TITLE Business Instruction Specialist, Office of China Programs
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1685
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR President
The Business Instruction Specialist teaches for-credit and non-credit courses in business and international business practices for the Research and Economic Development China Operations program. The Business Instruction Specialist prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as cultural challenges and opportunities focused on US-China trade and business and initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions. The Business Instruction Specialist prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts, develops and maintains course webpages, maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students, and advises students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues. The Business Instruction Specialist collaborates with members of the business community to improve programs, develop new programs, and to provide student access to learning opportunities such as internships or travel-study. The Business Instruction Specialist participates in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities and serves as an advisor to student organizations.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required.
Skills: Expertise in Chinese culture and Chinese business practices and Chinese higher education is required. Fluency in the Mandarin language is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, sensitivity to, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teaches for-credit and non-credit courses in business and international business practices, prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as cultural challenges and opportunities focused on US-China trade and business and initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
2. Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts, develops and maintains course webpages, and maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
3. Advises students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues.
4. Collaborates with members of the business community to improve programs, develop new programs and to provide student access to learning opportunities such as internships or travel-study.
5. Participates in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
6. Serves as an advisor to student organizations.
7. Contributes to a learning environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed.
9. Helps ensure the success and growth of Missouri State University’s China programs by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Business Instruction Specialist is supervised by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
JOB FAMILY 4
Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery
Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable 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 along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.
Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility
Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.
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 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.
Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.