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Retail Associate (Full-Time)

The Retail Sales Associate is responsible for supporting the Store Manager and Assistant Store Managers in all areas including effectively and appropriately responding to volunteer and customer concerns in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Embrace The Caring Place Mission: to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way;
  • Exemplify I am CARING Values: Integrity, Caring, Accountable, Respectful, Inclusive, Neighborly, and Grateful;
  • Support the Store and Assistant Store Manager in all operations and step in to fill voids when needed;
  • Cashiering, Pricing, Sorting, and Merchandising of Hard and Soft line inventory;
  • When directed, prepare daily Store Report and bank deposit;
  • Ensure volunteers have the supplies required for their tasks and supervise or train as needed;
  • Work collaboratively with staff of varying disciplines;
  • Maintain a positive environment with staff and volunteers
    • Solve problems and answer questions
    • Manage concerns and issues
    • Provide excellent customer service internally and externally


The preferred candidate has the following education, experience, and expertise:

  • High school diploma/GED;
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a retail environment;
  • Possess a clean driving record with the ability to drive an agency truck;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Effective conflict resolution skills by diffusing conflict;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Computer skills required, with working knowledge of point-of-sale, Microsoft Excel,
    and Word programs desired;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Work Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Exhibit a positive and calm demeanor at all times;
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time;
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with assistance;
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive comprehensive compensation package;
  • Health benefits;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Retirement savings program with a workplace match;
  • Caring and positive workplace;
  • Being part of a non-profit organization working to provide for the basic needs of all neighbors in our community.

This position is classified as non-exempt under the Federal Wage and Hour Laws. It is full-time, 40-hour per week position. The Caring Place is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to email us at and tell us why you would be a good addition to our team!  Our HR manager will send you an application or answer any questions you might have.  If you are excited about working with this mission-driven organization, we can’t wait to meet you!

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