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Intern for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student)

University of Missouri - Columbia

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Job Title: Intern for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student)
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 37663
Hiring Department

Division of Student Affairs - Office of the Vice Chancellor

Job Description The Intern to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) will support VCSA strategic initiatives and projects, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and coordination of the student affairs assessment board, as well as program reviews, and division strategic planning. The intern will work closely with the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment with these projects. This position allows the intern to experience multiple facets of the Division of Student Affairs and is especially helpful for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of student affairs.

Essential Functions

    Participate in the development, recruitment, and coordination of a student affairs assessment board (SAAB), including but not limited to: determining committee priorities, reviewing membership applications, setting meeting agendas, communicating with committee members, and establishing committee procedures.Support coordination of the SAAB meetings.Assist with development, implementation, and interpretation of program review projects and strategic assessment projects. These duties may include survey construction, participating or observing in planning meetings, data collection, and data interpretation according to intern interests and division priorities.Provide a critical student perspective in division strategic planning meetings. Duties may include offering written and verbal feedback on such plans, providing insight on students’ strategic priorities and plans’ relevance to the student body, and recommending plan adjustments based on the student experience.Attend and participate in Division of Student Affairs town halls and meetings when appropriate, including occasional leadership meetings.Assist with other various division-wide projects as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities

Perform projects as assigned.

Conduct all duties with professionalism and confidentiality where appropriate. This position may have access to confidential student data and survey responses; ethical conduct regarding student privacy is a must. Training will be provided to ensure intern understands student information privacy requirements including FERPA.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities is expected in order to serve the customer and maintain our Student Affairs mission.

Engage in ongoing career planning and reflection based on experiences in the internship position.


Salary: $11.30 an hour


Monday - Friday; 10 - 15 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications Ability to work 10-15 hours per week minimum during Spring semester.

Professional verbal and written communication skills are a must, with the ability to handle difficult and potentially sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality.

Must demonstrate good judgment and attention to detail and the ability to handle pressure and work effectively in deadline driven environment.

Preferred Qualifications Undergraduate student, preferably a student interested in pursuing a graduate degree and/or career in the field of student affairs.

Organized, task-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Strong communication skills preferred.

Strong reading comprehension in order to follow written instructions, prepare work related documents and communicate in writing.

Proven ability to provide outstanding customer service to all customers, both internal and external.

Prior experience in strategic initiatives/planning, leadership, and the field of student affairs are helpful, however, not required.

Application Materials

Completed online applications must be accompanied with a cover letter and resume.

Other Information

Learning Outcomes

Expected career readiness competencies gained and/or enhanced from this position include:

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and propose solutions for problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret and use knowledge, facts and data in this process and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual is able to express ideas to others and can write/edit memos, letters and reports clearly and effectively.

Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and students representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints.

Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to a) assess and manage their emotions and those of others and b) organize & prioritize work.

Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits (e.g., punctuality, working productively with others and time-workload management), and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from their mistakes.

Career Management: Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences

Benefit Eligibility

This is a student position and is not eligible for University 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 - Columbia

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.

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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.

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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.

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