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Scholarship and Finance Coordinator

Job Description

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks to shape the next generations of the profession with the Missouri Method and world-class research, scholarship, and innovation to prepare journalists and strategic communication professionals for exemplary public service and leadership. The “J-School” enrolls approximately 1900 undergraduate students and support those students with more than one million dollars in scholarships annually. 

The Missouri School of Journalism has an immediate opening for a Scholarship and Finance Coordinator.  This position is responsible for managing the financial administration of internal and external gifts and scholarships and to ensure compliance with donor intent, FERPA, and University policy and procedures. This position will be located within the fiscal area and will be responsible for partnering with the Journalism Advancement Office, Advisors, the Dean's office, faculty and University Financial Aid to maximize and leverage gift spending and the number of students who receive funding. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage all internal and external scholarship funds (200+ $2.3 million) by overseeing fiscal responsibilities including budget, monitoring expenses, and account balances, monitoring renewable scholarships for student eligibility and appropriate alternatives to maximize fund utilization, documenting and maintaining all Journalism scholarship procedures, ensuring that students meet eligibility requirements, ensure compliance with donor intent on all gift accounts.
  • Manage non-scholarship gift funds by making faculty and staff aware of existing funds and helping the school utilize all gift funds easing the strain on general operating funds. Enter and maintain the budget and monitor expenditures for appropriateness, and account balances. Identify and report overcommitment issues timely.
  • Support the fiscal operations of the School of Journalism. Prepare financial and administrative reports and projections. Analyze expenditures for appropriateness and compliance with university policy and procedures. Plan, enter, and maintain budgets. Back up the Director I by being knowledgeable of university financial processing guidelines, understanding and communicating administrative procedures and guidelines, possessing knowledge of basic transaction processing, providing guidance throughout the school, and retaining high level of understanding of the universities financial and student systems.
  • Coordinate with campus financial aid office to maximize the number of undergrad student who receive funding. Coordinate with advising and dean’s offices to identify students who have unique and one-time issues that minimal funding would help them graduate. Identify appropriate funding to help these students. Coordinate with graduate studies to determine amount of gift funds available to fund graduate assistantships and fellowships. Work with graduate studies to award funds. Ensure students are submitted for the campus Stamps program. Promote and award competitive scholarships to students.
  • Other duties as assigned


Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $47,476 - 65,468
Grade: GGS-010
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Generally Monday - Friday, 8-5.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 4 years of progressively responsible fiscal experience. Knowledge of accounting standards preferred. Prefer experience working with gifts and scholarships.

Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the online application.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at