Position Open: Green River Thrift Store Manager

Position Open: Green River Thrift Store Manager

The Green River Thrift Store is looking for a part-time manager (maybe even a strategist!). However, this isn’t your average retail job. Our Board of Directors is looking for someone to take the store to the next level and work alongside Epicenter to generate handmade merchandise (like our Rural and Proud tote bags!). The Thrift Store generates the majority of the unrestricted income for PACT. It pays the bills. It’s vital to the future of our organization, the Positive Action Community Team aka PACT. PACT operates the Boys & Girls Club of Green River, Food Pantry, Cottonwoods on the Green affordable apartments, and Epicenter. One of the challenges facing the Thrift Store manager will be to strike a balance between providing affordable thrift store items for our community and generating income to support our organization’s operations. Again, this isn’t your average retail job.

Interested candidates should apply in person or by e-mail by June 19, 2013, with a statement of intent and a resume that lists at minimum two professional references. Ideal candidates will exhibit experience in retail operations, a commitment to Green River and PACT’s mission, and a vision for the potential of the Thrift Store.

Job Description: Manage the in-store Thrift Store daily operations and sales, online sales, donations, volunteers, and merchandise creation. Track purchases to identify peak hours/days and high-selling items. Report monthly to the Board of Directors.

Proposed Pay: Starting at 27-hours per week at $7.25 per hour (negotiable after 3-month review); Opportunity to earn commission from in-store and online sales if defined thresholds are met based on quarterly reviews by the Board of Directors; no benefits are currently offered to part-time employees

Required skills/qualifications:
— English speaking and writing fluency
— Market knowledge; retail & online sales experience
— Strong customer service skills
— Vendor relations
— Digital photography proficiency and Adobe Photoshop fluency
— Maturity, patience, and optimism
— A history of teamwork and effective collaboration
— Strong and persuasive writing and marketing skills
— Organized in both thought and action
— Honest and clear in verbal and written communication

Suggested skills /qualifications:
— Spanish speaking fluency
— Artistic ability (photography, sewing, painting, construction, screen printing, etc.)
— Willingness to work and live in Green River, Utah, from July 2013 to January 2014 (negotiable, 6-months suggested)

Application requirements:
— Statement of intent, one page maximum
— Resume listing relevant experience and at minimum two professional references
— Submitted to Conae Black via email by Thursday June 19, 2013, 4 PM MST
— More information regarding specifics can be sought by e-mailing Maria Sykes

Positive Action Community Team is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.