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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36502
Hiring Department

Arts and Science Portfolio 3 (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychological Sciences)

Job Description

The Student Support Specialist will be part of a team that will provide administrative support on a daily basis for the Directors of Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. The incumbent will assist with a wide range of student support processes including:

Staff the Graduate Student Offices of each department which may require the incumbent to have multiple job sites.

Act as a liaison between the MU Office of Graduate Studies and the departmental graduate programs, and the Director of Graduate Studies and MU Office of Graduate Studies.

Research responses to student questions and/or requests for information and provide accurate information for current students and new student applicants.

Maintain records for all graduate students.

Assist with graduate recruitment activities including coordinating campus visits, participating in recruitment events, and the developing of recruiting initiatives.

Assist graduate students with the process of registration, and other benchmarks prior to and at the time of requesting graduation.

Coordinate with portfolio fiscal and HR staff regarding graduate student appointments, funding arrangements, fellowship applications and renewals, etc.

Coordinate annual graduate student progress evaluations, and compile information to provide the Directors of Graduate Studies and the Department Chairs for interim and annual reports.

Build a rapport with graduate students and assisting them with their day-to-day programmatic needs, as requested. Examples of those needs include, providing program procedures, policies, goals and objectives, and technical guidance.

Develop a close working relationship with the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity with the objective of facilitating to graduate students participating on IDE program initiatives.

Coordinate maintain all documentation needed for accreditation of students in departments.


Salary range: $13.27 - $19.00 (hourly)

GGS Grade: 6


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Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Application Materials

Online application.

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.).

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

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 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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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time