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University of Missouri-Columbia
Extenstion and Engagement
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Posted: 10/7/2022
Office Support Assistant IV
Salary: $16.00 - $19.00
Hiring Department

University of Missouri (MU) Extension and Engagement  - Nutrition, Home & Family Department

Job Description

MU TITLE:  Office Support Assistant IV  

LOCATION: Columbia, MO

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 the 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

MU Extension's Nutrition, Home & Family program provides research based educational programs on nutrition, food safety and preservation, exercise, health, housing, parenting, senior living, and personal finance.  


The University of Missouri is seeking an exceptional individual to support the Senior Program Director (SPD) for our Nutrition, Home & Family Program (NHF). This position provides administrative and office support for the program leadership.  


  • Organize and complete structured program administrative assignments according to priorities meeting established deadlines.  

  • Recognizes and solves typical problems that occur in work area without supervisory approval and guidance.  

  • Refer to and follow University business, purchasing, fiscal and HR policies and procedures and internal MU Extension related procedures to ensure compliance and accountability.  

  • Provides administrative support to the Senior Program Director to include but not limited to internal and external communications, calendar management, travel coordination and expense reimbursement, scheduling of recurring and priority meetings, and support preparing meeting agendas and other handouts.  

  • Support and assist the Senior Program Director and Education Directors in the planning, development, and implementation of NHF programs and projects.   

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 to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.  


Administrative supervision is received from the Senior Program Director, in collaboration with other support positions within the program area. May guide other support staff positions in completing program/project duties.  


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. 


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system.¿ It is the state’s 1862 land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States.¿ MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students.¿ MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities.¿ MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city. 


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary: $16.00 - $19.00/hour

Grade: GGS-006

University Title: Office Support Assistant IV

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Experience in Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, Excel and Word.  

Strong communications skills and a team player.  

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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