Instructor Coordinator

Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 17, 2020
Institution Type
Community College

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm.


Under limited supervision, the Instructor/Coordinator at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC) a state correctional institution, is responsible for coordinating education services, providing on-site supervision of Kirkwood education staff, and providing instruction to incarcerated learners. This person will serve in conjunction with the High School program manager, and Workforce Dean, as a liaison between Kirkwood and the IMCC staff, and with the Iowa Department of Corrections. The Instructor/Coordinator will also provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of classroom instruction and curriculum, as well as input to the selection and purchase of materials, equipment, and overall programing.


  • 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.

  • Coordinate IMCC educational services and provide leadership to the IMCC educational staff.
  • Represent the Kirkwood education program in collaboration with the IMCC management team, KCC High School program manager and Dean of Workforce Services, and the Iowa Department of Corrections.
  • Collaborate with fellow staff to ensure program compliance with accreditation standards, reporting requirements, and policies from the Corrections Education Association (CEA), Kirkwood Community College, and the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC.)
  • Collaborate with fellow educational staff members and ASP/DOC staff on academic schedules, instructor assignments, and programs of study
  • Advise offenders regarding educational opportunities, policies, and procedures, including offender orientation and placement.
  • 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.
    • Demonstrate coordinating abilities and organizational skills.
    • Have skills in coordinating programs and evaluating professional and clerical staff.
    • Possess strong human relations skills and be able to interact with diverse personalities.
    • Communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently orally and in writing.
    • Deal responsibly and effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions
    • Possess ability to adapt to a work situation inside a medium/maximum security institution housing convicted offenders.
    • 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.


    Bachelor’s degree, successful teaching experience is required. In addition, candidates must pass IMCC security clearance and graduate from the Iowa Department of Corrections Training Academy.


    A current Iowa standard teaching license is required.


    Candidates with prior corrections, adult education, or at-risk teaching experience are preferred.Candidates with project management and/or supervisory experience are preferred.


    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 or marital 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].

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