The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking an Administrative Specialist III to oversee department operations and provide executive level, collaborative administrative support to the department chair.
The Administrative Specialist III will coordinate faculty programs, such as promotion and tenure, preliminary (3rd year) reviews, Non-tenure Eligible (NTE) advancement, annual reviews and activity reports for faculty and staff. This position will also provide supervision to administrative support staff within the department.
The successful candidate will have effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to communicate effectively. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in a complex administrative setting providing support to a senior/executive level administrator.
Experience working with confidential and proprietary information.
Experience coordinating meetings, projects, events, travel, conferences and calendars/multiple schedules.
Experience with ISU policies and procedures, especially as they relate to faculty (e.g., advancement and review processes, hiring processes).
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.