Work in Iowa STEM Jobs

Job Information

Kirkwood Community College Healthcare Pathway Success Coach in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Healthcare Pathway Success Coach

Print (


Healthcare Pathway Success Coach


$44,100.00 Annually


Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Type

Full-Time Board-Approved


Academic Affairs

Job Number


  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


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


Under limited supervision, the Health Care Pathway Navigator will work with existing efforts to build capacity and help students succeed in health care programs of study. The pathway navigator will work collaboratively with pathway navigators, program coordinators, and student support services on campus and in the community to help students persist through the completion of an academic program. The pathway navigator will work proactively with students to promote academic planning connected to long-term career goals; monitor academic progress and success; advise students on college policies, procedures, and program requirements; and provide highly responsive, holistic advisement on individual student needs and barriers to success inside and outside the classroom.


  • 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.


  • Create purposeful interactions with students and design holistic, individualized, student-centered learner success plans.

  • Assist students in addressing problems and connecting them with appropriate support services.

  • Work collaboratively with the metamajor department faculty and staff to develop and implement metamajor specific student success strategies.

  • Work collaboratively with academic departments, student services, other college departments, and community resources to implement student success strategies.

  • Maintain documentation of all appointments, assignments and student data through proactive caseload management.

  • Maintain metrics to measure success and growth of students and programs.

  • 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.

  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external constituents.

  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.

  • Possess strong human relation skills, get along with diverse personalities.

  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

  • Be able to assume responsibility and deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment when making decisions.

  • Willing to occasionally work evening and/or weekend hours to coordinate student support services and activities.

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 working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Bachelor’s degree with prior experience in education, counseling, social work, or related field.

  • Two years of experience working as an advisor, counselor, or instructor.


  • Preference given to applicants with experience working career pathway programs or initiatives.

  • Preference given to applicants who have experience working in a community college.

  • Preference given to applicants with experience working with health care students.


Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here ( !


Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two years of experience in education, counseling, social work, or a related field?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404