The Taste NY at Todd Hill Market Sales Clerk supports the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill. Primary responsibilities include assisting customers in a food service setting, maintaining clean and organized work stations and ensuring a clean guest area. Clerk provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards, follows health safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues. Inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The clerk is expected to discuss Dutchess County agriculture and local foods with customers, utilizing provided information and engage them in the areas of local agriculture products sold in the store. Candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with managers and co-workers.
There are four positions available - 15-18 hours per week each.
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;
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.
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 in Dutchess County.
Describe the local farms, produce, food and products displayed.
Monitor product expiration dates and observe First in First out practices
Follow health safety and sanitation guidelines store inspection, organization and restock as needed.
Work with supervisors to learn about products being sold in the store.
Maintain equipment, troubleshoot if necessary and alert manager (such equipment may be but not limited to cash register, coffee equipment, refrigerators and freezers).
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 perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied 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 - Applied 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 Dutchess 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.
There are four part time, 15-18 hours per week, non-exempt, non-benefits eligible positions available. Compensation starting at the rate of $11.10 per hour commensurate with experience.
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLYbutton in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. 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. For instructions, visit:
Review of applications begins on July 15, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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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.
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