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Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Statewide Coordinator - Iowa State University, Ames

Position Information:

Position Title:

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Statewide Coordinator

Job Group:

Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Human service experience in child welfare/child protection Previous experience working within services or programs such as community prevention programs, family centered services, or domestic violence. Experience in assessing, evaluating, and revising curriculum; Training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles; Experience writing and developing reports, with preference for audiences such as government or non-profit agencies Experience coordinating and planning meetings, events, or conferences; Demonstrated ability to network with broad range of individuals and organizations related to human services.

Job Description:

The Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP) within the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Coordinator I. This position will provide statewide leadership and direction for support of Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) and associated initiatives. CPPC is a community-based approach to child protection. Partnerships work to prevent child abuse, neglect, re-abuse, safely decrease the number of out-of-home placements, and promote timely reunification when children are placed in foster care. The individual will actively collaborate with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), specifically the Division of Adult, Children and Family Services, and assist DHS in building capacity and communication in local community partnerships throughout the state.

This position will coordinate the infrastructure for supporting learning opportunities for ongoing

development of CPPC. Responsibilities include developing, reviewing, revising, and delivering training curriculum/participant materials to DHS staff and community partners as needed; working with subject matter experts, consultants, DHS staff, and other contracted trainers to develop and disseminate resources, and improve relationship building with communities; coordinating and hosting community events, DHS events, CPPC leadership team meetings and displays; managing fiscal components of agreements with presenters and consultants and expenditures related to the program; maintaining information on CPPC SharePoint and website; and creating newsletters and informational brochures. This position will provide technical assistance through CPPC site visits and orienting local coordinators to CPPC practice and annual reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will have the ability to relate well with others; work with a diverse range of people to assess resources and training needs related to CPPC strategies and initiatives; and be a self-starter in developing and implementing materials. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, be detailed oriented, and possess analytical skills. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to promote collaboration with ISU and DHS staff and community partners. Previous experience working within services or programs such as domestic violence, family centered services, or community prevention programs will be strongly considered.

Some travel across the state of Iowa will be needed. This position will primarily be located at the Hoover Building in Des Moines, Iowa, with some time spent working from the Iowa State University office in Ames, Iowa.

Appointment Type:

Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

June 30, 2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Rate Type:


Pay Grade:


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click here, then 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

3) Contact Information for Three References

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.

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