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Internship Program Coordinator

Kirkwood Community College Hiawatha Full-Time
$32,700.00/ year
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This position is 195 days a year and works a school based schedule.

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
We believe in a vibrant community with a workforce ready for a changing world and will engage with the next generation as they learn to navigate and connect to our shared future.  Workplace Learning Program Specialist will share responsibility for supporting the needs of business and education in developing our future workforce within a regional system. 

  • 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. 


  • Provide for service planning and delivery of Workplace Learning Connection services to K-12 districts, which includes all facets of the WLC Academic Internship program in select rural counties, and support for College Credit in High School (CCHS) program collaboration.
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with the WLC Program director and staff specialists: Business/School Liaisons, Internship Specialists, Career event coordinator and support staff.
  • Coordinate with WLC team to assess work-based learning needs and develop school district career plans.
  • Promote business, education and community visibility of Workplace Learning Connection offices.
  • Provide other duties as assigned.
  • Able and willing to represent Kirkwood Community College and Workplace Learning Connection in the most positive manner with students, business, school district and community partners.
  • Self-motivated, energetic and possess high quality standards for program outcomes.
  • Willing and able to work in a team-based environment with the many clients served.
  • Ability to express oneself effectively in written and oral communication.
  • Comfortable with current technology use.
  • Positively represent WLC office diverse business, school and community audiences.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple placements, projects and timelines.
  • Able to work under pressure and participate, occasionally, in events during non-traditional work hours.
  • Assess individual and district led work-based learning needs and develop services to meet those needs in collaboration with WLC team.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness with guidance from WLC colleagues.
  • 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.


Constant (67-100%) reaching, sitting, grasping, talking and hearing and viewing computer screen and other types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) standing, walking and repetitive motion.   Frequent (34-66%): travel to businesses, industries, schools and agencies.  Occasional (10-33%) kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds.


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 Phone number blocked - click to apply, 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: Phone number blocked - click to apply, Fax: Phone number blocked - click to apply, Email:  URL blocked - click to apply.

Kirkwood Community College


  • Bachelor's degree with two years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in areas, such as education, business and/or project management, volunteer management, program and resource development.
  • Knowledge of databases and computers.
  • A valid driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with successful related experiences in both business and education.

Skills required

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