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WVLDI Executive Assistant
TITLE:  WVLDI Executive Assistant
REPORTS TO: WVLDI Executive Committee
PART-TIME:  15-20 hours per week

  • Initial orientation period of 12 weeks: 20 hours per week.
  • Agreement extended for additional 40 weeks: 15 hours per week
  • After 52 weeks, arrangement is reviewed, including hours required, and an additional one-year period is agreed upon.
  • Percent of Travel Required:  Yes, as needed, less than 5%


  • Provides general secretarial/administrative assistance to the WVLDI Board of Directors


  • Provides administrative support to the WVLDI Executive Committee and Board of Directors including: responding to and/or forwarding e-mail, and coordinating social media presence.
  • Participates in all WVLDI meetings and various project assignments as needed
  • Working with the Board, ensures membership and volunteer services are robust and responsive to meet the diverse needs of the membership.
  • Develops and implements programs and policies designed to enhance member recruitment and retention while providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Oversees the WVLDI membership database and ensures the database is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Maintains familiarity with all areas of WVLDI activities and responsibilities.
  • Maintains central calendar of events/activities
  • Maintains central library of materials for WVLDI resources such as meeting agendas, entity meeting minutes, proceedings and other print and audiovisual materials associated with meetings germane to WVLDI-supported topics, travel/leave schedules, and other WVLDI information resources as needed.
  • Assists with the preparation, distribution, and archiving of WVLDI reports as needed.
  • Keeping and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Creating and maintaining a system for tracking speaking engagements of board members.
  • Other duties as assigned – in general, this scope attempts to define the regular,   expected activities of the executive assistant.
  • WVLDI expects the EA to perform a variety of general, minor activities not specifically defined herein.
    • The Executive Committee of WVLDI will conduct an annual review of services with continuation subject to review.


  • 3 years minimum of administrative experience required, not-for profit association experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be proficient in Windows applications, spreadsheets and databases, as well as Google drive and associated programs, and social media.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle a variety of responsibilities and tasks.
  • Must be detail orientated and have the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Must be able to work independently, and as a part of the team
  • Professional with excellent customer service and telephone skills
  • Self-starter/assertive and dependable
  • Ability to handle overlapping tasks/deadlines
  • Must be adaptable to changing work responsibilities and priorities


  • HS Diploma required, some college preferred


Executive Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Clinical or Tenure-track Associate or Full Professor

Appointment Type:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director of the Teaching Hospital for Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive veterinary services for companion and large animals and has board-certified veterinarians in Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Theriogenology, and Diagnostic Imaging. The LVMC has over 40 faculty members and serves as the main referral hospital for the State of Iowa and surrounding states. Our faculty, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art care to over 20,000 patients each year. The LVMC also provides the foundation for clinical training in professional veterinary medical education (DVM) as well as veterinary internships and residency programs.

The Executive Director will serve a primary administrative position responsible for coordination and oversight of the LVMC and develop strategic planning for the teaching hospital. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and serve on the College Leadership Cabinet, which provides overall direction for the college. The successful candidate will work closely with other college administrators, academic department administrators, and hospital faculty and staff in establishing and executing sound business and practice strategies to maintain and advance the Hixson-Lied Small Animal and Large Animal teaching hospitals. Supporting the daily hospital operations, the Executive Director will oversee and work with current hospital leadership including an Operations Manager, Business Manager, and various section supervisors. The Executive Director will interface with constituents across campus that are critical to hospital operations and will also serve as a board member of our affiliated small animal emergency and specialty hospital, Iowa Veterinary Specialties (IVS), located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Executive Director will also work with the ISU Foundation to promote fundraising activities that support the LVMC, Department and College.

We seek a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented, and highly effective communicator to continue the clinical and educational mission of the LVMC. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of the mission and role of a veterinary teaching hospital in a land-grant university, and should possess strong interpersonal, administrative, leadership and business management skills. The Executive Director should be able to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds and have a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive environment. Depending on desires and qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position in either the Term (Clinical Associate or Full Professor) or Tenure (Associate or Full Professor) track. Expectations for clinical service, teaching or research are not required but may be available if desired.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• DVM (or equivalent degree)
• 2 years of veterinary clinical experience
• 2 years of veterinary administrative or leadership experience
• A valid State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first date of employment

The following appointments will require the experience and scholarship appropriate to each rank at Iowa State University (see sections 3.3.2 and 5.2.3 of the ISU Faculty Handbook). In brief:
• Clinical Associate Professor: A record of successfully contributing to the mission of the university or a record of contributions in the professional field and promise of further academic and professional development.
• Clinical Professor: Proven excellence and effectiveness contributing to the mission of the university or who have demonstrated substantial contributions to their professional field.
• Associate Professor: Solid academic reputation and show promise of further development and productivity in their academic career by demonstrating excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction.
• Professor: Recognized by their professional peers within the university, as well as nationally and/or internationally, for the quality of the contribution to their discipline, by demonstrating a national distinction in scholarship, as evident in candidate’s wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced specialty training and board certification
• Experience or formal education in business management
• Experience with or demonstrated understanding of academic teaching hospitals
• Additional experience and demonstrated success in veterinary leadership roles

Department & College Description:
The College of Veterinary Medicine offers excellent career opportunities to outstanding researchers and veterinarians at all stages of their professional careers. As a member of the AAU, located in the family-friendly Midwestern community of Ames, Iowa State University offers individuals and families opportunities to build their professional careers and personal lives in a thriving community, centered on one of the leading research universities in the nation.

College of Veterinary Medicine Employment Opportunity Profile

Department Website:
Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

Application Instructions:
For more information and to apply, please visit:—Clinical-or-Tenure-track-Associate-or-Full-Professor_R4522

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

Posting Close Date:
April 30, 2021

Interested in getting involved with WVLDI?

There may be many areas available: board service, social media contribution, student outreach, speakers bureau, fundraisers, sponsorships, and mentorships.

So if you have an interest in getting involved with WVLDI, please contact us using our form, and let us know what you are interested in and what immediate skills you can bring to the table!