Retail Store ManagerTen Thousand Villages State College
Retail Store Manager
The Board of Directors of Ten Thousand Villages State College, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships, is seeking an Retail Store Manager who will assume the operational leadership role in launching the new State College Ten Thousand Villages Store, which is anticipated to open on September 1, 2018. The Store Manager will be an employee of the Board, and the store will be staffed in a large part by unpaid volunteers. The anticipated start date is August 1.
The Store Manager will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and operationalize a shared leadership plan in which he or she provides overall store management and executive leadership and has prime responsibility for the success of the retail enterprise. The Store Manager will assume the primary role in establishing, promoting and expanding the store into a profitable, self-sustaining retail market for international, fairly traded artisan products by meeting and exceeding sales and budgetary goals and building a community of committed staff, volunteers and customers. The Store Manager is ultimately responsible for both day to day operations of the store and developing avenues of growth through innovative sales strategies, exemplary customer service and community outreach and education, as well as for developing, training and supervising paid staff and un-paid volunteers who are committed ambassadors for the product and mission. The Store Manager will model and fully embrace the Ten Thousand Villages mission and values of integrity, respect, teamwork, collaboration and courtesy.
Preferred Educational and Experience – BA/BS degree with three to five years applicable experience.
Annual Salary of $40,000 with bonus incentives and paid time off
Must be eligible to be employed in the United States of America.