Link to Kirkwood Community College

Any current job openings will be posted in this section of the website each week on Monday and Thursday. 

If you have questions about work-study, contact Brenda Schafer, Work-Study Coordinator.

Phone: 319-398-4934
Office Location: Iowa Hall 108
Please email Brenda to set up an appointment.

Students who are eligible for Work-Study must:

A)  Complete a FAFSA for 2014-2015. You can check your FAFSA or start a new one at:

B) Enroll in at least six credits for Fall 2014.

Open Positions Available for Fall 2014

On Campus Positions

Department:  Animal Health Technology

Open Positions:  Animal Care Personnel, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Animal care and feeding, cleaning, laundry, facility cleaning-kennel area, running errands.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Good work ethic, reliable, must be a current student in Vet Tech, Vet Assisting, Humane Officer Training or Pet Grooming/Pet Shop Management programs.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Days Needed:  Weekends, school holidays and breaks (we try to rotate so everyone gets some weekends off)

Hours Needed:  4-8 hours weekend days/nights; some holiday/break weekday hours (late July to late August 107 hours/week divided between work study and part-time student employees)

Contact:  Donna McAllister:

Phone:  319-398-4980

Department:  Arts & Humanities

Open Positions:  Photo Lab Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Mix chemicals, clean trays, tanks, surfaces.  Straighten all developing areas.  Knowledge of traditional photography and Photoshop are needed.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must have completed Photo class at Kirkwood.  Must have knowledge of photo chemicals and darkroom equipment, some Photoshop capability.

Days Needed:  At least 3 days per week

Hours Needed:  Approximately 10 per week

Contact:  Helen Grunewald:

Phone:  319-398-4990

Department:  CCID - Linn County Regional Center, Suite 702

Open Position:  Office Assistant, 1 opening for Fall 2014 only

Job Duties:  Organize office files for a move to another location (will include scanning) or help with other office tasks such as data entry, document formatting, etc.  Interest in international education or in accounting is a welcome asset.  Some web research or other small projects may be requested.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Proficiency with using MS Office Word and Excel, web browser search engines.  Detail oriented, organized and independent in task performance.  Training and guidance will be provided.

Days Needed:  TBD

Hours Needed:  TBD

Contact:  Andrea Siebenmann: 

Phone:  319-398-7183

Department:  Facilities

Open Position:  Vehicle Maintenance Tech, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Perform oil changes and basic overall inspection of vehicles, clean buses, and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Experience in changing oil and basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance, valid driver's license and good driving record.

Days Needed:  Flexible

Hours Needed:  Flexible

Contact:  Michael Martin:

Phone:  319-398-5561

Department:  Learning Services

Open Positions:  Tutor Desk Staff, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Data entry using Microsoft Office applications, make copies, filing, fun errands on main campus, assist in special office projects, start and close computer lab, respond to voice and emails, complete assigned tasks (payroll, SSS update, tutor book, flyers, AV requests, Alt Text, clean, etc). Customer service (students requesting tutoring or meeting student disability accommodations needs).

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must be customer service oriented working in an administrative office environment.  Capable of processing information and highly desirable to have good keyboarding skills.  Workable knowledge of Word, Excel, Access.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:00pm

Contact:  Mike Scallon:

Phone:  319-398-7117




Off Campus Positions - Non-Profit Agencies

Department:  Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Center (located on main campus of Kirkwood)

Open Position:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Serve as receptionist through various office clerical duties, including but not limited to:  answering phones, filing, copying, scanning, data entry, assist public with adoption/permit/reclaim and/or surrender paperwork.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Independent, reliable, attention to detail, knowledge and use of Microsoft Office computer applications, ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt and professional manner to customers of all ages.

Days Needed:  Monday - Saturday (varies)

Hours Needed:  Varies

Contact:  Diane Webber:

Phone:  319-286-5908

Department:  Cedar Rapids Animal & Care Control Center (located on main campus of Kirkwood)

Open Position:  Kennel Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist shelter staff with maintenance services, including cleaning, feeding/watering and caring for animals.  Provide assistance to the public inquiring to adopt a pet, and help shelter staff with adoption/reclaim or surrender animals.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Reliable, attention to detail, basic knowledge of animal care and animal handling, ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt and professional manner to customers of all ages.

