Sales Associate

Salvation Army USA Carlisle , PA 17013

Posted 2 months ago


Position: Sales Associate

Department: Carlisle, PA Thrift Store

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Part-Time; 20-25 hours per week; 10 AM - 6 PM

Reporting Relationship: Thrift Store Manager

Salary and Grade: $8.60 per hour; 70 Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time.

  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)

  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life

  • Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!

Position Overview:
The Sales Associate assists in the general operations of the thrift store. This includes processing donations, sorting, pricing, tagging, selecting and shelving, operating the cash register and other responsibilities as assigned. The Sales Associate be responsible to keep the thrift store organized and clean at all times.


  • Prepare merchandise for sale by pricing and tagging items and clothes.

  • Assist the Manager in creating an attractive shopping environment, which includes neatly stacking, shelving, and hanging clothing garments and other donated goods.

  • Work with the Manager to enforce pricing policies (one price/no haggle) and recommended strategies for sales promotions to maximize sales.

  • Ensure the thrift store is always organized and clean, which includes sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, dusting shelves, washing windows, etc.


  • HS diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Prior successful work experience in a retail setting a plus.

  • Ability to handle a cash register including void transactions, making change, tax exempt sales, etc.

  • Excellent math/accounting skills and familiarity working with cash receipts.

  • Must keep information in a confidential and secure manner.

  • Must be self-motivated who can work in a constantly changing environment.

  • Must be able to adhere to project and work deadlines.

  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every five years thereafter.

  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.

  • Job applicant must have an understanding of the dual nature of Salvation Army mission, and able and willing to work within the scope of that mission.

Contact: Please send, fax or email your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

Marsha Bates, The Salvation Army, 20 E Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Fax: 717-245-9473, Email:

External candidates interested in this position please apply online at

nternal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at

No Phone Calls Please

The Salvation Army's Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 1311

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