We are hiring!

Position: Bookstore Manager

Position Type: Employee

Pay Rate: $13 - $14.50, depending on experience

Location: Sylmar, CA.
Work Week: Part Time, 30 hours per week (weekdays, weeknights & some weekends)
Language: Bilingual Preferred – English/Spanish
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Posting Date: March 12, 2018
Hiring Date:  April 1, 2018

Job Summary: Bookstore Manager needed for non-profit bookstore/cultural center in Sylmar. The Bookstore Manager will serve as a lead in both managerial and customer service capacities.  The Bookstore Manager will develop and execute the strategic direction of the bookstore and oversee any bookstore volunteer or clerical positions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of bookstore operations, including onsite, offsite, and institutional sales
  • Maintain, create/improve and document our business practices, and monitor budget/financial health
  • Ring up sales/Returns
  • Ensure desired bookstore presentation, orderliness and cleanliness
  • Perform clerical duties required by position
  • Order, stock and maintain accuracy of purchased and donated inventory
  • Process, ship and receive orders
  • Work collaboratively with staff to organize logistics for off-site book sales opportunities
  • Execute end of year inventory
  • Create and use ongoing marketing publicity and outreach, including social media, online and email content

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with Point of Sale (POS) systems and/or QuickBooks
  • Two years experience in retail and/or shipping/receiving environment, preferably recent; Previous bookstore experience a plus
  • Experience working with community oriented organizations and activities
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally  
  • Consistent and effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to collaborate cooperatively with staff, facilitators and volunteers
  • Ability to maintain professional work and attitude with potential collaborators and business contacts
  • Knowledge of and interest in meeting this community’s literacy needs
  • Proactive and able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines efficiently
  • Excellent research and computer technology skills

Desired Traits:

  • Initiates a course of action, develops relevant new ideas, and acts with confidence
  • Courteous customer service
  • Takes a creative approach to goals and challenges to arrive at appropriate action
  • Has a community oriented spirit who is creative, ambitious and open-minded
  • Is productive in an active multi-use space
  • Open to committing to position on a long-term basis
  • Culturally aware of this community’s needs

Interested candidates should email an attachment cover letter and resume with references to: melissa@tiachucha.org, with copy to mayra@tiachucha.org. Include subject line, “Bookstore Manager Candidate.”

We are accepting applications and doing interviews in March 2018, until position is filled.

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