Director, Arts, Media, and Communications Career Community

Grinnell, Iowa
Aug 18, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grinnell College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service seeks applications and nominations for the Director of its Arts, Media, and Communications 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 the arts, media, communications, and related professions.  In leading this community, the Director will work collaboratively with their CLS colleagues to crystalize the notion that a career encompasses a 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 arts, media, and communications professions; helping students prepare for the application process to graduate and professional school; and promoting opportunities to engage with recruiters. The Director of the Arts, Media, and Communications Career Community will establish relationships with and engage faculty and other campus community stakeholders.

Applicants must have a master’s degree and at least three years of experience in one or both of the following areas: experience in a creative or administrative role with an arts, media, communications, or related organization; experience providing career advising to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees or professional roles in the arts, media, communications or a related field.  Incumbent must be interested in and committed to working with a talented, diverse, and high-achieving community of undergraduate students.  Prior experience planning events, leading groups, and building relationships and collaborating with diverse stakeholders (on- and off-campus) is strongly preferred. A familiarity with the process of seeking and securing internships and full-time positions in the arts, media, or communications, as well as applying to graduate school and other related professional programs is required.

Review of applications will begin on September 20, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.