Business and School Liaison (Part Time)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
 We believe in a vibrant community with a workforce ready for a changing world and will engage with the next generation as they learn to navigate and connect to our shared future.  Workplace Learning Program (WLC) Specialist will share responsibility for supporting the needs of business and education in developing our future workforce within a regional system.  

  • 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 for delivery of Workplace Learning Connection services, including student job shadows, worksite tours, internships, classroom speakers, career fairs and events, teacher professional development, and College Credit in High School (CCHS) program collaboration. 
  • Provide work-based learning service planning and coordination for the benefit of k-12 schools predominantly in the Jones and Cedar County districts
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with the WLC director and  Program Specialists: School liaisons, business liaisons, internship coordinator, career event coordinator, and support staff
  • Coordinate with the WLC team to address the work-based learning needs of the regional districts and develop local business support for the school district career plans.
  • Promote business, education, and community visibility of WLC offices.
  • Provide other duties as assigned. 
  • Able and willing to represent Kirkwood Community College and WLC in the most positive manner with students, businesses, school districts, and community partners.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and committed to high-quality standards for program outcomes.
  • Willing and able to work in a team-based environment with the many clients served.
  • Ability to express oneself effectively in written and oral communication.
  • Comfortable with current technology use.
  • Positively represent the WLC office to diverse business, school, and community audiences.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines.
  • Able to work under pressure and participate, occasionally, in events during non-traditional work hours.
  • Organize and fulfill multiple work-based learning service requests and develop business relationships and volunteers to meet those needs in collaboration with the WLC team.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness with guidance from WLC colleagues.
  • 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.


Constant (67-100%) reaching, sitting, grasping, talking and hearing and viewing computer screen and other types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) standing, walking and repetitive motion. Frequent (34-66%): travel to businesses, industries, schools and agencies. Occasional (10-33%) kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds.


  • Associate’s degree with two years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in areas, such as education, business and/or project management, volunteer management, program and resource development
  • Knowledge of databases and computers
  • A valid driver’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.                         
  • Preference will be given to candidates with successful related experiences in both business and education.
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: 98174

Posted 20 days ago

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