Department Assistant, Human Resources

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

ID: 7078428
Posted: May 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

This position works Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.


Under moderate to limited supervision, provides department support, manages department processes, and ensures smooth running of the office.


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.
Answer and/or re-direct basic inquiries from internal and external customers either via phone calls, email or in person.
Coordinate materials for mailings, maintain department records, generate reports, schedule and coordinate meetings and events, and maintain computer databases.
Prepare and maintain correspondence, lists, and other documents.
Perform various office clerical duties including filing, typing, scanning, maintaining copiers and other equipment, ordering supplies, sorting/distributing mail, etc.
Assist with payroll authorization process for staff, faculty, adjunct and/or temporary employees.
Assist with management of department budget.
Provide clerical support to department manager and/or faculty.
Assist with department and college wide activities and events.
Assist with I9 verifications.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.

Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
Ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt, professional and efficient manner ? Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment and collaborate with others in setting goals and problem solving.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and general public.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.


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