Benefit Highlights

Human Resources

Competitive Benefits Package

Iowa Western Community College offers an outstanding benefits package, including generous employer-paid health, dental, life, disability plans, and up to $2,500 toward a Health Savings Account (HSA).

Our retirement program includes the IPERS Pension Plan or TIAA with a 9.44 percent employer contribution. We believe in work/life balance and employees get great perks, including free access to our brand-new Wellness Center and fitness classes (at no cost to employees and their spouses), paid vacation, sick leave, and up to 17 paid holidays per year, plus discounts on campus and other major retailers.

Tuition reimbursement is offered to all employees and their families (for those who qualify). Tuition Assistance for employees equals thousands of dollars paid by Iowa Western toward an education at Iowa Western!

We offer a quality of life that is hard to match in the metro area!

Come explore the possibilities at Iowa Western, where ”The World Is Waiting”

We Offer:

  • Health Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Life Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Retirement/Pension Plans
  • Disability Coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Concierge
  • Wellness Center Access (Free)
  • Paid holidays (17 days per year)
  • Summer hours
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Personal Days (Faculty)

Health & Wellness

Marshall Wellness Center Membership

All employees and their spouses can use the Marshall Wellness Center at no cost. Contact 712-325-3349 for more information.

Fitness Classes

A variety of fitness classes are offered in the Marshall Wellness Center. Classes are at no cost to all employees and their spouses. Contact 712-325-3701 for more information.

Fitness OnDemand Launch

Join Fitness OnDemand for FREE and gain access to thousands of virtual workouts that you can do anywhere, anytime & on any device! Use this link to register and claim your spot.

Annual Health Fair

The Health Fair is free for IWCC employees to attend and offers free blood screens (discounted for family members), wellness vendor booths, chair massages and much more.

Annual Flu Shot

Flu Shots are provided on campus during flu season. Flu shots are offered to all IWCC employees at no cost.

Health Advocate Program

Employees have access to this program 24/7. This program will help you find doctors, assist with insurance or insurance billing questions, and more! Contact Health Advocate at 866-799-2691 for more information or download the Health Advocate app on your phone.

Campus Perks

Arts Center

All employees get ONE free ticket to ALL National series performances at the Arts Center. Contact the Arts Center to get your tickets at 712-388-7148.


Free on-campus parking for all employees and students.

Child Care Center

Employees get a discount on childcare at our campus Child Care Center. Contact 712-388-6813 for more information.

College Store

Employees get a 10% discount at the college store.

Food Service

Employees get 10% off purchases at The Galley or Pirates Cove when using their employee ID card. Load money on your Employee ID card for even more savings! For questions about food discounts, please contact Ext. 3412.

Automotive Repair

Employees and students can arrange for car repairs such as oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, and more! You pay for your service, but there is no labor or taxes added. Scheduling is based on the readiness of students. To schedule your appointment, please go to the Quick Links box on ROC and click Automotive Service.

Cyber Library – Free Magazine Access

Employees have access to free magazines and ebooks through our Cyber Library Bridges program. If you are on a campus computer you will be automatically logged in. If you are on a personal computer/laptop you will log in with your ROC username and password.

Education Assistance

Tuition Reimbursement

Available for college credit classes offered to full-time employees, spouses, and/or dependents up to 75 credit hours or an associate’s degree with a savings of $14,000 per family member. Contact 712-325-3226.

Full-time employees can receive tuition reimbursement each semester towards non-credit continuing education classes. Contact 712-325-3210.

Tuition Assistance

A full-time employee is eligible for a salary adjustment upon the attainment of a degree. The adjustment is added to the employee’s base salary effective July 1 of each year. To be eligible for such an adjustment, the employee must comply with the policy prior to enrollment in the program. Please refer to policy #426 for more information.

Farm Fund

Any full-time employee can apply for the Farm Fund. Farm Funds are for future education and cannot be used to pay for education that has already been completed. The fund will cover half of tuition cost and also be used for other professional development like workshops or seminars. You can find the application on ROC. Applications taken annually.

University Partnerships

Buena Vista University Tuition Discount

Up to 30% off tuition for our Online and Hybrid programs for all part-time and full-time employees, as well as a spouse, domestic partner, and dependents up to the age 26 of full-time employees. Contact 712-749-2638 or

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa Up to $250 off per class. UIU is offering a Partner Connection Scholarship to full-time and part-time Iowa Western Community College employees Contact 800-553-4150 or

Western Governors University

WGU Community College Partner Scholarship Graduates and employees of the Institution are eligible to apply for the WGU Community College Partner Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. $625 per academic term for up to four (4). More information at

Arizona State University

The Iowa Western Community College MyPath2ASU® transfer experience is available to both students and the staff that supports them. Students can benefit from end-to-end learner navigation through course-by-course guided pathways, assistance in selecting courses that apply to their associate and ASU bachelor’s degree, guaranteed general admission to ASU, and admission into MyPath2ASU major choice if all requirements are met. More information can be found @

Retailer Discounts

Verizon Wireless

You get an 18% discount on the main plan and 25% off accessories. You will need to contact Verizon to set up your discount or stop by an official Verizon. Excludes unlimited plan.


You get a 15% discount on the Go5Gplus. You will need to contact T-Mobile to set up your discount. *New Customers verify within first 30 days

Microsoft Office 365

Employees can download up to 5 Microsoft Office 365 licenses by logging in with their IWCC email address and password. The instructions for downloading the software, Microsoft Office 365 Download, are located within the Faculty and Staff Resources list on the Technology Services page.

Sherwin Williams

Employees get a 30%-45% discount on paint and a 15% discount on brushes and rollers and all associated products. You will go into the store let them know you are an employee of Iowa Western and are considered a State of Iowa employee. Contact Central Services Ext. 3235

Perks at Work

Did you know you have access to Perks at Work, our employee discount program? Not only can you explore over 30K+ offers on the program, but you can also invite up to 5 friends and family members to share the savings. Deals include travel, tickets, electronics, auto, food, flowers, health, pet supplies, free on-demand, or live online learning/classes (including financial well-being, nutrition, Spanish language, leadership, self-defense, chess, kids), and more. Go to Perks at Work to take advantage of this benefit!

Time Off


Memorial Day
Martin Luther King Day
Spring break Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after*
Christmas/New Year

*Any day during Christmas/New Year holiday period which is designated by the board as a holiday will be recognized as a paid holiday

Summer Hours

Summer Hours Full-time staff members now get an additional 8 hours of paid leave per week. Summer hours will begin on the 1st full week after the Spring semester ends through the final full week in July.