Intermediary Connections Coordinator

Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                                Intermediary Connections Coordinator

Classification:       Professional Support

Department:            High School Partnerships

Report to:                             Director of High School Partnerships

General Job Summary:

This is grant-funded, full-time position located on the Emmetsburg Campus. Primary responsibilities include leading initiatives and projects that create robust partnerships with regional K-12 school districts, businesses, industries, organizations, and other community partners in order to enhance career-awareness, worksite-based learning opportunities, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, internships, and early career connections with middle schools. Administer the Intermediary budget in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of High School Partnerships. Some evening and weekend duties required; moderate regional and state trave l required. Employment is contingent on continued and sufficient funding.

% of TIME                                         Essential Duties/Responsibilities



  1. Systematically collaborate with regional K-12 school districts, businesses, industries, and organizations for the purpose of ascertaining and communicating requisite career and professional workplace skill expectations and needs.
  2. Coordinate, lead, and oversee regular career exploration activities designed to link middle school students, teachers, counselors, and staff to regional business, industry, and organization career opportunities.
  3. Create, implement, and lead initiatives to offer workplace-based learning experiences to secondary students including pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, and internships.
  4. Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee regular “needs-alignment” work sessions in order to enhance collaboration among educators and businesses and industries and to ensure that educational programming remains aligned with business and industry needs and expectations.


  1. Engage in relationship-building activities with regional K-12 schools, businesses, industries, organizations, and agencies and other relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Identify, coordinate, lead, and oversee professional development sessions for K-12 teachers, counselors, and staff that focus on advising skills relating to career exploration, apprenticeships, career-interest alignment, career decision-making processes, and core curriculum planning strategies for secondary students.
  3. Coordinate, lead, and oversee workplace-related strategies for K-12 teachers, counselors, and staff for the purpose of expanding apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships and internship knowledge base of secondary instructors, counselors, and support staff.
  4. Identify, and collect data on, business and industry credentials awarded to secondary students.


  1. Lead and facilitate initiatives with regional K-12 school districts, businesses, industries, economic development corporations, workforce development, and other organizations to engage in reflective thought and discussions about labor market and economic development trends impacting northwest Iowa.
  2. Administer surveys to relevant internal and external stakeholders to assess program satisfaction and outcomes.
  3. Timely and accurately collect and report the following program data, together with any additional information requested or required:

·         Number of schools/districts in region

·         Number of schools/districts in region served

·         Number of secondary students in region

·         Number of concurrent enrollment students served

·         Number and types of work-based learning experiences (identify career cluster and targeted industry)

·         Number of internships (paid and unpaid)

·         Number of employers actively involved in partnerships and their specific role

·         Number of teachers/counselors involved in teachers-in-the workplace experiences

·         Number of PACE/GAP program students served, if applicable

·         Number of college students served, if applicable

  1. Assist with the design and maintenance of career information website that contains information about workplace learning opportunities, business and industry skill expectations and needs, industry credentialing, salary and wage information, and other data and information to assist regional K-12 teachers, counselors, and staff to properly advise secondary students.
  2. Assist with regional advisory councils and facilitate regional advisory council meetings on at least a yearly basis. Ensure that the regional advisory council fulfills its assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Represent the college in a positive, professional manner with prospective, former and current students, staff, and community.
  2. Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgement when making decisions.
  3. Establish and maintain good working relations with school districts, other College personnel and the communities.
  4. Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  5. Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  7. Ability to utilize a personal computer to access information, enter data, and develop reports.
  8. Ability to effectively relate to diverse groups of students.
  9. Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Special Demands:

Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time and driving to local districts and businesses. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently. Required to utilize personal vehicle for some travel. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Will require flexible hours including weekend and evenings and moderate travel.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years of demonstrated successful, relevant experience in areas such as education, communications, business and/or project management, or program and resource development.

Salary:  $44,866 for 260-day contract

Fringe Benefits:

Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee health, dental and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.

Application Process:

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Position open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately. View complete job description and application process at Contact Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or 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, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

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