Program Assistant (Part - Time)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
The Program Assistant will provide administrative support to the Learning Commons, as well as customer service to students and other guests in the Learning Commons. The Program Assistant will provide excellent customer service to anyone who walks into the Learning Commons. This role will be responsible for day-to-day functions of the Learning Commons including scheduling resources, answering the phone, circulating books and other resources among other tasks. 
Availability to work between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Monday – Friday.

This position is hiring staff for both Kirkwood's Main Campus and the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa.

  • 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. 


  • Greet prospective and current SSS students and direct them to appropriate program personnel.
  • Answer and/or re-direct basic inquiries from internal and external customers either via phone calls, email or in person.
  • Coordinate materials for mailings, maintain program records, generate reports, schedule and coordinate meetings and events, and maintain computer databases.
  • Prepare and maintain correspondence, lists, and other documents.
  • Perform various office clerical duties including filing, typing, scanning, maintaining copiers and other equipment, ordering supplies, sorting/distributing mail, etc.
  • Provide clerical support to program staff.
  • Assist with program activities and events.
  • Schedule room resources as needed. 
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. 
  • Must enjoy working with other people and the public and exhibit skill in working accurately with complex details.
  • Must remain calm when confronted with many competing demands for attention.
  • Must develop a comprehensive knowledge of the college’s organization and personnel.
  • Must develop thorough knowledge of students information systems
  • Must be a positive individual and possess excellent customer services skills.
  • Be able to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
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 sitting most of the time in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, grasping and walking. Frequent (34-66%) viewing computer and other close visual work and repetitive motion in using the computer to perform job-related functions. Constant (67-100%) communication: talking and listening, either face-to-face or via the telephone.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Combination of secretarial/clerical experience and/or post–secondary training equivalent to three years of full-time employment OR an Associate degree.
  • One year experience using word processing and computer equipment. 
  • AA Degree
  • Two years’ experience with spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software or computerized record systems 
  • One year experience in a post-secondary educational setting 
  • One year experience working with people with disabilities 
  • Individuals who themselves were first generation students, have economic hardship or who have a disability may be given preference
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.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 98150

Posted 26 days ago

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