Thrifty Fashions Sales Associate

High School Student Position

Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL

All staff positions at the Women's Centre are employed by the Mokami Status of Women Council (MSWC). Our work is guided by feminist theory and principles.

This position is funded by the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador - Student Summer Employment Program.

To be eligible for this position applicants must:
•Be a student who is currently enrolled in Level I, II or III;
•Be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
•Not be an immediate family member of the Board of Directors or operators of MSWC.

Position Scope:
The Mokami Status of Women Council (MSWC) is looking for a student to join our Thrifty Fashions team for the summer as a sales associate. Thrifty Fashions is the Mokami Status of Women Council's social enterprise thrift store.The Sales Associate position reports directly to the Thrifty Fashions Manager. The sales associate will be responsible for assisting customers throughout the buying process and helping to create a safe and welcoming environment for our community.

Major Responsibilities & Typical Duties:
•Provide customer service to patrons of Thrifty Fashions
•Develop a welcoming atmosphere for customers
•Complete opening and closing procedures
•Processing payments through cash and debit transactions
•Balancing cash/floats
•Sort/organize donations — restock store as required
•Participate in all staff meetings, training and brainstorming sessions
•Assist in the preparation of clothing donations for shipment to seven Labrador coastal communities
•Represent MSWC at community events when needed
•Other related duties

Consideration will be given to applicants with a combination of the following skills and experiences:
•Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented approach
•Knowledge of MSWC programming
•Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
•Knowledge of gender equity and community issues as they relate to women and gender diverse individuals
•Knowledge of cultural humility and indigenous cultures and understanding of the impact of intergenerational trauma
•Strong written and oral communication skills
•Excellent computer skills
•Understanding of confidentiality practices and ethical workplace conduct

Hours of Work:
This position will be 30 hours a week for 7 weeks. Schedule will vary but will take place between the hours of 8:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Saturday.

$13.20 per hour + MERCS

Start Date:
To be negotiated.

Closing Date:
Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 12:00pm (NOON). Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and 2 references. A current and original copy of a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check will be required prior to beginning employment. Please email applications to Stacey Hoffe, Executive Director at

We thank all in advance for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equity Statement:
MSWC embraces diversity and is committed to greater equity in our programs and our employment. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain skilled and strong volunteers and employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives in line with this, preferences will be given to and applications are encouraged from women (cisgender and transgender) and non-binary people who are Indigenous, Black and people of colour, people living with disabilities, women with experience in sex work and women with experience in the criminal justice system. We encourage applicants to self-identify any marginalized experiences and identities in their application with the knowledge that disclosed experiences will remain confidential.

Mokami Status of Women Council