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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Job Openings in Charleston

Ferguson Enterprises, the YWCA of Charleston and the Alzheimer's Association have job postings to share. Please pass them along to those who might be interested.


Ferguson Enterprises has an immediate need for a Showroom Consultant in our Charleston, WV location. Ferguson showrooms provide a place where customers can view a wide variety of conveniently displayed quality products. The high level of expertise and service that our associates offer adds additional value to the showroom concept. There continues to be tremendous growth in the showroom industry, and Ferguson's showrooms are the best in the business. We are seeking highly motivated individual with a strong commitment to excellence and a desire to advance based on performance. A college degree and/or 1-2 years of sales experience required.

Showroom consultants are primarily responsible for customer service by assisting customers on the showroom floor, handling incoming showroom phone calls, following up on orders, etc. They offer product knowledge and frequently, work with consumers to make the job of the plumber or builder less complicated.

Showroom associates should exhibit:
· A background or interest in design
· Outstanding interpersonal skills
· Good organizational skills
· Attention to detail
· Creativity
· Ability to be an innovative problem solver
· Work with outside sales to secure and maintain showroom and builder business

Please send resumes to Pete Ostaseski, Showroom Manager, at


The YWCA of Charleston seeks an executive assistant who is a dynamic person that gives great attention to detail, shows initiative and has strong organizational skills. This position provides administrative support to the Executive Director, Development Director and Board of Directors for the YWCA.

This person must possess proficient computer skills (including but not limited to MSWord, Excel and Publisher), strong written and verbal communication skills; and have the ability to multi-task. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge preferred, but not necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send resume, cover letter and three letters of professional reference to the YWCA Executive Director, 1114 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV by Friday, June 27, 2008.EOE.

The YWCA's mission is eliminating racism and empowering women. We are the area's most comprehensive social service agency, providing services to more than 10,000 a year.


A program assistant position including administrative duties is available with the Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter. This position offers the opportunity to learn human services and non-profit operations. The candidate must have excellent oral/written communication skills and computer skills. The candidate must be a self-starter and dependable.

For salary and specific job description, please contact Jane Marks, Executive Director, at


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