The Director of Business and Support Services plans, organizes, and conducts business and support affairs for the West Plains campus of the Missouri State University system, to include satellite campus operations in Mountain Grove Missouri. Duties involve campus-wide functions to include business services, mail services, purchasing and contracting, physical plant operations, motor pool operations, maintenance and repair of campus infrastructure, campus safety, security, and parking, and acquisition and divestment of property. The Director of Business and Support Services develops policies and procedures to establish and maintain legal and environmental compliance, financial accountability, fiscal control and effective resource utilization for assigned programs. The Director of Business and Support Services represents the campus in negotiations and awarding of contracts with the authority to obligate physical and financial resources.
First date of consideration is May 28, 2021. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.
Official transcripts will be required at time of hire.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Business, Engineering or Public Administration is required. A Master’s degree in one of those areas is preferred.
Experience: Requires a minimum of three year’s experience (including at least one year in a responsible supervisory capacity) with comprehensive management responsibilities and knowledge and familiarity in a majority of the following areas: purchasing, contract services, accounting, budgeting, insurance, campus safety and security, human resources, records management, property and equipment acquisition and management, real estate acquisition and divestment, administrative office systems and software, bid documentation, and prevailing wage documentation. Experience at an institution of higher education or similar organization is preferred.
Skills: Leadership abilities are required. The ability to project a strong positive image of Missouri State University – West Plains through interaction with all constituencies conducting business with Missouri State University – West Plains is required. Executive problem-solving skills and the ability to organize and manage complex functions are required. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy, supervisory and administrative skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Internal Number: 20210121FTS
About Missouri State University-West Plains
Missouri State University-West Plains was established in 1963 and is a public, separately accredited two-year branch campus within the three-campus Missouri State University system. In addition to the West Plains campus, the system includes a selective admissions university in Springfield and a research campus in Mountain Grove.
Consistent with the University mission, Missouri State University-West Plains is a teaching and learning institution of higher education offering two-year associate of arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees; certificates; and a variety of continuing education courses as needed by employers and citizens of the area served. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.