Do you have a gift for retail? Do you love buying and selling unique merchandise, and caring for people? Are you interested in a way to do that AND impact the world for eternity?
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 to provide guests and staff with mementos of the work here at JAARS and the mission of providing every person on earth with Scripture in the language they understand best—their heart language.
For a half-time (20 hrs.) volunteer or a staff person who raises support
Able to work in the US
Administer the financial functions of purchasing, inventorying, pricing, and paying of invoices for merchandise, supplies, and DaySpring greeting cards
Monitor and close out cash register sales; resolve discrepancies; prepare, reconcile, and record cash receipts for deposit; and prepare sales reports
Oversee the operation of the credit card reader, and member and department sales invoices
Prepare and implement the approved annual budget
Maintain inventory of display and sales supplies
Determine the overall gift shop goals in cooperation with the crafts and display coordinator and department supervisors
Recruit, train, schedule, and conduct clerk performance reviews
Cover clerk duties in their absence
Provide support to JAARS online gift shop
Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED or a combination of retail experience and education
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Good customer service and supervisory skills
Ability to learn cash management principles and/or procedures
JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.
We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.
JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.
JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
There are nearly 600 million people in the world with little or no access to Scripture in the language they know best, their heart language. JAARS is here to do something about that.
JAARS makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
We need more staff to make in possible. Of those who work at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., 50% are volunteers either short- or long-term, full- or part-time, and of all ages and training backgrounds. Missionaries and a few paid personnel round out the staff.
Consider becoming part of our team that impacts people for eternity by helping give them God’s Word!