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Academic Skills Specialist

General Statement of Job

The Academic Skills Specialist provides leadership and vision for a comprehensive program of academic and learning support services to assist students in developing skills, strategies and habits that will enable them to become independent, active learners and to assist in their preparation for academic success.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Research, evaluate and implement National Best Practices for Academic Learning, Writing, and Tutoring Centers.
  • Design, organize, and administer a comprehensive university academic skills development program.
  • Teach two academic courses each semester, (including on-line, if needed).
  • Develop, design and implement a variety of academic enhancement activities that will provide opportunities and strategies for student success.
  • Administer a comprehensive University Tutoring Services Program, that includes: recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training of all Center tutors; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining student employees, as necessary; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and coordinating/teaching the Tutor Training Class in conjunction with Project Stay.
  • Execute supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the university's policies and applicable laws.
  • Expand, coordinate, and evaluate the Center’s on-line writing tutoring
  • Administer TutorTrac software to collect data for reporting of records, including tutor usage and Level II Tutor Training eligibility, and student success.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and implement any necessary programmatic changes.
  • Provide individual assessment, advisement and consultation for students who are referred for academic reasons.
  • Collaborate with faculty and special campus programs such as athletics, Project Stay, etc. in order to ensure that tutoring services are meeting the needs of their students.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with other campus offices.
  • Responsible for maintaining the requirements for the Center’s Tutor Certification with the C.R.L.A. (College Reading and Learning Association).
  • Promote positive institutional climate by serving on campus committees as requested.
  • Provide academic counseling for students.
  • Serve as assistant to the Center Director by representing the Center in meetings and on committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Master’s degree in education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, or a related field.  Three (3) years experience in higher education administration with progressive responsibilities.  Experience providing academic support to students in a college-level setting; experience in college-level teaching, presenting workshops, and academic advising; supervisory experience; experience in the fields of tutoring, learning assistance, tutor certification and/or other related student learning/development programs at a university; experience in academic and student support programs and initiatives;  and excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

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 respond to common inquiries or complaints. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and by written means at a very high level.
  • Ability to make ethical decisions in doing what is best for both students and the University.
  • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, faculty, staff, regulators, students, public groups, and/or board of regents.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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 use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds usually in the form of bundles of publications and materials for university fairs and high school visits. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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. 

Administrative Assistant - Communications

Responsibilities include production of all documents necessary to keep Faculty advised of student, course, and scheduling activity, assisting with the activities of the various sections of the department which are: Missouri Southern Television (KGCS), the classical radio station (88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International), the college newspaper (The Chart), the magazine (Crossroads: The Magazine), and the debate program.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

For the Entire Department

Create and maintain web pages for communications.

Manage Department Head’s calendar and independently schedule appointments

Serve as receptionist for department by telephone and in person

Arrange programs, events, or conferences by arranging for facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget

Take and prepare departmental meeting minutes

Prepare confidential correspondence, reports, and other complex documents

Enroll and update student records on Native Banner.

Use computer applications for performance awards, ordering supplies, purchase orders, budget information, major & minor information, for department head.

Responsible for check requests, deposits, inventory of and ordering supplies.

Duplicating requests, copying & stapling as needed.

Maintain and update Excel files on majors, minors, advisors twice a semester.

Screen incoming calls and correspondence and respond independently when possible

Maintain all files.

Type contracts for adjunct faculty and overload faculty each semester.

Enter class schedule into Banner for communications each semester.

Order textbooks each semester and update textbook master list.

Create faculty schedule cards each semester.

Distribute, collect and organize rosters and grade books each semester.

Duplicate faculty grade books each semester for delivery to dean's office in July.

Organize and distribute Idea Evaluation forms each semester.

Maintain and update department syllabi.

Maintain and update department alumni files.

Maintain and update department current student files.

Verify faculty expense reports for travel reimbursement.

Use Banner Reports to produce current lists of majors, minors, advisee, and various other lists.

Assist/train faculty in computer usage.

Scan text and pictures for faculty as needed.

Maintain files for students enrolled in Internships and update master Internship list

Produce major, minor, General Education check sheets for faculty and students for each major (we have seven majors and three minors) and keep updated to the current catalog.

