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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Assistant Thrift Store Manager in Pittsburg, 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: Assist the Thrift Store Manager in all aspects of store operations.


Essential Functions:

  • Supervise the processing of all donations to the Thrift Store

  • Wait on and assist customers as needed

  • Operate cash register as necessary

  • Oversee the sorting, pricing, and stocking of merchandise

  • Assure the cleanliness and organization of the store and processing area

  • Provide safeguards to ensure against loss of receivable and donor items

  • Assist with opening and closing of store

  • Assist with receipting and deposit of daily sales

  • Be able to function in the absence of the thrift store manager

  • Meet with thrift store manager and corps officer regularly to monitor store progress and operations

  • Support the mission of The Salvation Army

  • Other related duties as assigned by Thrift Store Manager or Corps Officer


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Experience:Retail experience is preferred but not required



  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situation to customers, clients and other employees

  • Ability to use basic office equipment including cash register, copy machine, fax machine and telephone

  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide numbers

  • Ability to perform operations using units of American money

  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

  • Ability to work in a team environment

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    This position does have authority to assign and check work of other employees and volunteers. This position may recommend employment and volunteer status changes to a supervisor, but not make disciplinary decisions and will not formally evaluate performance of other employees.

    Safe from Harm Level: Basic

    Bloodborne Pathogen Level: 2

    Physical Requirements: Include speaking, hearing and vision; manual dexterity; bending, squatting and walking; sitting or standing up to 8 hours per day; lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 25-30. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

    Travel:Locally for picking up donations

    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 office environment; may require some weekend and evening work

    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-Pittsburg

Job ID 2021-18912

of Openings 1

Category Thrift Stores

Type Regular Full-Time