Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #13 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Grinnell College is a top ranked liberal arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values of belonging within our community and the communities we engage. To achieve this, we strive to establish a workforce of talented individuals who embody the diversity of the communities we serve. Grinnell College strongly encourages talented women and gender minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented within their profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, ability, sexual identity, or any other legally protected class to apply. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.
Grinnell College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) is seeking a passionate, student-centered professional to join our team as Exploratory Adviser.
The Exploratory Adviser is a first point of contact for first-year students for the Center for Careers, Life, and Service and serves as a welcoming, supportive resource as they transition and acclimate to college. The Exploratory Adviser’s primary focus is providing quality advising to students as they assess their values, strengths and interests; gain skills through high impact experiential learning; and connect and network with others to build professional relationships. Advising activities may include career exploration, résumé and cover letter writing, internship and job searching, interview preparation, and more.
In addition to these advising responsibilities, the Exploratory Adviser will conduct outreach and programming with campus constituents, including first-year experience faculty members, and develop resources to support student’s professional, personal, and civic development.
The salary starting point for this position is $41,580.
Candidates must possess a master’s degree in counseling, student development, higher education, or related field and at least one year of experience in career development, higher education advising, or a similar field, or equivalent.
Candidates must possess an interest in working with a diverse learning community (students, faculty, and staff) and promoting the tenets of equity and inclusion.
Knowledge of career development, career exploration processes, and student development is required for this position.
Familiarity with identifying and applying for experiential learning opportunities, including internships and research opportunities, and knowledge of résumé and cover letter writing standards is preferred.
Exploratory Advisers must possess exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills and can interact and collaborate effectively with all levels of the College community, including students, faculty, alumni, staff, and administrators. This individual should also demonstrate a commitment to professional and ethical standards as they relate to advising and counseling.
A general familiarity with STEM academic fields and career paths (examples include scientific research, technology and data science, engineering, biomedicine, pre-health) is preferred but not required.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
A general familiarity with STEM academic fields and career paths is preferred.