Proofread materials for faculty and staff.

Type, duplicate, and staple exams, etc. for faculty.

Type, update, and current yearly Vitas for full time and part time faculty.

Type and duplicate new syllabi and materials for academic policies for each new catalog.

Update department catalog material for Public Information.

Maintain a waiting list of students for closed classes each semester.

Maintain files, make reservations, schedule appointments for applicants for new faculty or staff positions.

Book Conference Room and Computer Lab for Faculty and student use

Maintain department roster of faculty and staff.

Assist in student registration process

Maintain departmental bulletin boards

Collect, copy/deliver Student Worker and Student Help timesheets to Human Resources

 

Additional Duties For Missouri Southern Television

FAX weekly television schedule to the appropriate media.

Use Banner applications for ordering supplies, purchase orders for general manager.

 

Additional Duties For 88.7KXMS

Use Banner applications for ordering supplies, purchase orders for general manager.

 

Additional Duties For The Chart

Use computer mainframe applications for performance awards, ordering supplies, purchase orders for general manager.

 

Additional Duties For Crossroads: The Magazine

Use computer mainframe applications for performance awards, ordering supplies, purchase orders for general manager.

 

Additional Duties For the Debate Program

 

Verify cash advance with expense report for the debate team trips.

Use Banner applications for performance awards, ordering supplies, purchase orders for general manager.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES. This position is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising of student workers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS. 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.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE. High School diploma or GED required. One year certificate in secretarial/office management from accredited college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS. 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.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. 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.

 

REASONING ABILITY. Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to presents facts to faculty for departmental response.  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.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS.  None required.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES. Ability to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing; 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; Must be well organized and able to prioritize work; 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 work independently without close supervision; ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality and work in accordance with FERPA regulations; and 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.   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 or use a computer keyboard; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, or kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate with frequent occasions of multiple conversations in process.

Associate Vice President for University Development

General Statement of Job

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Associate Vice President for Development is Missouri Southern State University's chief development officer, responsible for leading a team of fundraising professionals.  

The Associate Vice President for Development will have primary responsibility for the strategic development, implementation, and management of MSSU’s comprehensive fundraising program.  This position will provide operational oversight of major giving, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, donor relations, alumni relations, and advancement services to maximizing private donor support for the university.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.  This includes making at least 125 face-to-face contacts each year, presenting at least 20 proposals for gifts of $25,000 or more, and stewarding major donors to facilitate future gifts. 
  • Supervise the staff in the Office of University Development and establish annual and long-term goals for fundraising staff and programs.  
  • Coordinate the university’s prospect management system, including identifying new major gift prospects, actively seeking current prospect data, assigning prospects to staff, and holding staff accountable for relationship building and fundraising results. 
  • Work collaboratively with MSSU administrators, faculty, coaches and staff to build relationships, establish fundraising priorities, create cultivation and solicitation strategies, and gain insights that help meet the institution’s fundraising goals.  
  • Serve as a highly visible representative of Missouri Southern, effectively communicating the university’s academic and athletic priorities and needs to prospective donors. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President. 

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required.  Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred.

Five years of demonstrated experience in developing relationships that yield major gifts.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

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 respond to common inquiries or complaints. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and by written means at a very high level.
  • Ability to make ethical decisions in doing what is best for both students and the University.
  • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, faculty, staff, regulators, students, public groups, and/or Board of Governors.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven, high stress environment.

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 use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

Coordinator Student Payments

General Statement of Job

The Coordinator Student Payments performs various financial functions for the University. This position is responsible for managing and coordinating efforts of the institution’s tuition payment plan and delinquent accounts receivable collections. Due to daily interaction with internal and external customers, strong customer service skills are essential in performing the following duties.

  Specific Duties and Responsibilities

 Coordinates and manages institutional payment plan setup each semester/term.

