Bookstore Manager

General Function

Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to supervising the operations of a University bookstore

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversees all operations of bookstore; estimates and orders needed sales inventory and supplies; monitors sales trends; reconciles income with registers; forwards daily report.
  • Supervises staff; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; sets priorities and goals; enforces rules and regulations; monitors and evaluates performance; reviews and approves time sheets.
  • Monitors and reviews tasks to ensure timely and professional completion; ensures any necessary corrections are made.
  • Prepares daily, monthly, and annual sales reports; prepares other needed administrative and financial reports.
  • Coordinates textbook buy back program.
  • Reviews invoices and approves for payment.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Assistant Manager Operations

Direction Given: Direct Supervision of classified staff (Sales Clerks)

Minimum Requirements

Requires an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and three years University bookstore experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of bookstore operations
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of computer and office applications

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Bookstore Manager

Job Code


Classification Series

Bookstore Management




University Bookstore


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013