The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Facilities Management at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Full-time Receiving and Distribution Clerk.

Classification: Full-time NSGEU, Level 5 Position
Starting Salary: $36,100 per annum (Step Progression $36,100 to $43,102)
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process:

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. To apply for this position, go to and follow the online application system. This position closes on April 1, 2024

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Services and Sustainability, the Receiving and Distribution Clerk is a member of the Facilities Management team and is responsible for the receiving and distribution functions for the university related to incoming shipments and mail, and the distribution of same throughout the campus.

The Receiving and Distribution Clerk is responsible for the control and security of the receiving/mailroom areas; managing inventory and maintaining stock control records; maintaining the WHMIS database for chemicals used by the department, and assisting faculty when searching for same; assisting manager and faculty with establishing protocols related to the removal of chemical and organic waste; product sourcing and making recommendations on same; follow-up front line concerns with suppliers; arrangement of equipment repair services for repair and maintenance of mail van, postage machine and custodial equipment; keeping current with transportation and federally regulated postal regulations, including with transporting dangerous goods; processing, posting, delivery & tracking of campus mail; use & responsibility for care of mail van and related equipment; resolving front-line concerns with faculty, students (and their parents) in regards to mail and parcel deliveries and related inquiries or concerns.

What you'll need


The successful candidate will have a high school diploma and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Applicants should have well-developed inter-personal skills, excellent communication and customer services skills, and a proven ability to work effectively under pressure and with minimal supervision. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required. Candidates should have WHMIS certification and/or certification in Transporting and Handling of Dangerous Goods. Preference will be given to candidates with First Aid/CPR training. The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license.

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.