Paid Work Experiences

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details


If you are interested in applying for a paid work experience or learning more about them, please contact Norma Havlik-Smith at Kirkwood Community College (Partnered with IowaWORKS) at [email protected] or 319-775-2096.

The Skills-To-Employment team has a grant that is funding several paid Work Experiences for eligible dislocated workers (e.g. those who are long-term unemployed, receiving Unemployment Insurance, lost job due to no fault of own, etc.). The paid Work Experience opportunities are currently in sodding & re-seeding, or clerical/administrative, or general labor (cleaning up derecho damage). Each paid work experience is paying between $15-$18/hour. The paid work experiences can be up to 2080 hours (depending on the work-site/employer). Each of these paid work experiences are focused on work that is directly related to derecho-recovery initiatives with the employer.


Working at Kirkwood Community College 

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
  • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
  • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
  • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
  • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
  • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
  • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
  • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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