Grinnell Chamber

Asst Director of Student Programs

Full time
Posted: 08/25/2021
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


The Assistant Director is part of a team which provides strategic leadership for alumni programs, volunteers and committees which complement and support the mission of the College and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Assistant Director of Student Programs is specifically responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects which inspire a culture of service, philanthropy and engagement among students at Grinnell College. The Assistant Director will develop a programmatic vision and identify opportunities for campus partnerships in creating a successful 4-year student engagement and philanthropy program that promotes:

a) all aspects of Grinnell’s mission; 

b) an in-depth understanding of the financial operations of Grinnell and the importance of philanthropic support; 

c) an understanding of the importance of the role of alumni in extending Grinnell’s legacy; and 

d) an understanding of the role philanthropy plays in service, a hallmark of Grinnell’s core values. 


This program will feature components that impact student affinity starting from orientation through commencement. In partnership with the Student Alumni Council (SAC), the Assistant Director will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships with student organizations and campus departments such as the Center for Careers, Life and Service, Communications, and Student Affairs to communicate opportunities and to construct various student engagement programs designed to develop tomorrow’s alumni leaders who will inspire peer alumni to become informed, involved and invested in Grinnell College.


Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.


  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience or equivalent combination of higher education and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively solicit gifts/donations
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Interpersonal skills especially with managing alumni and student volunteers
  • Event planning experience is preferred
  • Values diversity, equity and inclusion 

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