Days Needed:  Monday - Sunday (varies)

Hours Needed:  Varies

Contact:  Diane Webber:

Phone:  319-286-5908

Department:  HD Youth Center - Cedar Rapids

Open Positions:  Child Care Worker, Multiple Positions

Job Duties:  Supervise children ages pre-k to 12; general cleaning; food prep; reading to kids; arts and crafts with kids.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Good communication skills, patience, good with kids.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Center is open 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Contact:  Darcie Torres:

Phone:  319-365-1662

Department:  Loving Arms Early Learning Center - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Nutritionist, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Plan and follow healthy meal guidelines; prepare and serve nutritious foods according to what is appropriate for each age group; supervise the meal preparation so that all state regulations are followed.  When you come in first thing in the morning, you need to read the menu and see what is needed for the day.  Also, grocery shopping will be part of the job duties, which is done every Monday and Wednesday.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Culinary Arts student preferred, but is not required.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  9:00am-2:00pm

Contact:  Joyce Kofron:

Phone:  319-351-9531

Department:  Loving Arms Early Learning Center - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Teacher, 1 opening

Job Duties:  The care and education of multiple children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.  Duties may include but are not limited to:  outdoor play, water play, diaper changing, bottle feeding, solid food serving/feeding, activity planning, reading and learning exercises. 

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Experience with children, including at least three references.  Experience/knolwedge of DHS regulations or childcare centers is not required, but preferred.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  7:00am-6:00pm

Contact:  Joyce Kofron:

Phone:  319-351-9531

Department:  MJSCCC at Brookland Woods - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Child Care Worker, multiple positions 

Job Duties:  Supervise, care for, and play with 28 children.  Our children, ages 2-6 are not age grouped and participate at will in child centered, open-ended activities in our six well appointed play rooms.  Child care staff are assigned to rooms in one-hour intervals while the children come and go.  We have a beautiful shady back yard on a historic IC ravine.  The yard has terrific old fashioned play equipment and 14 tons of sand!  It is not unusual for us to have parents or professionals observing.  Our program facilitates and stimulates children in self-directed, natural, developmentally appropriate play.  It is closely supervised (NOT micro-managed) by creative, cheerful, conscientious, attentive playful adults.  We expect staff to play, tidy up, and always be aware of the interactions occurring around them.  We expect staff to mediate disputes and assist children in need.  We want staff to offer appropriate, open-ended observations and comments to playing children.  This indicates denuine interest in the children's play as well as signaling the accessibility of the child care staff.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  There are no special skills required other than a genuine enjoyment of time spent with children as well as a willingness to play.  You should be a self-motivated worker because your supervisors will not be working directly near you most of the time.  You should be open to learning our philosophy of play and how it is best facilitated.  You should be observant and able to change hears quickly in order to respond to evolving situatuions.  There is always a director or a senior staff member from whom you can expect guidance, ideas and suggestions.  You are expected to initiate and maintain close relationships with the children while you are getting to know them.  If you trust your basic instincts, are comfortable around children, can ask questions when you are unsure and can accept guidance even when you didn't realize you needed it - you will be a good child care worker.

Days Needed:  All are possible.  We are open Monday - friday from 7:00am-6:00pm.  We cover 350 hours child care hours per week with student child care workers.  We will schedule around your individual availability and our needs.  Many of our students choose to work here for their entire college career.

Hours Needed:  See "Days Needed" above.  We are open from 7:00am-6:00pm.  Students are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week except during Summer and Breaks which can be up to 28 hours per week.

Contact:  Sharon McDonald/Jill Strunk: 

Phone:  319-337-8980

Department:  Sixth Judicial District-Department of Correctional Services -positions in Linn County and Johnson County

Open Positions:  Correctional Support Aide, mulitiple positions

Job Duties may include:

* Aid clerical staff in performing general clerical duties such as photocopying, and/or sorting and receptionist duties such as answering main switchboard and greeting clients and visitors.

