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Kirkwood Community College Internship - Construction Coordinator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Internship - Construction Coordinator

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Internship - Construction Coordinator


$11.07 Hourly


Cedar Rapids, IA

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Facilities & Public Safety

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  • Description

  • Benefits


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Kirkwood’s Facilities Department offers students the opportunity to apply the education and skills obtained in the classroom to real life working situations with our Construction Coordinator and Architect. Internship specialization includes but not limited to: Facilities Planning and Construction Management, Safety and Security, Building Maintenance, Engineering, Grounds Maintenance, and Custodial Operations.


  • 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.


  • Promote the mission of Kirkwood Community College

  • Develop transferable skills to be used in various employment settings

  • Experience and participate in all aspects of Kirkwood’s Facilities Department

  • Assist in daily Facilities operations

  • Maintain positive relationships and rapport with employees of the Facilities Department

  • Perform all other related work duties as required by Facilities professional staff


  • Be able and willing to always represent the College in a positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.

  • Must be a self-motivated, energetic and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills.

  • Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Ability to assume responsibility, effectively deal with problems and exercise independent judgement when making decisions.

  • Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with all Kirkwood employees, including other management personnel.

  • Cultivate a team environment and build an atmosphere oriented around customer service.

  • 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.


Position involves occasional (10-33%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, sitting, pushing, pulling, grasping and balancing. Occasional (10-33%) lifting of up to 75 pounds and climbing at heights of up 25 feet. Frequent (34-66%) standing, walking, talking, hearing, repetitive motion, close visual work less than 18 inches, and travel to on- and off-campus facilities. Potential exposure to bio-hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions. May be required to wear a respirator in some areas. Subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than an hour; and extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour). Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training due to potential exposure risk to blood or bodily fluids, as well as Kirkwood’s Right-to-Know (Hazard Communications) program. Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.


  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Enrolled in internship program or class


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email:equity@Kirkwood.eduor the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404