Bookstore Manager 
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO

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Position Title:

Bookstore Manager

Position Number:





Student Center

Release Date/Closing Date:

03/26/2013 – 04/16/2013

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the close date. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted. Post-marks will not be accepted.

Department/Division Purpose:

The purpose of the bookstore is to provide books, academic material and other support materials and supplies to students to facilitate a successful college experience.

Job Summary Statement:

Pueblo Community College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution. “An institution in AQIP demonstrates how it meets accreditation standards and expectations through a sequence of events that align with the ongoing activities of an institution striving to improve its performance.” PCC expects all employees to integrate the principles and tools of continuous quality improvement into their daily activities. Customer focus, college service, and commitment to assist the College in achieving its mission and vision are expected for all employees. In addition, all employees are expected to utilize available technology in the completion of their duties.

This position specifically exists to direct all aspects of the college bookstores three million dollar plus operation including, but not limited to, the following functions: selling, purchasing for resale, receiving, personnel management, information systems, financial management, public relations and service related activities. The Manager will insure the effectiveness and efficiencies of the operation. Generally the Bookstore Manager will exercise independent judgment within specific guidelines and standards, but will work in cooperation with the Director Student Center and Auxiliary Services and campus community on various issues as appropriate. The Bookstore Manager works under the supervision of the Student Center and Auxiliary Services Director.

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Essential Functions:

% of Time

· Directs, interprets, and applies standards, policies and procedures for the Bookstores in day-to-day operations including: purchasing, pricing, selling, stocking, faculty relations, cash handling, record maintenance, staffing, safety/security and inventory control.


· Plans, organizes and directs purchasing activities to meet College's needs and assure adequate and appropriate supply of products; coordinates and conducts inventory control activities; researches and evaluates sources of supply; orders products according to inventory needs; contacts vendors to negotiate price, specifications, conditions of delivery and other related issues as necessary.


· Manages human resources including the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of all staff; and the implementation of developmental programs to enhance interpersonal communication and effectiveness.


· Directs the operation of the computerized information system, maintains fluency with technological advancements in the retail field, and manages the acquisition/integration of new hardware and software when deemed appropriate.


· Directs a comprehensive marketing program which includes strategies to solicit customer feedback, identify retail preferences, increase awareness about products and services, improve public relations, and optimize promotional activities and revenue.


· Manages and prepares the annual budget, including sales forecasts, net revenues, cost of goods, and operating expenses. Establishes and maintains financial controls to meet annual/long range goals.


· Serves as the primary liaison for the College Bookstore with faculty and other College Departments. Represents the College Bookstore and the College at state, regional and national association meetings. Organizes, maintains and meets regularly with the Bookstore Advisory Committee.

· Serves on campus committees as needed or applicable.


· Maintains knowledge of industry standards and innovations regarding books, merchandise, public relations, store operations, information systems, policies and procedures of publishers, distributors and other sources of supply.


Non-Essential Functions:

% of Time

· Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week. Part-time experience will be pro-rated. Part-time teaching experience will be based on a ratio of 36 credit hours = 1 year of experience.


Bachelor’s degree



· Five years management experience.

· Two years supervising fulltime staff.

· Five years of retail experience.

· Two years’ experience managing financial records, sales forecasting, accounting systems, and/or determining cost of goods sold in a retail setting.

· Demonstrated experience utilizing Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:

· Verifiable experience implementing and/or using Point of Sale Systems.

Preferred Qualifications


Master’s degree in Business Management or Administration.



· Three or more years managing a retail store

· Marketing experience for a campus store operation

· Demonstrative experience in a position that required effective written and oral communication skills. (Please provide examples of the types of communications you prepared and the types of presentations you have given)

· Demonstrated experience in a position that required supervision of multiple staff members.

· Demonstrated and verifiable experience effectively working as a member of a cross-functional team. (Please provide examples)

· Demonstrated experience that required the ability to work well with all college constituencies.

· General knowledge of accepted business and retailing practices.

· Verifiable experience with inventory control procedures and recordkeeping.

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:

· Experience organizing and working with advisory committees.

· Experience with College bookstore product lines, merchandising, and promotions.

· Experience in book distribution processes in a college environment.

Salary Information

$41,000 plus additional compensation based on the education and experience. In addition to salary, PCC offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.

Application Process

To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a PCC Application, voluntary Affirmative Action form, letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to or by mailing applicant packets to: Human Resources

900 W Orman Ave

Pueblo, CO 81004

Selection Process

--All applications received by the close date will be considered.

--After the position closes, applicants will be screened based on the posted MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

--Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be moved to the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will determine the applicants who will be offered interviews and those applicants will be contacted via email or telephone.

--Once a job offer has been accepted, all applicants will be notified via email.

--Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application and may not be eligible for consideration.

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