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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor

Date Posted: June 25, 2014
Type: Full-time
Job Details

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The instructor is responsible for teaching a full-time assignment of classes as defined by the College and/or collective bargaining agreement. This may include teaching other courses outside a faculty specialty area (e.g. related math, computer skills, human relations, communications, etc.). Must evaluate and report student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures. 

DEPARTMENT: Vocational Programs
REPORT TO: Director, Wind Energy & Turbine Technology and Sustainable Energy Resources


Constant (67-100%)

  1. Effectively organize, teach and evaluate student performance and progress in assigned course offerings in accordance with established syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and locations. (May include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.)
  2. Evaluate, report and record student performance and progress according to College and division guidelines.
  3. Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Maintain established office hours.
  2. Serve as academic advisor to students and make referrals, when deemed necessary, to other College personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselor, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
  3. Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.
  4. Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing course in discipline area.
  5. Develop training modules for non-credit, industry-recognized certifications supporting Iowa Lakes Community College’s partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers.
  6. Arrange and monitor lab sites for student practical experiences.
  7. Assist with marketing the program and recruitment of students.
  8. Acquire and maintain appropriate certification, licensure, and/or specialized accreditation of HVAC Technology program.
  9. Coordinate continuing education programming.

Occasional (10-33%)

  1. Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
  2. Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classroom/laboratory use.
  3. Assist the supervisor in the budgeting process.
  4. Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the College and community.
  5. Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, College activities and community activities.
  6. May be required to serve as a student club sponsor.


  1. Represent the College in a positive manner with prospective, former and current students, staff and the community.
  2. Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  3. Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies and practices.
  4. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  5. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  6. Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  7. Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  8. Be a creative, energetic and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  9. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
  10. Ability to operate tools and equipment unique to the HVAC industry.


Introduction to HVAC
HVACR Systems I
Air Conditioning Principles
Heating Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Troubleshooting Heating Systems
Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems
Air Distribution
Oil & Hydronic Heating
Commercial Systems
* Other courses may be assigned in accordance with program changes or College needs.

SPECIAL DEMANDS: Position involves sitting or standing in an office or classroom setting. In a lab setting, which may include an actual residential or industrial site, the physical requirements of a HVAC technician are required. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, 50 pounds of force occasionally, and infrequently higher force. Required to operate equipment common to the HVAC trade and industry. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Also, required to drive personal vehicle between lab sites.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. 

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:  Successful candidate will have:


  • At least 6,000 hours of recent, relevant experience in the field of instruction to be taught, or completion of a state or nationally recognized examination or A.S. or B.S. Degree
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Licensure as an HVAC Service Technician


  • Prior teaching experience at the postsecondary level
  • Comprehensive experience with, and understanding of, residential and industrial HVAC systems
  • Iowa licensure as an HVAC Service Technician

SALARY: Commensurate with education and related experience for a 217 day contract.

FRINGE BENEFITS:  Paid sick leave and personal leave.  Employee health, dental and vision insurance.  Employee life and disability insurance. Partially funded family health, dental, and vision insurance available.

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 July 14, 2014. 

 Application:  Employment Application 

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Diane Friesner at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Contact Diane Friesner at 712-362-0409 or

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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