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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Thrift Store Clerk in Leavenworth, Kansas


The Salvation Army Mission: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.

Job Objective: Within store guidelines, prepares items for sale and assists customers with their purchases.


Essential Functions:

  • Operate cash register, total customer purchases, receive payment and give change

  • Keep accurate financial records, reporting discrepancies to store manager

  • Receive and select merchandise to be displayed for sale from donated items

  • Place items for sale

  • Price items within prescribed pricing guidelines as directed

  • Maintain merchandise displays in neat and orderly appearance

  • Transfer stock to maintain fresh marketing appeal.

  • Answer questions and assists store customers

  • Keep record of sales and inventory as directed

  • Assist in maintaining overall appearance, cleanliness and safe conditions in the store area

  • Report property maintenance needs or property safety concerns to management

  • Oversee volunteers and community service workers as directed


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Experience: Prior sales experience or working with people in service capacity preferred; life experience (academic, prior work history, volunteer, etc.) will be considered in lieu of sales or service experience.

Certifications/Licenses: None


  • Ability to read and understand basic written material

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred but not required

  • Ability to conduct basic math and cash transactions

  • Ability and sufficient figure aptitude to handle basic cash transactions

  • Ability to follow directions and work with minimum of supervision

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and maintain positive / professional relationships with customers, donors, and the public

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Safe from Harm Level: Basic

Bloodborne Pathogen Level: 3

Physical Requirements:Include speaking, hearing and vision ability; manual dexterity; lifting, pulling and pushing materials up to 25 pounds; bending, squatting, and walking; standing for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

Travel: Donation pickups and deliveries

Driving:Yes. Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state of residence. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.

Working Conditions:Work is performed in a typical retail store environment

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Leavenworth

Job ID 2021-17263

of Openings 1

Category Thrift Stores

Type Regular Part-Time