Transportation Instructor

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Drivers & Transportation / Education & Training
Kirkwood is looking for several part-time Transportation Instructors to add to our growing, PTDI-certified program! Are you tired of long hours on the road, away from home? Kirkwood offers daytime, flexible hours, work/life balance, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.

The instructor will be responsible for the in truck instruction of the professional truck driving program, both on the truck driving range and on the road. They will be responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and progress in the identified formats. In this position instructors will work with students at varying levels of proficiency and understanding.

  • 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.

  • Maintain student engagement in a variety of settings, including: within the truck cab, on the truck driving range, and within the classroom.
  • Able to provide information to students through demonstration, written communication, and verbal instructions.
  • Complete timely and accurate student performance records.
  • Perform pre and post trip inspections regularly and accurately.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Provide expert instructional information as related to the transportation industry in a professional method.
  • Possess a high degree of attention to prevent injury to learners, staff, and public.
  • 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 professional driving experience over-the-road required.
  • Must have a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) from the state of Iowa and good driving record.
  • Must pass DOT long form physical and drug test.

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:

Job ID: 69371

Posted 27 days ago

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