Iowa State University Program Coordinator I - 1062 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Program Coordinator I - 1062

Pay Grade 33

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80285P

Working Title Student Government Adviser

Advertised Employing Department Memorial Union

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date 8/1/2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Iowa State University Student Government is seeking candidates to serve as the Student Government Adviser (Program Coordinator I). This position will co-advise the three branches of the Student Government, empowering students to fulfill their responsibilities for self-governance and advising students as they implement special events, programs, and services that fulfill the mission and purpose of the ISU Student Government. This position will have direct responsibility for co-advising all members and leaders of Student Government, alongside two other professional staff from the Dean of Students Office and the Memorial Union. Specifically, the Student Government Adviser will oversee the on-boarding, training, and leadership development of all Student Government members, provide guidance to leaders across the organization in the fulfillment of their assigned responsibilities, facilitate member and leader transitions, and assist with Student Government projects, including but not limited to: elections, inauguration, training retreats, outreach events such as Destination Iowa State, homecoming or Cyclone Carnival, and Big XII conferences and events. In addition, the Adviser will mentor all members in an effort to support their interpersonal effectiveness and academic success.

The successful candidate will have excellent written communication and oral presentation skills, organization skills, and attention to detail. The candidate will also be able to coordinate multiple events and activities simultaneously. This position requires working frequent nights and occasional weekends. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a post-secondary student leader; a strong foundation in emergent leadership theories and current trends in higher education; as well as excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Knowledge of basic office technology, desktop computers, and typical office software are also required.

The Student Government Adviser will report through the Memorial Union in the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University. As the “living room” of Campus, the Memorial Union is the hub of the Iowa State campus. With over two million visitors each year, the Memorial Union hosts thousands of events and provides hundreds of programs for ISU and the surrounding community. In order to provide top quality programs and services, the Memorial Union hires only the best service-oriented, team-focused, and solution-focused individuals. If you have the desire to be a part of a fun and growing team, have a positive mindset towards your work, and are self-motivated, we invite you to apply!

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

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 36,000 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.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience as a student leader. Experience presenting leadership training and/or educational workshops. Experience demonstrating familiarity with Robert’s Rules of Order. Experience working holistically with diverse constituencies to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus community.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date has been extended.

Department Contact Name Steve Winfrey

Department Contact Phone 515-294-2300

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/09/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

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.

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EO Statement

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