Assistant Director, Swarthmore Store

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Retail, Staff

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

Assists the Director with daily operation of the Store by processing information and paperwork for the Swarthmore Campus and Community Store (Store). Maintains successful operation of the text and trade book departments. With the Director, makes managerial decisions regarding the Store. Performs all duties as necessary for a successful operation of the Store.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in collegiate retail strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with MBS or other textbook management database strongly preferred.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and multiple priorities
  • Ability to work under deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in a supportive and collaborative fashion
  • Ability to work as a team member to build stronger working relationships
  • Ability to handle constant interruptions.

This is a full-time position schedule varies within retail hours. Usually days, but at least two evenings and at least one weekend day per month.  Store is open 9am to 7pm Mon to Sat, and noon to 4pm Sunday. This offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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