Admin Services Coordinator, Ankeny

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 24002864

The State Hygienic Laboratory is seeking an Administrative Services Coordinator to support the daily operations of the Newborn Screening program administrative team. This position is also responsible for on-site processing of i9s, along with other on-boarding documentation for new-hires, for staff at this location.

Work Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Work Modality: On-site

Schedule: M-F, 6 a.m.-12 p.m. (75% effort)

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The s main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus northwest of Iowa City in Coralville. Additional testing facilities are part of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.

Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.


Education or Equivalency Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, scientific, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically, six months to one-year administrative experience.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and interpersonal, communication skills.
  • Demonstrate working experience with Word and other Microsoft Office products.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with personnel i-9 processing.
  • Experience with new-staff onboarding and orientation.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Basic familiarity with environmental or public health issues.
  • Experience in clinical or environmental laboratory setting.
  • Previous experience in working in functional teams or involved in team building.
  • Familiar with grant research.


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.

Application Instructions:

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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.

Job ID: 97986

Posted 11 days ago

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