Extension County Office Support - Cass County, MO

University of Missouri
Missouri West Central Region
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Job Title: Extension County Office Support - Cass County, MO
Location: Missouri West Central Region
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37567
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The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement - Cass County, MO

Job Description

LOCATION: Cass County - Harrisonville, MO

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu.


Provides general/routine administrative and office support that includes a broad range of duties.

    Understands how tasks/activities relate to others on the team and how the team integrates with other related, similar teamsOrganizes and completes structured assignments according to prioritiesRecognizes and solves typical problems that occur in own work area without supervisory approvalEvaluates and selects solutions from established options/proceduresImpacts own team through the quality of the services or information providedCommunicates through the regular exchange of information

  • Assist in maintaining a clean, professional office. Greet visitors, answer incoming calls, route calls, take messages and respond to general inquiries. Distribution of postal and electronic mail. Provide publications and reference materials for customers. Refer questions to specialists as appropriate.
  • Open and close office in accordance with established procedures. Maintain an up-to-date county web page. Maintain inventory and as directed by supervisor, order supplies and postage. Maintain classroom schedule.
  • Receive incoming samples for lab tests and ensure submitted to university labs. Assist customers with self-directed training for private applicator licenses. Assist educational activities of affiliated volunteer organizations. Assist with pressure gauge testing services and proctor distance learning tests.
  • Assist in training volunteers. Follow best methods for accomplishing tasks and complete all work in a timely manner that promotes a neat, professional image. Maintain paper and electronic files. Maintains information flow and message services with the office and assist in maintaing calendar for all specialists.
  • Assist in the entering and review account activities in QuickBooks. Follow established fiscal policy and procedures. Prepare invoices and bills for County Council and/or County Program Director. Accept payments for courses and services and write receipts. Make deposits. Assist in process of payroll and corresponding taxes with appropriate tax forms. Assist in completion of year-end close outs and reports.
  • Work as team member in cooperation with regional faculty, staff, volunteers, and other county office support staff.
  • Assist in producing instructional materials, correspondence, etc. Process bulk mailing and provide for delivery to post office. Conduct general clerical, secretarial and office duties as assigned.


Works under general supervision of the County Engagement Specialist and County Extension Council and within procedures and guidelines.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


Salary Range: $11.54 - $15.00 hourly

GGS Grade: 5


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Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications Effective communication skills, customer service relations experience, attention to detail and time management, computer skills with Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Publisher. Knowledge of QuickBooks™ or other accounting software experience. Some lifting required, occasional evenings and weekend work with minimal travel a valid driver’s license is required.


  • Applies acquired skills to perform a range of activities for the job
  • Continues to develop skills to perform routine activities
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confidence with IT and computer packages
  • High level organization and time management skills
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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:


Working at University of Missouri

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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