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Program Coordinator II - Regional STEM Hub

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Program Coordinator II - 1063
Pay Grade 35
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70352P
Working Title Program Coordinator II - Regional STEM Hub
Advertised Employing Department Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible.
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06/30/2018
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of North Central Regional Manager for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, housed in the Department of Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University.

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Regional Hub Program Coordinator will oversee the programs at the community and regional level under direction from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and account to that Council according to established guidelines. This position will manage STEM education functions of the regional STEM network through the Hub located at Iowa State University, including but not limited to regular and multi-modal communications with all STEM contacts throughout the region; maintenance of a database tracking all STEM activities of the region; maintaining partnerships with business, nonprofits and education entities; administering of grants and programs; coordination of evaluation and reporting; and management of and accountability for all funds committed to these functions.

The successful candidate will have exceptional public relations, leadership, and oral, written and listening skills; strong organization and time management skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to work with a diverse population. The candidate also will possess the ability to manage multiple projects within specific budgets and timelines. The ability to manage and prioritize complex activities will also be needed in order to be successful in this position.

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 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 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

Bachelor’s degree.

Degree in a STEM field, marketing, management, or closely related area.

Additional years of experience.

Experience in managing STEM-related activities.

Experience planning, organizing, and managing complex activities.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Annual appointment based on legislative appropriation. This position will report jointly to the Iowa STEM Council’s executive director and to the Hub Institution’s (Iowa State University) grant Principal Investigator (PI).

Department Contact Name Kaela Black
Department Contact Phone 515-294-3283
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 References

If 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 08/13/2017
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

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please briefly describe your experience that directly relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please briefly describe your experience in managing STEM-related activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please briefly describe your experience planning, organizing, and managing complex activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  5. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents