To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous decisions and improvements to the College Learning Environment.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Kirkwood's Facilities Department offers students the opportunity to apply the education and skills obtained in the classroom to real life working situations with Facilities Management and Operations. Internship specialization includes but not limited to: Construction Management, Safety and Security, Building Maintenance, Engineering, Grounds Maintenance, and Custodial Operations.
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.
Promote the mission of Kirkwood Community College.
Develop transferable skills to be used in various employment settings.
Experience and participate in all aspects of Kirkwood's Facilities Department.
Assist in daily Facilities operations.
Maintain positive relationships and rapport with employees of the Facilities Department.
Perform all other related work duties as required by Facilities professional staff.
Be able and willing to always represent the College in a positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
Must be a self-motivated, energetic and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills.
Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to assume responsibility, effectively deal with problems and exercise independent judgement when making decisions.
Must be willing to work flexible hours to accommodate supervisory duties of various shifts.
Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with all Kirkwood employees, including other management personnel.
Cultivate a team environment and build an atmosphere oriented around customer service.
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 occasional (10-33%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, sitting, pushing, pulling, grasping and balancing. Occasional (10-33%) lifting of up to 75 pounds and climbing at heights of up 25 feet. Frequent (34-66%) standing, walking, talking, hearing, repetitive motion, close visual work less than 18 inches, and travel to on- and off-campus facilities.
Potential exposure to bio?hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions. May be required to wear a respirator in some areas. Subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than an hour; and extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour).
Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training due to potential exposure risk to blood or bodily fluids, as well as Kirkwood's Right-to-Know (Hazard Communications) program. Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.
Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university degree program. A desire to pursue a career in campus operations and at least one year of work experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license required.
Enrolled in internship program or class.
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.