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Senior Office Support Assistant - Office of External Relations and Constituent Engagement, 28366

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Office of External Relations and Constituent Engagement

Job Description

UMKC External Relations and Constituent Engagement is seeking an outstanding candidate for an Senior Office Support Assistant to primarily provide staff support to the Associate Vice Chancellor of External Relations. This position will also provide day-to-day staff support to various constituent groups, including the UMKC Trustees, Trustee Scholars program, and local legislators. The division is a fast-paced, fun, team-oriented work environment that values customer service and flexibility.

Job Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day staff support to the Associate Vice Chancellor External Relations and various constituent groups, including the UMKC Trustees, Trustees’ Scholars, and local legislators.
  • Prepare draft correspondence for Associate Vice Chancellor; maintain Trustee records, distribution lists, rosters.
  • Organize and assist with planning board meetings (handle reservations, create board packets, planning and coordination of services).
  • Attend, set-up, and type up minutes for Trustee Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Maintain the Associate Vice Chancellor’s day-to-day calendar.
  • Schedule Trustee meetings as needed.
  • Prepare and organize mailings.
  • Work with managers and staff in unit for assistance as needed.
  • Assisting with biweekly and monthly timekeeping requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, punctuality, grammar and proofreading skills and the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision to complete projects and tasks.

Must be Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Experience with various constituent groups and organizing events is a plus.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position. Hours M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM, occasional evening and/or weekends.


$15.29-$20.70/hr, commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline


Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three 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 (855) 524-0002.

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:

  • EEO is the LawEnglish Version
  • EEO is the LawSpanish Version
  • EEO is the LawChinese Version

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in theAbout UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on ourcareers page.

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