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Part-time Sales Associate with Family Pathways Thrift Store

Part-Time Sales Associate – Pine City, MN – $10.50/hour

Position Summary: Assists in the daily operations of the store including customer service, product preparation, volunteer recruitment, development and recognition. Maintains a safe and pleasant atmosphere in a positive, professional manner. Supports the mission of Family Pathways while understanding and promoting the mission of Family Pathways to customers, donors and volunteers.

A. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: (40%)

  • Embody the key traits for all Family Pathways’ employee: honesty, dependability, friendliness, competence, productivity, fostering teamwork, self-sufficiency, flexibility and tactfulness.
  • Know, understand and comply with the roles and expectations of the Thrift Store Sales Associate as well as Family Pathways’ policies and procedures.

B. CUSTOMER AND DONOR ENGAGEMENT: (30%)

  • Greet customers entering Family Pathways and assist them with any questions or concerns.
  • Know and represent the mission and programs of Family Pathways and extend knowledge and information to customers, donors, volunteers and the community.
  • Be aware of and communicate information to customers and donors regarding current and upcoming promotions and other program initiatives, i.e. Round-Up asks, collecting customer/donor email addresses, etc.
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and recognition of our volunteers and honor and respect their gifts of time, talent and treasure given to Family Pathways.
  • Honor and respect the gifts of merchandise and monetary donations given to Family Pathways by our donors.
  • Maintain overall awareness of store activity.

C. OPERATIONS: (30%)

  • Produce appropriately priced racks of quality clothing and linens and carts of quality hard goods, furniture and antiques in accordance with daily sales and production goals.
  • Work to eliminate waste and reduce trash costs; be mindful of repurposing and recycling donated items.
  • Work to maintain a safe environment for all employees, volunteers, customers and donors.
  • Operate a cash register, balance drawer, accurately fill out all appropriate daily paperwork and prepare accurate and timely deposits.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the flow of donated product.
  • Stock and organize merchandise on the sales floor in the appropriate area and keep displays full and impactful.
  • Recover store daily, including all pegged and shelved areas, displays, clothing racks, dressing rooms, vestibules, register area, production area, break area, restrooms and exterior grounds of store.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. as well as stand, lift, turn and bend for a full shift up to 10 hours
  • Team-oriented
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Dependable
  • General math skills
  • Able to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers, donors and customers