Current Openings

Instructional Development Specialist

The Human Development and Family Studies department at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants to join our training/tech writing team as an Instructional Development Specialist (IDS). The IDS will take the lead on the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) of enhanced blended and elearning courses/materials provided through the Child Welfare Research and Training Project’s (CWRTP) long-standing contract with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

This individual will develop innovative learning solutions and course curricula, using the latest hardware, software (Captivate, C3 softworks, and others), and learning technology trends. The IDS will collaborate with trainers, programmers, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to plan, develop, test, and evaluate instructional content, technical documents, and strategies for delivering training to adult learners. This individual will use proven adult learning methodologies, as well as a customized version of the ADDIE instructional design model, to blend tools and practices for self-paced, instructor-led, and virtual environments. In addition, the IDS will be responsible for writing, editing, and publishing a variety of training materials, job aides, and other technical documentation. The successful candidate will possess strong technical and training skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a collegial environment.

This position falls within an annual contract between Iowa State University and the Iowa DHS that has been in existence since 1991. Iowa State University offers excellent benefits, including a comprehensive health care plan, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation and sick leave.

This position is located in Des Moines. Iowa. All accrued vacation must be used during term of this appointment, any unused vacation will be forfeited upon termination from Iowa State University. Position renewal is subject to continuing availability of funds.

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Program Assistant II

The Human Development and Family Studies department at Iowa State University is seeking a Program Assistant II. This position provides assistance to Parenting: It’s a Life (PIAL), an outreach program within the Child Welfare Research and Training Project (http://childwelfareproject.hs.iastate.edu/). The person in this position will be responsible for conducting a variety of outreach and education activities for PIAL. Some of the responsibilities include scheduling presentations, assist with training graduate and undergraduate students to conduct presentations, traveling to presentations to facilitate and observe, updating the curriculum, creating outreach materials, managing social media sites, coordinating special events, and hosting exhibit booths. The person in this position will report to the PIAL Outreach Coordinator.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team based environment. The successful candidate will also be highly organized and a self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships.
This position requires extensive travel throughout Iowa to conduct outreach activities. The incumbent must be willing and able, on occasion, to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekend hours to complete outreach activities.

This position falls within an annual contract between Iowa State University and the Iowa DHS that has been in existence since 1991. Iowa State University offers excellent benefits, including a comprehensive health care plan, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation and sick leave.

All accrued vacation must be used during term of this appointment, any unused vacation will be forfeited upon termination from Iowa State University. Position renewal is subject to continuing availability of funds.

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Program Assistant I/Child Care Services Assistant

The Child Care Services Assistant position is within the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU) and functions on behalf of the Service Training Contract between ISU and the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS). The position supports and assists the IDHS Bureau of Child Care Services, child care unit, Administrator and Policy Staff with responding to requests for information from various stakeholders and the public; arranging logistics and recording minutes for intra- and inter-agency work groups; assisting the Administrator and Policy Staff with preparation of written materials; and providing informational data and reports on programs administered by the child care unit. In addition, the position will work closely with the Quality Rating System (QRS) Program Initiative within IDHS.

Iowa State University offers excellent benefits, including a comprehensive health care plan, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation and sick leave.

This position is located in Des Moines, Iowa. All accrued vacation must be used during term of this appointment, any unused vacation will be forfeited upon termination from Iowa State University. Position renewal is subject to continuing availability of funds.

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Legal Consultant

The Human Development and Family Studies department at Iowa State University is seeking a Legal Consultant. This position will be physically located in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office in Des Moines, and will conduct legal research on issues relevant to the Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit. The Legal Consultant will be primarily responsible for creating and periodically updating legal reference materials, researching and drafting memoranda, analyzing legislation, and examining other issues as requested.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter capable of working independently but also as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are necessary for success. The Legal Consultant must have the ability to perform in-depth legal research with very little supervision, analyze numerous and sometime conflicting legal resources, and reduce the information to short summaries. This position falls within an annual contract between Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Human Services. The Legal Consultant will perform project-related work with few firm deadlines, therefore working hours are stable with no overtime anticipated and there is no courtroom work. In addition, Iowa State University offers excellent benefits, including health care, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation time and sick leave.

All accrued vacation must be used during term of this appointment, any unused vacation will be forfeited upon termination from Iowa State University. Position renewal is subject to continuing availability of funds.

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