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Iowa State University Customer Relations Coordinator II - Seed Science Center in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Customer Relations Coordinator II - Seed Science Center

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Customer service experience.Experience in or of the seed industry.Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.Keyboarding experience, ability to enter data with speed and accuracy.

Job Description:

The Seed Science Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for the position Customer Relations Coordinator II. This position will support the seed testing laboratory which provides accurate and professional seed-testing services for members of the seed industry.

This position will provide customer relation services in a service environment and requires knowledge of products and services to make recommendations, resolve issues, builds relationships, and supports marketing and sales. The incumbent will receive and handle customer samples of seeds, generate reports and communicate with existing and potential customers. The majority of the duties will be performed in an office setting where the incumbent will be expected to unpack, organize and enter customer samples into a seed testing database. Additional duties will include interacting with customers in person, by phone and by e-mail. Interaction is for the purpose of selecting proper tests, giving intermediate test results, setting up and maintaining accounts and otherwise providing outstanding customer service. Other responsibilities include print, proof and send reports, conduct billing and organize and file customer correspondence.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with and inform staff, graduate students, undergraduate student employees, and collaborators. The candidate will be detail-oriented and possess the ability to manage multiple, ongoing tasks. The candidate will also be self-motivated and capable of working independently when required. All department members are expected to interact collegially and in a professional manner and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The Seed Science Center, and the College are committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and this position is expected to enhance opportunities for diverse participants in all of university activities.

Example of Duties • Provides product information, recommendations, and suggestions to meet customer needs. • Explains policies, procedures, and offerings to customers. • Fulfills customer requests, invoices, billing, orders, etc. • Resolves customer issues. • Coordinates special projects. • Maintains and builds customer relationships. • Assists with marketing, promotions, and sales.

• Provides guidance to students • May provide supervision to one to two other staff or lead a small work team

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 16, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS803

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 29, 2021

Posting Close Date:May 6, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4741

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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