Apparel and Gift Buyer

Posting Details Position Title Apparel and Gift Buyer Division Finance & Administration Department/Office Bookstore Position Summary

TheBookstoreat St. Catherine University invites applications for anApparel and Gift Buyerposition. This is a regular, full-time position working 30-40 hours per week.

Join a dedicated team in the Bookstore and help ensure students, alumni, staff, and faculty have the latest trends in St. Kate’s apparel and merchandise at affordable costs!


  • Buying and receiving of all logo and non-logo merchandise, both clothing and gift categories; both for in-store and online store
  • UtilizeMBSsoftware applications to create purchase orders/track inventory/display online merchandise, etc.
  • Process web orders
  • Marketing of in-store and online promotions
  • Answering customer service questions for in-store and online inquiries
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.

University Information:
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • 1 year of retail experience
  • 1 year of retail supply chain experience
  • Knowledge of trends in collegiate market
  • Experience using Word, Excel, and Microsoft Suite applications
  • Associate or Technical degree
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 3 years of retail experience
  • 2 years of online retail experience
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references are required for employment. For more information, please contact Mike Hara at This position will close on 2/5/21.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200074-STAFF Posting Start Date 01/22/2021 Application Deadline 02/05/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *If you have earned a degree, what is the highest level completed and your area of study?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Do you have at least one year of retail experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *Do you have at least one year of retail supply chain experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *Do you have experience working with the trends in a collegiate market?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *Do you have experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Suite applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  9. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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