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Sales Associate - 516461

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 52 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 9.80 Midpoint - $ 12.25

Department/Organization: 505173 - Supply Store - Corner Supe Store

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, some weekends & extended hrs.

Job Summary: The Sales Associate is responsible for various retail support activities related to an assigned area i.e. textbooks, general merchandise, art supplies, computer supplies, etc. This includes receiving, unpacking, restocking, pricing, shelving, selling merchandise, and keeping the merchandise well stocked and fresh. This position will be responsible for operating the cash register, answering the telephones, serving customers, merchandising products, and preparing and assisting with Store events. The sales clerk will also assist with customer service for the Store, telephone, web, or e-mail inquiries from customers, and customers in the Store. The sales clerk will assist with the annual Store's physical inventory and various other duties as needed. May be assigned to other Store locations.

Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and a minimum of six (6) months of experience in a hospitality environment, sales, or customer service. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job which includes frequent stooping, bending, lifting and carrying boxes of books weighing up to 50 pounds. Must have good customer service skills to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, customers and vendors.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Will require some weekend & extended hours.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer applicants to have extensive customer service experience and skills in a retail environment that parallels the functions of this position.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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