Center Coordinator, Washington County Regional Center

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

Job Details


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


Under limited supervision, performs student support and general office work at the administrative support level. This includes, but is not limited to coordination of concurrent enrollment and other college credit classes, continuing education activities, routine correspondence, providing student assistance and general software support, and maintaining confidential student and center records. A high degree of independent judgment and collaboration with other college employees and departments is expected. This individual must possess the ability to work as a member of a team providing a high level of front-line customer service. This position may require working up to two evenings per week and other work hours as assigned to accommodate the Center’s hours and operations.


  • 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.

    Contributes in the scheduling and promotion of concurrent enrollment offerings. Builds concurrent enrollment section offerings, onsite, and/or regional center for high school partnership offerings.Assist with scheduling and supervising building personnel, and work study students.Trains new office building personnel and work study students.Assist with budgets, CCHS district billing, and process payroll for credit and non-credit offerings. Assist with accounts payable, purchase orders and monitoring of department expenses. Works in multiple software systems for student and center support: Recruit, Dual Enroll, Victor Unified Client, and Colleague.Supports concurrent enrollment students as it relates to assistance with the application process, processing and approving registrations, distribution of materials, student orientation, and processing course withdraw requests.Provides responsive and timely customer service to partner school districts.Supports students and community members as it relates to continuing education registrations.Administers college credit online and high school completion HISET testing.Serves as a liaison for all partnership activities, including community, college, and high school partnerships. Monitor and schedule routine building maintenance. Function as an overall point of contact for the center, especially in absence of professional personnel and/or director.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. Ability to organize and present various concepts of advising to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities. Must be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, College personnel, and all the members of the community. Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.Ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form and ability to request clarification when needed. Possess thorough knowledge of office methods and procedures, office equipment, and telephone techniques.Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer for word-processing, data base information and mainframe. Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an atmosphere of frequent interruption.Possess knowledge of and have the ability to make decisions consistent with, college policies and procedures. 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. May travel to main campus facilities, off-campus facilities, and schools and businesses to meet with College and community personnel occasionally (12-33%).


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Any combination of three years of full-time office experience or an appropriate Associate degree.
  • Must have at least one year experience using word processing/microcomputer equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.

    Will certify to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Blood borne Pathogen Standard.


    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].


    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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