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  • Researches and solves discrepancies, including late payments, duplicate payments, credit card expirations, etc.
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  • Develops and maintains databases and/or spreadsheets; develops reports and summaries; prepares financial documents.
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  • Coordinates pre-collection process; reviews, updates, and audits account data; responds to inquiries from customers; calls customers; prepares accounts for collection.
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  • Determines most effective and economical means of collection for each account; applies standard due diligence practices to collect monies owed; composes correspondence requiring knowledge of procedures and practices in collections and sends a variety of standard collection letters.
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  • Researches and analyzes accounts prior to initiating debtor contact, examines historical data and evaluates past collection efforts.
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  • Maintains files on all past due accounts, documenting details of methods utilized to secure payment.
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  • Contacts customer and establishes reason for past due account situation; makes arrangements for payments to bring account current and follows up to ensure obligation is satisfied.
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  • Advises debtor with past due accounts of proper payment schedules and the principles of credit and credit standings.
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  • Provides financial counseling to discuss and resolve the debt situation; restructures or revises payment terms within well-established limits and procedures.
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  • Assists with application of payments received to proper accounts, maintains accurate accounting records of each transaction; reconciles records with computer reports; makes necessary adjustments or corrections.
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  • Compiles information and prepares a variety of reports on collection activities for supervisor, such as types of delinquent accounts, account status/progress, and overall status for delinquent account collection.
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  • Recommends accounts to be turned over to collection agencies or for litigation; prepares report of historical data to substantiate action to be taken.
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  • Tests software upgrades to ensure correct functionality.
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  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  Education, Experience, and Licenses

  Qualifications

 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.

  EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

 Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Associate’s degree in business or related field, three years of collection or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Experience with cashier and accounts receivable functions preferred.

  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 general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

 

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to collection methods and techniques, consumer credit, and of the legal aspects of collecting.

 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, communication and computer skills.

 

  • Ability to use (or quickly learn) software systems.

 

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to multi-task.

 

  • Strong teamwork skills, high level of energy, positive attitude and ability to work independently.
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  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
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  • Ability to use discretion and judgment
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  • Effective oral and written communication skills
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  • Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 use a computer keyboard; and talks 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 20 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.

Director Career Services

General Statement of Job

The Director of Career Services provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive career planning facility with a mission to empower students and alumni to develop self-assessment and job-search competencies, to successfully link with employers, and to learn how to actively manage their own career development in a global job market.  The director works collaboratively with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business representatives to identify and deliver a variety of services and programming. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required, Master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates not possessing a master’s degree will be required to complete one within five years of employment. 

Five or more years of experience in program development, supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and business relations. The individual must be able to interact professionally with internal and external customers, possess excellent communication and reasoning skills, and demonstrate leadership competencies. 

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.

Special Requirements

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.

Early Childhood Teacher

General Statement of Job

The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children; develops partnerships with parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program. Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies; and works collegially with other staff members of the Child Development Center.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Responsibilities:

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required.

Minimum one year experience required for this position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Teaching certification for this position is preferred but not required.

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.

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 walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, texture perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to smell and taste.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child.

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. 

Human Resources Coordinator

General Statement of Job

The HR Coordinator keeps official department records and relieves department head, and/or staff members of administrative work by performing the following duties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as the customer service point of contact for the department by managing incoming calls, emails and faxed documents.
  • Prepares confidential correspondence, reports, and other complex documents including employment correspondence, as needed.
  • Completes verification of employment documents on behalf of MSSU for all current and past employees.
  • Whenever possible independently acts as a resource for faculty, staff and students regarding complex HR policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation of employment ads when needed.
  • Assists Director of HR with various reports, projects and other items as assigned.
  • Maintains public HR website and the intranet site.
  • Responsible to monitor process and maintain all application materials (electronic and paper) in a digital storage format.  Maintains search committee lists and distributes application materials to Department Heads and committees. 
  • May manage calendars and independently schedule appointments for departmental staff.
  • Coordinates all departmental purchase order requests, supplies and inventory.
  • Assists in arranging programs and events; arranges for facilities and food service and issues information or invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget.
  • Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files.
  • Manages annual Open Enrollment materials process to include production of complex mail merged documents, forms, plan summaries and sign up / change documents, and the distribution to the campus community.
  • When awarded by the Board of Governors, manages Staff salary increase communications materials process to include production of mail merged documents, coordination of appropriate PC member’s signature, preparation of file copies and campus distribution.
  • Assists and serves as backup to HR and Workforce Manager with maintaining employee data in HRIS and vendor database systems.
  • May process monthly vendor payments and account reconciliations as assigned.
  • When necessary, assist new hires in completing various employment documents.
  • Assists with coordinating the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Assists with composing employment letters and other correspondence.
  • Monitors the HR Department e-mail account.
  • Produces and sends monthly new hire report to Accents for publication.
  • Assists with the preparation and distribution of W2 forms.
  • Manages the photocopying of confidential materials.
  • May assist in tracking departmental budget information.
  • Processes twice daily mail pickup and distribution.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Associates degree from accredited college or university preferred. One year certificate in secretarial/office management is preferred.

