USA

Thrift Store Associate

Elk River - Minnesota (MN), 55330

Home and Away Ministries

Job Description:

Home and Away Ministries

Position identification: Samaritan Way -- Thrift Store Associate

***COVID 19 UPDATE: THIS POSITION IS FOCUSED ON WORKING IN THE BACK ROOM, SORTING THROUGH INVENTORY, UNTIL THE STORE IS ALLOWED TO RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SUMMARY OF FAITH: Because we are a Christian faith based ministry, it is imperative that all employees are believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and have a profession of a personal relationship with Him.

SUMMARY OF CHARACTER: Because we are a Christian faith based ministry, Christian character must be prevalent in the life of all employees. In the area of behavior, action and reaction the first response is “WWJD,” What would Jesus do?

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Thrift Store Associate promotes positive results and enhances the shopping experience and working environment for the guests experience by providing exceptional service that supports the organizations vision.

  • Welcome customers, maintain knowledge and help with the selection and location of merchandise
  • Communicate information regarding the Food shelf and Ruby’s Pantry distributions
  • Answer the telephone in a pleasant and caring way
  • Participate in counting store’s physical inventory
  • React to all concerns of customers quickly with a sense of importance
  • Maintain cleanliness of store
  • Dispose of cardboard waste and trash
  • Uphold predefined customer service standards
  • Handle cash, change and operate the cash register
  • Ensure stock levels on the sales floor are maintained continually
  • Organize merchandise pricing, signage and displays

Qualifications:

  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be able to work extra time as needed including unplanned times of staying after shift or coming in before shift
  • ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the store, which will require evening and weekend shifts

Abilities,

Skills, & Knowledge

  • effective communication and customer service skills
  • experience in a customer related work setting preferred
  • knowledge of inventory
  • ability to work with a variety of people in a busy work environment
  • ability to initiate projects; must be comfortable delegating and overseeing volunteer work projects if necessary
  • knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word work preferred.

MENTAL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Reasoning:

  • leadership and self-managing skills a must
  • Follow verbal instructions and carry out assigned tasks
  • Skill in prioritizing, planning, and organizing time and resources affectively
  • Must be able to handle any donor or customer comments or actions in an appropriate professional and safe manner

Mathematical:

  • Addition, subtraction, count, copy figures, measure weights, record documentation.

Language:

  • Able to speak, hear, and comprehend the English language
  • Read, write, and communicate orally in the English language effectively

Physical – must be able to sustain a full 8-hour day of:

  • minimal to heavy lifting at times, bending, squatting, twisting, overhead reaching, standing, and walking
  • Ability to work with/around cleaning chemicals
  • able to perform medium lifting (frequently lift 0-25 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs or up to 75 pounds with assistance.)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Paid Training:

  • Yes

Management:

  • Store Manager

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Schedule:

  • Other

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

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