School of Education - Education Leadership, Policy, and Foundations
The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America's diverse urban communities. The Office Support Assistant in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations (ELPF) will assist the Division in all administrative capacities including division website, enrollment management efforts, preparing reports for accreditation and supervise Graduate Research Assistants as assigned.
Provide daily assistance to the Division and show initiative on short and long-term projects including faculty searches, website and database management, update faculty web pages, and prepare written correspondence
Answer main phone, order office supplies, schedule rooms for meetings, and other general office duties
Maintain confidential student files, advise prospective students on program and curriculum requirements, process all admissions paperwork, know electronic student information system, and act as the divisional contact for current students in ELPF programs
Assist the Dean's Office and faculty with divisional marketing and public relations projects (i.e. recruitment publications and invitations), assist in all student recruitment efforts as requested, organize all course evaluations for division
Responsible for financial administration of all divisional accounts; completing budget revisions as necessary, process purchase requisitions and travel reimbursements for division faculty
Provide administrative assistance to divisional faculty members and adjunct faculty members, i.e. assist in all student recruitment efforts as requested
Assist with divisional meeting scheduling and record minutes, purchase meals, coordinate student orientations, and other administrative functions as assigned
Adhere to and assist with university policies and procedures as applicable to division faculty and overall job duties
Communicate with personnel in various departments, academic units and administrative levels within the University system
A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be required is necessary, as well as five years progressively responsible office experience. Education or training beyond high school may be substituted for experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Proficiency in internet research, Library Database Research, Pathway, Blackboard, IDEA System, Social Media, Peoplesoft, Adobe Acrobat & Reader, WebNow, ReadIris, ImageNow, Intelliworks, and UMKC Web Apps.
$13.27 to $16.83/hour, commensurate with experience
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.).
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