1120 Coordinator, Mountain Grove Branch Campus - West Plains


TITLE Coordinator, Mountain Grove Branch Campus - West Plains




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean of Academic Affairs – West Plains



The Coordinator, Mountain Grove Branch Campus - West Plains provides leadership, coordination, training, and support services for the Branch Campus of Missouri State University – West Plains located in Mountain Grove, Mo. for West Plains faculty, staff, and students including online, interactive television, and on-site instructional supervision under the direction of the Dean of Academic Affairs – West Plains. The Coordinator, Mountain Grove Branch Campus - West Plains advises selected students, engages in committee work, and performs other duties as assigned.


Education: A master’s degree in an appropriate discipline as determined by current faculty needs is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience in teaching in higher education is required. Experience in curriculum development, course scheduling, and student academic advisement is required. Experience in faculty and staff supervision is preferred. Building operations supervision is preferred.

Skills: An in-depth knowledge of computing software and hardware and distance education delivery modes, both as a user and support person is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. An understanding of administrative software systems is preferred.

Effort: This position provides presentations to the community and must occasionally transport promotional materials and media equipment weighing up to twenty pounds.


1. Coordinates course scheduling, faculty and staff hiring, building operations, and supplies usage with the Office of Academic Affairs on the West Plains campus.

2. Serves as the point of contact for public relations in the branch campus community.

3.Communicates with the West Plains Office of Academic Affairs and gathers, processes, analyzes, and disseminates information between the two campuses.

4. Conducts workshops and provides one-on-one training and assistance to faculty with regard to technical support and assistance throughout the delivery of courses and evaluates the course and program delivery system.

5. Works with the West Plains Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of University Communications, Coordinator of Admissions, and the Recruiting Specialist to determine marketing strategies, advertising, and other promotions and markets the courses and programs available at the Branch Campus to area high schools, industries, and the general public.

6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

7. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Coordinator, Mountain Grove Branch Campus - West Plains is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs-West Plains and supervises part-time and student employees.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.