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Bookstore Supervisor

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Bookstore Supervisor
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia


FLSA Classification




Part-Time/25-28 hours per week


Reports to

Director of Business Operations


Operate the college bookstore as a retail operation with the goal of producing a measurable profit as a return on investment.  Provide retail products to faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including course materials, Covenant College merchandise, and various sundries.


  1. Purchase quality products to improve the brand of Covenant College at price points that allow for healthy margins for profit.

  2. Perform inventory control by monitoring sales and inventory turns for efficient use of capital and service to customers. 

  3. Manage inventory by reviewing sales and monitoring trends to provide a service to customers and generate profit. 

  4. Source and purchase items from vendors (i.e. apparel, art supplies, etc.).  

  5. Determine display of products and promotions to run.

  6. Organize and approve all invoices/credits to be paid by the Business Office.

  7. Supervise staff and student workers and establish a work schedule around student schedules during regular work days and to accommodate special bookstore hours. 

  8. Supervise the ordering, merchandising, and receiving and stocking of materials for various departments.

  9. Communicate with faculty to order course material and directing and supervising students in work-study.

  10.  Communicates with vendors in sourcing, ordering, inventory management and error correction, and parents or alumni in desired products or services, as needed.

  11. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

  12. Other job duties as assigned.


  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  2. Ability to effectively interact with various constituencies of the college, both internal and external. 

  3. Good decision making skills and independent judgment. 

  4. Excellent attention to detail.

  5. Strong initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision.


  • Associates degree  

  • Three years related retail sales and/or marketing experience, or five years of general business experience

  • Proficiency using Google Apps and Microsoft Office, especially Excel

  • Supervisory experience


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Business


  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College

  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments


  • This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the work day.

  • Frequently moves items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to

  • Letter of interest

  • Résumé

  • Statement of faith