Bookstore Assistant
University of Alaska - Juneau, AK

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4 summer session

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Major Org Unit

University of Alaska Southeast


Juneau/Southeast Region

Job Type

Clerical/Office Support Student Services Student Positions

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$10.50 hour

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University of Alaska Southeast - (907) 796-6273

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Job Posting Summary

Student must be a highly motivated self-starter and be capable of multi-tasking in both a retail and office environment. Cashiering and cash handling experience in a retail environment is required.This position is diverse, spanning the full spectrum of retail operations as well as providing clerical and database support for the bookstore. It requires an individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can work well with students, faculty and the general public. The position supports the receiving, stocking and returning of textbooks and merchandise and assists with the bi-annual book Buy Back. This position is responsible for maintaining various facets of the bookstore's textbook database which requires training. Retail and cashiering experience is required. General office and accounting skills are necessary including experience with Microsoft Excel and Word. This position requires intense attention to detail and an individual who upon completion of training is capable of working with minimum supervision and able to follow tasks through to completion.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Basic knowledge of database management and experience with data entry is highly recommended.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).


Length of time and type of experience required for this position.


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Special Instructions to Applicants

Student pool position open with an anticipated start date of Mid-July, early August 1, 2013. When preparing your resume, please read carefully the job summary details and provide examples or details that express any experience you have had in cash handling, cashier and any retail experience in sales. Examples with computers may include Excel, Word, Photo Shop, Publisher, or QuickBooks. The following documents are required at the time of application. a) Current resume b) Names and phone numbers of three professional references Contact HR Services at 907-796-6263 for assistance with the application process.

Special Conditions of Employment

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). Must also have a GPA of 2.0 or better. While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please see the following: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Prepare memos and other business correspondence using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Assist with the downloading and filling of web orders.

Perform data entry in textbook database and maintain Publishers Reference Files.

Assist with the receiving of invoices in BANNER and the textbook management database.

Assist with inventory and shipping analysis.

Respond to general inquiries over the phone and in store.

Assist customers in a professional manner.

Assist with the receiving, stocking and display of all incoming textbooks and merchandise.

Assist with the returning of textbooks for credit.

Assist with buying of used textbooks during book Buy Back.

Provide clerical support including photocopying, filing and faxing.

Requires some moderate lifting.

Other related duties assigned by supervisor.

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