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MizzouRec Events & Reservation Specialist

University of Missouri - Columbia

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Job Title: MizzouRec Events & Reservation Specialist
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40724
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MizzouRec Services and Facilities is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that provides quality leisure experiences to all members of the campus community, primarily Mizzou students. Research shows a positive correlation between physical activity and educational outcomes of university students. Recreational sports and exercise provide students with opportunities for involvement and to develop a sense of belonging on campus. MizzouRec aims to distribute these benefits equitably among all Mizzou students through its nationally recognized facilities and programs.


MizzouRec strives to enhance the recreation experience of the university community through its programs, facilities, and other services provided.


To contribute to a culture of wellness that positively impacts the lives of every single Mizzou student.


MizzouRec reflects service, accountability, and growth, as our core operational values.

Job Description


The position will assist in the day-to-day operations of MizzouRec Event Management operations. Specific responsibilities include supervising and managing internal/external groups reserving indoor and outdoor recreation facilities; ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment; provide excellent customer service, and ensure proper compliance with department practices and University guidelines. This position is designed to work a non-traditional schedule that will include weekday evenings and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

    Assist in providing client services in event planning and preparation; onsite event management services that include, but not limited to, facility and equipment set up, tear down, as prescribed by Event Coordinator; and post event notes and evaluations.
    Assist with the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 25+ Event Management student support staff.
    Assist in the outreach efforts to promote accessibility of recreational spaces, including meeting and event rental services to Mizzou student groups. Assist with the communication of event schedule that impact the member experience, in addition to facility access, to both internal and external groups.Assist with maintenance of event equipment, inventory, and storage spaces, reporting any issues to the Event Coordinator.
    Involvement with duties and responsibilities of divisional and university special projects and events, programming, and work groups pertaining to the overall student experience.
    As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities is expected in order to serve students and maintain the MizzouRec mission.

Supervision Received

This position is supervised by Associate Director of Revenue Operations and Development

Supervision Exercised

This position assists with the supervision of 25+ Event student support staff.

Salary Range: $13.27-$17.31 per hour, paid on a bi-weekly basis

GGS level: 006

University Title: Student Support Specialist I

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40 hours per week.

This position may require evening and weekend hours supporting activities and programs within the department. Occasionally division and campus projects may require additional hours outside of your normal schedule.

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

A Bachelor's Degree required in Sports Management, Hospitality, Venue Management, Recreation, or related area. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

One to two years’ experience working within event planning, facility management, customer service-related positions or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Preferred certifications, credentials, and experience with CPR/AED/First Aid, and risk and facility management.

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.


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.

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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