Full-Time Staff
Main Campus
Posted 1 month ago

SUMMARY

The Bookstore Manager reports to the Director of Business Services and is responsible for the general management of operations in the college bookstore including, but not limited to, the following functions:  selling, purchasing for resale, receiving/distribution, personnel management, information systems, financial management, bookstore public relations, and service-related activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.
  • Previous experience in retail and inventory management

Preferred:

  • Previous experience managing an auxiliary service

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

LEADERSHIP

  1. Create and sustain a supportive College culture that engages employees, recognizes diversity, ensures equity, promotes inclusion, and creates a sense of belonging by fostering an environment of teamwork, accountability, communication and vision.
  2. Communicate and/or coordinate supervisory directives with various individuals and/or teams throughout the Administrative Services (AS) Division.
  3. Train and supervise bookstore staff and student assistants assigned to the bookstore.
  4. Represent the college in local and state organizations and meetings, and maintain contacts with outside agencies as appropriate

ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT

  1. Responsible for the textbook adoption process.
  2. Assist faculty in the adoption of appropriate textbooks.
  3. Responsible for resolving customer complaints.
  4. Provide a consumable list and other information to advisement before registration.
  5. Compile a master textbook list each semester to be placed on the College’s website before registration.
  6. Maintain the bookstore website.
  7. Maintain and update the bookstore database for inventory control and point-of-sale system.
  8. Plan and supervise the advertising, displaying, and selling of bookstore merchandise.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. Responsible for understanding regulations and laws on bookstore retail management.
  2. Responsible for understanding the policies and procedures of publishers, distributors, and vendors.
  3. Assist the Director of Business service to ensure compliance with related federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  4. Ensure and maintain the accuracy of the College’s bookstore files and related information required of this position.

FISCAL

  1. Prepare an annual physical inventory of textbooks and supplies for the auditors to be completed by the end of June.
  2. Maintain the inventory system on a perpetual basis.
  3. Prepare analytical reports of profit margin for the bookstore.
  4. Responsible for the procurement of textbooks and supplies for the bookstore.
  5. Responsible for submitting invoices for the bookstore to the account payable office for payment.
  6. Responsible for maintaining the budget for the bookstore.
  7. Plan and promote end-of-semester student book buyback.
  8. Maintain a current textbook inventory, which includes returns and selling overstock and outdated textbooks to wholesalers.

OTHER

  1. Perform other related duties which may be required by the Director of Business Services (i.e. duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but are generally within the occupational series and responsibility level associated with the employee’s class of work).
  2. General work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Evening or weekend hours may be required to participate in other college activities outside of regular working hours.

 SKILLS & ABILITIES include the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Strong keyboarding skills

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Bookstore assistant and student worker

 CUSTOMER SERVICE STATEMENT

Consistently performs duties with concern, courtesy, and respect for all persons in a prompt and timely manner.  Must work cooperatively with students, employees, government agencies, and community members and be sensitive to issues of student and employee diversity.  Consistently exhibits responsiveness to others in the organization at all levels and responds to requests for assistance from students, staff, and community members in a helpful and timely manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.

Sitting for prolonged periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT    

Work is primarily in an office/school environment.  Noise levels usually are moderate.

 SALARY RANGE:  $51,000 – $53,000

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:  Cover letter, Resume, Official Transcript(s)

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