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SALES ASSOCIATE Part-time – West Kelowna Store

Come join our team and help shape a better tomorrow

For over 40 years Kelowna’s Gospel Mission (KGM) has been providing food, clothing, and shelter to the most fragile and at-risk persons in our community. We are a faith based, values driven organization looking to hire committed caring people who want to make a difference.

Our West Kelowna Thrift Store enterprise is looking for a part-time SALES ASSOCIATE.  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 with 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, anticipate and recognize ‘what needs to be done and make it happen

Conditions & Exposure to risk

  • The incumbent’s work environment is primary inside of our Thrift Store, located in West Kelowna. The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions: hot and cold/long hours of standing and walking / pressure situations/isolation/work schedule affecting lifestyle
  • Walk-in clientele might include marginalized, disparaged, and at-risk individuals

Required Education & Experience

  • All-around knowledge and experience in customer service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows environment and record-keeping
  • Grade 12 education;
  • minimum of one-year previous experience in sales, retail or customer service


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

 Pandemic requirement

The successful candidate is required to be fully COVID vaccinated

 How to Apply

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

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