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University of Missouri-Columbia
Extension and Engagement
Posted: 2023-10-26 18:12:08
Assistant Director of the Office of Health Outreach, Policy & Education

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University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement – Office of Health Outreach, Policy and Education

Job Description

MU TITLE: Administrative Consultant I

LOCATION: Columbia, MO with statewide coverage

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 https://extension.missouri.edu.

This position will centralize critical administrative and operational duties often completed by individual Health Outreach, Policy and Education (HOPE) units. The assistant director of HOPE will lead the provision of operational support for strategic planning, assist with operational processes improving and enhancing efficiencies across units, ensure timely grant reporting processes, support unit leads upon request to

garner external support, provide operational support to unit leads to maintain stakeholder partnerships,

and provide operational support and coordination to HOPE leadership in external public facing HOPE


Education (HOPE) consistently and routinely engages stakeholders across Missouri. Examples include but are not limited to: Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Rural Health Association, Missouri Family and Community Trust, Missouri Primary Care Association, Missouri Nurses’ Association. Programs offered

across HOPE units engage citizens in every county in Missouri. HOPE routinely engages with federal granting agencies and has a successful track record of extramural funding. Examples include but are not limited to Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Senior Services, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.



Acts as point of contact for the School of Medicine (SOM), College of Health Sciences (CHS) and MU Extension administrative questions.

Attend administrative meetings, and liaison between administrative units and HOPE leaders. Triage questions/requests to appropriate HOPE functional unit. Integrate requested responses across HOPE functional units to produce a coordinated and cohesive response. Monitor timeliness of routine reports for grants, contracts, and administrative requests from SOM and Extension.

Liaison with department/functional heads and external stakeholders to accomplish strategic priorities. Develop and oversee strategies to achieve short- and long-term strategic priorities.

Demonstrates understanding of operational processes of the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, and MU Extension and integrates perspectives to advance HOPE strategic initiatives.

Develop and curate professional relationships with key external stakeholders across professional organizations and state agencies to advocate for HOPE and to identify future collaborations that leverage HOPE expertise.

Identify and solve technical and operational challenges unique to HOPE to advance strategic priorities.

Compile recommendations from HOPE leadership to manage efficiency of policies, plans, and programs that improve or enhance HOPE units.

Support HOPE leadership in garnering external support.

Assist HOPE unit leaders in accomplishing unit specific strategic objectives as requested.

All activities and duties are to be conducted in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.



This position reports to the Community and Professional Health Educations Senior Program Director and Associate Dean. This position provides day-to-day oversight to a team including coaching on performance, coordinating activities, checking on quality and work progress.



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 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 programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000 annual

Grade: GGS-011

University Title: Administrative Consultant I

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.

Ability to travel and to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate with a master’s degree is preferred.

Demonstrated strong communication skills required to effectively interact and work with individuals and groups.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills required to problem solve and knowledge-sharing.

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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo.