Reporting to the Project Manager, with access to the President, Provost, and Vice Presidents, the Activity
Director/Support Specialist will direct day-to-day progress, supervise project staff, oversee and
participate in service development and faculty/staff training, and support evaluation and
institutionalization of new practices and improvements. The position ends after funding.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee implementation of activity.
Supervise and monitor the activity of staff.
Participate in developing services and training faculty and staff.
Assist in purchase and inventory of equipment according to fiscal policies and procedures.
Assist in revising Year 2-5 budget and proposals if needed.
Assis tin institutionalizing new practices and improvements in ongoing operations.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Master's degree in student support, education, or discipline required. At least 3 years of experience in
support service design, development, and delivery, preferably at the university level; Experience in project, budget and personnel management and evaluation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, faculty, staff and members of the public.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and by written means at a very high level to convey a confident and positive attitude.
Ability to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats.
Ability to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.
Ability to make ethical decisions in doing what is best for both students and the University.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to presents facts to faculty/staff for departmental response.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to effectively operate a computer (prefer Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, e-mail and internet skills).
Ability to use (or quickly learn) the Purchase Order, Student Data and other software systems
Ability to effectively use a variety of office machines (such as adding machines, fax, multi-line telephones, etc.).
Ability to multi-task, yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.
Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality.
Ability to be self-motivated and willing to finish unexpected work and meet deadlines.
Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to cheerfully handle stress in a busy office.
Ability to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public).
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate with frequent occasions of multiple conversations in process.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.