Deputy Superintendent

Iowa State Training School for Boys

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic, social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic, and vocational program that utilizes supportive counseling, behavioral health treatment, and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The program available for residents includes:

  • General education studies
  • Special education programs
  • Title I
  • Competency-based vocational programs
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED)
  • Counseling

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Deputy Superintendent to join the team at the State Training School (STS) in Eldora, which provides supportive counseling and behavioral health treatment for young men, ages 12-18, who were adjudicated delinquent.

A successful candidate for this critical Deputy Superintendent role is a tenacious and innovative problem solver who understands the needs of today’s adjudicated youth, nurtures collaborative relationships and responds with appropriate urgency.
This position will work with the Institutional Superintendent to provide leadership and management to a team of direct care, administrative and clinical professionals, and will be responsible to represent the facility and the department with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, the legislature, juvenile justice, law enforcement and policy makers. The Deputy Superintendent in conjunction with the Institutional Superintendent provides direction and oversight to the entire facility. This position is responsible for facility operations, staffing, budget, assisting with licensing/accreditation compliance, safety and well-being of all students and staff, etc. 

You will want to have a career at the STS. 



  • $76,336,00-$117,020.80 Annually 

Job Number: 22-03328

Location: Eldora-50627-Hardin County, IA

LinkedIn Tag #LI-POST 

Closing: 5/18/2022 11:59 PM Central 


STS is located in Eldora, Iowa, is a quaint community with a population of 2,800 residents, located in north central Iowa. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community and the Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods, and streams.

Eldora is 45 minutes away from Ames and Cedar Falls, 30 minutes from Marshalltown, and only 20 minutes from Iowa Falls. Des Moines, Iowa’s capital, is just 1 hour and 15 minutes away.

Ames, Iowa is the home of the Iowa State University, one of the nation’s largest Universities featuring a premier Engineering school and one of the leading Veterinary and Agricultural schools.

Cedar Falls is the home of the University of Northern Iowa,

Iowa Falls is the home of Ellsworth Community College.

Des Moines has one of the nation’s finest State Fairs and is home to the Iowa Cubs, Wells Fargo Arena host site of NCAA Basketball, premier concerts, and Lauridsen Skatepark, the nation’s largest skatepark.

We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

This location offers free on campus gym for the staff, during off student hours. This includes 3 full size basketball courts, a weight room with machine and free weights, cardio equipment, showers, and lockers.

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page


The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Instructions:

If you have questions please contact: State Training School • TaLana Holman
3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 • Phone: 641-858-5402

Job ID: 80689

Posted 26 days ago

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