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Application for Employment

Please send completed employment application and resume to:

Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

For Professional Staff positions please include a minimum salary requirement in your cover letter. For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.

Director of Instrumental Music & Marching Band


Basic Function and Responsibility:

This position is responsible for directing Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band and Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, which are offered as college credit courses.  This individual is responsible for recruiting students and developing relationships with area high school instrumental directors.

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require heavy lifting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires ability to distinguish letters and symbols. Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminal, calculator, and telephone.  Requires lifting and operating Instrumental equipment.

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom setting.   Also working routinely outside in a variety of environmental conditions both on and off the fields.  In addition to weekday hours, evenings and weekends are required.  Travel for performances is required.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.  

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and retain students to instrumental ensembles, primarily marching band
  • Work collaboratively with Athletic Department and Transportation staff
  • Help students achieve their educational and career goals
  • Promote, develop, and deliver quality education programs with the intent to retain students to graduation
  • Organize and teach labs as assigned by the academic dean
  • Develop and revise course and program curricula with the assistance of the dean
  • Assess student learning outcomes in courses each term
  • Collaborate with the department to analyze assessment of student learning data and develop course and program improvement plans
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation and revision of institution level student learning outcomes.
  • Promote, model, and enforce academic integrity
  • Advise students
  • Refer students to college resources
  • Actively participate in college life and activities, such as college committees and student organizations
  • Participate in department, division, and college meetings
  • Initiate and pursue a professional growth plan to maintain competency and knowledge of current research, practice trends in the field
  • Post student attendance, grades, and course syllabus to the college LMS in accordance with college timelines
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment
  • Be available in office for student assistance via email, phone, or conference
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and Title IX regulations
  • Implement accommodations for ADA compliance
  • Demonstrate professional decorum with all members of the college and community
  • Undertake and timely complete additional duties as assigned, e.g. development of class schedules, budget development, course and program evaluations, committee assignments, reports, and equipment needs and evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned which may include:
    • Review faculty credentials in consultation with the Academic Dean
    • Review student transcripts upon request
    • Assist with instructor orientations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Ability to accept and assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts
  • Possess strong oral and written communication and human relation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Possess strong organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teacher-learning process
  • Capable of creating a classroom environment which is conducive to student learning
  • Commitment to cultural diversity among students, faculty and in the curriculum


Required:  Master’s Degree in Music

Preferred:  None


Required:  Proven record of recruiting and retaining students for marching band and other instrumental ensembles


  • Professional and/or teaching experience
  • An understanding of the community college philosophy and the community college student
  • Supervisory experience

Supervision Received:  General supervision received from Academic Dean

Supervision Exercised:  Students in program

Job Duties:

Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays). 

Salary Range:


Application Deadline:

open until filled