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Iowa State University Assistant Director of Outreach in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Assistant Director of Outreach

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Special Required QualificationsMaster’s and 3 years of related experience. Licensed to provide clinical services

Preferred Qualifications:PhD, PsyD, LISW, LMHC, LMFTExperience developing and providing outreach in a university setting.Experience working in a university counseling center with an APA-accredited doctoral internship program.Experience working with diverse client populations.Experience in crisis management.

Job Description:


Iowa State University’s Student Counseling Services is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Outreach position which will provide leadership and vision for the outreach services at the Student Counseling Services and serve as a member of the leadership team. This position will collaborate and coordinate with the leadership and departments in the Student Health and Wellness Unit. The position will also provide a variety of services including individual, group, career, and couples counseling; crisis intervention; outreach and consultation; and eating disorder interventions. Other duties will include supervision of practicum students, interns (APA accredited internship), as well as other administrative tasks as designated. The successful candidate will possess strong administrative, organizational, multicultural, and interpersonal skills.Example of Duties• Manages a program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with the objectives of the university.• Plans, monitors, and manages an internal or external project from initiation through completion.• Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, and staffing for assigned program.• Monitors and manages budget and ensures that the program meets the overall objectives of the university.• Develops public relations initiatives, workshops, seminars, surveys, or other activities to promote the program and carry out its objectives.• Acts as a representative of the program.• Participates in project management.• May secure external funding as needed.Level Guidelines• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist• Provides guidance to students

This position serves at the pleasure of university administration and is exempt from certain P&S policies.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS809

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: July 21, 2021

Posting Close Date:August 4, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5649

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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