To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
Teaching occurs primarily evenings but may include other time frames and is comprised of face-to-face lecture, online learning, and hands-on laboratory activities. Related work includes being accessible to work with lead faculty on scope of scheduled classes and approved syllabi.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Coordinate and instruct fire service related courses. Requirements are mastery of skills and extensive subject matter knowledge in carrying out teaching assignments associated with the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of Fire Service Principles, Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, HazMat, Tactics, and Fire Service Company Officer. The Instructor will utilize knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles to maximize learner success and ensure overall effectiveness of the course instruction by using a variety of media to present course material.
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.
Provide instruction including labs.
Work with other faculty members to understand course syllabi and consistent assessments.
Communicate with department staff, students, and faculty on a regular basis.
Effectively instruct and communicate material for the course.
Abide by and enforce safety rules when in a lab setting.
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 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 of three years related work experience including increased rank and responsibility in the fire service either on a paid department or volunteer department.
Must be State of Iowa Fire Instructor I Certified.
Meet requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications.
Meet requirements of NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications.
Meet requirements of NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, Technician level.
Meet requirements of NIMS ICS 100, and ICS 200.
Working knowledge of applicable regulations specifically OSHA and NFPA.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Bachelors / Master's Degree preferred.
Teaching at a college level or experience in industrial training.
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.