Campus Activities Programming Specialist

Job description

Job Title: Campus Activities Programming Specialist
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37045
Hiring Department

Division of Student Affairs - Student Programming & Events

Job Description Serve as an advisor for programs associated with Campus Activities. Programs include, but are not limited to, Multicultural Programs (International Programming, Black Programming, Veterans Programming), special events, and Mizzou Spirit. This position supports management with hiring, training, progressive discipline and supervision of approximately 80 student employees. Additionally, this position will serve as an advisor to student leaders and aid in the development of leadership, event management, and other skills necessary to present programs and support the Campus Activities goal to complement the academic mission through educational, social and recreational experiences for students that encourage engagement, sense of belonging, and affiliation with MU.

Essential Functions

Assist students in the program planning process including: providing input into program budgeting, making arrangements for local lodging and transportation for visiting artists; arranging catering; and, making all other arrangements required by each specific event. Advise students on University policies and procedures as they relate to program planning. Act as University representative on the day of show at assigned events.

Advise and support the Mizzou Spirit students; attend and facilitate discussion for executive board meetings, one-on-one meetings, and attend programs and events sponsored by Campus Activities. Programs and events occur multiple times a week throughout the semester including evenings and weekends. Attend or schedule advisors to attend Mizzou Football and Basketball games, assist with student section check in, crowd control and risk management at games.

Advise and support Campus Activities’ programming students; attend executive board meetings; one-on-one meetings; and, assigned programs and events sponsored by Campus Activities. Advise students in developing business plans for events brought to campus. Maintain records of offers and contracts throughout the process.

Maintain communication with University partners and work to build collaborative, successful programs between students, organizations, units and committees. Assist with the development and execution of programs including Welcome Week Programs, the Delta Gamma Lectureship, Midnight BBQ, Dean of Students Tailgates, Mizzoupalooza, Polar Plunge and other programs as assigned.

Participate with the team to develop and monitor program budgets. Provide receipts and other documents to ensure timely processing of payment to vendors. Make sure students submit after action program evaluations and final event budgets immediately following program presentation. Work with students on developing sponsorship opportunities and work with vendors to fulfil sponsorship obligations.

Assist with recruiting and performance efforts. Coordinate job postings and advertisements with Student Affairs HR office, screen applications, schedule qualified applicants for interview. Interview applicants; and, make hiring recommendations. Conduct student performance reviews. Develop regular communication with student leaders and employees to provide information on work schedules, training topics and dates; share information on available internships and jobs; and, inform students of department projects. Based on scheduled events, determine staffing needs; create and communicate student schedules; and track student hours worked. Work with Business Support Specialist II on biweekly payroll and in resolving issues with SA HR.

Support program assessments to show levels of student engagement, sense of belonging and affiliation with MU. Work with Campus Activities team to make improvements to programs, or eliminate programs based upon available data.


Salary Range: $13.27 - $16.82 an hour

Grade: GGS 006

University Title: Student Support Specialist I

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Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Some evening and weekend events may be required.

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.

Preferred Qualifications Education, Business, Journalism, Sports Management or Hotel, Restaurant Management is preferred.

Must possess a philosophy of student development and the ability to problem-solve.

Be highly creative and possess energy and enthusiasm to elicit the support and participation of students.

Have a positive and friendly disposition, possess flexibility, and good communication skills

Have the ability to take initiative and to work independently.

Be available to work evenings and weekends and be a team player.

Application Materials

Complete online applications and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 6/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time