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Iowa State University Print Production Supervisor in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Print Production Supervisor

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Quals:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in a printing environmentExperience with production managementExperience supervising and leading a teamExperience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

Job Description:

Printing Services at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Print Production Supervisor. The Print Production Supervisor is responsible for the print-production operations and staff management of Printing Services. Printing Services provides various printing services (offset and digital press, finishing and bindery, mailing, wide-format-print, pre-press/graphics, etc.) to the Iowa State community at a competitive price, a prompt turnaround time, and at top quality. Printing Services currently has 2 locations on the Iowa State University campus; the central location at the Printing & Publications Building and a quick-print service at the Student Innovation Center.

The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The candidate will have the ability to analyze problems and apply strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Example of Duties

  • Directs and manages staff and all daily print-production operations.

  • Assists with department strategic-planning, including product rate/price-development, preparing budgets and reports, projections and recommendations for the department.

  • Maintains quality standards related to product output and materials/supplies.

  • Manages equipment service and maintenance, as well as recommending equipment purchases.

  • Serves as liaison between staff, departments served, external agencies and University leadership.

  • Interprets and/or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies, and procedures set forth by Iowa State University, the AFSCME Collective Bargaining agreement and the Iowa Board of Regents.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Rate Type:Salary

Pay Grade:PS808

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:February 22, 2021

Posting Close Date:March 7, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4227

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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