The University of Evansville is looking for a Bookstore Director to lead our campus-owned bookstore operations. The University seeks a dynamic and energetic director with creative ideas for marketing strategies, unique merchandise offerings, and programs to generate additional sales volume for our bookstore.
The Bookstore Director is responsible for leading the operations of the University’s bookstore, including oversight of buying, sales, and product merchandising. The Bookstore Director will provide outstanding customer service to students, parents, faculty, and other University internal and external constituencies. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling, supervising and training staff; purchasing textbooks and general merchandise, managing textbook rental programs; managing e-book and inclusive access programs; managing marketing and social media communications; facilitating special sales events, including athletic events at off-campus locations; preparation of annual bookstore budget; oversight of daily accounting functions; preparation and analysis of monthly sales and product cost reports; maintaining the bookstore inventory and Booklog point of sale system; completion of annual physical count of bookstore inventory; maintaining the bookstore Timber website. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel is required.
A bachelor’s degree in marketing or related business field is required.
To apply for the position, attach your resume and cover letter to the UE online application located at http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm. Please include three professional references. Applications and resumes should be directed to: Donna Teague, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration at the University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville IN 47722.
Three years’ experience in bookstore management or relevant retail management experience is required with preference given to candidates with experience in higher education bookstore management.
About University of Evansville
The University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university in Southern Indiana with a foundation in the arts and sciences as well as the professions where thousands of students have found their home, discovered their passion, and pursued success around the world.
The University has a rich tradition of academic excellence and has been recognized across the country and globe. In addition to our commitment of strong academics, we embrace our responsibility to help make our communities a better place. This is evident through our designation as an Ashoka Changemaker campus, one of fewer than 50 universities in the world recognized for making social innovation and changemaking in higher education a priority and representing a vision of what education and universities can be. In short, our students are truly making a difference, both locally and abroad.