Director of the Bookstore Director of the Bookstore



Responsible for overseeing all functions of the college bookstore, including, but not limited to: operational an administrative supervision, budgets, financial goals, information systems, customer service, and policy. Responsibilities also include the purchase of course materials, trade books, supplies, apparel, equipment, advertising and maintenance of sales and inventory records; and employment and supervision of sales staff. Provides leadership, long-range planning, policy development and guidance, sales and returns, and cash management.


A Bachelor's degree. Coursework in accounting, marketing, finance, retail, and small business beneficial. Two to five years of similar or related experience. Experience in college retail is strongly preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Manages bookstore accounting functions
  • Purchase and coordinate textbook, trade book, insignia supplies and apparel.
  • Ensure high level of customer service.
  • Maintain inventory controls.
  • Maintain an efficient flow of duties by evaluating bookstore procedures, initiate policy and procedure changes, direct operations to prepare and retain records, file and report in accordance with accounting standards; initiate cost reduction programs; and coordinate all bookstore activities with other campus departments and events.
  • Supervise employees engaged in sales work, taking of inventories, reconciling cash with sales receipts, operating records and preparing end-of-day transactions and reports.
  • Oversee and insure computer operations, POS functions, and program updates.
  • Confer with college faculty as necessary to project textbook and supply order requirements.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action within college policy and state regulations.
  • Attend state, regional, and national college bookstore meetings, seminars, training, etc. to keep apprised of bookstore trends.
  • Provide retail floor support.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range:  Salary commensurate to education and experience

Position Status:  Full-time

Application Deadline:  Open until filled      

Start Date:  June 03,2019 

  • We regret that the College is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status.
  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.


Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply  

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. For the employment application click HERE
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
  4. Copies of transcripts from highest post-secondary institution (unofficial are accepted) and copies of any relevant certifications, if applicable.

**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards). 

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

Director of the Bookstore

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at and SCCC Facts.

Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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