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TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) - Program Participant Recruiter (Seasonal)

Kirkwood Community College
Location Flexible, IA, IA

Job Details


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

Under limited direction, the EOC – Program Participant Recruiter serves as an initial positive contact for individuals who are low income and first-generation college students wanting to complete their HiSet or start the college admissions process. Primary responsibilities include attending recruitment activities, visiting high schools, and community partners throughout Linn, Johnson and Jones counties, representing Kirkwood TRIO EOC at college fairs, on an ongoing basis. The Program Participant Recruiter will be required to exercise discretion and independent judgment to perform the foregoing. Position includes extensive contact with students, parents and community partners. Travel will be required to high schools, college/high school fairs, and related recruiting activities. Will be required to work evening and/or weekend hours.


  • 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.

  • Visit, promote and recruit participants to the TRIO – EOC program at community partnerships and events.
  • Assist prospective participants with completing the TRIO – EOC application.
  • Communicate with TRIO – EOC director and advisors about participants needs.
  • Represent Kirkwood and the TRIO – EOC program at various other recruiting events.
  • Will participate, as requested, in special enrollment/recruiting related projects.
  • Provide input and insights into the development of special recruiting communication tools.
  • Regularly evaluate recruitment activities and make suggestions for changes and improvements.
  • Evaluate prospective students for their eligibility and qualifications for the TRIO – EOC program.
  • 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 and their parents.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students and college personnel.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions and recommendations about matters such travel and scheduling.
  • Have the ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
  • Possess planning skills and ability in organizing and implementing detailed plans.
  • Must be a creative individual with proven leadership, public relations, planning and strong interpersonal communications and team building skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, creative, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • 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.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

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.


  • Associates degree.
  • Previous experience working or participating in a TRIO program like, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services or EOC, preferred but not necessary.
  • Should be enthusiastic about the community college and be able to relate well to the wide variety of people it serves.
  • Previous experience in a community college is desirable.
  • Multi-Lingual is a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
It is the policy of Kirkwood Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President, Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-398-5572,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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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