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Program Coordinator II

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 80038P
Working Title Program Coordinator II
Advertised Employing Department Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
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 Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, which is organized within the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business and ISU Economic Development to serve a campus-wide student audience at Iowa State University as well as community entrepreneurs, is seeking an individual to fulfill a newly created position to help the organization develop and deliver entrepreneurship programming, provide business coaching, recruit and prep student entrepreneurs for competitions, and help plan and execute program events. Additional responsibilities will include public speaking, leading workshops, and partnering with academic departments to deliver experiential learning opportunities for students.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, including public speaking and business assistance expertise or personal experience with entrepreneurship. Individual with entrepreneurship coursework, participation in an entrepreneurship program, or small business experience desired. The successful candidate will also have strong leadership ability, and will be comfortable communicating to diverse audiences.

The duties of this position require travel to various businesses or events in Iowa and occasionally outside of Iowa.

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

- Participation in entrepreneurship program, curriculum, or related degree
- Experience in program development, management, and event coordination
- Experience starting or supporting business startups and entrepreneurs
- Experience presenting or leading lectures

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Primary office location is in Ames at the ISU Research Park, however programming will take place at various campus locations and occasionally in other communities across the state.

Guaranteed consideration will be given to applicants who apply by February 14, 2018.

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.

Department Contact Name Judi Eyles
Department Contact Phone 515-296-6754
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 02/14/2018
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

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your participation in an entrepreneurship program, if any.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience starting or supporting business startups and entrepreneurs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience with event or program development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your work experience with event planning and management and with program development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your experience presenting in front of large groups of people.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

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