Iowa State University Program Assistant I - 1056 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Program Assistant I - 1056

Pay Grade 30

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80625P

Working Title Program Assistant - Toxicology Training

Advertised Employing Department Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date 12-03-2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06-30-2019 with possibility of renewal

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Program Assistant I for the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). This position is expected to provide support of the NIH funded Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program.

This position will work under direct supervision of the program’s Primary Investigator (PI) to ensure timely accomplishments of all tasks related to the program. These responsibilities include recruitment of student participants through targeted mailing and social media; coordinating the application and interview processes of the program; scheduling meetings, conferences and workshops; and arranging travel and reimbursements for program participants. Other responsibilities include assisting the PI in monitoring subawards, and assist the PI in writing annual reports and new grants.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, possess the ability to summarize data for presentation and analysis, have good written and oral communications skills, and have the ability to work independently with limited supervision.

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 34,000 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 related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling more than 4 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

  • Degree in toxicological sciences, veterinary medicine, public health, or related area
  • Additional years of experience with Microsoft Office software, specifically Word and Excel
  • Experience with program assistance

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Wilson Rumbeiha

Department Contact Phone

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 ReferencesIf 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 11/25/2018

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