Lead Sales Associate Position Description

The Lead Sales Associate helps achieve the mission of Adelante Thrift by providing exceptional service to customers on the sales floor and accurately processing sales through the point of sale system. This position will work with a team of staff and volunteers to create a welcoming thrift opportunity for our community.


  • Welcome customers to the store and help answer questions about merchandise and our pricing model. 
  • Assist in maintaining dressing rooms.
  • Provide excellent service at the point of sale while accurately entering all purchases into the point of sale system.
  • Help maintain an organized, safe, and clean sales floor.
  • Assist Stocking Associate and volunteers in keeping the sales well merchandised.
  • Serve as third key-holder and assist in opening and closing of store, including reconciliation of sales and payments received.
  • Provide assistance and direction to staff and volunteers when acting as the supervisor on duty.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Past retail or customer service experience a plus.
  • Friendly, helpful, customer-centered attitude.
  • Ability to ring items in a computer based point of sale system and count change.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow opening and closing procedures to reconcile point of sales system.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment with a team made of staff and volunteers.
  • Intermediate proficiency in English (oral, written, and interpersonal communication) required. Ability to communicate in Spanish, Nepali, Burmese, or Chin a plus.
  • Willingness to cross-train on other functions of the store team a plus.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

This is a part-time (29 hours per week) position. Salary is $10. Paid holidays. No other benefits available to part-time employees. 

Successful candidate must be able to start training on March 3, 2015.

Apply using our online application.