To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
We believe in a vibrant community with a workforce ready for a changing world and will engage with the next generation as they learn to navigate and connect to our shared future. Workplace Learning Program Specialist will share responsibility for supporting the needs of business and education in developing our future workforce within a regional system.
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.
Provide for delivery of Workplace Learning Connection services which include student job shadows, worksite tours, internship site development, Interactive speakers, career fairs and events, teacher professional development, and College Credit in High School (CCHS) program collaboration.
Provide work-based learning service planning and coordination for the benefit of k-12 schools predominantly in the Johnson and Iowa County districts, including support of regional CCHS development and needs.
Work collaboratively and creatively with the WLC director and Program Specialists: School liaisons, Internship coordinator, career event coordinator and support staff
Coordinate with WLC team to address the work-based learning needs of the regional districts and develop local business support for the school district career plans.
Promote business, education and community visibility of Workplace Learning Connection offices.
Provide other duties as assigned.
Able and willing to represent Kirkwood Community College and Workplace Learning Connection in the most positive manner with students, business, school district and community partners.
Self-motivated, energetic and possess high quality standards for program outcomes.
Willing and able to work in a team-based environment with the many clients served.
Ability to express oneself effectively in written and oral communication.
Comfortable with current technology use.
Positively represent WLC office to diverse business, school and community audiences.
Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines.
Able to work under pressure and participate, occasionally, in events during non-traditional work hours.
Organize and fulfill multiple work-based learning service requests and develop business relationships and volunteers to meet those needs in collaboration with the WLC team.
Evaluate program effectiveness with guidance from WLC colleagues.
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.
Constant (67-100%) reaching, sitting, grasping, talking and hearing and viewing computer screen and other types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) standing, walking and repetitive motion. Frequent (34-66%): travel to businesses, industries, schools and agencies. Occasional (10-33%) kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds.
Associate's degree with two years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in areas, such as education, business and/or project management, volunteer management, program and resource development.
Knowledge of databases and computers.
A valid driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Preference will be given to candidates with successful related experiences in both business and education.
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability. Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
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.