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Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 5337355
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Mail Clerk (HR Title: Mailing Specialist)

Hourly Range:

$17.79 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This position supports the SMU mail room in the daily operations to process mail and packages.

Essential Functions:
  • Sort daily mail and packages from the USPS, UPS, FedEx and other carriers to the appropriate locations within the post office. Pick up USPS mail as needed.
  • Meter mail. Run the postage meter for all outbound mail.
  • Operate the Point of Sale system in the post office.
  • Assist in processing in bound copy orders.
  • Maintain and complete minor repairs to mailing equipment.
  • Backup responsibilities include pick up of USPS mail and if both couriers are out knowing the campus courier routes to be able to deliver and pickup mail.
  • Shelve and pull packages as requested for student pick up.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Candidate with customer service experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate with knowledge of MS Excel (or other spreadsheet/database software) is strongly preferred. Candidate that possess strong customer service skills is required. Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

The SMU Post Office operates Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm. Employees may be scheduled during those hours of operation.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
      • Bend
      • Reach above shoulders
      • Carry/lift 25lbs.
      • Sit for long periods of time
      • Squat
      • Handle objects
      • Stand
      • Push/Pull

Deadline to Apply:

June 28, 2024

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas

Job: Office and Administrative Support

Organization: Auxiliary Services

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Staff

Employee Status: Entry Level

Job Type: Full-time

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: No

Job Posting: Jun 14, 2024, 5:51:12 PM

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