Assistant Manager - Campus Stores (Retail and Mail Room)

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/16/2021 10:52 AM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St Paul
Bookstore - Auxiliary Services
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Manager position within Campus Stores.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



This position oversees the St. Paul Campus Store and Campus Mail.  The Assistant Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of both the retail bookstore and the mail room.  Daily duties include scheduling, providing day-to-day direction to the students and professional staff, and providing coverage for when the Director of the Campus Stores is unavailable. This position will open and close the store and work some weekends.



1.  Campus store daily operations.  Forecast and plan for staffing needs of the retail campus stores and mail room. Create weekly schedules for both student employees and staff ensuring proper store coverage. Interview, coordinate training, and process payroll for all hourly employees.  Complete performance evaluations and determine goals for direct reports. Work with buyers to ensure proper merchandising in the store.  Identify and implement efficiencies in the operation of the Campus Stores. Provide back-up support to the Director of Campus Stores as needed.


2.  Knowledgeable in the use of the Campus Stores and Mail Room software systems that include MBS Arc, SFA, Insite, Notify, Neopost, FedEx, USPS, UPS, and others. Provide training to others in the use of these systems and troubleshoots system issues as needed.  


3.  Mail room daily operations.  Provide daily work direction to the mail room team ensuring daily delivery of the mail in a timely manner. This includes being involved in the hiring, training, and scheduling of new students. Complete performance evaluations and determine goals for direct reports. Identify and implement efficiencies in the operation of the Mail Room.


4.  Approve and submit invoices and credits to the University Controller and Business Office for both Campus Mail and Campus Stores.  This includes investigating, and correcting discrepancies. Complete daily reconciliation, daily deposits and correcting errors. Organize and submit department and student changes to the University so the Campus Store and Mail can be reimbursed.  


5.  Plan, implement, and oversee large events for the campus stores.  Ensure events run smoothly, are staffed properly, and the right amount of cash is on hand. 


6.  Provide assistance when needed in the many different areas of the Campus Store operations and other duties as directed. This position will be responsible for opening and closing the store and may work some weekends. Provide great customer service to staff and visitors to the store. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Five years of retail experience in a leadership role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mail operations



All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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