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University of Missouri-Columbia
Extension and Engagement
Posted: 05/05/2023
Manager I Business Administration

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University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement – Extension Fiscal Operations

Job Description

MU TITLE: Manager I Business Administration

LOCATION: Whitten Hall, 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 https://extension.missouri.edu.

This position will work closely with the Senior Program Director for Extension Health & Human Sciences department managing over $14 million in funding. The position will provide oversight, support, analysis, and monitoring of Extension Health & Human Sciences finances. Assists faculty in daily operations and procedure development, will work closely with PIs to ensure that grant guidelines are implemented. Work with a team to manage operations, post award, and financial transactions are completed accurately and timely.  Flexible work arrangements with some remote work may be allowed after a period of in-person training.


  • Management and Oversight of portfolio: Prepare, communicate, and organize information for MU Extension Health & Human Sciences departments; including administering monthly Senior Program Director/Unit Financial meetings, developing, and processing annual budget and reviewing and analyzing managerial reports
  • Maintain a working knowledge of University of Missouri financial policies. Communicate changes to faculty and staff to ensure compliance with these changes. Provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers when dealing with difficult and complex financial requirements.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to accounting personnel in a positive and professional manner. Responsible for supervision and evaluation of personnel, including performance reviews, delegating authority, coaching, and training, and taking necessary corrective and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Assist Senior Program Director, grant administrator(s) and faculty with grant preparation and management including budget and personnel management
  • Represent the department at meetings and committees involving areas of responsibilities.
  • 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 Business and Finance Officer who oversees fiscal operations and human resource management of MU Extension. Direct supervision over a small to medium sized office support staff 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.


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


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000/annually

Grade: GGS-09E

University Title: Manager I Business Administration

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

Flexible work arrangements with some remote work may be allowed after a period of in-person training.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired is necessary. A minimum of three years of experience in administrative or fiscal capacity is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient with Microsoft Office software (especially Excel).

Analytical skills and demonstrated organizational skills necessary to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals while maintaining confidential information/situations.

Highly proficient with PeopleSoft.  Preferable experience with Workday Planning. Two to three years of experience with University of Missouri fiscal processes and policies.

Experience with developing, monitoring, and analyzing budgets and financial statements.

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

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 573-882-7976.

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

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