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:  Ag Science

Open Position:  Greenhouse Tech Assistant, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Assist the greenhouse manager in one primary area. The area of responsibility includes the planting, care and maintenance of plants growing inside and around the greenhouse facility. Maintenance activities may include:  watering, fertilizing, pruning, staking, transplanting, plant disposal, and plant health care. The students will help monitor the growing environment inside the greenhouse, keep the area clean, and assist with routine maintenance.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Dependability is a must; familiarity with Microsoft Excel desirable; basic plant care knowledge; some mechanical skills and the ability to use common hand tools.

Days Needed:  Flexibility Monday - Friday, occasional weekends during the growing season.

Hours Needed:  6-10 hours per week

Contact:  Bob Smith: - interviews will end Friday, August 29th at 3:30pm.

Phone:  319-398-5899 x5100

Department:  Allied Health

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Traditional office tasks like answer phones, filing, typing and data entry.  Other duties include:  copy runs, special project and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  8:00am-5:00pm, 8-10 hours per week

Contact:  Thomas O'Shea:

Phone:  319-398-7191

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:  Terry Anderson:

Phone:  319-398-4980

Department:  Arts & Humanities

Open Positions:  Fine Arts - Art Gallery/Box Office, 1 position

Job Duties:  Gallery -- work for 6 exhibits a year, supervise gallery during open hours, be available for receptions and lectures.  Box Office -- sell tickets to patrons, usher performing arts events.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Prefer a student interested in Fine Arts.  Outgoing personality, willing to help people into the Iowa Hall Gallery, greet performing arts patrons.  Experience in customer service.

Days Needed

* Gallery:  M-F 11:15-12:10 and as schedule allows

* Box Office for Fall 2014:  all from 7:00pm-8:00pm:  Saturday, September 27, 2014; Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9 (Sunday will be open 1:30-2:30pm); Saturday, November 15, 2014; Friday, November 21, 2014; Friday, December 5, 2014; Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Hours Needed:  see above

Contact:  Jennifer Cunningham:

Phone:  319-398-4956

Department:  Arts & Humanities

Open Positions:  Painting Studio Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Cleaning and maintaining painting studio.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Preference given to students enrolled in art classes.

Days Needed:  Flexible

Hours Needed:  Flexible

Contact:  Arbe Bareis:

Phone:  319-398-5899 x5704

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:  Interior Design work-study, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Taking care of the resource room (334 Nielsen Hall) - constantly keeping the room updated and cleaned.  Some software assistance troubleshooting, lab monitoring, and sample ordering, etc.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Some computer/software knowledge helpful.  Occassional evening work.  Enrolled Interior Design student preferred.

Days Needed:  TBD

Hours Needed:  TBD

Contact:  Jillissa Moorman:

Phone:  319-398-4917 (available after 8/21/2014)

Department:  Continuing Education

Open Position:  Health Education Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Copying, collating, scanning, typing, data input, assembling materials for classes, assist with mailings, light-medium lifting, copying/collating, filing, scanning.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Access), telephone skills, ability to follow directions and work independently after learning tasks.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  8:00am-5:00pm

Contact:  Mike McLaughlin:

Phone:  319-398-4947

Department:  High School Completion Programs - Iowa City Learning Center

Open Positions:  Learning Center Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Receptionist - greet visitors and students, provide information as needed; file learning center materials; order or copy course guides, tests, forms, etc.; tidy learning center, clean tables, counter, doorknobs, etc.; erase marks in Assessment test booklets; assist with special projects like mass mailings, purging files, reorganizing; possible phone duty; other typical office worker duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Comfortable meeting the public; good phone skills; good attendance; confidentiality; proficient in Microsoft Word.

