Office Assistant II (Reduced Schedule/Benefits Eligible), Health and Exercise Sciences

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February 15, 2021


This position performs responsible secretarial and administrative duties for the Chair of the Health and Exercise Sciences Department.  They provide support for four distinct academic programs (B.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Health Science, Master of Athletic Training, MAE in Physical Education) with over 500 student majors and 20 faculty members (full and part time).  This is a reduced schedule (32 hours per week), benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities of the Position Include:

Assist with department course scheduling; assist with planning department functions; hire, train and supervise student workers in the office; assist with planning faculty searches; edit and maintain department website; schedule facility spaces; coordinate and assist with special events; handle department communications; organize academic materials each semester; order, organize and maintain office supplies and equipment; prepare and distribute course-related materials as needed; maintain expense records for equipment and faculty reimbursements; process change of major and advising requests; and other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum required qualifications include high school diploma or GED; must have good interpersonal and human relations skills; must have good organizational skills; must have proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel & Outlook); and must be able to operate basic office equipment.

Preferred qualifications include Bachelor's degree or some college and 1-2 years of secretarial or administrative experience. 

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, staff application, resume, transcripts and contact information for three references to or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources MC 101

100 E Normal Ave

Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 23, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or




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