POSTING DATE: September 12, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio Campus

OFFICE: Main Campus

Bookstore Manager


The Assistant Bookstore Manager prepares the bookstore/books/merchandise for the purpose of assisting/selling books and other merchandise.  Receives, stores, and issues books and other sales floor merchandise. Stocks shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. Routinely takes physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.


1.  Running a register and handling cash, credit cards, and other forms of payment.

2.  Provide customer service

3.  Answers questions and advises customers in selection of merchandise, in person and on the telephone.

4.  Count and prepare deposit, in times when bookstore manager is out.

5.  Checks, scans, labels, and enters information to the computer.

6.  Processes reports.

7.  Files copies and staples materials.

8.  Receives, opens, and unpacks cartons or crates of merchandise and checks invoice against items received.

9.  Clean and stocks storage areas and displays with new or transferred merchandise.

10.  Clean and sets up advertising signs and displays merchandise on shelves, counters, or tables to attract customers and promote sales.

11.  Takes inventory or examines merchandise to identify items to be reordered, replenished, or sent back to vendor for credit, due to overstock or defective merchandise.

12.  Stamps, attaches, or changes price tags on merchandise referring to price list.

13.  Requisitions merchandise from supplier based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.

14.  Arranges and cleans display cases, shelves, and aisles.

15.  Performs other related duties as required.

16.  Prepares books and other merchandise for shipping

17.  This job requires standing and work long hours during rush week.

18.  Performs bookstore manager duties in the absence of the bookstore manager.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Bookstore Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  High School Diploma or GED required with emphasis on office management/office skills desired.

2.  Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business or related skills desired.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Service Orientation - Actively looks for ways to help people.

2.  Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

3.  Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

4.  Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

5.  Experience in retail, preferably in a bookstore operation.

6.  A deep commitment to Christian Higher Education and agreement with the purposes and philosophy of higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and WBU in particular. 

7.  An understanding of and commitment to work with educational programs related to churches, businesses, industries, and the military.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must possess good computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint experience.

2.  Must have the ability to gain a working knowledge of the University Power Campus program.

3.  Must possess good verbal and written skills plus good listening skills.

4.  Must be detail-oriented and have good organizational skills.

5.  Ability to be flexible, prioritize and available to work extended hours as needed.

6.  Ability to follow directions and work cooperatively with others.

Physical Demands:

1.  Ability to lift approximately forty pounds overhead.

2.  Stooping and bending.

3.  Standing for long periods of time.

4.  Transporting boxes.

5.  Physical dexterity and coordination.

Working Conditions:

1.  Work as a team player

2.  Indoors, environmentally controlled

3.  Importance of being exact or accurate

4.  Repetitive motions and tasks

5.  Very close attention to detail

6.  Transportation to and from work provided by individual.

7.  May require some travel to off-campus location.

8.  Incumbent is paid for a forty-hour week but works thirty-seven and one half hours.  The difference is the applicant is expected to work extended hours during registration and graduation.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Dr. James Antenen, Executive Director/Campus Dean

Wayland Baptist University - San Antonio Campus
11550 IH 35 North
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: (210) 826-7695
Fax: (210) 826-5699


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.