The Career Development Center thanks you for your interest in hiring Missouri State University-West Plains students and alumni. We look forward to assisting you with recruitment through Career Fairs, Educational Employment Fairs, and up-to-date job postings on Handshake.


Our campus must keep records of any students our off campus employers hire. When you hire a student, please call or email us with the following information: Name of student, date started and pay rate. Please help us with our records by keeping up with this information.

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Employer Criteria/Disclaimer

Missouri State University-West Plains offers job listings as a free service to area employers who are seeking part-time and full-time employees. It is provided for Missouri State University-West Plains students to give them part-time employment opportunities with convenient geographical access, the exception being off-academic year positions during the summer months or alumni seeking full-time employment. This service is primarily for part-time employment to assist students in continuing their education while affording the opportunity for work experience as they attend classes. In good faith, we work only with employers who subscribe to the Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines adhered to by the University as stated below. We reserve the right to review listings before publication to students and refuse service to employers for factors such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information
  • Fraud
  • Complaints by students
  • Harassment of Missouri State University-West Plains students or staff
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Positions not likely of interest to college students
  • Outlay of personal funding required to obtain the position
  • Agencies, organizations or individuals who solicit employment other than for their own needs

Non-Discrimination Policy

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@MissouriState.edu417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Additionally, for more information on this subject at the West Plains Campus, please contact: Brenda Polyard, (BrendaPolyard@missouristate.edu), EO and Title IX Liaison, 128 Garfield, West Plains, Missouri 65775, (417) 255-7966.

Reasonable Accommodations

Missouri State University provides reasonable accommodations that allow applicants, employees, or qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position.

Reasonable accommodations will be made unless such accommodations have the end result of placing an undue burden on the operations of the University. If reasonable accommodations would cause undue hardship or burden because of costs, the individual with a disability shall be given the option of providing the accommodation themselves or paying for the portion of the cost that poses the undue hardship or burden. Employees needing accommodations should contact their supervisor or department head, or seek assistance from the following offices at their campus:

Springfield:  Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance
Mountain Grove:  Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance
West Plains:  Director of University/Community Programs
All other Locations:  Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance