About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College is seeking a retail associate (Administrative Support) to work in our college owned and operated store. This position is full-time for the full year, and is eligible for college staff benefits, including health insurance, college contribution to a retirement plan after two years, paid time off for vacation and sick time, short-term disability insurance, and more!
Clean and keep neat displays. This includes the sales floor area and register areas;
Price and display merchandise;
Unpack boxes and shelving of books;
Perform accounting support and monitor account balances for various vendors. Provide results to the accounting team;
Run a cash terminal, which includes giving accurate change, and cashing out at the end of a shift;
Other duties as assigned.
Schedule varies: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Some holidays & special events required.
Qualifications Qualifications: Several years of retail experience and one year of training or experience in general clerical work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate an ability to perform the duties; Ability to meet people courteously and pleasantly; Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Experience with book keeping or accounting support preferred; Must be able to move and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds; Basic experience with computers and point of sale devices; Ability to perform routine typing duties. Familiarly with basic Word and Excel is a plus; Ability to maintain a mature, problem-solving demeanor, during sometimes stressful situations; Ability to effectively manage deadlines and multiple, competing priorities.Must be flexible and able to work some evenings, some Saturdays and some holidays to support college events. Must have excellent customer service skills, perform work with accuracy, and be able to work efficiently and effectively under demanding conditions, such as special events and back-to-school rush.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. (Word or PDF format required.) Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.