To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
This position provides advising and coaching that will enable ESL students to establish educational goals, develop vocation goals, discover personal and social goals and formulate intellectual objectives to foster academic success and retention. This individual will also assist ESL students in developing competency in decision making, goal setting, financing college expenses, and career planning.
THIS POSITION IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. CURRENT FUNDING FOR THIS POSITION IS SCHEDULED TO END AUGUST 31, 2025. CONTINUATION OF THIS POSITION BEYOND AUGUST 31, 2025 IS DEPENDENT ON NEW OR INCREASED GRANT FUNDING.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement - empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability - working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service - anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance - commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead - regardless of title, through positive influence.
Initiate intrusive and regular individual sessions with ESL students to ensure and maintain good academic standing.
Assist ESL students in develop individualized educational plans.
Schedule and facilitate trips to four year institutions for ESL students interested in transferring.
Assess ESL students' concerns and coordinate and maintain communication with instructors, staff, and community resources.
Design and facilitate SSS-ESL program sponsored seminars/workshops which focus on career opportunities, transfer admissions procedures, financial literacy, cultural education activities, and social and personal development.
Coordinate and assist with SSS-ESL program involvement in the college and TRIO program orientations.
Maintain accurate and confidential files.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
Willingness to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
Demonstrate skill in interpersonal relations, communication and presentation skills
Read, listen, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Effectively model communication, organizational skills and social skills to college students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
Maintain accurate and detailed student records.
Regular attendance at work.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Master's Degree in education, counseling, social work, community/family services, psychology or related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three years' experience working in higher education or working with college-aged students in education, support service, or related field.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Prior experience with educational programs in higher education serving ESL, low-income, first generation, and/or students with disabilities.
Direct experience working in a TRIO program, or alum of a TRIO program.
Ability to work with effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
Familiarity with ADA regulations, financial aid, admission, graduation and transfer requirements.
Individuals who themselves identify with the personal experience of ESL, low-income, first-generation, and/or students with disabilities may be given preference.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.