Grinnell Chamber

Academic Assistant I

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



Under general direction, provides advanced administrative/academic support for faculty. Performs advanced, diversified, and confidential administrative duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, skill and knowledge of organization policies and practices. Administers programs, projects, and processes specific to the departments served. Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment and employ basic reasoning skills. Requires both inside and outside contacts of a non-routine nature, and may require a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and judgment.

This Academic Assistant opportunity is an opening to assist the Science Division, this is a full time 12-month position.


  • Assist faculty and teaching staff in fulfilling their academic, research, and service responsibilities. Examples include composing and editing documents for classes, research materials, and general correspondence. Serve as communication liaison on and off campus. Utilize electronic resources and tools to facilitate classroom teaching. This includes providing support to the Science Division:
  • Serve as backup support for Academic Support Assistant position(s).
  • Manage day-to-day office responsibilities. Serve as an information resource for visitors. Supervise student office assistants.
  • Support faculty recruiting and hiring process. Assist search committee with on-line application system. Plan and coordinate all aspects of initial and on-campus interviews.
  • Coordinate and assist with all aspects of meetings, special projects, events, and conferences.
  • Coordinate with appropriate Communications staff to assure that web content complies with standards established for the college and are compatible with existing capacities and architecture as well as planned system enhancements. Coordinate with SharePoint.
  • Supervise work through the planning and scheduling of work, and the review and approval of tasks.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use multiple modes of communication effectively across all levels of constituencies.
  • Works effectively in a team environment
  • Independently organizes and manages workloads in an efficient manner.
  • Champions Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist) Certification in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Certification in Sharepoint desirable.
  • Knowledge and interest in science.

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