Three years applicable progressive experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires training and / or experience in insurance, benefits, accounting, Excel and Word software, and customer service. 

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 work in a highly confidential work environment and maintain compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
  • Ability to maintain proper controls in the distribution of monthly student employment checks.
  • Ability to create and use complex Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to create complex mail merge databases and documents.
  • Ability to recognize and deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.
  • Ability to read and comprehend a variety of written documents. 
  • Ability to write clear correspondence that may include complex subject matter. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, faculty, staff and members of the public.
  • 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 staff for departmental response. 
  • Ability to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. 

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 or use a computer keyboard; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, or kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

 HR Training Specialist

General Statement of Job

The Training Specialist is responsible for creating, developing, presenting and supporting campus training initiatives. The Specialist will research and explore topics and trends to address emerging and established technologies, compliance training, system updates, and workforce development projects at MSSU. Using diverse education and presentation techniques and technology, the specialist will be expected to remain fluent and versed in current campus IT technologies, needs, and training methodologies. Strong customer support skill is required along with an aptitude of flexibility.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Develop effective training materials and presentations of information and learning materials.
  • Present information, direct structured learning experiences, and manage group discussions and group services.
  • Develop training goals to increase the skills, productivity, and quality of work among various learning levels of the training audiences.
  • Planning, organizing and implementing a wide range of training activities for hew hires and veteran employees.
  • Seek subject matter experts in and outside the campus community to provide specialized training in areas related to compliance topics and soft skills.
  • Conduct workshops and training sessions for on-the-job training of new employees, when needed.
  • Present to audiences comprised of non-technical staff, including campus faculty and support staff using audience appropriate learning techniques.
  • Conduct workshops and training sessions for veteran employees targeting skills that need improving or helping them prepare for jobs requiring greater skill.
  • Meet with managers and supervisors and participants to conduct surveys to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Develop relationships with the campus community to conduct needs assessments through surveys or other processes to determine on-going campus training needs.
  • Use a variety of training methods including on-the-job training, classroom training, simulations or problem-solving scenarios along with programmed instruction using interactive, multimedia instructional technologies.
  • Stay current with IT technology, trends and current topics.
  • Increase personal training skills and knowledge of MSSU processes and systems by attending seminars and workshops on training related skill development.
  • Assist the Human Resources staff in promoting, arranging, and organizing training events including development of advertising, room reservations, and if necessary catering services.
  • Develop strong, positive customer relationships
  • Works with HR to implement new HR processes such as training for WTE, to communicate changes to the campus community.
  • Helps to implement campus initiatives for University programs such as GGOE and other programs as requested.
  • Maintain the Training SharePoint web site by updating and posting training opportunities and update the campus calendar on the MSSU website regarding training opportunities.
  • Offer timely response to questions about training or offered training opportunities
  • Works with Student Employment Coordinator and other HR staff to manage Student Employment processing.
  • Serve on campus committees as well as coordinating the annual Years of Service and Superior Service Awards program and committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field is required.

Three to five years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Valid Driver's License and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university provided vehicles.

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 scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.      
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

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 frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to smell.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

Assistant Football Coach

General Statement of Job

The Assistant Football Coach  assists recruitment, training, and performance of players for the varsity Football team by performing the following duties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Performs components of the varsity Football sports program to include coaching, recruiting, office duties, and video oversight.
  • Identifies and recruits academically qualified student-athletes and reinforces student-athletes goal to graduate.
  • Actively support the endeavors and advancement of the Missouri Southern Athletics Department.
  • Operates within the guidelines of Missouri Southern State University, MIAA, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Communicates with members of the media when the head coach is not available.
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships within the community both on and off-campus.
  • Promote the academic and athletic well-being of student-athletes.
  • Conduct summer camps and clinics, if warranted.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university required. Master's degree preferred.

