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Iowa State University Student Services Specialist I - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Student Services Specialist I - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:Experience in serving under-represented population

Job Description:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is currently seeking applications for a Student Services Specialist I. This position will primarily focus on undergraduate student retention with an emphasis on diverse populations.

This position will be responsible for the emergency student funding program, including student communications, partner funding communications, and tracking student success. This position will work with underrepresented populations in CALS (minority student populations, first-generation students, students identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, etc.) to assist developing support programs and community-building strategies (Learning Communities, student organizations, etc.) and work closely as a team member on these programs. This position will assist in active development and supporting novel recruitment strategies for these populations, including enhancing some of the novel initiatives that have been started with Native-American populations.

The successful candidate will exhibit outstanding written and oral communication skills. In addition, the candidate will posses the ability to understand and be sensitive to the needs of all undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have the ability to work as a member in a collaborative environment.

SummaryProvides direct services and/or programming to students.Example of Duties• Provides guidance, counseling, and resources to students for a variety of services.• Delivers services and/or programming for students such as scholarship coordination, disability services, academic success programs, and resources, etc.• Advises students on policies and procedures.• Refers students to appropriate resources.A pplications will be accepted until the position is filled

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS805

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: March 16, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R4390

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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