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University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Extension and Engagement
Posted: 03/08/2023
Business Support Specialist II

Hiring Department

University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement

4-H Center for Youth Development

Job Description

MU TITLE:  Business Support Specialist II

LOCATION: 1110 S. College Ave, 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.

MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development provides leadership and expertise with developing communities of young people across Missouri who are learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills.  4-H is publicly supported by county, state, and federal partners, as well as private resources to enrich the learning experiences of both youth and adults.  For more information about 4-H, visit http://4h.missouri.edu.

The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) is housed within the 4-H Center for Youth Development.  MASN brings partners together to provide a statewide system for the development, implementation, and ultimate sustainability of high quality, safe, nurturing afterschool programs for extended experiential learning, academic achievement, and social, recreational, and personal life skills development espousing the principals of best practices in youth development for all Missouri students during non-school hours.  For more information about MASN, visit www.moafterschool.org.

This position is a full-time benefit-eligible position with the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center, responsible for supporting the implementation of the Youth Development Credential (YDC) Scholarship Project within the Missouri AfterSchool Network and working as a team member throughout MU Extension.


Track and processing 1000 Youth Development Credential (YDC) Scholarships funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Stabilization Act (CRRSA).  This includes maintaining detailed spreadsheets or a database on the progress of scholarship recipients and following-up with participants as needed.

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual general and fiscal reports on the number of individuals served by the YDC project.  This includes preparing monthly reports to be used for per unit billing by MU to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Assist with marketing and recruitment efforts including mailing materials, posting to social media, making presentations, and answering email and phone questions about the project.

Assist with the review and approval of submitted documentation per the YDC Policies and Procedures approved by the Missouri School Age Community Coalition (MOSAC2) and administered by MASN.

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 YDC Senior Coordinator.  Functional supervision may be exercised over 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 Range: $19.23 – $22.84 hourly

Grade: GGS-007

University Title: Business Support Specialist II

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 work flexible hours is required.

Remote work is an option when projects do not require in-person presence and incumbent is meeting daily deliverables and quarterly goals.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working with record keeping projects.

Familiarity with afterschool programs preferred.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

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

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

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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