Workforce Career Consultant - (Temp Full- time)

Kirkwood Community College


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


Kirkwood offers a very competitive benefits package as well.

Under general supervision of the Director, Skills to Employment, this position performs career advising and provides job search assistance and placement for customers of IowaWORKS.  This individual will support the work of KCC and IowaWORKS workforce programs through completing community outreach, developing needed workshops related to computer basics and job searching, deliver workshops, and greet and support customers coming into the IowaWORKS center.

  • 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. 


  • Provides excellent, seamless customer service to clients, training providers, support service providers and other community training programs.
  • Fully utilizes the case management tools and ensures all records and case notes are kept current.
  • Strategize to achieve enrollment and performance goals for Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and GAP tuition assistance programs.
  • Provide services to customers within an integrated office and team at the career one-stop.
  • Conduct group information sessions and workshops for customers.  May be asked to develop workshop materials.
  • Develop relationships with local employers for client placement activities.  
  • Complete data entry timely both for grant reporting and case management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, and creative individual with strong personal computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, logically and coherently orally and in writing.
  • Possess ability to read and understand written and oral instructions and to request clarification when needed. 
  • 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 in education, business, social work, psychology, or related field required.  
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle to travel to off-campus facilities, area schools and businesses.
  • Full-time vocational, counseling or placement experience preferred. 

 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:

Job Benefits:

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

Job ID: 83966

Posted 15 days ago

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