To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under limited supervision, provides program management, monitors budgets, leads teams, and ensure compliance with state and federal funders within the Secondary Education department, including HS Completion and English language classes. This position oversees lead staff, hiring and evaluation of lead staff members, program development and delivery, institutional and community relationships, and monitor performance metric attainment. Will work with team coordinators to ensure day to day activities with instructors and students are completed.
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.
- Lead the secondary education leadership team including HS completion, HS Distance Learning and ESL. Support division sustainability.
- Work with the Director to establish institutional and community partnerships necessary for growth and relevance of the program.
- Direct program design and continuous improvement of course delivery, student experience, and student learning.
- Bring together all teams within Secondary Education to collectively ensure all students receive quality instruction, advisement, and wrap-around supports.
- Monitor performance metrics and work with coordinators/supervisor to ensure student services are structured appropriately to surpass student retention goals and development of educational and work plans beyond the High School Completion program.
- In collaboration with department leadership (instructor coordinators/supervisors) evaluate and develop necessary professional development opportunities for instructional team and divisional staff.
- Recruit, hire, and evaluate program supervisors and instructor coordinators.
- Monitor budgets monthly to ensure funding levels are appropriate and being spent correctly.
- Learn and use data base systems to pull reports, track performance, and ensure compliance. Pull performance and case management reports as needed. Monitor monthly.
- Lead the evaluation and implementation of federal, state and local policies and professional development in conjunction with the leadership team.
- Perform other related work duties as assigned.
- Be able and willing to represent the Kirkwood Community College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
- Possess the ability to develop and implement policies and procedures to serve a wide range of students with varying backgrounds, abilities and personalities effectively.
- Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and the general public.
- Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
- Ability to use computer systems for word processing, database management, and website enhancement.
- 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.
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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.