Job Information

University of Utah Campus Store Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/17/2023

Requisition Number PRN14089N

Job Title Bookstore Dept Asst

Working Title Campus Store Associate

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week Sa-F, 15-20 hours a week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Sa-F, 15-20 hours a week. Rotating Saturday schedule. All staff must be able to work every home football game during fall semester.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00435 - University Campus Store

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.00 - $15.00/h DOE

Close Date 11/17/2023

Job Summary

The University Campus Store is seeking part-time retail associates to engage and connect with students, faculty, staff and fans of the University of Utah. Be part of a team that values diversity and inclusion, works hard to help each other succeed, and celebrates each other’s wins to deliver the best experience for our customers.

The University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution and a top-tier research university. The University Campus Store is the retail arm of the university is consistently ranked in the top 15 of institutionally run Campus Store’s in the nation. We serve over 40,000 students, faculty and staff along with the millions of visitors to campus each year.

At the University Campus Store we are dedicated to supporting the mission of the University, including its foundational values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Safety, Health and Well-Being, Sustainability and Academic Freedom. We are dedicated to supporting these values and preparing students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact as leaders and citizens. We believe in the responsible stewardship of our intellectual, physical, and financial resources, ensuring the long‐term success and viability of the institution. We are looking for staff who can support this missing and provide a welcoming and engaging experience to the Campus Store and University students, faculty, staff and guests.

We are looking for staff to fulfill a variety of positions, including cashiers, on-line order fulfillment, textbook sales, sales floor staff in the Utah Red Zone, Utech, School and office supplies, back-stocking and organization of stock rooms.

In addition to working in a fun atmosphere benefits of employment include employee discount, pay increase twice a year, and opportunities for advancement.

What does a successful candidate look like

Successful candidates have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within their field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Is dedicated to training and sharing knowledge with colleagues. Understands and supports the mission of the University and the Campus Store.

University of Utah students are encouraged to apply to posting PRN14068N.


Provide an exceptional customer experience by ensuring the customer is always the priority.

Determine customer needs based on customer preferences; suggest additional merchandise to compliment customer selection.

Demonstrate knowledge of store products and services to build sales and minimize returns.

Demonstrate proficiency in POS systems.

Retrieve additional merchandise at customers’ request (i.e., retrieve merchandise from stockroom; pull merchandise to assist customers in fitting room).

Develop new business and expand client base through in-store interaction, suggestive selling, and on the floor presence.

Maintain department recovery standards, including selling floor and fitting rooms.

Deliver optimal merchandise execution presentation through merchandise placement, execution, and style, including visual elements.

Ensure accurate merchandise pricing, and process markdowns in a timely and accurate manner.

Assist in inventory and markdown process.

Assist in picking, packing, and shipping merchandise to fulfill customer orders as needed.

Adhere to Asset Protection policies and procedures, including shortage prevention, inventory control, and compliance procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of retail sales experience; a minimum of one year of experience supervising employees and buying merchandise; and effective oral and written communication skills required. A commitment to the concept of excellence in service is expected from the incumbent. An Associate Degree in Business, or a related field, or two years of related college work along with the above requirements or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) is preferred. Other specific preferences may be called for, depending on the unique needs in a given area.


This is an entry level position. Training will be provided. Staff must be able to work Sa-F 15-20 hours a week summer and fall semester. All staff are expected to work a Saturday rotation schedule, working at least 2 Saturdays a month, and every home football game during Fall Semester.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.