Program Developer

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training / Executive & Management $52,200 yearly

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
The Program Developer is responsible for planning and maintaining Continuing Education programs with concentration in the continuing professional education and personal development fields. This position works closely with other program team members and the Operations Team in developing, scheduling and implementing current offerings and new initiatives. The Program Developer is involved with program management including needs-assessments, administration of program areas, program analysis/selection, analysis of trends and research, new program development, and the procurement and management of learning facilitators.  Program Developer positions require community involvement, instructor development, and collaborative business practices.

  • 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.


  • Develop, administer and schedule continuing education training programs for appropriate professional and personal occupational fields and industries and subject areas as assigned. Requires ability to assess local and regional educational needs.
  • Utilize LERN tools, benchmarks, and formulas to market program offerings, determine pricing, evaluate current offerings including enrollment trends and cancelation rates, and develop new courses/programs.
  • Monitor and analyze budget revenue projections, program expenses, maintain appropriate operating margins and other benchmarks in support of CE&TS Department Strategic Plans.
  • Maintain continuing client and student relationships by providing quality customer service.
  • Responsible for recruitment of learning facilitators and appropriate management of learning facilitators.
  • Responsible for community networking, promotion and engagement with instructors, students and clients.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Be self-motivated, energetic and creative with strong personal computer skills and proven success working within a team-based environment.
  • Must have excellent customer service, communication and promotional skills. Possess strong organization skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, accepts responsibility with limited supervision, manage multiple tasks to completion, and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have own transportation to travel to businesses and agencies, meet with College and community personnel and clients.
  • 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. 


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Must have minimum of three years full-time experience in an educational or business setting with experience in training, instructional design or program management and development.
TBA based on specific program developer position.

Job ID: 67425

Posted 26 days ago

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