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Retail Associate (Part-Time)

The Caring Place has an immediate opening for a part-time Retail Associate at our Second Helping location at 3700 Williams Drive who has the capability of loading/unloading furniture and driving our agency truck to provide item transport.


  • Understand The Caring Place’s “I am CARING” values.  Internally and externally, everyone is your best customer, and you know how to show it;
  • Memorize the TCP mission statement and commit to the I am Caring Values;
  • Support the Retail Manager in all operations;
  • Drive the company vehicle, deliver, unload, and stock heavy merchandise;
  • Inventory responsibility;
    • Heavy lifting and loading/unloading merchandise
    • Pricing
    • Sorting
    • Merchandising
    • Stocking and arranging merchandise
  • Effectively interact with customers, volunteers and staff;
    • Load purchased merchandise into customer vehicles as needed or requested
    • Solve problems and answer questions
    • Manage concerns and issues
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Effective resolution skills by diffusing conflict
    • Ability to work collaboratively with staff of varying disciplines
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


  • Valid driver’s license with a clear driving record is required;
  • High school diploma/GED required;
  • Minimum 1 years of professional work experience in a retail environment.

Work Conditions:  Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Exhibit positive and calm demeanor at all times;
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time;
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing;
  • Ability to periodically climb and stand on a ladder;
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs with assistance is required;
  • Ability to work in and be exposed to various temperature shifts and conditions;
  • Ability to drive agency truck;
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays.

What’s in it for you?

  • Paid Time Off;
  • 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. This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours a week. To apply for this position, please email your interest to or call 512-943-0743. 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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