Demonstrated a minimum of 1 year of successful coaching experience with Division I or II preferred.

Proven ability to lead and manage people.

Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability and success in teaching the skills and fundamentals of the sport.

Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations.

The ability to organize and motivate the student-athletes to maximum performance level in sports and academic achievement.

Proven experience in recruiting highly motivated and qualified student-athletes.

Good organizational and time management skills.

Demonstrated knowledge of the institution, MIAA, and Division II athletics preferred.

Valid driver's license and ability to meet university’s insurance requirements for driving college vehicles required.

Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to participation in any countable athletically related activities as defined by the NCAA.

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 general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or NCAA and MIAA regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence(ie. Recruiting letters). 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of media, administrators, faculty, staff, students, public groups and/or Board of Governors.
  • Requires the ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $3,000 without approval from supervisor.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

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 stand, walk, and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle and feel including the use of a computer keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, smell, and taste.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During game conditions, the noise level is often loud.

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.

Assistant Cross Country Track and Field Coach

General Statement of Job

The Assistant Track & Field/Cross Country Coach coordinates specific components of team training such as strength training as well as coordinates training and logistics.  May also perform assigned duties within Athletics and with event management as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Demonstrate a professional philosophy that supports student-athletes' welfare and is in compliance with the missions of MSSU and the NCAA.
  • Assess talent and recruit prospective student-athletes for all disciplines.
  • Assist Head Coach in conducting and planning training and conditioning schedules.
  • Assist Head Coach and Strength Coaches in strength training and planning.
  • Motivate and interact with athletes to assist them in performing at their best possible potential.
  • Assist with team travel.
  • Meet management for both Cross Country and Track & Field events.
  • Plan daily practices; supervise team.
  • Effectively teach track and field fundamentals and strategies to student-athletes.
  • Serve as a positive role model for student-athletes.
  • Meet with at-risk student-athletes to educate them about on-campus resources and to coordinate an action plan for success in the classroom.
  • Coordinate grade checks with the ACTS office and the Registrar for all student-athletes.
  • Evaluate mid-term and end of term grades.
  • Schedule workers for all basketball tables and assist with Volleyball Tables.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.

3 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. 

Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university vehicles.

USATF Level 1 certification preferred.

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 effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and other technical computer applications.

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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear including the use of a telephone; and demonstrate track/cross-country techniques. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to attend track meets and conduct practice sessions in various outdoor weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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.

Women's Assistant Basketball Coach

General Statement of Job

The Assistant Basketball Coach assists the Head Basketball Coach in coaching & recruiting players for the varsity Basketball team by performing the following duties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Performs components of the varsity sports programs to include coaching, team travel, recruiting, and office duties.
  • Identifies and recruits academically qualified student-athletes and reinforces student-athletes goal to graduate.
  • Teaching sport specific fundamentals and strategies to student-athletes.
  • Actively support the endeavors and advancement of the Missouri Southern Athletics Department.
  • Operates within the guidelines of Missouri Southern State University, MIAA, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships within the community both on and off-campus.
  • Promote the academic and athletic well-being of student-athletes.
  • Conduct summer camps and clinics, if warranted.
  • Assist with team travel.
  • Plan daily practices; supervise team.
  • Effectively teach basketball fundamentals.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.

Competitive background in collegiate basketball preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of the institution, MIAA, and Division II athletics preferred. 

Experience in working with a diverse population.

Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to participation in any countable athletically related activities as defined by the NCAA.

Must have valid driver's license and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university vehicles. 

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 effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to teach pitching skills to collegiate athletes, monitor their success and continued improvement.
  • Ability to utilize video and technical equipment as a teaching tool while working with student-athletes.
  • Actively seek out and install strategies to improve academic success programs of the Missouri Southern Athletic Department.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and other technical computer applications.

