To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
This position will work 20 hours a week scheduled between the hours of Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
This individual advocates for equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Advocacy will include identifying accommodations that will allow a student to overcome barriers associated with a disability as well as working with faculty, staff and the college as a whole to remove barriers. Hours may vary during summer term.
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.
Review applications and documentation and identify accommodations for students to overcome barriers.
Provide academic support and connect students with college and community resources.
Create and deliver training on students with disabilities, accommodations, disability law and assistive technology to faculty and staff.
Consult with prospective students and/or parents at individual appointments, orientations and off campus transition events.
Maintain up to date knowledge of disability-related policies, procedures, and law.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
Read, listen, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administration, and general public.
Maintain confidential records in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with the department and College objectives, guidelines, policies, and practices.
Possess working knowledge of technologies, media, and equipment needed to function in this position.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Humans Services or related field.
Experience working with students with disabilities preferred.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Master's degree in related field.
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, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., 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.