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Instructor, Iowa Medical and Classification Center (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Education, Special Education, Health & Medical, Medicine
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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

This position works Monday-Friday 7:00-11:00am OR Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00p and is located at Iowa Medical and Classification Center.


Under limited supervision, the Instructor is responsible for teaching basic skills, literacy and HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) subject areas (reading, writing, social studies at Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC.)


  • 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.

  • Effectively teach basic skills, literacy and HSED subject areas to eligible offenders in a variety of instructional formats.
  • Work with special education youth in order to meet the requirements of existing Individualized Education Plans.
  • Work with ELL (English Language Learning) students to improve basic English skills.
  • Maintain student and program records for reporting purposes.
  • Collaborate with fellow instructors at IMCC, as well as in the Department of Corrections, on the development of innovate curricula for offenders.
  • Act as a liaison among the Iowa Department of Corrections, IMCC, and Kirkwood Community College, supporting the operations of IMCC.
  • Know and follow Department of Corrections security protocols and policies including key and radio control, supervision of incarcerated individuals in education, de-escalation and personal safety techniques, which may include training and use of chemical agents, first aid, and incident command systems.
  • Complete Department of Corrections training quarterly, face-to-face and online.
  • Know and follow rules, policy, and procedures regarding juvenile offenders in adult prisons.
  • 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.Establish and maintain good working relationships with peer team members, students, and 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 decisionsPossess 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 with successful teaching or training experience is required. In addition, candidates must pass IMCC security clearance.


  • Candidates with prior corrections, adult education, or at-risk teaching experience are preferred.
  • A current Iowa standard teaching license is 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, 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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