The Iowa State University Student Government is seeking candidates to serve as the Student Government Adviser (Program Coordinator I). This position will co-advise the three branches of the Student Government, empowering students to fulfill their responsibilities for self-governance and advising students as they implement special events, programs, and services that fulfill the mission and purpose of the ISU Student Government. This position will have direct responsibility for co-advising all members and leaders of Student Government, alongside two other professional staff from the Dean of Students Office and the Memorial Union. Specifically, the Student Government Adviser will oversee the on-boarding, training, and leadership development of all Student Government members, provide guidance to leaders across the organization in the fulfillment of their assigned responsibilities, facilitate member and leader transitions, and assist with Student Government projects, including but not limited to: elections, inauguration, training retreats, outreach events such as Destination Iowa State, homecoming or Cyclone Carnival, and Big XII conferences and events. In addition, the Adviser will mentor all members in an effort to support their interpersonal effectiveness and academic success.
The successful candidate will have excellent written communication and oral presentation skills, organization skills, and attention to detail. The candidate will also be able to coordinate multiple events and activities simultaneously. This position requires working frequent nights and occasional weekends. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a post-secondary student leader; a strong foundation in emergent leadership theories and current trends in higher education; as well as excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Knowledge of basic office technology, desktop computers, and typical office software are also required.
The Student Government Adviser will report through the Memorial Union in the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University. As the
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.