Student and Academic Support Coordinator

Cedar Rapids, IA
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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


Under limited supervision, the Student and Academic Support Coordinator will coordinate all college planning and career development services, including outreach and advising for college credit in high school offerings within the Linn County High Schools and Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center. This person will provide individual and large group assistance to students related to college planning and career development activities, be familiar with the College Admission and Advising practices, and work closely with area high schools to successfully transition students into postsecondary programs or work. This position will require a positive attitude, high level of detail, effective relationship building and collaboration skills with a diverse group of individuals and departments within the College. Some evening hours and daytime travel will be required throughout the year.


  • 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.

  • Assist students in determining educational and career goals.
  • Plan and implement student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Assist with student supervision and reporting student progress for early warning and retention.
  • Maintain contacts with area high schools; the Workplace Learning Connection, Kirkwood Adult High School & Alternative High School program; and other appropriate business, agency, and community organizations.
  • Conduct group and individual advising sessions with any or all Kirkwood students.
  • Serve as liaison between faculty, students and school districts.
  • Coordinate student orientation, recruitment, and registration process.
  • Assist with the creation of college planning and career development material.
  • Visit classrooms and provide college planning and career development information.
  • Correspond with area guidance counselors and principals.
  • Assist in formulating and implementing marketing and communication plans.
  • Assist with student advocacy.
  • Implement academic and employability assessment instruments.
  • Access Kirkwood programs and support services for college planning and career development activities.
  • Manage Accommodation Services for Linn County students enrolled in the College Credit Programming within the college classrooms at the high schools and the Regional Center.
  • Coordinate and deliver career development and workplace readiness courses and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, local school district staff, and general public.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
  • Possess strong human relation skills, get along with diverse personalities.
  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of personal computer.
  • 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 in Education, Counseling, Marketing, Communications or related field required.


    Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.


    Minimum of three years in an educational setting 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].