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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear including the use of a telephone; and demonstrate softball. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to attend softball games and conduct practice sessions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

 

Assistant Athletic Trainers (Sports Medicine Assistants)

General Statement of Job

The required essential duties of the Sports Medicine Assistant is to assist the full-time Athletic Training Staff with the daily responsibilities in the Athletic Training Room, sport coverage, educational presentations, and aid in the supervision of the student staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Graduation from an Accredited Athletic Training Program

NATABOC Athletic Trainer Certification preferred

Missouri Athletic Trainer Licensure eligible

Certification in First Aid and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations.

Good organizational and time management skills.

Experience in working with a diverse population.

Valid driver's license and ability to meet university’s insurance requirements for driving college vehicles required.

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.

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 stand, walk, and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle and feel including the use of a computer keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, smell, and taste.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During game conditions, the noise level is often loud.

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.

 Maintenance Technician

General Statement of Job

The Maintenance Technician performs general maintenance duties on various types of buildings, equipment and systems; including motors, pumps, valves, bearings, floats, pulleys, belts, switches, relays, plugs, light ballasts, light photo cells, fuses, circuit breakers, timers, transformers, wiring and fire sensors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Assists in preventive maintenance on facility systems and equipment.

Maintains HVAC system, including VAV boxes; thermostats; electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, actuators, etc.

Maintains boilers, domestic hot water systems and pumps.

Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, manufacturers’ specifications or supervisor’s instructions, using hand and power tools, precision measuring or testing devices.

Observes and adjusts a wide variety of mechanical equipment to assure proper operation.

Dismantles equipment for servicing, repair or installation of replacement parts.

Lubricates and cleans pumps, motors, fans, machinery and other mechanical equipment.

Replaces washers, seals, packing or parts on faucets, water coolers, valves, and traps.

Clears stoppages in sanitary or storm drainage systems using plumber’s snake, vacuum or manual plungers.

Replaces defective bulbs, sockets, switches, ballasts, fuses, and receptacles in buildings or on the exterior areas of the campus.

Regulates steam and hot water equipment in mechanical rooms, offices, laboratories, and residence areas.

Adjusts valves, thermostats, and dampers.

Maintains proper pool water chemistry including calibrating and adjusting chemical dispensers, and ensures water purification standards.

Monitors pool functions to include reading gauges, graphs, meters, and control panels to ensure water quality.

Cleans and maintains chemical dispensing units, pumps, and boilers, as required.

Repairs and maintains pool equipment, pumps, small and large motors, pipes, valves, chemical dispensing units, and chlorinators.

Performs labor or other semi-skilled duties including drilling, digging, etc.

Cooperates and coordinates work with other crafts as needed.

Maintains inspection duties according to established procedures and preventative maintenance schedules.

Maintains and repairs boilers, chillers, and many types of kitchen equipment.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

High school graduate or GED required. Completion of some college level course work or technical course work preferred.

Minimum two years experience as a general or trades maintenance mechanic; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

HVAC, Electrical, and Swimming Pool Operators certifications required. Requires Type Two Refrigerant Transition and Recovery certification. Journeyman Certificate preferred. Must have valid Driver’s License and ability to meet University’s insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.

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 blue prints, procedure manuals, work orders, equipment operating instructions and general correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff, students, administration and visitors.
  • Ability to read and accurately complete maintenance requests, time sheets, and supply requests.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Requires skills in the refrigeration field including installation, trouble shooting and repair of equipment from small appliances to industrial size.
  • Requires skills in the electrical trade to include trouble shooting of industrial equipment, fixtures and controls.
  • Requires the ability to design and install electrical fixtures and equipment involved in various construction projects.
  • Requires a working understanding of DDC automated controls, pneumatic controls and other control systems.
  • Requires general knowledge of computers operations (prefer Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Requires knowledge of water chemistry including chemical treatments for boilers, closed water loops and condenser and domestic water systems to prevent corrosion and scaling of equipment.
  • Requires the ability to use or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools.
  • Requires the ability to use or repair medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or commercial mowers.
  • Requires the ability to use or repair heavy or complex machinery, such as HVAC systems, construction equipment, or water plants.

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 walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Requires the ability to see, smell, hear, and speak. Position requires depth, color, and texture perception.

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.

Library Director

Definition:  The Library Director is a twelve month, tenure-track, and professional librarian position with faculty rank reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs whose responsibilities include planning, administration, and oversight of all library operations.

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  Revised February 2016

 

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