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Part-Time, Office Support Assistant III, UMKC School of Pharmacy @ MU - 69568

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022
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UMKC School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration @ MU Campus in Columbia, MO.

Job Description

The Columbia Missouri (MU) site of the UMKC School of Pharmacy is looking for a part time Office Support Assistant with exceptional problem solving skills and ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships. Successful candidates will work to support our distance classrooms. Qualified candidates will have a strong sense of follow through and work ethic, impeccable customer service skills and strong teamwork abilities. Must be adaptable and flexible in an environment that is growing and changing daily.

The UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU utilizes long distance teaching technology to simultaneously teach to our students on the Kansas City (UMKC) campus, the Columbia (MU) campus and the Springfield (MSU) campus. This position is located on the University of Missouri (Columbia) campus with classes in the Academic Support Center, Lewis Hall, and several other locations across the MU campus. Our system allows the professor to be physically present at one of the three campuses and communicate simultaneously with all groups of students through a long-distance transmission system. Microphones and cameras in the classroom allow the three classes to actively interact with each other. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to facilitate classroom activities and perform basic trouble shooting strategies with the long-distance technology. This position is responsible for assisting the professor and local support staff with classroom activities that are occurring in the classroom in Columbia. Knowledge of pharmacy or healthcare is not requisite since the focus is on assisting the professor and monitoring the classroom/technology.

Applications are being sought for anOffice Support Assistant IIIat the Columbia Missouri (MU) site of the UMKC School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration to work as a Classroom Assistant. The positions are physically located in Columbia, Missouri on the MU Campus. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Operate a personal computer to communicate with office support staff and faculty.
  • Independently compose correspondence in order to respond to administrative office inquiries using own knowledge of office policies and procedures.
  • Accept work/directions from program office staff and faculty in order to complete work assignments in a timely manner by following supervisory instructions and by adjusting the workload to meet established work priorities.
  • Coordinate weekly with other Classroom Assistants and School of Pharmacy at MU Support Staff to make sure there is adequate daily coverage of classroom activities. This requires some schedule flexibility as the classroom activity demands change from week to week.
  • Provide course/classroom support (manage course materials, intercampus mailings, review instructor instructions, etc) which includes but is not limited to:
  • Arriving and preparing for class a minimum of 15 minutes ahead of scheduled class time, including time to pick up materials from the Pharmacy School offices on the 8th floor of Lewis Hall.
  • Organizing/distributing/collecting/returning of classroom materials, e.g. quizzes, handouts, exam materials. Return of materials to the Pharmacy School offices on the 8th floor of Lewis Hall
  • Facilitating/proctoring classroom activities and written/computer based quizzes and exams during class and during finals week
  • Facilitating intercampus student-related meetings.
  • Monitoring classroom behavior to facilitate a positive learning environment
  • Monitor and provide basic trouble shooting for the video and audio connection between the Columbia campus and the Kansas City and Springfield campuses.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Full Time/Part Time

Part time, up to 27 hours per week.


$11.54 to $15.56 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five 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.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

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 - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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