Store Associate

Job Description

How to Apply:

Please send your resume as an email with the location and position you are applying for in the subject line. Alternatively, you can drop off your resume in person. To find location details, visit our Locations page. 

Why Join Us

Do you have a passion for Thrift? Are you motivated, looking for a role with a purpose, and have a desire to make a difference in your local community? We offer a unique way to serve through retail and recycling! Our team members demonstrate our core competencies of collaboration, communication, composure, and being service focused in everything they do. If you are looking to further your career in retail consider joining our team. We offer a competitive total compensation package, extensive leadership development, and personal growth opportunities.

Job Overview

As a Store Associate, you are to provide excellent service to guests, sort incoming product, receive donations and assist the Store Manager in the maintenance of all store operations. On a daily basis, you will positively impact our guests, donors, and the communities in which we operate. 

Our ideal candidate is a retail enthusiast who is service focused, can maintain their composure, and has the ability to communicate and build relationships.  In doing so, the candidate will be action oriented, drive results, and will strive to become an expert in their role through continuous self-development and learning. 

Job Duties

Sales Floor    

  • •   Acknowledge guests and assist with their shopping needs
  • •    Provide fast, efficient and accurate checkout service
  • •    Promote upcoming sales or special fundraising events
  • •    Maintaining neat and orderly sales floor, dressing rooms and check out areas
  • •    Make brief announcements over the P.A. system
  • •    Answer the telephone in a professional manner
  • •    Replenish product
Skills and Qualifications
  • •    Approachable with good interaction/people skills
  • •    Good written and oral English (French where required)
  • •    Eye for detail
  • •    Dependability
  • •    Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent
  • •    Possess the ability to learn cash, pricing and sorting procedures, and product display and promotion guidelines
  • •    Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed
  • •    Must be eligible to work in Canada
What We Offer:

Competitive compensation:

  • • Staff discounts
    • Employer paid RRSPs
    • Vacation (3 weeks/ 6%)
    • Paid sick time
    • The opportunity to learn new skills, job advancement, recognition programs and in-store sales incentives 

You Can Expect:

• To join a hands-on work environment where you will be required to physically move through our operation while adhering to daily goals.
• A schedule based on our operational needs. We are open 7 days a week, including days, evenings and weekends (Please note: Our stores are open for shopping Monday to Saturday and Sundays we are open to receive donations).

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all of our employees, CSA approved footwear is required for all Retail and DRC positions within NRO. 

The Salvation Army Thrift Store – National Recycling Operations (NRO) supports the mission of the Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which it operates. As part of one of Canada’s largest national charitable organizations, we adhere to the core values of Hope, Service, Dignity and Stewardship.  By working with us, you help support The Salvation Army’s programs, services and emergency relief efforts by recycling and selling donated goods.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.