Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 99999
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

Temporary bookstore positions. No benefits. CMU occasionally has temporary bookstore positions available. Charges CMU Bookstore customers for their purchases using credit and debit cards, student accounts, checks and cash using a POS register. Helps students find their books, reshelves books, and straightens shelves. Buys back books at the end of the semesters.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Superior customer service skills.
Ability to lift 20-30 pounds or more, bend and squat, as well as stand throughout length of the shift.
Available to work during beginning and ending of each semester including the weeks prior to the start of classes each semester.
Available to work weekends as needed.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Cashier experience.
Customer service experience.
Retail experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

Charges CMU Bookstore customers for their purchases using credit and debit cards, student accounts, checks and cash using a POS register.
Helps students find their books.
Reshelves and straightenes books in the textbook department.
Pulls books for specific orders.
Buys back used textbooks at the end of the semesters.

Supervision Exercised
Message to Applicants

This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible, temporary position.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the hiring committee.

Employee Group Temporary Staff
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Pay Range To be determined
Division Finance and Administrative Services
Department CMU Bookstore
Position Status Temporary
Position End Date
Employment Status Part-Time
FTE 0.00
Position Type Other
Weekly Work Schedule up to 25 hours/week
At Will? Yes
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see

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Posting Begins 03/18/2016
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter