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Program Specialist

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

The Part-Time Program Specialist will assist International Programs in the implementation of student programming for international students.  This is an hourly position funded by federal grants ranging from 10-20 hours/week although the hours of this position vary depending on time of year.    


  • Assist the International Student Advisor and International Program Coordinator  in developing cultural and social programs for short-term visitors to Kirkwood including CCI students, Pre-Academic Programs, and other groups as needed
  • Coordinate airport arrival and pick-up, transportation to housing and/or host family as required
  • Coordinate and assist with check-in/check-out of apartments and basic set-up of apartment furnishings and linens for arrivals.
  • Provide student transportation to/from medical appointments
  • Develop specific leadership activities and serve as host for students on social and cultural programs
  • Keep International Programs staff fully informed of events and any incidents arising during the program
  • Assist with new international student orientation planning and implementation
  • Assist with assessment of program upon departure
  • Work with bus companies, hotels, cultural sites to make reservations for student groups as needed
  • Answer phones/emails/assist students in the International Programs Office 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 to work within a team environment and gain cooperation across departments.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment and collaborate with others in setting goals and problem solving.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and general public.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills (multitasking).


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.

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.


  • Experience with Event Planning and Management
  • Ability to work odd hours including evening, weekends, and varied work schedule
  • Experience living in another country and/or working with people of diverse backgrounds


Pay band starts at $13.80


The College purchases term life, disability, health and dental/vision insurance, provides a flexible benefits account, and contributes to a retirement program for each full-time staff member.


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. At the end of the application process, you will have the opportunity to review and make changes, if necessary, before submitting your application. You will be able to print your application at the end of the process. However, once your application has been submitted, you will not be able to go back and make changes or attach / modify supporting documentation.

The hiring process may take an extended period of time (approximately 30-60 days from posting to hire), depending on the position, so we ask that you be patient and do not call to follow up on your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the hiring department directly. We encourage you to take your time to complete the application. Thank you for choosing Kirkwood!

For alternative application methods, please contact the Human Resources office at 319-398-5572

AA/EEO Employer

Application Instructions:

Applicants are encouraged to electronically submit the application. To access the electronic application form, click on the above link.

Posted 11/22/17

Job ID: 62615