Grinnell Chamber

Director, Arts, Media & Communications Career Comm

Full time
Posted: 03/15/2024
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



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, and communications professions. 

The Director will be responsible for providing one-on-one 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 facilitating off-campus treks and site visits; 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide one-one-one and group advising for both current students and early career alumni who have expressed an interest in careers in the arts, media, and communications.
  • Provide guidance for the Arts, Media, and Communications Career Community. Create program materials, build, and maintain website. Conduct research on relevant professional trends, labor market patterns, and hiring practices. Prepare, propose, and manage an annual budget. Plan and conduct workshops and related programming. Organize speakers and events.
  • Work with faculty, administrators, students, alumni, employers, and leaders in the field to build partnerships and develop relationships that lead to full time opportunities for students seeking careers in the arts, media, and communications.
  • Working with the Career Communities team, assist with the development and implementation of efficient methods to track student data, quantify the success rates of programs, and articulate the return on investment received by students in the program.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Five years or more of work experience
  • Enthusiasm to help students find good opportunities
  • Adaptable to presenting information in a one-on-one setting and to groups
  • Strength in planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders
  • Champions diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with making a living in the creative arts
  • Familiarity with the industries of writing, visual arts, theater, film, music, dance

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