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Director of Employer Relations

Grinnell, IA - Posted on: Monday 05/23/16


Position Information

Date New Hire Needed 07/01/2016
Job Title Director of Employer Relations
Department Center for Careers, Life, and Service

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Grinnell College seeks applications and nominations for a Director of Employer Relations. This new position fills a vital role in the 2020 Strategic Vision of the burgeoning Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS). The new director will have strategic, program, and budgetary oversight of the employer relations function of the CLS. In addition, the director will develop a global recruiting network of key alumni, parents, and friends of the College to increase the volume, caliber, and diversity of internship and full-time professional opportunities for Grinnell students. Reporting directly to the Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean, the Director of Employer Relations will join the CLS’s senior leadership team and will lead, supervise, and work alongside a group of talented, creative, and motivated colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will have knowledge of and experience with talent-acquisition practices and strategies for internships and full-time professional positions. The candidate will also have experience with career- and recruitment-management software (e.g., Symplicity). Additionally, qualified candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills (including the ability to deliver creative and persuasive presentations), strong budget and project management abilities, and experience with building relationships with diverse stakeholders. The successful candidate will adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality in sensitive matters related to hiring decisions.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree along with at least five years of related experience in career development, human resources (generalist), talent acquisition, or a similar field. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a master’s degree in human resources, student personnel, workforce development, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Link to Job Description Director of Employer Relations
Link to Organizational Chart
FLSA Category Exempt
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Regular
Posting Date
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin Monday, June 6. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00327
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational 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, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

To Apply:

Please visit https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/1601