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  • Our organization is financially sound and continues to grow
  • We pay competitive salaries and offer a full range of employment benefits
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Sales Associate/Merchandise Handler

Department: Operations
Location: Urbandale, IA


Participates in the efficient and profitable day-to-day operations of The Giving Tree thrift store, by greeting and assisting customers and maintaining store orderliness, cleanliness and merchandise displays.


  • Ensures a satisfied experience for guests at the store by providing quality customer service.
  • Processes sales transactions ensuring accuracy of payment. Operates cash register program according to policy and instruction.
  • Welcomes customers at the donation drop off area, sorts donated items and prices them according to established pricing guidelines.
  • Arranges donation pick-ups and picks up donated merchandise when needed using the company vehicle provided.
  • Understands and complies with store security procedures at the open and close of business. Adheres to standards as instructed by the manager or executive officer.
  • Assists with building displays and other store presentation.
  • Assists with marketing, promotions and special events.
  • Fosters a positive team environment with staff and volunteers.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in a retail and/or thrift store environment preferred
  • Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Available to work store hours Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and work special events as needed
  • Comfortable in driving store truck for donation pick-ups
  • Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is required
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background check

Working Conditions:

  • Physical requirements: Medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical activities: Climbing, Kneeling, Reaching, Pushing, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive motions, Standing, Pulling, Stooping, Walking, Lifting, Fingering (picking, pinching, typing, etc.), Grasping (applying pressure with fingers and palm), Feeling (perceiving size, shape, texture, temperature by touching)
  • Environment: Work is primarily performed in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential
  • Time: Work hours based on patient-driven census model; Ability to work a flexible schedule and potential extended hours
  • Travel: May be required between locations

These characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.      

HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required. 

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