These positions will serve as Taste NY Market Store Clerks and/or Key Holders and will work under the direction and supervision of the Taste NY Market Manager and Taste NY Assistant Market Manager. 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 clerks will inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The clerks are expected to discuss Jefferson County 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. Key Holder positions will also open and close the store, oversee staff members in the absence of the Taste NY Market Manager and Assistant Manager, and act in the capacity of cashier, store clerk and utility clerk as necessary.
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All applicants must apply online to be considered for these positions. All applicants must submit a complete application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references. All applicants must include their availability in their cover letter. This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.
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Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
These positions will be in support of the Taste NY Store located at the North Country Welcome Center in Alexandria Bay. There are four (4) positions available. Position hours and work schedules will vary. Weekly hours will range from 18 to 35 hours, and work schedules will be from Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. The hourly rate for these positions will be $12.23 to $13.60. Please be sure to state your availability in your cover letter. Benefits will be based on position eligibility.
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 Taste NY Market (hand cart may be used for transportation purposes).
Ability to use or learn to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
One (1) year retail sales experience.
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 Jefferson County.
Describe the local farms, produce, food and products displayed.
Maintain equipment, troubleshoot if necessary and call for repair as directed.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 Jefferson 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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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