Full-time, Sales Associate III - Athens Store

  • 1500 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Goodwill is much more than just retail stores. For more than 90 years, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries has helped people with disabilities and other disadvantages get the training and support they need to find competitive employment in the community.

Since 1923, we’ve been in the business of empowering people through work and employment. We provide a hand up, not a handout, to people who face a variety of barriers. Challenges might be mental, physical and emotional disabilities or other disadvantages such as a lack of education or a long absence from the working world. We offer them job training and other resources they need to find and keep a job. People who come to Goodwill want to be self-sufficient members of the community. They know the sense of independence and self-worth that comes with earning a paycheck.

Funding for these programs and services comes from the sale of donated items in Goodwill retail stores; from personal, corporate and state financial contributions; and from contract labor services that Goodwill provides to businesses and government.

Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means that all donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. We are a member agency of Goodwill Industries International and United Way of Greater Chattanooga, and we are accredited by CARF.

Job Description


The Sales Associate III provides excellent customer service to customers and donors. The Sales Associate III assists the Lead Sales Associate in training new sales associates, as well as serves as a fourth key holder to open and close the store as needed.


Performs supervision as needed in the absence of the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager.


  • Supports customers at point of sale to ensure a great shopping experience
  • Receives and processes all cash and credit card payments through a POS system according to standard procedures
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of bank deposits and change, has access to the safe combination and is considered the fourth key holder
  • Assists in training new Sales Associates
  • When not assisting customers, arranges floor displays, gets processed items to the floor in a timely manner, and maintains dressing rooms
  • Maintains clean and orderly checkout areas
  • Other duties as needed


This position requires moving and standing in one place for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting pushing, pulling and moving items is also required.



High school diploma or equivalent is required, and at least one year retail experience is preferred.

POS experience and prior management or team lead experience


Must have strong communication skills and work well with others. Must be courteous and efficient, and highly skilled in providing  prompt and friendly service. Cash handling, strong math skills, the ability to multitask and be detail oriented and highly observant is a plus.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.