The International Student Advisor helps support international and global nomad students with their successful transition to and engagement at Grinnell College – on campus and in the local community. This position is located within the Office of International Student Affairs, with the goal of helping to support the successful engagement of international students and Exchange Visitors. This position supports compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), helping with advising, data maintenance, and document storage. They offer cultural and academic support and referral, to help students engage and thrive in and out of the classroom, and they serve on various committees and working groups. This position is responsible for specific community building and programming initiatives (like our Cultural Attaché Program; MOSAIC magazine; the Fischlowitz Travel Fellowship; and winter break programs). They help organize Friends of International Students (FIS) host family program; the International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP), and they update our web site and social media. They also advise Grinnell’s International Student Organization and support student initiatives, including an annual Food Bazaar and Cultural Evening.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with College students; exposure to international cultures, language and/or travel; and will offer creativity and positive energy. They will offer excellent written and verbal communication, technical skills, detail orientation, and the ability to navigate policy and regulatory nuance.
About Grinnell College
About Grinnell College: Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a highly selective liberal arts college that enrolls 1500 students who come from every state and 50 countries around the world. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. Grinnell College is consistently evaluated as among the finest residential liberal arts colleges in the nation. Capitalizing on a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, The College’s curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty, a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research, and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary study. Grinnell College has an attractive campus of 108 acres, with spectacular, well-maintained facilities such as the new Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, a campus center bringing together offices for student affairs and student groups, dining, post office, classrooms, meeting rooms and informal interaction spaces; the Noyce Science Center, including collaborative spaces that have inspired similar designs nationwide; the Bucksbaum Center for the Art...s, acting as a creative hub between the campus and community; and the John Chrystal Center which houses the offices of the Registrar, Admission, Financial Aid, and Institutional Research. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at http://www.grinnell.edu/.