Days Needed:  Monday - Thursday, possibly a few hours on Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible - the Learning Center is open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Contact:  Christine Thompson: 

Phone:  319-887-3652

Department:  Distance Learning - KTS

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Provide clerical support for the Distance Learning staff.  Prepare class materials for printing and distribution.  Keying in of forms/documents.  Open, sort and distribute mail.  Provide assistance to the KTS faculty.  Answer telephones, take messages, and serve as receptionist.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Ability to type a minimum of 45 wpm.  Experience or training in Word, Excel and Access helpful.

Days Needed:  Monday - Thursday

Hours Needed:  2-3 hours per day

Contact:  Jan Robertson:

Phone:  319-398-5452

Department:  Floral Careers

Open Positions:  1 opening

Job Duties:  Assist with lab cleanup and organization/processing in the flowers and greens.  Work in the Greenhouses, and outside flower beds - weeding, watering, harvesting, sweeping, and maintain good health of the plants.  Some computer work will be expected.  Updates to Floral Careers Facebook page and correcting papers as needed.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  The employee will do some lifting and bending.  The employee may have to work in hot temperatures in the greenhouse and outside.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible

Contact:  Lora Dodd-Brosseau: 

Phone:  319-398-5528

Department:  Hospitality Programs

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Create, copy, file, and type miscellaneous documents for faculty and Department Assistant; allocate and distribute mail; communicate with students and members of the public; pick-up or deliver items to other buildings on main campus.  Various other office-related administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other software.  MS Access knowledge preferred.  Attention to detail and personal organization skills are essential.

Days Needed:  4-5 days per week

Hours Needed:  Flexible

Contact:  Dawn Conner: 

Phone:  319-398-8770

Department:  Iowa City Science Department (Iowa City)

Open Positions:  Lab Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Duties inlcude, but are not limited to:  Cleaning glassware and lab materials, preparing media and chemical solutions, assisting in the set-up and tear-down of daily labs.

Days Needed:  1-3 days per week

Hours Needed:  Minimum of 4-6 hours per week

Contact:  Kent Ball:

Phone:  319-887-3695 x3607


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:  Linn County Regional Center - Hiawatha

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 3 openings

Job Duties:  Assist Linn County Regional Center with office support and project completion related to College Credit in HS, Accelerated, and general college credit initiatives at the Regional Center.  Student employee may do any of the following throughout the academic year:  lead tours of facility as requested; answer telephones; provide desk coverage during hours and meetings; assist in the computer lab; and assist instructors/students with equipment and printing requests.  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Customer service skills; proficient in the use of technology (Microsoft Office); comfort level working with a diverse range of students and visitors; positive attitude; great sense of humor; and an attention to detail when working on assigned projects is a plus.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday, Saturdays could be an option if candidate is available for extra hours.

Hours Needed:  TBD; daytime 8-5 and evening 5-10 available

Contact:  Cody Simpson:

Phone:  319-398-1052

Department:  Math/Science

Open Positions:  Student Lab Assistant, 2 openings

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

Department:  Social Science/Career Option

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 1 opening

Job Duties:  Ability to present themselves in a professional manner.  Possess excellent communication skiills.  Ability to listen, analyze and respond to visitors questions.  Punctual and consistent attendance at work is required.  Maintain a neat, clean and organized work environment in the department workrooms and office.  Maintain confidentiality regarding matters in the department.  Answer the telephone in a professional courteous manner and greet the public, staff, faculty and students in a professional respectful manner.  Assist in assembling mailings and handouts.  Monitor the coming and going of people in the department and ERC (Educational Resource Center).  Run errands to other parts of the campus.  Have working knowledge of Word and Excel.  Cheerful and pleasant attitude.  Additional duties may be assigned by supervisor. 

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Be familiar with and able to follow Family Educational Right and Privacy Act guidelines (FERPA).  Be reliable and responsible and have a good work ethic.  Contact Angie at 398-1241 when tardy or absent.  No tardiness or unexcused absenses.  Provide advance notice for excused absences.  This is a "real job" and your behavior should reflect a professional demeanor.  Have general office skills and basic computer skills.  Have problem solving skills and be able to work independently.  Must like working with people and represent the department in a courteous and respectful manner.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  Flexible between the hours of 8:00am - 7:00pm.

