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Bowdoin Store Associate

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Bowdoin Store Associate

Posting Number C00318JP Department Bowdoin Stores Job Summary

The Bowdoin Store Associate works as part of the Bowdoin Store team to provide excellent customer service. This role plays a part in the successful operation of the Bowdoin Store through the point of sale; customer assistance; security; keeping the store neat, clean, and attractive; assistance with receiving, stocking, merchandising, and web sales. In addition, this role will assist the Textbook/Mail Center and all other areas of the operation as needed.

+ Uses computerized POS system to process customer sales and returns transactions. These may be cash, checks, charge, debit, College One Card and Polar Plus, department charges, and/or gift cards.

+ Participates in position coverage for daily breaks, lunches, employee absences, vacations, and during special events.

+ Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of all retail, storage and office locations. Tasks include but are not limited to dusting, sweeping, cleaning display units, vacuuming, picking up debris, recycling and disposing of packing materials.

+ Hourly rate for this position is $17.00/ per hour

Education/Skills Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required; an Associate’s degree is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate superior customer service and communication skills and have a friendly, helpful, outgoing demeanor. Candidates must be self-starters who are productive during slow business periods and can work at a quick and efficient pace when it is busy. Applicants must be flexible, dependable, punctual and courteous. Basic computer skills are required. Experience with point of sale systems is preferred.

Bowdoin Store employees are expected to be well groomed and meet department standards for professional attire. This role will require a pre-placement physical and criminal background check.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Previous experience in shipping/receiving, retail operation, and/or textbook or general book operation, especially in a college environment is very helpful.

Standard Work Days and Hours

This is a non-benefits eligible, part-time position, up to 19 hours a week. Schedules will be based on the needs of the operation. Typical schedules may vary and be between Monday through Friday during store hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including some weekend coverage. Required to work additional hours during all major College events and weekends.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift N/A Employment Category Casual Benefits Eligible No Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 11/21/2022 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Job Posting: JC229126592

Posted On: Nov 23, 2022

Updated On: Dec 05, 2022

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