Title: Bookstore Manager Reports To: Dean Office: Dean FLSA Status: Exempt
Background: The mission of St. John’s College Bookstore is to support the College Program, primarily by offering for sale the necessary books and associated materials. Its customers include students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. It also serves the College in many other ways: For example, it provides a cultural focus for the community, plays a role in promoting the College and its purpose to the wider world, and contributes revenue.
The Bookstore has annual revenues of approximately $240,000, with a physical inventory of around 15,000 volumes. Point-of-sale functions, inventory control, ordering and receiving of books, return of surplus stock, and accounting support are provided by the Booklog software system. Further store services include handling special orders and mail orders, providing books for extra-mural classes, organising special book events, and selling stationery and College-branded merchandise.
St. John’s College Bookstore is unlike any other college bookstore in that it does not sell textbooks or prescribed editions. In practice it operates instead as an independent trade bookstore with a broad stocking policy based on varying demand. It carries not only Program reading (around 25 percent of inventory) but also a wide range of other books and items (around 75 percent) in both academic and non-academic genres. As such, its trade affiliation is with the American Booksellers Association, not with any college store organization.
For more information about the St. John’s College curriculum and its unique method of instruction, please visit https://www.sjc.edu
Role: Responsible for ensuring that the College Bookstore provides an effective service to the College community, satisfying its book-related needs completely and efficiently.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Environmental Conditions: This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds and push and control wheeled carts of up to 100 pounds, carry, shelve, bend and stretch in the performance of bookstore operations.
Compensation: Grade 14, $65,040.00 annually, excellent benefits.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Annapolis.Jobs@sjc.edu.