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Part-time Temporary Young Adult Program Navigator

Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Center/Des Moines

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Job Title:

Part-time Temporary Young Adult Program Navigator


Southridge Center/Des Moines

Job Number:


Employment Date:

As soon as possible

Job Category:

Part-time Temporary Staff Positions

Application & Position Information Call:

Kay Maher at 515-256-4956 or [email protected]

Salary Information:

$22.00 per hour.

Job Summary:

Provide recruitment and case management assistance to young adults (ages 18-24) with barriers to education and employment enrolled in the DMACC Workforce Training Academy Young Adult Program (WTA-YAP) Job Corps Scholars Program at Des Moines Area Community College. Work directly with 20 students a year, providing advice, support and full-time placement in the student’s certificate or diploma job training program. Work closely with the Job Corps Scholars project directors and program navigators.

Essential Functions:

Create a recruiting/marketing plan and work collaboratively with community-based organizations, Des Moines Public Schools, faith-based organizations and other DMACC departments to identify a YAP applicant pool. Establish constructive working relationships and information exchange within the team and with college educational and student services programs.Recruit, screen, assess, and enroll students into the Young Adult Program. Identify Career and Education Assessment and screening methods to qualify program applicants. Advise, monitor, and support students through chosen program of study to ensure education and career success.Create and implement a strategy to identify personal development, social and academic strengths. Meet with students weekly to establish a professional working relationship, monitor progress, and identify potential barriers or concerns. Identify, coordinate, and provide the delivery of resources to meet identified needs.Responsible for record keeping and data collection in compliance with grant objectives/outcomes. Responsible for documenting (case notes) interactions with students.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree.
Two years of advising, recruitment, promotions, admissions, case management, or related experience. (Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience).
Strong communication skills.
Experience preparing and delivering presentations.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to plan, organize, and manage time. Knowledge of current software applications

Desired Qualifications:

Post-secondary education experience at a community college or work experience in an associated industry.
Experience collecting and analyzing data for reports.
Experience working with the targeted population of the Workforce Training Academy – Young Adult Program.

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be arranged, up to 1000 hours per fiscal year.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

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Nondiscrimination Statement::

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment), and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure (HR3010). Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6857, [email protected] Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny, Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6216, [email protected] Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1576, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email [email protected]


DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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