Bookstore Associate (Work Study)
Reports to: Manager of Student Life Programs
Department: Office of Students & Alumni
FLSA Category: Non-exempt, Work Study
Average Hours per Week: 8
The Nourish Market Associate is a work study student employment position. The individual filling this position works in the Nourish Market an average of 8 hours each week, providing a welcoming presence to patrons and ensuring the market runs effectively throughout the day.
The Nourish Market Associate is responsible to:
- Maintain excellent customer service as a positive presence and contributor to the atmosphere in the school, serving as a central hub for students and staff.
- Open and/or close the Nourish Market following specified procedures.
- Sell items from the Nourish Market, including accurate point-of-sale transactions, cash/credit handling, and reporting.
- Assist with inventory, ordering, receiving, pricing, stocking, and displaying as assigned, including a bi-yearly inventory count.
- Maintain an orderly and appealing store environment, including cleanliness, organization, and aesthetics.
- Assist with the planning and execution of Nourish Market special events including sales and seasonal activities that contribute to community connections in the Commons.
- Perform other tasks as needed such as filing, copying, writing newsletter posts, and answering phones.
- Assist in training new associates, when appropriate and necessary.
- Regularly check-in for assignments and report progress to appropriate staff.
- Maintain deadlines and anticipate project completion needs.
- Think creatively in approaching projects so as to streamline the work and contribute to the growth of the organization as a whole.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Currently enrolled as a student of The Seattle School and qualifies for Federal Work-Study funding.
- Has or is willing to obtain a current food-handlers card.
- Understands the balance of studying and working at the same educational institution, complying with all necessary confidentiality and regulatory requirements.
- Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational skills.
- Handle cash, maintain accurate records, and precisely follow accounting procedures.
- Exhibit high attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently while prioritizing projects and anticipating project completion needs.
- Work with a team to evaluate customer needs and budget constraints.
- Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and confidentiality.
- Demonstrate exceptional proficiency or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and Square.
- Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School.
Compensation & Benefits
The student employment rate is $17.27 and is FICA tax exempt while enrolled in classes.
To apply please submit your completed resume, cover letter, and Employment Application (Statement of Faith included) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students MUST be eligible for financial aid through Federal Work Study. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to Ligaya Avila at email@example.com. The posting will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to early applicants.
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.