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.

On Campus Positions

Department:  Ag Science

Open Positions:  Natural Resources Technician, 2 openings

Job Duties:  The student(s) filling this position will maintain trumpeter swan park, college owned prairies, Atherton Wetland Outdoor Lab and other duties as needed for the Parks Program.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  The student will run a variety of equipment including mowers, tractors and other work site tools.

Days Needed:  Flexible, will work around student's schedule

Hours Needed:  20 hours per week - Flexible, will work around student's schedule

Contact:  Michael Tipton: 

Phone:  319-5899 x5140

Department:  Ag Science/Horticulture

Open Position:  LCD Program Technician, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Support the Landscape, Construction and Design program by performing the following tasks:  grounds management activities - such as bed preparation, planting, fertilizing, watering, weed control, etc.; lab assting - assist LCD faculty with lab set-up, implementation, and tear-down, operate equipment, assist with greenhouse activities as needed.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Love of plants and an interest in plant maintenance and care; an interest in performing physical activities in an outdoor setting; dependability; willingness to work Fall, Spring and Summer terms; valid driver's license; some experience operating equipment.

Days Needed:  1-2 days per week

Hours Needed:  10 hours per week

Contact:  Paul Saladin:

Phone:  319-398-5899 x5127

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:  Business & IT

Open Positions:  Computer Lab Monitor, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Monitor computer lab; offer assistance to students with general questions.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must be customer service oriented and willing to work with students.  Preference will be given to Web Technology students, or a student in an IT program.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  TBD - 5 hous per week

Contact:  Mark Bromwich:

Phone:  319-398-4929

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:  International Programs

Open Position:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist Office Coordinator with duties as assigned.  Job requires an individual who can work well in an office setting, answering phones and dealing with walk-in traffic.  Use of Microsoft Office products and computer skills required.  Will be working on scanning of documents, creating various labels and filing.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Good communication and people skills.  Good computer skills and attention to detail a must.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the ability to navigate the web confidently.  Any experience with scanning and data management a plus.  Ability to get along with diverse populations.  Dependability and patience are important.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  20 hours per week, flexible

Contact:  Maria Moore:

Phone:  319-398-5579

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

Department:  Math/Science

Open Positions:  Student Lab Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Help prepare materials used in science lab activities; maintain clean lab rooms and prep areas; assist in inventory of supplies.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Coursework in Bio/Chem - HS or College; no latex allergy.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  9:00am-5:00pm

Contact:  Lisa Sweeney:

Phone:  319-398-5692


Off Campus Positions - Non-Profit Agencies

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:  Successful Living - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Front Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Answer phones, receive faxes, check e-mail and 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; complete tasks requested by staff members, including but not limited to:  copying, typing, scanning, filling in templates, editing documents, faxing, finding information, updating information, making phone calls, writing checks, recording checks, creating forms, etc; additional tasks as needed.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must have high school diploma, 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:  See above

Contact:  Amanda Babcock:

Phone:  319-356-6800

Department:  Swisher Community Library - Swisher

Open Positions:  Library Clerk, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Check materials in and out for patrons; collect and record fines and fees; keep door count and other statistics as needed; answer patron questions; shelve materials; maintain the library in a neat and orderly manner; process materials under the supervision of the Librarian; opening and closing library.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must be able to interact with patrons of all ages from infants to the elder.  Some knowledge of the Swisher/Shueyville community is a plus.  Ability to lift 25 pounds and must be capable of sitting on the floor and reaching high shelves.  Must enjoy working independently.

Days Needed:  Monday - Thursday

Hours Needed:  4:00pm-8:00pm;  11:00am-1:00pm during the Summer

Contact:  Laura Hoover:

Phone:  319-857-4090 or 319-857-4631

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:  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:  Josh Plueger:

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