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University of Missouri-Columbia
Clinton, DeKalb
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Posted: 02/26/2019
Extension FNEP Office Support Assistant IV - Cameron, MO

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Job ID: 29369

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MU Extension Human Environmental Sciences - Youth & Families

Family Nutrition Education Program Office - Cameron, Missouri

Job Description

MU Extension’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension please visit

Human Environmental Sciences Extension promotes optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. HES Extension offers a variety of educational programs throughout the state, including the Family Nutrition Education Program for individuals and families.

This full-time position is responsible for providing a variety of administrative duties in support of approximately 13 employees throughout the Northwest region who are dedicated to bringing the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. This position coordinates the daily office operations as it relates to the Grant Funded Family Nutrition Education Program. Duties are primarily related to helping organize and coordinate faculty and staff related with the program.


50% Responsible for the intake, management, and maintenance of up-to-date records of all FNEP program activities. Intake, track, and provide data entry from program paperwork into web-based program. Verify data, identify concerns, and initiate communication when necessary.

35% Assist with processing, reconciling, monitoring, and reporting financial, grant, and other data, ensuring deadlines and requirements are followed; ensure accuracy of expenditures and compliance with policies; process invoices and vouchers, reconcile purchasing cards and monitor/report on other financial data necessary to ensure fiscally responsible and successful programs; communicate regularly with supervisor regarding status of paperwork.

15% Greet/provide information and assistance to office visitors in order to provide service/support to visitors using own knowledge of office policies and procedures. Answer phones and provide other support as needed to the regional FNEP office. Provide administrative office support as necessary including making copies, printing reports, ordering supplies and equipment from outside vendor and University departments using approved purchasing practices according to supervisor approval. Occasional lifting of boxes supply purchases may be necessary.

Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


This position reports to the Northwest FNEP Project Director/Coordinator. Functional supervision may be exercised over a small to medium sized office support staff and volunteers.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive interpersonal relationships; and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.


Salary Range: $13.27 - $13.46

Grade: GGS 006

University Title: Office Support Assistant IV

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.


Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate’s degree or 60 hours of college credit.

Experience with coordinating, as well as financial experience including maintaining and reconciling grants and contracts helpful.

Prior experience with University of Missouri clerical and fiscal processes and policies. Analytical skills and demonstrated organizational skills. Proficient computer skills. Microsoft Office software including spreadsheets and database applications, and PeopleSoft software knowledge a plus. The ability to type is necessary.

Professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals.

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Job ID: 29369

Job Type: Full-time