Job Openings

To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to the Iowa Public Health Association at This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations).  Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150.  As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa’s public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA.

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Bureau Chief, Environmental Health Services

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

This position serves as bureau chief over the Bureau of Environmental Health Services within the Division of ADPER & EH. Provides administrative supervision and oversight to staff and programs within the bureau. Programs include swimming pool & spa registration, environmental health emergency response, Grants to Counties water well program, tattoo establishment/artist licensing, backflow tester registration, Environmental Public Health Tracking, water treatment devices, Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board, Plumbing Code, Migrant Labor Camps permitting, carbon monoxide, lead poisoning prevention and certification, toxicology, and local board of health guidance. Oversee budgets for the respective programs and work closely with the Division Director to make budgeting decisions. Provide supervisory oversight to program staff while striving to enhance and maintain a team work mentality for the bureau and division. Oversee the respective administrative rules needs for each program and ensure appropriate changes are made in a timely fashion. Review and approve contracts originating within the bureau and forward to division director for approval.

Accommodate direct support to staff who provide technical assistance to local boards of health and public health officials on matters relating to environmental health programs. Represent the bureau, division, and department at local board of health and supervisor meetings. Conduct necessary field work in support of bureau staff to ensure program goals and objectives are being met. This may include contract compliance reviews, performing limited inspection services, and meeting in-person with local officials on programmatic needs.

In addition, this position will provide critical support to department response to public health and natural disasters by participating in the department incident management structure.

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Prevention Specialist

Location: Story County   Company name: YSS   Job type: full-time

The Prevention Specialist will promote, implement, and maintain evidence-based prevention programming for
youth and/or adults in Story County. The Specialist will serve as a role model, work to establish youth led
initiatives, assist established youth development groups in the service area, and work on environmental strategies
within the service area as related to the goals of their position. The Specialist will also be responsible for contacting
and recruiting local community businesses or agencies to employ at-risk youth, placing youth in jobs closest to
their interests and/or talents, and follow-up with employers. Part of the job duties will be to provide employment
skills training and mentoring. The Specialist will be responsible for record keeping and report writing as per the
requirements of the various grants and other funding sources.

Five Major Roles:
Program Delivery
Program Planning

For complete job description, click here. Apply on the YSS website.

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Office Assistant

Location: Des Moines - Hybrid   Company name: Healthiest State Initiative   Job type: part-time

The Office Assistant will perform a variety of clerical duties that may include answering telephones, bookkeeping, scheduling and data management, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures.

The Office Assistant will:
• Monitor internal controls
• Maintain general ledger
• Reconcile bank statements
• Prepare balance sheet reconciliations
• Prepare and post journal entries
• General monthly financial statements and analysis
• Schedule meetings
• Answer telephone, direct calls and take messages
• Compile, copy, sort and file records of office activities, business transactions and other activities
• Compute, record and proofread data and other information, such as reports or records
• Maintain and update program data using a computer
• Perform administrative support functions

For complete job description, click here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to by January 28, 2022.

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Lecturer in Health Promotion, Exercise Science, and Health Studies

Location: Iowa City   Company name: University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences   Job type: full-time

The Department of Health and Human Physiology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position in Health Promotion, Exercise Science, and Health Studies for the academic year 2022-23, beginning August 17, 2022, renewable for a total of three years (2022-2025) and renewable thereafter in three-year increments. Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching in the following areas: physical activity and fitness promotion, nutrition, obesity, and social determinants of health. Duties of this position include didactic teaching, professional development, and service. Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching in the areas of health promotion, exercise science, and health studies.

An earned master’s degree in a related discipline or expected completion date of August 2022 is required.

Date of Appointment: Fall Semester, 2022

For more information and application, click here.

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Associate Dean, Clinical and Student Affairs, CHS

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Des Moines University   Job type: full-time

The Associate Dean is responsible for providing oversight of academic policies and procedures as related to the College and its programs for students and clinical partnerships. The Associate Dean provides assistance to CHS clinical affairs personnel in reviewing student performance on rotational/internship experiences. This position plays a vital role in leading the College’s collaborative relationships with
clinical sites and partnering with other DMU clinical programs. Clinical affairs leadership requires a “One University” spirit to develop a centralized and unified approach to selecting, retaining, and evaluating clinical sites. Candidates must hold a Terminal/Doctoral degree. A Terminal degree in one of the College’s programs or related health professions is preferred. Clinical and previous higher education and faculty experience in preferred. Previous administrative, chair or academic leadership experience is preferred, as well as, rank equivalent to Associate Professor.

The complete details about the job description and credentials for application can be found on the DMU employment website.

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