Job Opportunities

State Relations Officer

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, governing body for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa School for the Deaf, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of State Relations Officer assigned to Iowa State University.

The State Relations Officer serves as legislative liaison with all state legislators and executive officials and agencies as assigned on behalf of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the institutions governed by the Board during the Iowa General Assembly and throughout the year; advocate the Iowa State University objectives as approved by the Board to the legislature; monitors legislative activity regarding its potential impact on the Board; and gains support of legislative leaders and others on behalf of the priorities of the Board and  Iowa State University.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director, Board of Regents.

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least five years experience in positions requiring analytical skills appropriate to the specific position.  Master’s degree and experience as a legislative liaison is preferred.  Considerable knowledge of Iowa legislative procedures and regulations including the statutory governance authority and role of the Board of Regents is required.

Position will be primarily located in Urbandale, Iowa, with a secondary location at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. 

Submit resume and contact information for three references to:

Mark Braun, Executive Director
Board of Regents, State of Iowa
11260 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

Applications can also be sent by email to

To guarantee consideration resumes must be received by close of business on Friday, July 5, 2019.  Review of resumes will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled. The Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.