Instructor -Pet Grooming - Continuing Education (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Work Schedule varies as needed depending on the schedule of the program. 
 
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 
Primary duties are to teach and coordinate dog grooming classes for non-credit students. Recruiting, marketing, and maintaining equipment inventory for the programs are also primary responsibilities of this position. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and work with minimal supervision. The instructor will also play a role in scheduling and promoting continuing education for area professional dog groomers. In addition, while it is planned to hold classes during the day, this position may require some evening and some weekend hours.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • 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.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with customers, instructors, administrators and other College staff.
  • Evaluate and assess student learning and provide feedback in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate in the development, assessment, and revision of curriculum.
  • Maintain equipment inventory records.
  • Apply for state approval for programs requiring licensure.
  • Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental tasks and projects in the area of instruction or instructional support.
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Participate on assigned and voluntary community, college, and state committees.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  • Possess strong human relation skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  • 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.
 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

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 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pet Grooming Certification or Associate degree and a minimum of five years of recent and relevant experience in the dog grooming/animal handling industry.  
EEO STATEMENT:
 
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: equity@Kirkwood.edu 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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job Benefits:

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

Job ID: 83045

Posted 5 days ago

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