SkillUP Specialist

Portageville, MO
Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 23545
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Missouri Southeast Region

Job Description

Provide assistance to food stamp recipients who wish to engage in job search activities, educational offerings and training to better their opportunities for employment.

Assist clientele in accessing skills and interest assessments, interpret results and work with each participant to develop a work plan that will include job search and skill development.

Assist in processing scholarship funding as needed to provide participants with additional training.

Maintain frequent contact with participants, providing direction, encouragement and resources to help them complete their individual plan and find employment.

Monitor and record pre-defined outcomes for each participant, including job placement, job longevity, skill development and work plan participation.

Maintain client files and assess progress towards individual goals. Provide follow-up support and identify success rates. Serve as referral resource and liaison for SNAP participants to other community agencies and provide assistance with resumes, interviewing skills and other job search activities.

Work with other staff and with partner organizations to coordinate educational and training opportunities and serve as instructor if required to fulfill the SNAP E&T training agenda. Topics may include career change and stress management, job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing, work values and job performance.
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. Other duties and responsibilities will be expected to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, 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

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 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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Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload:
  • letter of application, including a brief statement of job qualification
  • current CV