Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your attentiveness to our cause! Our staff are fundamental to our ministry, and play an integral role in leading the homeless to wholeness.

sales associate – thrift store

thrift store

About Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless and helps the hurting.  We provide assistance to all.  We minister to the whole person, spirit, soul and body by sharing Jesus with a servant’s heart. We are all about leading people into wholeness through a faith-based continuum of care.

Kelowna Gospel Mission’s dual Thrift Store enterprise is looking for a SALES ASSOCIATE to join our team.  Customer service, willingness to work hard, and pleasant communication are key components.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Store Manager in the operation of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Thrift Store.

 Skill Set

Represent the Mission to the public in a positive and servant-like attitude. Ability to supervise volunteers: understand the role of volunteers in the Store, be able to give support, instruction and direction including orientation of new volunteers, ongoing training, supervision, creating and managing volunteer schedules. Cashier duties: greet customers as they enter and inform them of any sales, handle all types of cash/debit/credit transactions, efficiently wrap/bag purchases, be polite and helpful to customers, cash out at the end of each day.

Must be physically capable of heavy lifting in a safe manner. Specifically, must be able to lift heavy items including moving of furniture and appliances i.e. 10 – 50 lbs multiple times a day, and heavier items regularly with the aid of dollies and help from other staff.

Work as a team player, be willing to help co-workers in every situation. reliable and committed, organized, self-motivated, flexible, able to multi-task, able to politely deal with stressful individuals, anticipating and recognizing ‘what needs to be done’ and making it happen

The applicant must be in support of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission (www.kelownagospelmission.ca).

 Minimum Qualifications — Grade 12 education; minimum of one-year previous experience in sales, retail or customer service; able to use Microsoft Office applications; internet search skills

The hours are 9 am-5 pm Mon & Tues and Friday & Saturday.  The start date is July 15th

 How to Apply

Come join a great organization! We welcome your cover letter and résumé at humanresources@kelownagospelmission.ca.


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