Grinnell Chamber

Director Gov, Law and policy career community

Full time
Posted: 04/05/2023
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



The Director of the Government, Law & Policy Career Community (GLP) will advise students and recent graduates who express interest in exploring, preparing for, and pursuing careers in government, law, policy, and related non-profit/social impact fields. 


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; establishing relationships with and engaging alumni and friends of Grinnell who work in government, law, policy and related fields; advising on graduate school applications; and promoting opportunities to engage with recruiters. 


The Director will serve as Grinnell College’s official pre-law adviser and liaise, as appropriate, with the Law School Admission Council. The Director of the Government, Law & Policy Career Community will establish relationships with and engage faculty and other campus community stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities

  • Career Advising
  • Career Community Leadership
  • Partnership/Collaboration
  • Supporting the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS)


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Five years or more of work experience in a government, law, policy, or related non-profit/social impact field OR providing career advising for government, law, policy-bound students, or related fields
  • Incumbent must be interested in and committed to working with a talented, diverse population of undergraduate liberal arts students
  • The ability to plan and organize programming from start to finish utilizing effective communication and individual efficiency skills 
  • Adaptable to changing situations
  • Strength in building relationships with colleagues, students, and external partners.


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