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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Thrift Store Clerk in Aberdeen, South Dakota


This is a part time position. The working hours and days will vary.

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.

Summary/Primary Purpose: To maintain the thrift store at standard operating level and complete all daily duties and responsibilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following:

  • Make sure all shelves and clothing racks are full, organized to promote sales.

  • Assist management team to investigate and properly price items to be sold, as needed.

  • Process all merchandise efficiently and properly following established standards.

  • Daily duties include stocking racks, shelves, counter or tables with merchandise to promote sales.

  • Responsible for learning and then training on the entire processing system to include cash register/.

  • Maintaining a clean environment throughout the store to include shelves, counters and tables.

  • When needed, responsible for wrapping and bagging merchandise for customers.

  • At all times must provide good customer service by being polite, prompt and courteous and in line with the mission of The Salvation Army.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Not applicable


Education and/or Experience:High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Retail and/ or cash register experience preferred, but not required.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

  • Ability to be flexible and able to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

  • Basic computer skills with ability to access payroll, timekeeping and personal data via a web-based system.

  • Good communication skills both written and spoken, and ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Strong independent judgement.

Other Qualifications:Must pass all applicable background checks.Must successfully complete Safe from Harm training within 90 days of hire, as established by The Salvation Army.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability and excellent manual dexterity. Ability to stand, bend and reach for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment. May need to climb, balance. Kneel, crouch or crawl. This position will required the ability to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds occasionally.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a retail setting, and while performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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-SD-Aberdeen

Job ID2021-17849

of Openings1

CategoryStore Clerk

TypeRegular Part-Time