Job Location:
Ames, IA

Position Title:

Administrative Assistant II – Economics Department

Job Group:

Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing administrative support and customer service to multiple stakeholders in an office environment
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with Workday
Experience using Website Content Management Software (e.g., Drupal or WordPress)
Experience coordinating multiple projects and/or priorities
Experience preparing reports, meeting minutes, and other professional communication

Job Description:

The Economics Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks qualified applicants for an Administrative Assistant II to join a dynamic team supporting the full range of department activities. This individual will provide a variety of administrative support activities including working collaboratively with the department chair, department staff, faculty, and students. The successful candidate will respond to requests and inquiries on behalf of the Chair; liaise with other administrative offices, faculty, support staff, alumni, and the public; support content management on the department website; manage the building and space allocation; provide knowledge and guidance on university policy and procedures to faculty, staff, and students; support student workers and Graduate Assistantship appointments; make travel arrangements and plan itineraries for visitors; work on more complex assignments– such as assisting with ISSO Immigration and Residency applications– with general supervision; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be skilled in communications, organization, project management, follow-through, time-management, problem-solving, and planning. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create a collegial, professional, collaborative and inclusive environment.

Level Guidelines
• Career-level position demonstrating proficiency and knowledge of related competencies
• Works under direct to general supervision and may receive guidance on more complex assignments
• Follows established procedures for work assignments, and completes assignments which are semi-routine and may be atypical in nature
• Applies thorough knowledge to respond to inquiries and requests
• Able to resolve most problems and issues and respond to requests without escalation
• Provides guidance to students
• May provide supervision to one to two other staff or lead a small work team

Appointment Type:


Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Grade:


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” 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 employment@iastate.edu 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:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date:

September 19, 2023

Posting Close Date:

October 1, 2023

Job Requisition Number: