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Program Coordinator I - 1062
AMES IA 50010
Category: Other
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Program Coordinator I - 1062
Classification Information

University Title
Program Coordinator I - 1062

Pay Grade

Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment
P - P&S

Job Category
Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency

Posting Details

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Working Title
Program Coordinator I - Community Food Systems

Advertised Employing Department
Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension and Outreach

Appointment Type
Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date
As soon as possible.

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year

Full or Part Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Value Added Agriculture and Local Foods program unit of the Iowa State University Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Coordinator I - Community Food Systems. The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University is heavily involved in local food system development in Iowa through the Local Foods and Value Added Agriculture Programs. The Programs support the development of resilient food systems and healthy communities through research, education and outreach in collaboration with diverse partners. In addition, the Community Food Systems Program is a joint program with the Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach program unit.

The Community Food Systems Program (CFSP) supports the development of community food systems through research, education and outreach in collaboration with diverse partners. The CFSP works with five food system sectors: production, transformation, distribution, consumption, and resource management as well as six community core values: equity, education, economy, wellness, policy, and environment. The CFSP is developed and managed within the Local Foods Program core areas of partnership development, community development, economic development and evaluation; and within the Community Economic Development core areas of leadership and design.

The Program Coordinator I will provide program facilitation, coordination, and project assistance to the Community Food Systems Program including assistance with logistics for certification programs such as Community Food Systems and Local Food Leader; module development in Moodle for both trainings, facilitation of annual events and programs, and coordination of the full Community Food Systems Program with communities in Iowa.
The CFSP Coordinator will be a resource for program partners in Iowa and nationally. The Program Coordinator will perform investigative research for program materials and projects, assist in research of grant opportunities and potential project partners and funders, and seek new and develop new and existing partnerships regionally and nationally for purposes of expanding networks and building opportunities for successful collaboration.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and manage multiple programs and grant projects simultaneously. The ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external audiences and to seek new and enhance existing partnerships will be important to the incumbent's success. The program coordinator also will have the ability to understand the complexities and intricacies related to the development of regional and local food systems in Iowa, as they will work with multiple partners around the state and develop place-based opportunities for food system development. Excellent networking and partnership development skills are essential as well as strong project management, organizational, and communications skills.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

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. More than 36,000 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. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values 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 University's Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, 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.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, 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 Master's degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 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.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in an agriculture or food-systems related field.

Additional years of related experience.

Experience in community food systems.

Experience with Moodle.

Experience with research design and research methods.

Experience developing partnerships or collaborative efforts among different organizations.

Experience aggregating projects or concepts.

Experience with collective impact or strategic doing as methodologies.

Experience writing, receiving, and managing grants and/or contracts.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name
Kaela Black

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Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Job" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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