Director, Business & Finance Career Community

Grinnell, Iowa
Mar 24, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grinnell College's Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) seeks applications and nominations for a Director to launch and lead its Business and Finance Career Community.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Career Communities, the Director will advise students and recent graduates who express interest in exploring, preparing for, and pursuing careers in business, finance, or related fields.  In leading this community, the Director will work collaboratively with their CLS colleagues to crystalize the notion that a career encompasses a unique blend of one’s professional, civic, and personal aspirations. 

The Director will be responsible for providing individual and small group career advising; planning, facilitating, and evaluating topically relevant programming and workshops (e.g., guest speakers, alumni panels, career-focused symposia); planning and leading off-campus treks and site visits; cultivating opportunities for students to explore avenues for service in the field; establishing relationships with and engaging alumni and friends of Grinnell who work in the areas of business and finance; and promoting opportunities to engage with recruiters.  The Director of the Business and Finance Community will establish relationships with and engage faculty and other campus community stakeholders.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of experience in corporate human resources, career advising in a business school setting, or related field.  Candidates with a graduate degree in business, student development, or related field are strongly preferred.  Applicants must be interested in and committed to working with a talented, diverse, and high-achieving community of undergraduate students.  Successful candidates will have prior experience leading groups, building relationships with and collaborating with diverse stakeholders (on- and off-campus), and have a strong knowledge base in seeking and securing internships and full-time positions in business-related fields as well as applying to graduate school (particularly business school).

Please note, this position does require the successful completion of a background check prior to employment.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should apply online by visiting our employment website at  Applicants must complete the online application and upload a cover letter, resume and references.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.  The position will remain open until filled.