Department Coordinator - Business and Information Tech | Kirkwood Community College - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

JOB GOAL: To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions. GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Under minimal supervision from the Dean, the Department Coordinator will be expected to carry out various duties associated with the everyday operation of the department and programs provided. 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- a commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Advise/support students from admission to completion. Assist assigned students in developing academic plans that meet their goals and future aspirations. Possess a working knowledge of student support areas (ex: Academic Advising/Transfer Advising/Financial Aid/International/Career) Evaluate and maintain student records. Document advising interactions. Maintain a working knowledge of Kirkwood's student policies and procedures and explain those processes in a clear way. Cooperate with other departments and offices in the college to foster communications and services to meet the needs of students. Update and maintain college catalog, program sheets, and web pages. Plan and implement student recruitment activities. Represent department during new student orientation. Assist in planning, development and coordination of course schedules Maintain confidentiality and professionalism. Serve on college-wide committees. Assist in the planning, development and coordination of course schedules. Respond quickly to students to address needs and time-sensitive situations Perform other related work duties as assigned. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community served Be a self-motivated, energetic and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions Possess excellent conceptual and planning skills and be able to relate well with other professional educators within the college and at other institutions Possess strong human relations skills and get along with diverse personalities Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form Establish and maintain good team working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and the general public 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: Bachelor's Degree Experience in higher education student support area (ex: Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Career Development) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS : Master's Degree in Student Affairs or relative degree Experience in a higher education setting working with students 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: 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: .

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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