Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. Position is part time (20 hours per week or more) and the hourly rate is $15.00. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however resume review will begin on May 23rd. For more information about how to apply and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
The Market Store Clerk supports the Taste NY Market at the Auburn Taste NY Store and Farmers' Markets and related activities. Primary responsibilities include assisting with management of inventory, operation of cash register, cash controls, transportation of inventory to the store, customer service, food service and record keeping. On a daily basis the store clerk will inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The clerk is expected to discuss area/local agriculture and local foods with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store.
High School Diploma or equivalent education.
Ability to complete basic math in a fast paced environment;
Ability to work with the public;
Attention to detail;
Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register;
Must be able to drive personal or Association vehicle for pick-up and delivery of product from the warehouse to the market (hand cart may be used for transportation purposes);
Ability to use or learn to use MS Word and excel;
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
1 year retail sales experience.
Microsoft Office proficiency including Excel;
Experience working in customer service and retail environments;
Understanding of basic marketing;
Ability to handle multiple tasks;
Proficiency with internet based communications;
Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension;
Knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Coordination/ Operation (95%):
Customer service – greets, assists and serves the needs of store customers.
Store inspection, organization and recordkeeping.Must assist in maintaining a clean facility.
Cash Controls – follow all procedures for proper management and handling of cash.
Replenishment of store supplies and inventory.Track product inventory.
Receive and log scheduled deliveries.
Assist with promotion of agri-tourism.
Describe the local farms, produce, food and products displayed.
Maintain equipment, troubleshoot if necessary and call for repair as directed.
Professional Improvement (5%):
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and performother duties as assigned.
Health and Safety (Applies to all duties and functions):
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/ EPO and Policy (Applies to all duties and functions):
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
Vision Access Program
Employee Assistance Program
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
Association Admin Asst I
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00018917
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