General Manager

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OrganizationSchoolhouse Thrift Shop
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 3, 2019
College Degree Required?No
Phone(843) 270-2141


The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop was founded in 1992 as an outreach ministry of the Charlottesville Region of the Episcopal Church. Run by an independent nonprofit board with assistance from over three dozen volunteers and a small staff, the thrift shop seeks to live into its mission statement:

To support the outreach ministries of the Region XV Council of the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Virginia, by providing gently used clothing, accessories, books, toys and furnishings at affordable prices to community members and social service agencies, using volunteers in an atmosphere of fellowship and collegiality. We take pride in providing clean quality goods given in love by our donors.


To apply, please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to Board President, Sharon Lorish ( by June 3rd, 2019.

Job Duties

-Communicate with all stakeholders – the board, volunteers, Region churches, local neighborhoods, social service agencies, voucher clients – in an appropriate, gracious, and consistent manner over email, through marketing campaigns, and in person

-Maintain positive donor relationships with individual donors, churches, and local resale shops

-Manage quality and volume of donated inventory

-Maintain clear donation and pricing processes and train volunteers to follow them

-Create marketing copy across a range of publications and determine effectiveness of each campaign

-Work with Board to create Board meeting agendas, and update the Board on special projects as needed

-Coordinate with the treasurer to create accurate sales reports and budgets

-Supervise and create schedule for assistant manager

-Create and distribute monthly volunteer schedules in a timely manner

-Assure that all monthly bills are paid in a timely manner and that accurate files are kept

-Deposit sales on a weekly basis

-Determine building maintenance needs, hire contractors, and monitor projects in communication with the thrift shop Board and Church of our Saviour, which owns the property

-Manage interpersonal disputes and customer/volunteer complaints with an eye toward reconciliation

-Schedule and manage occasional special events


Skills Required

-Strong communication skills and a collaborative attitude

-A preference for nonprofit and/or religious ministry work

-At least two years working in a retail or service environment (some retail management/merchandising or secondhand/antique resale experience preferred)

-Confidence using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks, and Square

-Familiarity with online marketing and sales tools

-Ability to work with a diverse volunteer team, primarily retirees

-Patience & Flexibility

Additional Info

Salary and Benefits

-The manager position is salaried (non-hourly), 4-5 days per week.

-A salary review is conducted by the Board annually with any salary adjustments and/or bonuses communicated to the manager in a timely manner.

-The manager is insured under the prescribed Workers’ Compensation policy.

-Annual vacation days are determined by the Board. Currently the manager receives one week of paid vacation plus a minimum of ten days during annual holiday shop closures.

-Up to ten paid sick leave/family emergency days per year are provided.

© Center for Nonprofit Excellence 2019

Contact Us

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701-A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM