The Salvation Army

Thrift Store Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Carlisle
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $14.50/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $14.50/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


 Position:   Thrift Store Manager               

Location:  Carlisle, PA Corps; 20 E Pomfret Street

Availability of Position:  Immediate

Schedule: Full Time; Monday-Saturday; 9AM-6PM; schedule may vary based on staffing.

Reporting Relationship: Corps Officers

Salary and Grade:  $14.50 per hour; 73 Non-Exempt


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


Position Overview: The Thrift Store Manager oversees the general operations of the thrift store and supervises the thrift store and donation center staff. This includes processing donations, sorting, pricing, tagging, and shelving, operating the cash register and other responsibilities as assigned. The Thrift Store Manager is responsible for bank deposits and reporting as required by The Salvation Army and will be responsible to keep the thrift store organized and clean at all times.


  • Establish guidelines to prepare merchandise for sale by pricing and tagging items and clothes.
  • Create an attractive shopping environment including neatly stacking, shelving, and hanging clothing garments and other donated goods.
  • Enforce pricing policies (one price/no haggle) and recommended strategies for sales promotions to maximize sales.
  • Establish a system for purging items from the store to ensure a constant flow of new inventory.
  • Ensure the thrift store is always organized and clean, which includes sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc.
  • Assist in the recruitment of volunteers and handling appropriate paperwork.
  • Assist in the training and development of staff and volunteers.
  • Responsible for scheduling of store and donation center employees to ensure each day is staffed appropriately.
  • Approve vacation requests and conduct annual performance reviews for store and donation center employees.
  • Utilize the internet and social media to advertise the store and promote the most attractive and highest demand items.
  • Keep record of daily sales and monthly totals and reports these figures to Corps Officer and DHQ.
  • Understand and comply with federal and state laws regarding the sale of used items.


  • HS diploma or GED equivalent. College degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Prior successful work experience in a retail setting a plus.
  • Ability to handle a cash register and teach others how to handle one, including voiding, discounts, etc.
  • Excellent math/accounting skills and familiarity working with cash receipts.
  • Must keep information in a confidential and secure manner.
  • Must be self-motivated who can work in a constantly changing environment.
  • Must be able to adhere to project and work deadlines.
  • Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks:  
    • PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
  • Must have an understanding and appreciation of the Mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact:  Please send, fax or your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

Lt. Oziel Urbaez, The Salvation Army, 20 E Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Fax:  717-245-9473, Email:

OR External candidates interested in this position please apply online at

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at


No Phone Calls Please.


Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on June 16, 2021



The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Requisition No. 1575





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