• Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • 2023-12-31


Candidates should clearly state their availability for both terms and should be a full-time undergraduate student during both the terms mentioned. It is important to note that we will also be accepting applications for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024.

Service Description: WUSA Thrift is a sustainable and affordable shopping option located on campus. Our mission is to provide high-quality, gently used clothing items at our Store, which is stocked with upcycled donations from UW Residences and other campus partners. All items are priced at $10 or less, making sustainable fashion accessible to everyone. All proceeds go towards supporting sustainability initiatives on campus. Join us in making a positive impact on the environment and the community by shopping at WUSA Thrift.

Job Title: Manager, WUSA Thrift Store (Winter 2024 – Spring 2024, 2 Terms)
Department: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Student-Run Service
Reports to: WUSA Services Manager
Weekly Hours: Up to 20/Hrs per week
Hourly Wage: $17
Effective Date: January 1st, 2024
End Date: August 29th, 2024

Benefits of working for WUSA Thrift:
– Opportunity to show and contribute your leadership skills to the community
– High level management, leadership and internal and external relations experience
– Organize teams of volunteers and executives
– Learn how to work with multiple groups on campus
– Gain skills related to working with a budget and Point-of-Sale systems
– Contributing to a cause to create a more sustainable campus environment

Role Description: The Manager’s main responsibility is to ensure that the store meets the needs of the undergraduate student population. The Manager facilitates cooperation between the various team members within the Thrift store as well as ensures that the WUSA Thrift Volunteers and Executives are well supported. The Manager is also required to work closely with and facilitate communication with the Executive team for WUSA Thrift as well as with the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association.

The Manager leads all those involved within the service while working closely with the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association to ensure that WUSA Thrift remains an active and growing service available to all undergraduate students. The Manager is responsible for hiring and scheduling volunteer staff and executives and managing the day-to-day operations of the store.

Key Accountabilities:
– Serve as manager of the WUSA Thrift Store. Manage all aspects of the store including hiring and working with execs and volunteers, managing clothing stocks and ensuring the store is open and ready for business
– Recruit, hire and train all incoming store executives and volunteers
– Work with Social Media Director to maintain WUSA Thrift social media and business pages with information regarding upcoming clothing drives, store hours, etc., with support from WUSA Marketing
– Manage the point-of-sale system and reconciling all items at the end of the week. Includes training all volunteers and execs on the system
– Coordination of end-of-term clothing drives from UW Residences
– Seek ongoing collaboration/partnership opportunities with campus affiliates to secure future used clothing donations
– Work on resolving inquiries or concerns from customers
– Lead weekly meetings with executives to ensure all departments are on track or informed about updates
– Lead monthly all team meeting to discuss sales numbers and community engagement
– Completion of End of Term Report for WUSA that includes information about volunteers hired, clothing donations, sales, and social media metrics, campus partners

Requirements and Assets for this Role:
– Must be able to be on campus for both Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 terms – REQUIRED
– Must be able to work on weekdays during the day at least 3 days per week up to 4 hours per day (and up to 5 days during busy times) with flexible hours available
– Must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo and enrolled in the term(s) indicated –

– High organizational and problem-solving skills
– Must be able to be physically on campus during the term(s) as needed
– Must be able to physically lift up to 40lbs or manage staff assistance if accommodation is required
– Must be committed to fulfilling the required hours to ensure quality of service
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to lead, engage, and motivate a team
– Able to make timely decisions, independently and with a group
– Strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
– Ability to prioritize and multi-task
– Knowledge of budgeting and finance is an asset
– Previous Point-of-Sale experience is an asset
– Understanding of social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram

Training Requirements:
Required to attend training with WUSA Services Manager (date TBD)

Along with submitting your resume, please fill out this form for your application to be considered. https://forms.office.com/r/iTqYU136fJ

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