Construction Instructor - Business & Community Education

Vacancy Notice: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Department: Workforce Training and Community Development Center
Reports To: Director, Workforce Training and Community Development

Job Summary

This position develops and teaches courses with an emphasis on construction and building trades. Instructional areas will include construction fundamentals, basic mechanical systems, electrical systems, and plumbing systems. Instructors evaluate and interpret student vocational and educational potential through aptitude assessments related to the construction and building trades. Additionally, this position maintains general oversight of the construction site and classroom.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Instructs construction and building trades courses at various times, days, and sites through multiple modalities.

  • Maintains an organized worksite and ensures a safe instructional environment in the classroom and on the job site.

  • Works in collaboration with Business & Community Education, Academic Affairs, and other college programs and committees on the development and implementation of existing and future programs.

  • Forms relationships with Community-Based Organizations, oversight entities, building inspectors, and businesses to create long-lasting partnerships for the betterment of the college and related programs.

  • Serves as a coach and advisor to students while maintaining a professional relationship with students before, during, and post instruction.

  • Maintains and documents student progression.

  • Maintains good stewardship of tools, equipment, job sites, and classrooms.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6,000 hours of verifiable carpentry experience

  • Knowledge and experience with framing, window installation, door installation, siding, roofing, shingling, and general internal/external finishing

  • Proficient with Iowa Building Codes

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Must be insurable (automobile)

Preferred Qualifications

  • AAS degree in construction or related field.

  • Ability to operate construction equipment such as airlift, skid loader, compactors, end loaders, etc.

  • Experience with poured concrete foundations, flat work, vertical work, and other related experience.

  • Strong desire to teach construction related materials within the classroom and on the work site.

  • Ability to maintain quality relationships with building trades employers, industry experts, and inspectors.

  • Knowledge of energy efficient construction methods.

  • Knowledge of construction rigging methods.

Employment Status

Full time, exempt, grant funded position for a period of 1 year with grant renewal submission anticipated. This position has a comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in a construction site with strong conflict resolution skills. Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed on a construction site and an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor and a cover letter addressing the following:

    • Describe your knowledge of and experience with framing and finish carpentry.

    • Describe your knowledge of Iowa Building Codes.

    • Describe your experience teaching construction related materials to a diverse student population.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

Apply Online

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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