* Aid staff by going to court and/or clerk of court to pull files, run reports, verify filings with the court, and notify supervising agent of necessary information.

* Aid staff who facilitate group(s) in maintenance of group rosters, track client attendance including reminders/follow-ups, record case notes, and necessary data entry.

* Aid program staff to ensure client has completed information for intake to certain groups by making copies of necessary documentation, monitor sign-ins, and record payments.

* Aid workforce staff in preparation for workshops, coach clients in job seeking readiness, maintain relationships with clients' employers by verrifying employment information, create flyers and handouts.

* Aid district with website design and management along with possible social networking options.

* Assist with any special projects that may result from new initiatives, grants or programs.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Minimum age of 18 years old; ability to maintain confidentiality; good communication skills, both written and verbal; able to accept supervision; able to comply with rules and regulations; mature, punctual, reliable, objective and detail-oriented; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals.

Days Needed:  Negotiable (Monday -Friday)

Hours Needed:  Negotiable (Office hours 8:00am-4:30pm)

Contact:  Heidi Soethout:

Phone:  319-398-3675 x1114

Department:  Successful Living - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Front Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties

* Answer phones, receive faxes, check e-mail, check voicemail, distribute mail, greet walk-ins.

* Distribute information and information requests as needed to appropriate staff.

* Maintain a pleasant, professional, and secure office atmosphere.  Respect confidentiality in discussing consumers, staff, volunteers, and organization matters.

* Sort documents to be filed.  Create new client files and replace damaged or full binders as needed.

* Maintain a current knowledge of the contents of the M drive and provide assistance to staff with this as necessary; add/update information on the M drive as requested.

* Complete tasks requested by staff members, including but not limited to:  copying, typing, scanning, phone calls, writing checks, recording checks, creating forms, etc.

* Repair issues with office equipment if possible; request service for equipment as needed; install new toner cartridges/supplies/machines as needed.

* Use the shredder to dispose of confidential documents as needed.

* Additional tasks as needed/requested.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Successfully pass all background checks and complete any training needed in fulfillment of duties.

Days Needed:  Office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Can develop schedule around student's availability.

Hours Needed:  Same as above.

Contact:  Amanda Babcock:

Phone:  319-358-6800

Department:  Waypoint Services - Accounting - Cedar Rapids

Open Position:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Maintain employee database; assemble employee packets; filing; support DHS database; assemble enrollment packets; assist the family support specialist with client giveaways.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Attention to detail.

Days Needed:  Flexible, Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible, 8:00am-4:00pm

Contact:  Jackie Lee:

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6126

Department:  Waypoint Services - Administration - Cedar Rapids

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist various administrative tasks, filing, organizing, sorting and data entry for the Chief Operations Officer.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Strong customer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office products; dependable.

Days Needed:  Flexible between Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible between 8:00am-5:00pm

Contact:  David Thielen:

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6145

Department:  Waypoint Services - Facilities - Cedar Rapids

Open Positions:  Facilities Assistant (Handyman), 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist with various facility and custodial needs.  Simple repairs, run errands, pick up parts, be able to work with simple tools to assist in repairs, cleaning supplies and equipment.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Dependable; general knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry skills.

Days Needed:  Flexible between Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible between 8:00am - 4:00pm

Contact:  Daniel Smith:

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6135

Department:  Waypoint Services - Food Service - Cedar Rapids

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist various administrative tasks, filing, organizing, sorting, and data entry for the Food Service Director.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office products; dependable.

Days Needed:  Flexible Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible 8:00am-5:00pm

Contact:  Chris Hart:

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6138

Department:  Waypoint Services - Resource Development - Cedar Rapids

Open Positions:  Resource Development/Marketing, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist in coordinating community awareness events, website design and updates, social media updates and various administrative tasks.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office products, experience with Adobe Creative Suites a plus.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  9:00am-4:00pm

Contact:  Autumn Craft: 

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6117