Academic Specialist

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Director of Inclusion and Success Services

Job Summary

Do you have a passion for helping individuals succeed and achieve their goals? Have you ever thought about working with faculty and students? If so, Hawkeye Community College has an opportunity for you.

The Inclusion and Success Services (ISS) department is looking for a part time Academic Specialist to join their team. As the ISS Academic Specialist, you will work in collaboration with program staff to develop and implement support services aimed at increasing academic performance, persistence, and completion for underrepresented students including those who are first-generation, low-income, or disabled. This position is responsible for identifying participants' academic support needs and providing one-on-one and small group instruction to support academic success, specializing in reading and writing across all disciplines.

This position is a part-time 9-month position serving during the fall and spring academic terms. The Inclusion and Success Services (ISS) team supports underrepresented students form enrollment through graduation through intensive services tailored to meet individual needs. ISS strives to provide a welcoming environment that encourages students to achieve their fullest potential.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Duties

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

  • Provides academic instruction in reading, writing, and general academic strategies one-on-one or in small groups.

  • Assess students’ academic support needs, assist in developing individual student development plans, and monitor student progress.

  • Plans and facilitates college success workshops for students in one-on-one and small group settings. (scholarship applications, academic success strategies, etc.).

  • Develops informational and print materials for Inclusion and Success Services including a weekly newsletter.

  • Works closely with the ISS staff to identify and address the needs of the ISS participants.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Reading, Writing, English, Education, or related field.

  • Experience in related areas such as curriculum development, individual learning plan and computer-based instruction, or computer assisted instruction.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and techniques.

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to work with diverse populations as well as various areas of the college (faculty, staff, students, and general public).

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in accordance with Hawkeye Community College’s Mission, Vision and Institutional goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior tutoring experience.

  • Teaching experience.

  • Experience providing academic support to underrepresented students including English Language Learners and/or students with a learning disability.

Working Conditions

The anticipated schedule is up to 20 hours per week Monday through Friday during the business hours of 8am – 4:30 pm. This position is part-time during fall and spring academic terms.

Work is performed in an office setting and/or classroom setting, climate-controlled environment, with a combination of natural and fluorescent light. 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. 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.

Employment Status

Part-time, nonexempt position averaging up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Thursday, October 13, 2022.

All application materials must be submitted by Thursday, October 13, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.

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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