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Part-Time Sales Associate

Swarthmore College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Part Time
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Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. Swarthmore College was recently ranked number 3 in the 2021 US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings -

Who We Are:

The Swarthmore Campus & Community Store is owned and operated by Swarthmore College for the benefit of the Swarthmore College Community. As part of the College, we are here to support the academic mission of the College and to enhance student life. The Store staff strives to provide quality products at competitive prices in a friendly environment.

The opportunity:

The Sales Associate provides reliable and independent assistance in maintaining and selling course materials, supplies, and other merchandise that directly affect the educational experience of students and the relationship experience with the community. This is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week, not benefits eligible.

Customer Service
  • Orders, receives, prices, stores, shelves and returns merchandise and operates the cash register.
  • Provides warm and professional customer service, exhibiting that customer assistance takes precedence over administrative and merchandising tasks.
  • Assists in phone and email support.
  • Greets all visitors in a manner that promotes a positive College-wide image.
  • Answers questions and gives directions to provide correct information.
  • Maintains awareness of who is in the store to provide excellent service and to discourage shoplifting.
  • Coordinates with other staff members to insure efficiency, speed, and accuracy in receiving, shelving, storing, and returning merchandise.
  • Assists with unloading merchandise from deliveries and unpacking boxes.
  • Checks merchandise received against purchase orders. Contacts vendors when orders are short or missing.
  • Gives appropriate paperwork to Operations manager or Assistant Director for processing.
Who you are:
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, as well as flexibility to perform duties in a position that has constant interruptions.
  • Are detail oriented and have some mathematical skills.
  • Builds successful relationships with campus and community visitors.
  • Communicates and works effectively as a team member.
  • Exhibits maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure in order to handle on-the-job challenges.
What you bring:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 1 year of experience, preferably in service organization.
  • Must have the ability to unload trucks and lift up to 50 pounds, bend and stoop to stock low shelves, and stand for long periods of time.
What You Will Get:

You’ll work at one of the world's most renowned liberal arts Colleges, with incredible benefits, a stunning 420-acre campus, and a hybrid work environment. And you’ll join a team of passionate, creative, and supportive people who work hard and have fun at the Swarthmore College Campus Community store. If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you!

For full consideration, submit applications including resume and pay expectations by June 13, 2022.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Advertised: May 23 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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