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Bookstore Sales Associate

Posted: 02/08/2023

Position Summary: The Unity Gifts & Books Store Associate will be responsible for assisting customers with product location, selection, availability, pricing, and sales. The associate is responsible for the set-up and sales of temporary pop-up Unity Gifts and Books up to 5 times per year at off-campus events. The Associate will stock, organize, and create a pleasant environment throughout stockrooms and the sales floor. Wednesday and weekend flexibility, 20 hours a week.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Support daily merchandising, styling, floor set planning and execution, replenishment, book launches/promotions, promotions and sales, campus event promotions and specials, updates, shipment, basic sales reports, loss prevention, and service.
  2. Follow floor set guidelines to ensure the sales floor is replenished in accordance with plans.
  3. Maintain visual displays, presentation, and conditions of sales floor at all times.
  4. Ensure service and operational standards are met through defined practices and processes.
  5. Assist in receiving and processing all new merchandise shipments.
  6. Adhere to company policies, procedures, and loss prevention practices.
  7. Complete sales transactions and maintain proper accountability at register/cash counter.
  8. Responsible for set-up, sales, and execution of temporary pop-up Unity Gifts & Books up to 5 times per year at off campus (local) events.

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent.


  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Minimum of one year of retail sales experience preferred and previous cash handling experience required.
  3. Must have superior communication, organizational and time management skills.
  4. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to act with integrity and business maturity to ensure that all business is conducted without bias.
  5. Must be able to complete sales transactions in POS register system.
  6. Must be able to work under close supervision and comprehend detailed instruction.
  7. Must be able to spend up to 100% of the working time standing and walking.
  8. Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which include event hours, opening, closing, and weekend shifts.
  9. Must have reliable transportation for on campus shifts, as well as local event set-up.
  10. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs., perform frequent standing, walking, repetitive finger, hand, and wrist motions, as well as bending, stooping reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing step stools/ladders.

Computer Skills: Basic end user of Windows based PC environment.

Other Requirements:

  1. Working knowledge of Unity Movement is helpful.
  2. Complete pre-employment Customer Service Survey Skills Testing

Competency Statement(s):

  • Quality: Able to provide high quality services and products while consistently seeking ways to improve outcome and enhance services.
  • Collaboration: Able to demonstrate commitment to the position and accept responsibility for personal actions.
  • Values: Able to demonstrate commitment to the Unity core values which are honesty, trust, excellent, integrity and respect.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

N/A Not Applicable Activity - Not applicable to this occupation

O Occasionally Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (02.5+ hrs/day)

F Frequently Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (02.5-5.5+hrs/day)

C Constantly Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


C Inside Work

N/A Outside Work

N/A Excessive Noise

N/A Sitting/Workstation

C Use of Hands/Fingers

O Climb - Stairs/Ladders

F Lifting 50 Max lbs.

N/A Traveling

N/A Exposure to Hazards

C Read/See

O Exposure to Temperatures

C Talk/Communicate

C Standing/Walking

O Taste/Smell

F Stoop/Kneel/Crouch/Crawl

N/A Operate Equipment/Company Vehicles

C Operate Computers

F Other (explain): POS, charge machine, espresso machine brewer, knives

(Uniform provided)

Work Environment: Office Environment, Retail Store Setting

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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