Contact:  Angela Gillis:

Phone:  319-398-1241

Department:  Technology Services - Iowa City Campus

Open Positions:  Computer Lab Assistant, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Assist students, faculty, and staff in the use of software.  Reports computer hardware/software issues to appropriate personal.  Maintenance of lab equipment must be performed on a daily basis.  Duties include:  cleaning monitors, keyboards and mice.  Printers in lab must also be kept full of paper at all times.  Occassionally, will assist in moving/unpacking of equipment and also assist Technology Services staff as needed.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Must have people/phone skills and speak fluent English.

Days Needed:  Monday - Saturday

Hours Needed:  8:00am-10:00pm

Contact:  Luann Mausser:

Phone:  319-398-5899 x3721

Department:  Technology Services - Cedar Rapids Main Campus

Open Positions:  Computer Lab Assistant, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Must provide excellent phone/customer service skills (written/oral) and speak fluent English.  Assist students, faculty and staff in the use of KCC supported and online student applications and resources.  Clearning, open/close classroom/labs.  Cleaning monitors, keyboards, mice and desktops.  May do some software/hardware installations depending on the level of computer knowledge.  Hours of availability is determined by the lab schedule.  Willing and able to work on weekend rotation schedule.  Assist other technicians in Technology Services when needed.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Preferably Business/IT-computer major student.  Must have excellent communication, phone, customer service skills, problem solving skills and speak fluent English.  Must have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.  Skilled use in EagleNet, Angel/eLearning and Student Email.  Knowledgeable with computers and PC peripherals such as printers, scanners, copiers, video/sound, AV equipment and wireless connectivity.

Days Needed:  Monday - Sunday

Hours Needed:  7:30am-10:00pm

Contact:  Kathy Baker:

Phone:  319-398-5899 x5036

Department:  Washington Center - Washington

Open Positions:  Office Assistant, 2 openings

Job Duties:  Walk-in and phone; assist with college credit as needed; monitor exams and quizzes; open and close the center and all tasks associated with that; phone calls to students in continuing education classes; filing papers for students; assist with clerical tasks as needed:  copies, etc; assist in the computer lab as needed; prepare mailing as directed; check out and check in laptop computers; other duties as assigned.  Report problems and issues to supervisor.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Friendly and courteous to all clients, good communication skills, proper phone etiquette, resourceful with good problem solving skills, general computer skills.  Attention to detail in recording information and filing; ability to keep information confidential; consistency and detail-oriented for opening and closing the center; proper care and maintenance of office equipment and machines.

Days Needed:  TBD - mostly evenings and Saturdays early morning and/or afternoon.

Hours Needed:  TBD - 10-15 hours per student

Contact:  Amy Schneider:

Phone:  319-653-4655

Off Campus Positions - Non-Profit Agencies

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:  Swisher Community Library - Swisher

Open Positions:  Library Clerk, 2 openings

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 the 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; must be capable of sitting on the floor and reaching high shelves.  Must enjoy working independently.

Days Needed:  Monday - Thursday

Hours Needed:  11:00am-1:00pm during the Summer only and 4:00pm-8:00pm normal

Contact:  Laura Hoover:

Phone:  319-857-4090 or 319-857-4631

Department:  VA Medical Center - Iowa City

Open Positions:  Multiple Positions

Job Duties:  Filling, answering phones, processing paperwork, typing up documents, etc.  Varies with position, but typically clerical.

Qualifications/Special Skills:  Excellent people skills and the willingness to work.

Days Needed:  Monday - Friday

Hours Needed:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Contact:  Lexi Cheney:

Phone:  319-338-0581 x6734

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:  Any day, Monday - Friday

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

Contact:  Jackie Lee:

Phone:  319-365-1458 x6126

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