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Offer: Urban Ecosystems Program Coordinator:Iowa State University

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Urban Ecosystems Program Coordinator

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Classification Information
University Title Program Coordinator I - 1062
Pay Grade 33
income Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details
Posting Number 80524P
Working Title Urban Ecosystems Program Coordinator
Advertised Employing Department School of Eduation
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Proposed End Date or Length of Term One year from start date with possibility of renewal
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of tasks and Responsibilities
The School of Education at Iowa State University (ISU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator I - Urban Ecosystems Project Manager.
The Program Coordinator I - Urban Ecosystems Project Manager will manage the workflow of two Urban Ecosystems Projects Principal Investigators at Iowa State University and one at University of Wisconsin at Madison, as well as other staff. The Urban Ecosystem Project Manager will provide administrative as well as creative and analytical support to the Urban Ecosystem PIs and overall team. The administrative work includes developing, scheduling, and superviseing work plans in conformity with project specifications and funding limitations, and re-establishing priorities, as needed. In this administrative function, the Project Manager will also have primary responsibility for managing the Initiative's internal and external communication efforts (i.e., website, meeting scheduling and meeting minutes, public relations, and inquiries). The creative work of the Project Manager involves envisioning innovative means of developing applied science education that builds infrastructure to coordinate activities of multiple stakeholders. This will rely on effective communication. The analytical work of the Project Manager necessitates familiarity with theory and method from the fields of education and science, as well as related governing policies, such as the Next Generation Science Standards. This background enables the supervision of staff activity toward major project-related tasks such as data collection, analysis, dissemination, and grant-writing.
The prosperous candidate will understand the function of the Project Manager as one of building infrastructure for new educational delivery systems and pathways. This capability to create strong ISU-internal working relationships as well as significant initiative and responsiveness in external interactions with teachers and administrators in the Des Moines Public Schools, community-located organizations, families, and youth will be essential. The candidate will possess an exceptionally creative disposition that thrives when given an ambitious vision and ambiguous work plan. Excellent problem solving expertise, organizational and analytical expertise, as well as professional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication expertise are required. Collaboration expertise are also fundamental for negotiating multi-level partnerships within a complex organization. Independent judgment, initiative, and self-regulated capability to innovate and coordinate a variety of activities will be needed to be prosperous in this function. Demonstrated effectiveness in cultural proficiency is essential to achieving the project's key aims.
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-broad, 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 practice 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 practice 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 candidates, 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 practice
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related practice; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related practice totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and practice. practice must be at a comparable level and directly related to the tasks of this position.
Supplemental Required Education and practice
Preferred Education and practice
- Bachelor's degree;
- Additional years of practice;
- Demonstrated practice preparing prosperous grant applications and/or managing grants and contracts;
- Writing communications and promotional literature for distribution
- practice with website/social media management
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
The project runs a three-week summer camp (exact date to be determined each year) which requires adjustments to regular work location and hours.
Department Contact Name Katherine Richardson Bruna
Department Contact Phone 515-294-4144
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
4) Statement of Career Goals
5) Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email E-Mail: or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/03/2018
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 candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, discapability, 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 E-Mail:

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Valid U.S. State Driver’s License

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Where did you first lgain about this vacancy?
   » ISU Employment Opportunities Website
   » ISU Employee
   » Website
   » Placement Office
   » Trade Journal
   » Newspaper
   » HERC Website
   » LinkedIN
   » Facebook
   » CareerBuilder
   » Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Please explain what you've learned from your background in education, specifically, that is essential to working effectively with district leaders, teachers, and students in highly diverse schools.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Please explain how your additional years of practice align with the project.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Explain any project management training (writing a logic model, identifying goals and objectives, writing an action plan, executing staff development, etc.) you've received that you will draw on in executing the responsibilities of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Describe your practice writing for scholarly/professional audiences.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Explain your practice creating a "brand" or other form of recognizable positive association with a project.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Do you have a valid U.S. driver's license or the capability to obtain one prior to the start date?
   » Yes
   » No
   » No, but I have the capability to obtain one prior to the start date.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
   » Resume/Curriculum Vitae
   » Letter of Application/Cover Letter
   » Reference Contact Information
   » Statement of Career Goals
   » Statement of Teaching and/or Research InterestsOptional Documents


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