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Sales Associate (Part-Time)
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Goodwill Seattle | Bellingham, WA
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Job Description

Our retail operations are comprised of the best teams out there! They value initiative and take care of our customers, our employees, and help support the surrounding communities. You can become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Come make a difference and join our dynamic team.

Working for Seattle Goodwill is more than just working for a non-profit. Beyond being part of an organization that offers free job training and education to the community, you'll find working for us has its benefits for you too! We offer a comprehensive health plan (medical, dental and prescriptions), dental and life insurance, available supplemental life, accident, illness and disability coverage, flexible spending program, 403(b) Retirement Savings program, paid vacation and sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and an Employee Assistance Program for you and everyone in your household!

Job Summary

Interact with and assist customers, donors and others with merchandise selection, suggestion selling and cashiering in a courteous and professional manner.

Essential Functions:

Proactively acknowledge, greet and help customers in any area of the store.

Assist customers/donors in a timely and courteous manner by answering questions or directing them to a supervisor.

Handle cash, checks, and credit card transactions, closing out cash drawer and balancing all POS transactions.

Able to communicate through standard telephone and wireless audio systems.

Merchandise, restock and provide general floor maintenance where needed.

Maintain a clean work environment.

Demonstrate safe work practices through awareness and observation in support of a safety culture; reports any potential hazards or accidents.

Support team members, assist supervisors and leads when necessary.

Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Experience: None

Specific Skills/Knowledge/Licenses: None

Essential Physical Abilities:

Lifting and carrying 30 - 40 pounds; Developed fine motor control (grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers;

Standing for long periods of time; frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, squatting, pushing; climbing ladders;

Able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain)

Essential Mental/Sensory Abilities:

Organizing, sorting, categorizing, counting, adding, subtracting,

Interpreting data

Problem Solving

Communicating with the public, clear verbal and written.

Create written communication.

Completing written orders

Working Conditions:

Retail store environment, temperature varies, loud noises, occasional crowds, exposure to dust.

About Goodwill Seattle

Seattle Goodwill was founded in 1923 when a group of local businessmen recognized a need to provide training and employment for those without job skills. In the 1930s, when the federal government developed a system to care for the financially disadvantaged, Seattle Goodwill began serving those with physical and mental disabilities. For the next 40 years, Seattle Goodwill provided these services to the community. In the 1970s, in response to changing community needs, Seattle Goodwill adapted its programs to meet the needs of another group-those with economic, educational, social and vocational barriers to gainful and meaningful employment. In 1979, Seattle Goodwill offered its first vocational training classes. These classes evolved into our current Employment and Training Program. In 1985, a literacy program was added to address the educational needs of program participants. This small literacy program evolved into our current Adult Basic Education Program. These two programs operated together until February 2002, when the STRIVE program was added. Today, Seattle Goodwill is a recognized leader in employment training programs, and a pioneer in innovative and effective adult continuing education. Revenues from our ten retail stores-located in Bellevue, Bellingham, Burien, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Seattle, and Tukwila-provide much of the organization's funding, which means that store sales, and the community donations that drive them, are crucial to our ability to provide quality education and training programs. Although the years have been full of change and growth, Seattle Goodwill's basic philosophy of helping people build better lives for themselves has remained unchanged.