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Program Coordinator

Categories: North Central Region 6


Academic Advising


Grinnell College

Date Posted:

Nov 15 2021 2:35PM

Close Date:

Dec 31, 2021

Position Description

Grinnell College is seeking an energetic, motivated, and well-organized Program Coordinator to support efficient operations in the office of Academic Advising. This position assists staff with a wide array of projects and programs that facilitate students’ success in and outside of the classroom. The staff of Academic Advising are committed to creating an inclusive work culture where all employees know they are valued and feel a sense of belonging.


This position provides critical administrative, technical, and logistical support to the programs and staff of the Academic Advising and Student Assistance offices. This role facilitates operations of key academic success-oriented programs focused on first-year and second-year students and on students needing academic assistance. The program coordinator works closely with students, faculty, and staff performing confidential and sensitive tasks requiring broad knowledge of organizational policies, departments, and practices to support students’ success at Grinnell.

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Institution Information - Founded in 1846, we’re a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Our community embraces intellectual journeys of all kinds, and provides the individualized guidance to dive deeper, define new directions, and follow their passions across the world. We call ourselves Grinnellians.

Additional Information

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

Contact Information

Joyce Stern Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising


Required Qualifications

This position requires three years of experience in a service-oriented, confidential environment and the minimum of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:

· Well-developed communication skills to interact effectively with faculty, students, and college administrators both verbally and in writing
· Excellent attention to detail and strong organization skills; experience successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizing an ever-shifting workload and demands
· Solid ability to exercise good judgment including maintaing confidentiality of extremely sensitive data and other information
· Ability to adapt and work independently in a fast pace environment
· Proficient or even advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc
· Ability to learn quickly – analyzing, synthesizing, and putting plans into action
· A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
· Ability to work across multiple levels of college constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

AA or BA degree