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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Assistant Manager, Bookstore

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3823

UW Job Family: 33

SOC Code: 11-2022

Pay Grade: 23

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists in managing the operational, financial, personnel and merchandising functions of the Bookstore.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Retailing, or a related field


2 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Routine and advanced mathematical principles and procedures.
  • University, state, and federal revenue policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Routine and advanced computer applications and software in use in designated area.
  • Routine and advanced records maintenance.
  • Retail sales and purchasing practices.
  • University accounting system.
  • Inventory techniques and methods.
  • Ordering, returning, and receiving procedures.
  • Policy formulation and implementation.
  • Budget development and implementation.
  • Routine and advanced customer service standards and procedures.
  • Procurement rules and regulations.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed financial records.
  • Supervise and manage staff.
  • Apply time management skills.
  • Evaluate situations and make decisions.
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, faculty, staff and other public entities.
  • Compile and interpret complex reports.
  • Effectively merchandise a variety of retail products.
  • Prepare purchase orders or requisitions.
  • Coordinate sales promotion activities.
  • Control inventory.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assist with planning, directing and coordinating sales, service and operational functions as directed by the Manager.

Resolve clientele problems concerning textbooks, supplies, services, and billing as assigned by the Manager.

Make budget recommendations.

Confer with Manager in formulating and implementing policies and procedures and evaluating existing policies. 

Supplemental Functions:

Attend and represent the Bookstore at regional and national meetings.

May act as Manager, Bookstore in their absence.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment; may be required to work some evening and weekend hours.

Distinguishing Features:

Assistant Manager, Financial Operations, Bookstore: Assists the Manager, Bookstore with financial and personnel functions of the Bookstore. Manages the Bookstore accounting office. Administers computerized cash register and inventory systems. Supervision is limited to support areas and does not include functional areas within the Bookstore. May act on behalf of the Manager in the absence of the Manager, Bookstore and Assistant Manager, Bookstore.

Assistant Manager, Bookstore: Assists the Manager, Bookstore with the operational, financial, personnel and merchandising functions of the Bookstore. Manages designated retail areas, including supervision of staff in each area. Assist Manager in evaluating, formulating and implementing policies and procedures. May act on behalf on Manager, Bookstore in their absence.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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