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Mail Services Clerk

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Closing date
May 26, 2021

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Responsible for coordinating the shipping and receipt of mail, packages, and other materials for the college and its locations.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Receive, sort, process, schedule, and deliver mail and packages.
  • Prepare mail lists and pieces for automation mailings. Process bulk mailings.
  • Operate computerized mailing equipment.
  • Assist with the unloading of trucks, and route incoming freight and packages.
  • Fill and deliver supply orders.
  • Subject matter expert on deliveries, automated mailings, postal regulations, and shipping and receiving.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Possess excellent communication skills to work effectively with others, able to work in a cross functional team environment.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and complete tasks as required.
  • Possess good computer skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Represent the College with our customers in the most positive manner possible.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Constant (67-100%) stooping, kneeling, reaching, walking, and lifting 50 pounds. Frequent (34-66%) crouching, standing, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motion, viewing computer and/or close visual work of less than 18” of distance. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, climbing, balancing, and travel to campus locations. Ability to do heavy lifting up to 50 pounds. Ability to see color spectrum.

    May be subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), noise, and hazards such as moving mechanical parts and electric current.


    High School Diploma and three years related experience required or an Associate’s Degree. Must have experience with computers. Must have ability to understand and interpret postal regulations and possess basic math skills.


    Must have valid Iowa driver’s license with good driving record.


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected].


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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