Sales Associate - Temporary Part-Time (No Benefits)

The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL4.4

Job no: 507734
Work type: Temporary Part-time (No benefits)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Retail/Sales/Customer Service
Pay Grade/Pay Range: 52 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 9.41 Midpoint - $ 11.76

Department/Organization: 505171 - Supply Store - Ferguson

Normal Work Schedule: Temporary Part-Time. (No Benefits.) Some Weekends and extended hours.

Note to Applicants: This is a temporary assignment that will start on or around December 10, 2018 with an anticipated end date of January 26, 2019.

Job Summary: The Sales Associate is responsible for various retail support activities related to an assigned area i.e. textbooks, general merchandise, art supplies, computer supplies, etc. This includes receiving, unpacking, restocking, pricing, shelving, selling merchandise, and keeping the merchandise well stocked and fresh. This position will be responsible for operating the cash register, answering the telephones, serving customers, merchandising products, and preparing and assisting with Store events. The sales clerk will also assist with customer service for the Store, telephone, web, or e-mail inquiries from customers, and customers in the Store. The sales clerk will assist with the annual Store's physical inventory and various other duties as needed. May be assigned to other Store locations.

Additional Department Summary: This position is responsible for assisting with most facets of the Supply Store's operations. On a daily basis, this person will assist the customers with any questions/needs they might have. This person will assist with stocking product, resetting of the sales floor, processing register transactions, merchandising, cleaning, and with web mail order operations. This person in this position might assists with processing web/mail orders for the Store, use the computerized management system for processing customers through the web/mail order module, or P.O.S.; and various other duties.

Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and a minimum of six (6) months of experience in a hospitality environment, sales, or customer service. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job which includes frequent stooping, bending, lifting and carrying boxes of books weighing up to 50 pounds. Must have good customer service skills to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, customers and vendors.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Will require some weekend & extended hours.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer applicants to have extensive customer service experience and skills in a retail environment that parallels the functions of this position.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 13 Nov 2018 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Nov 2018 Central Standard Time