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CARES Project Coordinator

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 22, 2023

Hiring Department

University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement

The Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES)

Job Description

MU Title: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

LOCATION: 212 Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO

Join Our Team at the University of Missouri (MU) Extension Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES)

Are you a dynamic communicator with a passion for making an impact? We're search for a Project Coordinator to join our teams at CARES. If you're ready to thrive in a project-driven environment and work with a talented group of professionals, keep reading!

Why CARES? At CARES, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of data visualization and analysis. We're not just a workplace; we're a hub of innovation and collaboration. Our teams thrives in an enegetic and accommodating work environment and we're excited to welcome a new Coordinator to our ranks.

What You'll Do: As a Coordinator at CARES, you'll play a crucial role in our sponsored projects. Here's a glimpse of your responsibilities:
  • Project Coordination: Collaborate with CARES management and staff to ensure project tasks and timelines are on track.
  • Communication Facilitation: Be the bridge that connects teams and stakeholders, facilitating seamless project tracking and communications.
  • User Support: Provide exceptional support to users of CARES web-based tools through training and online support management tools.
  • Technical Liaison: Work closely with CARES staff to address user technical issues and questions, ensuring a smooth experience.
  • Content Enhancement: Review and enhance website content, making it more engaging and user-friendly.
  • Educational Materials: Develop educational and training materials to empower users.
  • Team Player: Be a vital part of our team, assisting with various job-related duties as needed.
What We Offer:
  • Flexible Work: We understand the importance of work-life balance. This position is hybrid - day-to-day functions will be performed remotely but candidates must reside in Missouri, be able to regularly attend on-campus meetings and to travel both within and out of state to attend events.
  • Nationally Recognized: Join a team that's nationally recognized for its contributions. Learn more about CARES at and .
Essential Values: We conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and region affirmative action plans.

Ready to Make an Impact? Join us in our mission to make a difference through applied research and engagement systems. If you're a proactive communicator who thrives in a collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.


Administrative supervision is received from the CARES management staff. This position does not involve supervising other staff or faculty.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address the needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit .


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


Salary Range: $17.96-$25.57

Grade: GGS 008

University Title: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile title in myHR.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and one year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with special interest in geographic information systems, data visualization, and technology systems will be given preference.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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