Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa Full-Time Store Clerk (Indianola, Iowa) in INDIANOLA, Iowa

Are you interested in a retail role that is purpose-driven? Does being an ambassador for our Goodwill mission appeal to you?

By joining our retail team as a Store Clerk your work will aid our mission of improving the quality of life for all individuals by providing skills training and helping people find jobs. You will be the first point of contact for Goodwill customers and the face they remember. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who want to provide excellent customer service, and take pride in working with valuable donations from our community. You will also assist in spreading our mission by informing customers they helped someone get a job. Last year alone, Goodwill of Central Iowa helped more than 800 people find employment and over 14,000 gain skills needed for a rewarding career.

What you'll do here

  • Greet, assist, and engage with customers in a helpful and courteous manner

  • Receive donations from the public

  • Sort donations, stack and organize sorted merchandise, ensure quality of goods processed meets standards

  • Work with supervisors to arrange and rotate items on the sales floor, keep merchandise organized and easily accessible to customers

  • Practice safe cash handling and operate the cash register, including calculating and balancing cash register as scheduled

  • Carryout general cleaning tasks, such as: sweeping, scrubbing, dusting, and mopping

  • Use a dolly, wheeled cart, pallet jack, and possibly riding or walk behind forklift

  • Meet daily production goals

What you’ll need

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • A high school diploma or currently attending high school or GED classes, or a minimum of four years of any combination of military service, high school, or related full-time paid employment

  • Availability to work days, evenings, and weekends

  • Ability to carry, lift, push or pull 40 pounds

  • Ability to tolerate variations in work environment temperature

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Effective communication and basic math skills

Ideal candidates will

  • Be a team player who is eager to work with a variety of people in a helpful, upbeat manner

  • Have retail experience and familiarity with using point-of-sale (POS) systems


In addition to working in a fun environment with a fulfilling mission, candidates for this role can also expect:

  • A competitive retail industry salary

  • (For full-time candidates) An excellent benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision, long/short-term disability, 403(b) plan, paid time off (PTO), flexible spending plan, and life insurance

  • A 10% discount at our retail stores

  • A unique work environment, with interesting products and a diverse clientele- Never the same day or the same donation twice!

  • The ability to take 10,000 steps per shift- This role will keep you active and healthy!

Career opportunities with Goodwill of Central Iowa (GCI) provide so much more than your average position. Each employee is an essential part of fulfilling our mission of improving the quality of life for all individuals. Revenue from our 19 stores provides skills training and helps people facing any type of barrier find employment. Each position at Goodwill contributes to making a positive impact directly in Central Iowa. Headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, GCI operates in a territory consisting of 22 counties across central Iowa, employing more than 400 individuals.

Goodwill of Central Iowa and our affiliates are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability) and E-Verify Participants

If you are ready to work for an organization that brings out the best in people, apply today!

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ID: 2018-2252

Starting Salary: $9.50/hour

External Company Name: Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

External Company URL:

Street: 404 N HOWARD