Business Support Specialist II

St. Louis
Jan 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Business Support Specialist II
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35291
Hiring Department College of Business ResponsibilitiesThe College of Business Administration seeks a highly motivated Business Support Specialist II to join the administrative team. Under the general direction of the Business Manager of the College of Business Administration, this position is responsible for the support of the business and fiscal duties of the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Legal Studies, Global Leadership and Management, General Business, Information Systems and Technology, Supply Chain, and Marketing.
  • Assist the Department Chairs and Business Manager in business or fiscal administration for the departments
  • Provide support in the processing, documentation and monitoring of unit budgets, funding, grants, contracts, payroll, employment, travel, billing and/or purchasing
  • May independently or under the guidance of campus finance professionals establish internal accounts and recordkeeping systems, and establish needed accounting support via campus-wide information systems
  • Oversee and/or perform a range of diverse administrative activities for the department; serve as a central liaison with other departments in the resolution of a variety of day-to-day matters concerning the units
  • Perform varied, advanced secretarial and administrative work unique to the departments requiring initiative and independent judgment
  • May provide oversight of tasks and/or support to departmental chairs
  • Coordinate the documentation and processing of routine payroll actions, in accordance with University policy
  • Review actions for budget impact, authorization and compliance with campus policy
  • Bring variances to unit management's attention for authorization or modification
  • Ensure proper coding of payroll and finance functions for campus information systems and reporting
  • Serve as a source of general information for students, faculty and staff of UMSL and the Department
  • Coordinate tasks related to recruitment, retention, and alumni relations
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum QualificationsAn Associate’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft (or comparable industry application), especially Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
  • Goal oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional attention to detail and demonstrated problem solving skills
Minimum Salary$15.29/hr Application Deadline
January 21, 2021 Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL 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.

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