UMKC School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and
Administration @ MU Campus in Columbia, MO.
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
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
at 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
- 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
- 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
- Facilitating/proctoring classroom activities and
written/computer based quizzes and exams during class and during
- Facilitating intercampus student-related meetings.
- Monitoring classroom behavior to facilitate a positive learning
- 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.
Full Time/Part Time
- High school diploma or equivalent
- At least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge
and skills can be acquired is necessary
Part time, up to 27 hours per week.
$11.54 to $15.56 per hour, commensurate with experience, education,
and internal equity.
Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain
open until filled. Apply today!
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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Division of Diversity and Inclusion