​​Assistant Ombudsperson​

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Typically one year of experience in conflict management, law, ethnic studies, social science, psychology, education, social work, public administration, healthcare, alternative dispute resolution, and/or human resources in higher education, or related field
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, maintaining confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated experience pursuing courses of action that may challenge persons in positions of authority
  • Candidates must be recognized as good listeners and as informed, fair-minded problem-solvers
  • The candidate must be willing to be an active member of the International Ombudsman Association and to participate in continued professional development


Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of University administration, diversity, structure, policies and procedures
  • Successful completion of the IOA Foundations Course
  • A minimum of 40 Hours of Basic Mediation Training
  • Training in facilitation and/or conflict coaching
  • Experience working in an Ombuds office


Position and Application details:
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark 
them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. 

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Jade Rogers at jade-o-rogers@uiowa.edu.


Benefits Highlights

Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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