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Job Details: Bookstore Manager

Job Title: Bookstore Manager

Submitted on: 02-21-18

Salary: 12-month, Full-time

Start Date:

Application Deadline:


REPORTS TO: Vice President of Outreach


  1. Identifies need for materials and merchandise; identifies criteria and selects
    vendor to procure specific merchandise meeting identified criteria, such as
    price, quantity, quality and delivery date.
  2. Orders stock through sales representatives, purchase orders, and phone
    contact with vendors.
  3. Checks inventory of shipments that arrive; prices and stocks the new
  4. Completes and prices the annual inventory and other inventories as required.
  5. Works with faculty in determining the textbook and learning material
    requirements for the book rental operation and retail operation.
  6. Reviews inventory level to liquidate obsolete merchandise.
  7. Checks new stock prices with existing stock prices and makes appropriate
  8. Supervises, trains, and assists the bookstore book rental clerks in their duties
  9. Plans special promotion and sales.
  10. Compiles and tracks sales data; evaluates data for future stocking and promotional events.
  11. Maintains accountability of funds received.
  12. Helps develop and monitor the bookstore operating budget.
  13. Develops and manages on-line presence of bookstore.
  14. Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and
  15. Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  16. Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
  17. Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Outreach or his/her designe

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)



  1. Knowledge of product selection, inventory control, and purchasing practices.
  2. Knowledge of merchandise techniques.



This is a "hands on" position which includes selling, ordering,
and the maintenance of inventory, record keeping and management of the
university bookstore and book rental operations. The Bookstore Manager will
coordinate the preparation of bookstore financial reports with the comptroller; as
well as, controlling the university bookstore’s operating budget. The Bookstore
Manager will need to perform functions related to cashiering such as: operating
cash register and credit card machine; assist customers; answer telephones and
customer service questions; and handle returns and complaints. Record,
balance, and deposit monies according to established procedures; prepare sales
reports and daily bank deposits for bookstore.

Physical Requirements:




  1. Bachelor’s degree or 5 year marketing experience.
  2. Four years progressively responsible retail sales experience preferred.
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

For Additional Information:

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. 
Office of Human Resources 
P. O. Box 430 
Goodwell, OK 73939 
Telephone 580-349-2611 
Fax 580-349-2302 
E-mail to
OPSU Human Resources