Advertised Employing Department: Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Seeking qualified candidates for the position of North Central Regional Manager for the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, housed in the Department of Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Regional Hub Program Coordinator will oversee the programs at the community and regional level under direction from the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and account to that Council according to established guidelines. This position will manage STEM education functions of the regional STEM network through the Hub located at Iowa State University, including but not limited to regular and multi-modal communications with all STEM contacts throughout the region; maintenance of a database tracking all STEM activities of the region; maintaining partnerships with business, nonprofits and education entities; administering of grants and programs; coordination of evaluation and reporting; and management of and accountability for all funds committed to these functions.
The successful candidate will have exceptional public relations, leadership, and oral, written and listening skills; strong organization and time management skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to work with a diverse population. The candidate also will possess the ability to manage multiple projects within specific budgets and timelines. The ability to manage and prioritize complex activities will also be needed in order to be successful in this position.
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.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in a STEM field, marketing, management, or closely related area.
Additional years of experience.
Experience in managing STEM-related activities.
Experience planning, organizing, and managing complex activities.
Annual appointment based on legislative appropriation. This position will report jointly to the Iowa STEM Council’s executive director and to the Hub Institution’s (Iowa State University) grant Principal Investigator (PI).
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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, 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.