Shipping & Mail Supervisor
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19293 Posted: 01/18/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Shipping & Mail Supervisor

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Shipping & Mail Supervisor will report to the Controller.

Pay Range: Starting at $50,000 annualized

The Shipping and Mail Supervisor is responsible for managing shipping and mail services for UW Parkside, including inventory management and distribution; mail and package receipt and delivery; and shipping and delivery of packages. This position manages central receiving and the surplus sales function for the University campus and supervises staff performing related duties.

This working manager is responsible for overseeing department daily operations, including budgets, purchase orders, cost allocations and hiring of staff.

Essential Job Functions
  • Oversees staff responsible for inventory management and distribution, mail and package receipt and delivery, and shipping and/or delivery of packages
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Maintains records and manifests regarding incoming packages, location, and date of delivery
  • Ensures that staff is trained in safety and security procedures
  • Determines policies and procedures related to accurate mail and package receipt and delivery and will publish these for training all staff
  • Supervises postal inspections and monitors the postal levels on the unit's postage meter for use in budget projections
  • Reviews, processes and manages the ongoing operations of surplus and auction items for sale
  • Demonstrated ability toward continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes and provide quality seamless customer service
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or related field
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license, a minimum of 2 years’ driving experience and ability to pass a driver background check in order to drive a state vehicle

Ergonomic Requirement

  • Requires strenuous physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds
  • Occasional carrying of lightweight envelopes or parcels weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasional climbing of stairways to access floors within buildings and climbing in/out of delivery van.
  • Occasional lifting of totes of mail weighing up to 25 lbs.; incidental lifting of boxes, tilting and transferring furniture weighing up to 55 lbs. using a dolly.
  • Frequent hand activity requiring light effort grasping; Incidental hard grasping efforts while lifting items weighing up to 55 lbs.
  • Frequent pushing and pulling of mail cart requiring 5 lbs. of force; Incidental pushing and pulling requiring efforts approaching 50 lbs. when transferring fully loaded large carts or using dollies to transfer furniture.
  • Occasional reaching when sorting in-bound mail, retrieving mail or sorting parcels.
  • Occasional sitting when driving; Occasional standing on hard concrete floors.
  • Frequent walking when sorting or making deliveries, including outdoor walking;
  • Incidental stooping, bending or kneeling when gathering items from floor or cart
  • Functional vision to read and drive. Peripheral vision to safely operate university vehicles.
  • Functional hearing to verbally communicate with co-workers and customers
  • Functional touch and tactile sensitivity when sorting mail/packages or working with computer

   The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to use technology, and computer software programs
  • Comprehend written and oral instructions and as directed
  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names and email addresses for three (3) professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 1/31/2023 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 04/11/2023

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