Retail Sales Associate

Job Title
Retail Sales Associate
Job ID
Houston,  TX
Other Location

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For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. From the youngest Girl Scout to our graduating high school seniors, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Through our programming, girls are exposed to a vast array of educational topics such as the arts, entrepreneurship, the outdoors, STEM and more. In Girl Scouts, girls learn what it takes to be a leader. The leadership program for girls is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience model, which allows girls to discover a positive value system and a strong sense of self, connect with others, build healthy relationships, identify causes that are meaningful, and take action to make the world a better place.


Summary: Responsible for Girl Scout shop functions including inventory management, point of sale system, proper handling of cash receipts and superior customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Deliver outstanding customer service to volunteers and customers through all interactions by greeting customers, responding to questions, engaging in interactions that promote store merchandise and suit the customer’s needs.
  • Processes cash receipts and returns at the assigned retail location in accordance with documented procedures.
  • Maintains inventory in amounts responsive to needs of volunteers and staff in consultation with the Retail Director.
  • Proactively reviews all retail Memos and correspondence directed to Retail Sales Staff in order to stay abreast of changes and initiatives.
  • Perform cycle counts as needed.
  • Prepares orders, receives inventory and monitors return of defective or overstocked items.
  • Handles mail order requests insuring prompt delivery.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation to record book transfers.
  • Assists in training new shop personnel.


  • Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.​​​​
  • Language Ability: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Outlook, and Word).

Physical Demands: 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.

The employee must have the ability to climb, stoop, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. The employee may be required to stand for long periods. The employee must have the ability to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include visual acuity to perform such activities as reviewing reports, and use of equipment such as a  computer, point-of-sale scanners and printers, telephone, fax machines, calculator, copier and other miscellaneous office and equipment, retail displays and tools. Employee may also be required to climb a ladder and use various types of moving carts.

Benefits:  We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and extensive benefits package and future growth opportunities within the company.  Our current full time employee benefit package includes Health, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, Educational Assistance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off/Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, and more.  Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Statement:  Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council fosters belonging and respect for all girls. We empower all girls, volunteers and staff to fulfill their potential and make the world a better place. Our Girl Scout Promise drives us to provide diverse, equitable and inclusive experiences where all girls, volunteers and staff are confident they belong. We stand firm in these commitments and united by these ideals.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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