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New Way Retail Associate


Kalamazoo, MI

Job Type


Posted On

July 5, 2022





Location / Chapter

Kalamazoo Area






Position Summary

Position Summary

The position of Retail Associate is at New Way YFC Thrift Store and will interact with the public, process sales transactions, receive donated items, process donations and restock the store. This position will also oversee teen employees, developing them in their skills and mentoring them in their work ethic. There will be opportunities to be involved in direct ministry activities, as New Way is a ministry site for Kalamazoo Youth for Christ. Building relationships with adult and teen volunteers is a key job function.

Essential Functions

New Way Team Member Responsibilities:

New Way YFC Thrift Store is a Faith Based store under the direction of Youth For Christ Kalamazoo. All employees are representatives of both of these organizations while working at New Way and will uphold the following standards of conduct.

  • Arriving at the work site with enough time to be ready to work at the start time.
  • Arriving in the designated work uniform.
  • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude; no cursing, foul language or offensive speech are permitted.
  • Being the best possible steward of the resources with which New Way has been entrusted.
  • Demonstrating a strong work ethic; making the most of every work hour and serving others while doing so.
  • Sorting, tagging and hanging clothing as directed.
  • Intaking and sorting donations.
  • General housekeeping, as directed.
  • Checking out customers and bagging items while demonstrating excellent customer service.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
  • Reporting any safety concerns to the General Manager or staff member in charge.
  • Completing all assigned tasks on time as directed by the New Way General Manager or staff member in charge.
  • Assisting with any other tasks as directed by the New Way General Manager.
  • Maintaining personal integrity and professional courtesy at all times.

Position Requirements

Retail Responsibilities: 

  • Cash register and cash handling; learning a Point of Service System
  • Demonstrating excellent customer service skills
  • Displaying excellent phone skills
  • Dealing patiently with difficult customers
  • Stocking and inventory management
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to move large furniture with carts or dolly.


Spiritual Responsibilities:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression.

YFC employees have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.


Credentials Required & Preferred Education:

  • High School Diploma and Associates degree preferred
  • A passion to drive production, sales, customer service, and customer experience is a must
  • Management experience a plus
  • Must feel a calling to work with youth
  • Must have a good record in working with children and youth; cannot be on the CPS Registry or the Sex Offender Registry


YFC is a faith-based organization and all employees must agree with and sign a statement of faith as a prerequisite of employment. YFC is committed to diversity and all BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.