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Simple Treasures Retail Store Associate

Job Description:

Retail Associates maintain the front end of the store and work one-on-one with the customers, giving all that walk in the door a positive experience. Weekdays and Saturdays

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Responsibilities

  • As a member of staff, uphold, promote, and encourage, in word and deed, desired organizational culture and values;purposefully seek to establish and maintain a culture that is based on grace and affirms and advances KGM’s vision and purpose.
  • Greet customers entering the store offering friendly customer service.
  • Receive payment by cash, credit card, or automatic debits cards. Receive, or verify and accept vouchers from shelter residents, for products sold in the store.
  • Organize, restock, and arrange display merchandise throughout store.
  • Serve customers with respect in a knowledgeable man Greet customers entering the store offering friendly
  • Keep stock of, and replenish as needed; bags, boxes, register tape, candy, pens, staples and other tools as needed for full operation at the register.
  • Make popcorn for resale; retrieve supplies of oil and popcorn from storeroom when running low.
  • Express the Christian Views of the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, and if so, inspired write a scripture on the front board for patrons to read.
  • Issue receipts, and upon Manager Approval, credits slips, or alternate exchange to customers to resolve any sale issues.
  • Keep accurate change in drawer and let someone know when dollar bills or fives are low to ensure we can make change for higher bills
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas. provide great customer service.
  • Assist in the stocking and rotation of merchandise.
  • Continually serve as a positive role model for all employees, shelter participants and customers
  • Increase sales through customer service and merchandise presentation
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and friendly store.
  • Ring customers up accurately and professionally
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Responsible for any other assignments given by the Manager, Retail Director, President/CEO, COO or VP-of Programming
  • Able to list items for sale online, as well as sale promotions through Facebook, Marketplace and other social media platforms.

Qualifications / Must Be Able To

  • Have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and a desire to serve Him.
  • Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Exhibit spiritual maturity as defined by evangelical biblical standards and in accordance with the employee handbook.
  • Have a heart of compassion and caring toward the homeless and hurting and a passion about ministering life transformation in an urban setting.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and Christ-like manner with internal and external partners
  • Highly ethical with the ability to make smart, rapid decisions; demonstrates excellent integrity.
  • Flexible, cooperative spirit
  • Possess and promote a drug, nicotine free lifestyle.
  • Work will predominately require individual to be physically active; bending, lifting up to 35lbs, twisting, pulling , pushing on a pretty frequent basis. Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Equipment/Tools Used: Computer and Phone
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Highly ethical with the ability to make smart, timely decisions.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to positively interact with customers
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to perform sales transactions fast and accurate.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of basic Math
  • Previous Retail Experience
  • Previous Customer Service

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The Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries is a privately funded 501(c)3 non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry.   Our designated purpose is religious, and we are a Christ-centered ministry which is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the homeless and impoverished.  We consider every position to be essential in the fulfillment of our ministry and Statement of Purpose.  As such, each employee must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  All employees must:

• Be able and willing to share the Gospel and participate in all of the ministry activities of the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries;
• Subscribe to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed;
• Adhere to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Employee Handbook

1 Peter 3:15 NIV But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.