Post Office Clerk

Date Posted: 09/25/2023
Type/Department:Casual in Post Office
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College

Department: Post Office

Job Title: Post Office Clerk

Position Type: Casual

Schedule: 15 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $18.00 - $19.00 Hour/ Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Post Office Manager

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 700 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The Hampshire College Post Office provides full mail and package services to our campus community. As part of the post office team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The post office clerk’s core responsibilities include sorting and delivering community mail and packages, regardless of weather conditions. The clerk will also assist in processing incoming deliveries while adhering to government postal regulations. Providing on-campus postal services for convenience is another crucial aspect of this position.

As a member of the post office department, this position is essential to student, employee, and community service and experience. The incumbent must feel comfortable working in an often fast-paced organizational framework with shifting and evolving responsibilities. This position collaborates with other post office staff, and a variety of other college offices to meet the department goals, and further the mission of the department and the College. This position participates as a committed member of the post office team in college and division committee work, projects, meetings, events, and overall community development. This position is part-time, non-benefited and will end 5/31/24.


  • A valid driver’s license
  • Clean driving record
  • Must be “credentialed” in order to drive the HCPO vehicle
  • Must have some computer knowledge
  • Demonstrate strong customer service and good communication skills
  • Must have excellent attendance and promptness record
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Phone Skills
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Must have experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential


  • Good attention to detail
  • Organized
  • Ability to be on time


  • High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.