Jul 21, 2020

Gift Shop Manager

  • JAARS, Inc.
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina
Part time Retail

Job Description

Target Staff Type             Supported/Volunteer

Work Location   JAARS Waxhaw

FTE         0.500

Position Summary          

If so, we’re looking for a special person to manage the JAARS gift shop.

Our merchandise assortment ranges from handmade crafts, clothing and jewelry—much of it from overseas—to books, cards, videos, and more. All are thoughtfully selected.

Position Responsibilities              

  • Supervise daily operations, manage the merchandise and staff, including staff schedules and breaks
  • Determine and/or approve merchandise for sale following JAARS branding guidelines
  • Order merchandise, replenish inventories and supervise/conduct annual inventory counts
  • Formulate merchandise pricing based on target audiences and JAARS pricing model
  • Monitor sales, verify invoices and billing; resolve discrepancies; prepare, reconcile and record cash receipts for deposit
  • Supervise and train staff in operations and customer service
  • Explore and supervise retail sales growth via online sales; process web and mail orders
  • Develop and manage annual goals and budget
  • Develop and ensure appropriate internal and external promotion for unique merchandise

Position Requirements 

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS
  • Degree in business and/or management experience desired
  • Excellent customer service skills, servant leader mindset—expertise and aptitude balanced with humility and influence
  • Knowledge of or aptitude for cash management principles and/or procedures
  • Retail experience desired
  • Experience with and understanding of core mission-driven audiences—Christian individuals and organizations seeking to live out obedience to Christ’s work and calling on earth
  • Self-discipline, courage and creativity to apply limited human and financial resources by prayer to strategic challenges


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