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University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Extension and Engagement
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Posted: 02/12/2020
Extension Registration Services Manager - MU Conference Office - Columbia, MO
Salary: $16.24 - $24.00 hourly

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Job ID: 33014

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University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement
University of Missouri Conference Office

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’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 and Engagement, please visit

The University of Missouri Conference Office is a full-service, one-stop registration and event planning office for groups ranging in size from five to 5,000 attendees anywhere in the world. Unit supports registration management for over 500+ conferences annually. This full-time position supports the Sr. Business Services Consultant with the daily operations of registration unit staff utilizing Cvent registration and event management software.


Manage daily operations of a conference registration team in a fast-paced environment serving over 500+ conferences and events annually. Review new business requests and process staff assignments for registration development and customer support. Complete registration development for complex events and augment staff workflow during peak registration.

Serve as technical resource to unit staff for Cvent assistance and training. Responsible for analyzing complex registration requests, research and implement solutions. Communicate registration policy and procedures to colleagues and external customers. Provide face to face and phone consultation with clients on how to utilize registration services. Unit liaison to Cvent online customer support for system consultation related to event registration development. Cvent certification required and funded by unit.

Monitor registration development to ensure template specifications and image library are up to date for branding and consistency requirements. Oversee event report portal, serve as report expert and provide training for report preparation and interpretation to colleagues and external customers. Prepare unit level data reporting for Sr. Business Services Consultant.

Monitor registration transaction processing and consult unit fiscal staff for verification or troubleshooting. Review and document system errors and summarize recommendations for system improvements. Prepare and review event closeouts and verify registrant fee data for billing.

Provide direct support for Sr. Business Services Consultant, including special projects, reporting, and policy and procedure recommendations for registration unit. Summarize Cvent enhancements and implement across unit.

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.


Administrative supervision is received from Sr. Business Services Consultant.

Supervise registration specialists and student assistants.


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.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Occasional travel and offsite meetings is required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Candidates will be evaluated on

Effective communication skills and problem solving, superior customer service relations, attention to detail and time management, advanced computer skills with Word, Access, Outlook and particularly Excel. Affinity to learn and use new software. Some lifting required. Occasional travel and offsite meetings and therefore a valid driver’s license is required.

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.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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