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Employment Opportunity

Cashier/Sales Associate

Competition Number: 13-3126
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Not funded in base budget
Start/End: As soon as possible up to March 31, 2014
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 5 hours per week, Fridays, 10 am to 3 pm
Additional hours, if required, to be submitted on timesheets
Employment Group: Cupe 3
Position: 00454
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Daily cashiering, sales, book buy back, customer service, product display and merchandising. Encourage sales through retail selling techniques and by providing product information and personalized service. Assist customers by locating and providing book and product information. Create and maintain attractive products displays. Merchandise product in trade books and general merchandise areas of the store. Develop and maintain excellent product knowledge. Cash duties including processing a variety of departmental and student accounts, maintain files, count and maintain floats, and data entry. Open and/or close store as required.
Required Qualifications: High school diploma plus additional courses in sales, customer service, and /or merchandising and display. One to three years recent related retail experience, including selling, product displays and merchandising, and cashiering. Demonstrated superior front-line service and sales skills. Fast and accurate cashier skills using a computerized POS system and Business Math skills. Intermediate-level word processing proficiency. Proficient computer skills including spreadsheets. 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 five to seven hours and the ability to move boxes or carts.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the book industry.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 07, 2013 - November 13, 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.