Architectural Design Standards Coordinator

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Architect IV - 4153
Pay Grade 36
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80039P
Working Title Architectural Design Standards Coordinator
Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning and Management
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

Iowa State University is seeking an Architectural Design Standards Coordinator. Under the direction of the Associate University Architect, responsibilities of this coordinator position will include; perform product research, review, develop, and continually update university’s Facilities Design Manual (FDM) technical details and standards distributed to outside consultants. Be engaged in Facilities, Planning, & Management (FP&M) efforts to integrate Revit/BIM strategies within FP&M and serve as professional technical resource to FP&M staff and the university community regarding architectural technologies, building codes, fire safety, security, BIM and accessibility for persons with disabilities. Provide project initiation and planning services for capital projects and studies and assist the University Architect in maintaining the quality of the built environment on the Iowa State University campus by reviewing and providing professional expert opinion on the quality of design of new construction and remodeling projects.

The successful candidate will possess strong written, verbal, technical, Revit/BIM and graphic communication skills to effectively communicate and work with university clients, professional consultants and contractors. They will also possess strong organizational and analytical sills including the ability to organize and coordinate work within projects. Strong aesthetic design abilities, knowledge of construction techniques / construction costs/budgets, and general engineering knowledge will also be essential for success 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 5 years of related experience AND Licensed in the State of Iowa.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Preferred Education and Experience

Experience with graphic/illustration and design programs including AutoCad, Revit/BIM, Photoshop, Sketch-up, or similar programs.

Project management to include educational, commercial, or institutional facilities projects.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

The Guaranteed Consideration Date has been extended.

Department Contact Name Melynda Emerson
Department Contact Phone 515-294-9037
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 02/25/2018
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)

Registered Architect licensed to practice Architecture in the State of Iowa

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Autodesk Revit Certified User or Revit Certified Professional Certification and/or Construction Document Technologist (CDT) designation.

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)

Applicant Documents

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