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Employment Opportunity

Cashier/Clerk Bookstore - CW

Competition Number: 13-3062
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Not funded in base budget
Start: August 19, 2013
Workload: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10 months per year with annual seasonal layoff (.4761 FTE).
Additional hours when required to be submitted on timesheets.

Employment Group: Cupe 4
Position: 00017
Location: Cowichan Campus
Duties: Daily cashiering, sales, customer service, product display and merchandising. Encourages sales through retail selling techniques and by providing product information and personalized service. Assists customers by locating and providing book and product information. Creates and maintains attractive products displays. Merchandises product in tradebooks, textbooks, and general merchandise areas of the store. Develops and maintains excellent product knowledge. Cash duties including processing a variety of departmental and student accounts, maintaining files, counting and maintaining floats, and data entry. Opens and/or closes store as required. Receipts, balances and deposits funds, and completes all related paperwork. Communicates regularly with staff and management at the Nanaimo Bookstore to provide and receive information regarding textbooks, general merchandise products and customers' needs and requests, accounts receivable and bookstore policies and procedures. Assists Buyers at the Nanaimo Bookstore by counting inventory and other duties as defined. Receives, packs, and unpacks boxes, and ships all products to and from other campus stores.
Required Qualifications: Grade 12 diploma plus additional courses equivalent to 6-30 college credits in sales, customer service, bookkeeping or basic accounting, and introductory computer courses in word processing or desktop publishing. Three to five years recent related retail experience, including two to three years of cashiering and customer service and one to two years of retail inventory management. Demonstrated superior front-line service and sales skills. Fast and accurate cashier skills using a computerized POS system and Business Math skills. Entry level word processing proficiency. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume, service oriented retail sales environment. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. This position requires some physical labour including standing for 4-7 hours and the ability to move heavy boxes or carts.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in campus book industry.
Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: June 13, 2013 - June 19, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.