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Military-Affiliated Student Center - Assistant Director
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R10798
Military-Affiliated Student Center - Assistant Director
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree and 2 years of related experience
Experience with event planning/management Experience with program development/management Experience training and/or supervising staff and/or students Experience working with Veterans and/or military-affiliated populations Experience with assessment and reporting
Iowa State University, a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things, is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive 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--diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, these values are translated 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 Universityâs Principles of Community. A culturally diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries converge on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. Big 12 Conference sports and a tradition of international cultural performances make campus life an adventure to remember. Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 67,000 ranked as the number one âBest College Town in Americaâ by 247WallSt.com and among the top 10 best places to live in America.
Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students portfolio is comprised of 14 departments, including the Military-Affiliated Student Center, that provides support for active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, and their dependents. TheÂ AssistantÂ DirectorÂ for the Military-Affiliated Student Center administers programs and services with an understanding of the unique needs of military-affiliated students. ThisÂ positionÂ supports theÂ directorÂ providing university-wide leadership for outreach, training and education within the campus community to increase the awareness of the military-student experience as well as participate in advocacy, support and referral services for individual military-affiliated students.
The employee in thisÂ positionÂ must regularly interact with multiple departments within the Dean of Students Office and department across campus, as well as respond to concerns from students, staff, faculty, parents, and other external stakeholders. They must work with a diverse population and must be able to coordinate multiple responsibilities and maintain accurate records in accordance with specific university policies and laws pertaining to their work.
This employee must exercise independent judgment and/or decision-making ability with moderate supervisory consultation and must engage in appropriate ongoing education and training to ensure effective delivery of service.
ThisÂ positionÂ requires occasional nights and weekends for student community programming and a flexible schedule will be supported.
ThisÂ positionÂ will be hired as a Student Services Specialist II.
TheÂ AssistantÂ DirectorÂ for Military-Affiliated Student Center reports to theÂ DirectorÂ of the Military-Affiliated Student Center and supervises two graduate students, as well as VA work study students.
Program Management and Implementation
Support and lead the planning and implementation of Military/Veteran Transition and Academic Success programs in coordination with the Director of the MASC.
Oversee the planning and execution of events to be held in the MASC throughout the academic year.
Collaborate with offices within the university and with external partners to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for student veterans to assist them in obtaining educational and other VA benefits.
Work collaboratively with the University's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs on events and programs with ROTC cadets, as appropriate
Coordinate programmatic assessment efforts for the Military-Affiliated Student Center.
Regularly assess programs and events to Co-Curricular Learning Domains.
Develop semesterly report to showcase programming efforts.
Supervise graduate student and indirectly supervise student employees
Complete annual reporting items to showcase the accomplishments of the Military-Affiliated Student Center
Coordinate social media accounts managed by the Military-Affiliated Student Center.
CommunicationsÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Serve as the web manager for MASC website.
Assist in the development of student veterans help guides and publication materials.
Ensure communications coming from the MASC are clear, well-written, and positively reflect the Military-Affiliated Student Center.
Serve on various departmental, division and university committees as needed
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Level Guidelines â¢ Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals â¢ Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues â¢ Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems â¢ Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests â¢ May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff â¢ May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity â¢ Provides guidance to students
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program
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 60,000, 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.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
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