Iowa State University
Program Assistant II
May 2007 — Present
As program assistant for the department of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology I am accountable for developing and executing the external promotion of the department to prospective students, faculty, and donors. I utilize social media channels, the department website, and email and print newsletters, as well as visual displays in Bessey Hall.
I also serve as the "mother hen" for the department's 65+ graduate students. I manage all aspects of the student pay, including tracking support needs, assigning TA appointments to undergraduate biology courses, preparing letters of intent, and entering payroll. I also assist the students through their academic progress, servings as a point of clarification for university and graduate college procedures and policies.
Upon joining the department, I created and presented an orientation program for all new faculty, staff, and students. The program is intended to eliminate confusion regarding university policies and department procedures.
I collaborate across multiple interdepartmental programs to serve undergraduate course needs and participate in the Biology Scholarship Committee and both the LAS and CALS communication workgroups.