A dynamic hub of the Cornell University campus and a recognized leader in collegiate retailing innovation, the Cornell Store serves students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors through its 22,000 sq. ft. main store, online store, and satellite locations, producing $25 million in annual sales and consistently achieving outstanding operational benchmarks,. The Store strives to deliver legendary customer service, provide a rewarding work experience, and produce excellent financial results.
The Cornell Store is currently hiring for multiple part-time/casual (19 hours per week or less) Sales Assistant positions to work in support of their Ithaca Main Campus retail operation. These part-time positions will involve variable/flexible hours, and generally include some holiday and extended hours based on business needs.
Our Part-time/Casual Sales Assistants will support our retail managers and area supervisors in the daily operations of a high-volume, multi-channel retail operation.
The overall duties may include:
Sales and Service - Greeting and welcoming customers and guests, demonstrating ‘active selling’, providing product information and guidance, and ensuring a high-quality customer service experience
Visual Merchandising – Assisting in maintaining the appearance of the sales floor, setting up seasonal promotions/visual displays, and regularly monitor assigned areas for product restocking and recovery
Point of Sale Support - Operate cash registers, assist customers with check-out, and execute appropriate cash handling procedures
Inventory Support – Receive and process incoming merchandise and assist with special orders and store-to-store shipping requests
A high school diploma is required. College coursework, Associates degree or other formal training preferred.
Strong customer service skills and moderate computer/systems competency.
Demonstrated experience in being a team player, ability to juggle multiple priorities, and working in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to occasionally climb ladders and lift and/or move 25-50 pounds as needed.
Additional work experience or educational background in business management, hospitality, fashion/design, and or other related fields
Prior retail sales experience or cash-handling experience strongly preferred
19 hours per week or less (variable, based on availability, business needs, and work performance; nights, weekends and holidays may be required)
University Job Title:
Temp Serv Sales
No Grade - Hourly
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by ‘dragging and dropping’ them into the dropbox or by using the ‘upload’ icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at email@example.com.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.