Reader / Scribe Support (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
This position plays a key role in ensuring equal access to the educational opportunities for a student with a disability by providing accommodation support and assistance within the classroom environment. This position will join a team of individuals focused on advocacy, service and support of students with disabilities. The Reader/Scribe will work independently under the supervision of Accommodation Services to provide one on one support to a student in the classroom. The ideal individual has well-developed verbal skills and vocabulary, is a strong oral reader with a good command of the English language.

The work schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This position is a direct student support position and hours are subject to change with student's schedule. 

  • 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. 


  • Read class content directly to student 
  • Record answers that are verbally dictated by student
  • Provide 1 on 1 support to a student in the classroom
Reader Responsibilities
  • Read assignments or tasks accurately to the student 
  • Only read the instructions of the tasks at hand and must not explain or clarify questions 
  • Describe visual elements of class content
  • May repeat the instructions of an assignment but only if the student requests to do so
  • May be asked to reread 
Scribe Responsibilities:
  • Write accurately, and at a reasonable speed
  • Write a correction if requested to do so 
  • Refer any problems in communication
  • Must not give the answer to the student or lead a student to an answer 
  • At the student’s request, repeat what has been recorded
  • May be asked to record notes, either handwritten or typed.
  • You are able and willing to provide outstanding customer service and serve as a positive representative of the department and the student services division.
  • You express yourself clearly and effectively thorough oral and written communications with attention to audience-awareness. 
  • You display regular and consistent attendance at work. 
  • You are committed to understanding diversity within and among equity-seeking populations and work to build engagement strategies that welcome a diverse group of perspectives and values.
  • You are committed to maintaining and ensuring confidentiality related to a student’s personal information
  • You work in collaboration with academic departments, student services, college wide programs and community resources to implement student success strategies 
  • You are a self-motivated individual with excellent time-management and organizational skills. 
  • You possess a working knowledge of personal computer and have the ability to learn database software related to working with student data, institutional data, and communication. 
  • You aspire to work with people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as cultivate an environment that values 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 a classroom and/or lab 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.


  • High School Diploma
  • Well-developed verbal and writing skills 
  • Strong oral reader with a good command of the English language
  • Experience with individuals with disabilities 
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, 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:

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.

Job ID: 98103

Posted 11 days ago

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