Experience with work-study and student employment programs. Experience working with program coordination.Â Experience engaging internal and external partners and stakeholders Experience leading trainings to both small and large groups, in person and virtually.
Do you want to help students get the most out of their student employment experience?
Located in the heart of Iowa Stateâs campus, the Office of Student Financial Aid is a unit within the Division of Academic Affairs that administers more than $400 million in federal, state, institutional, and private funds to over 85% of undergraduate students, along with additional support for domestic graduate students seeking aid. We strive to help all students succeed in their Iowa State experience through education and outreach to create an understanding of available financial aid opportunities.
As a Program Specialist, you will be responsible for support of the work-study student employment programs at Iowa State by complying with federal, state and institutional policies and regulations. This includes working closely with employment partners such as payroll and human resources to ensure employment programs are accurate and student centric.
This position will support the off-campus community service program, through site visits and new partnership development, and the campus work-study program, through supervisor education, design of trainings and resources, and technical assistance within Workday. This position will assist with designing and leading workshops and trainings for student and staff audiences, as well as collaborating for student employment recognition efforts such as Student Employee of the Year and National Student Employment Week.
The successful candidate will possess experience providing exemplary customer service in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a primary focus on communication, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail. You will work both independently, as well as in a team environment.
This is a two year term position.
Example of Duties
â¢ Manages a program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with the objectives of the university.
â¢ Plans, monitors, and manages an internal or external project from initiation through completion.
â¢ Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, and staffing for assigned program.
â¢ Monitors and manages budget and ensures that the program meets the overall objectives of the university.
â¢ Develops public relations initiatives, workshops, seminars, surveys, or other activities to promote the program and carry out its objectives.
â¢ Acts as a representative of the program.
â¢ Participates in project management.
â¢ May secure external funding as needed.
Level Guidelines â¢ Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision â¢ Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode â¢ Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope â¢ Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained â¢ Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate â¢ May lead projects of limited scope and complexity â¢ May provide guidance to students
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
December 4, 2025
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employmen[email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
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 â¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
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.