Office Support Assistant IV - School of Education - Educational Leadership Policy and Foundatio...

UMKC Volker Campus
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Office Support Assistant IV - School of Education - Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations, 28195
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 36213
Hiring Department

School of Education - Educational Leadership Policy and Foundation

Job Description


The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America’s diverse urban communities. The Office Support IV in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations (ELPF) will assist the Division in all administrative capacities including division website, enrollment management efforts, preparing reports for accreditation and supervise Graduate Research Assistants as assigned.


    Provide daily assistance to the Division and show initiative on short and long-term projects including faculty searches, website and database management, update faculty web pages, and prepare written correspondenceAnswer main phone, order office supplies, schedule rooms for meetings, and other general office dutiesMaintain confidential student files, advise prospective students on program and curriculum requirements, process all admissions paperwork, know electronic student information system, and act as the divisional contact for current students in ELPF programsAssist the Dean’s Office and faculty with divisional marketing and public relations projects (i.e. recruitment publications and invitations), assist in all student recruitment efforts as requested, organize all course evaluations for divisionResponsible for financial administration of all divisional accounts; completing budget revisions as necessary, process purchase requisitions and travel reimbursements for division facultyProvide administrative assistance to divisional faculty members and adjunct faculty members, i.e. assist in all student recruitment efforts as requestedAssist with divisional meeting scheduling and record minutes, purchase meals, coordinate student orientations, and other administrative functions as assignedAdhere to and assist with university policies and procedures as applicable to division faculty and overall job dutiesCommunicate with personnel in various departments, academic units and administrative levels within the University system
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Other qualifications include, excellent customer service skills, team player attitude, outstanding verbal and written communication and organization skills, appreciation and respect for diversity of others, and ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain professionalism and confidentiality. Must be able to troubleshoot problems with the ability to seek solutions, and work independently.

Bachelor’s degree. Expert skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access. Candidates should also have advanced skills in internet research, such as Library Database Research. Must be familiar with Social Media (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter), and have the ability to write copy for posts. Preferred candidates will have experience using Peoplesoft, Adobe Acrobat & Reader, or the ability to learn new software quickly and proficiently.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible


$13.92 - $17.00/hour

Application Deadline

April 25, 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five 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.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

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 Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

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