due to the increasing demands placed on people by the complex technology of the Information Age. More and more people are turning to organizers to help them put aspects of their personal and professional lives in order. Therefore, the job outlook for professional organizers is very good through the year 2014.
Professional organizers generally work out of offices or their own homes. They spend a great deal of time meeting with clients and working at clients' homes and business offices. Many work flexible hours. Professional organizers also spend time designing organizational plans and negotiating with suppliers.
Training will also be provided and required to follow the Time to Get Organized procedures and system.
Hours and Location:
Project locations vary; hours vary, depending on projects. It is expected that you will be engaged in client activities a minimum of 15 hours per week.
We are not currently hiring but may be again in Fall of 2012. Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also write between one paragraph and one page on the following topic: “What are you most passionate about?”