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Department Coordinator - Finance and Foundation

Employer
Kirkwood Community College
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA

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JOB GOAL:

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

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, provides support and assistance to Finance and Foundation staff members. This position requires independent judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, good computer skills, as well as access to highly confidential information.

The typical work schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5pm.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the initial point of contact and coverage for the departments’ office and staff
  • Manage Finance and Foundation supply inventory and purchasing
  • Produce, edit and compile reports, correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents
  • Coordinate the set-up and preparation of documents and materials for Foundation Board and Committee meetings while attending and taking meeting minutes.
  • Assist others in the Finance and Foundation Office as assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with faculty/staff; prospective, former and current students, donors and the community we serve
  • Be able and willing to be the initial contact via telephone and in-person
  • Have a thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures including telephone, good business English, ability to accurately type at an acceptable level
  • Experience and comfort with commonly used office software and possess appropriate computer skills
  • Possess good time management and organizational skills
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have at least one year experience using common office productivity software
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and own transportation.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
  • Participation in educational seminars and workshops related to fundraising and related professional areas.
EEO/AA STATEMENT: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: equity@Kirkwood.edu 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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. WHY KIRKWOOD: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.

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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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