The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Thrift Store Associate - Superior

    Job Locations US-WI-Superior
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Provides quality customer service as part of the Thrift Store Operations. Receives donations, process and display merchandise, operate cash register and complete sales transactions. 


    The Salvation Army Mission: 

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 


    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. 

    • Accepts and evaluates donations for resale suitability. Ensures quality of inventory by adhering to merchandise standards when accepting donations. 
    • Maintains donations area cleanliness through the store's business hours. 
    • 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. 
    • Ensures a safe work environment by keeping aisles and other areas clear of debris. 
    • Unloads donations from truck. 


    The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. 


    Education: N/A


    Experience: Previous experience in a retail environment is preferred. 


    Certifications: N/A 


    Skills/ Abilities: 

    • Basic Internet search skills to research value of items. 
    • Able to use a cash register. 
    • Excellent customer service skills. 
    • Positive attitude and work well with others, including volunteers and co-workers. 
    • Ability to speak, write and understanding English in a manner sufficient for effective communication. 
    • Basic math skills. 

    Supervisory Responsibility: None 


    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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job. 


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


    Travel: N/A 


    Working Conditions: 

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    The duties of this job will be primarily performed indoors under normal room temperatures. The noise level will generally be low. Work is performed in a typical retail environment. Shifts will require some weekend and evening work. 


    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 


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