The Exploratory Adviser primary focus is providing quality advising to First- and Second-Year students as they: 1) assess their values, strengths, interests; 2) connect and network with others to build professional relationships; 3) explore professional, personal, and civic options through primary and secondary sources of information; 4) engage in high impact experiential learning experiences to gain skills and insights; 5) reflect on their experiential learning and exploration in light of their own goals, values, skills, and interests; and 6) synthesize to advance or refine their priorities and goals. In addition to these advising responsibilities, the Exploratory Adviser will conduct campus outreach and programming with campus constituents, including first-year experience faculty members. Additionally, this individual will develop and refine resources to support student’s professional development and exploration and perform general duties that advance the mission of the CLS.
Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree along with at least three years of experience in career development, higher education, or a similar field. Candidates with a master’s in student development, counseling, higher education, or related field must possess at least one year experience in the aforementioned fields. The individual understands and can articulate to the value of a Liberal Arts education at a selective liberal arts college.
Knowledge of career development, career exploration processes, and student development is required. Previous experience working with undecided undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting is strongly preferred. Familiarity with identifying and applying for experiential learning opportunities, including internships, is also required for this position. Knowledge of resume and cover letter writing standards is required. Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services; Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various social media. Excellent project management and problem solving skills are highly desired.
Exploratory Advisers must possess exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills and have the ability to 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.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Application Process: To be considered for this position, please submit applications online by visiting our employment website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and provide three employment-related references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.