The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Thrift Store Associate/Driver

Job ID
# of Openings
Store Clerk
Regular Part-Time


Receives donations, process and display mechanise, operate cash register and complete sales transactions; assists with providing quality customer service as part of the Thrift Store Operations, as well as pick up morning donations from area business.


  • Cross trains and works in all areas of store as needed.
  • Accepts and evaluates donations.
  • Maintains donation area cleanliness through the store's business hours.
  • Ensures quality of inventory by adhering to merchandise standards when accepting donations.
  • Cleans, prices and display merchandise.
  • Arranges merchandise displays throughout the store as assigned.
  • Operates cash register, assists with sales transaction and with the reconciliation of daily cash receipts.
  • Answers phone lines and provides customer service.
  • Assists customers on the sales floor and suggest sales when appropriate.
  • Builds positive donor relations by providing information regarding use of donations.
  • Actively supports a team environment among store associates.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other trainings.
  • Ensures a safe work environment by keeping aisles and other areas clear of debris.
  • Picks up food donations from area businesses according to schedule.
  • Unloads donations from truck.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Education: N/A



  • Previous experience in a retail environment is preferred, but not required.


  • Valid Michigan Driver's License with clearance to drive from TSA's insurance carrier.


  • Must possess basic computer skills and be able to use a cash register.
  • Exercise excellent customer service.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with others, including volunteers and co-workers.
  • Ability to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with leadership and field personnel.

Supervisory Responsibility:



Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Physical requirements include:

  • Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity.
  • Lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires bending, squatting and walking.
  • May stand for extended periods of time.


Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a typical retail environment. May also require some weekend and evening work.


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