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Strong student top tier learning community.
Intercultural Associate (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAMarch 28, 2018
Advise underrepresented student organizations
Lead training sessions for the Executive Student Organizations
Select train and evaluation Student Interns
Work across departments with the Academic Advising team
Serve on the Diversity & Inclusion Team
Care Team
Hate Crimes and Bias-Motivated Incidents
Pros
Excellent national institution for students faculty & staff.
Cons
Limitations on advancement into new areas of interest such as Development
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Lots of options
Service Learning Work Study Student (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IAMarch 10, 2018
Lots of different campus jobs, each with their own personalities and experiences. Grinnell minimum wage is significantly higher than the United States minimum wage, so it is much easier to make a decent amount of money to pay your tuition.
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Work as a visiting alumna professor
Wilson Fellow in Enterprise and Leadership (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAMay 30, 2017
Grinnell students are amazingly smart and dedicated. It's fun to teach them. Teaching a short course, some students may be tempted not to put a lot of work into the course, but most are very dedicated.
Pros
Students
Cons
A lot of work for a short stint
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Welcoming environment of student athletes
Student Athlete (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IAMay 11, 2017
Students at Grinnell College are offered work study. I worked in the athletic buildings. The Welcome Desk and Fitness center have desks where workers sit and swipe membership cards. We had to coordinate sub shifts with other workers and supervise what happened in the athletic centers. Some people did not show up to their shifts or request subs for their shifts. The job is overall very easy. The supervisors allow us to do homework as long as we pay attention to everything that goes on and provide a welcoming face to the facilities.
Pros
Could do homework, listen to music
Cons
Students are not the most reliable workers always
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College Work Study
Student Advisor (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAJuly 4, 2016
The college work-study environment is exactly what it is. A fine balance between academics and work. Since academics are a priority, the campus jobs are accommodating of the academically rigorous environment.
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Great college job
Head of Statistics and Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAJune 4, 2016
My job at Grinnell College was to be in charge of statistics and on field workers for all home football games. I was given the freedom to choose my employees and place them where I felt they would perform best.
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I plan to continue my position with Grinnell College. Have taught there for 23 years now.
Applied Music Associate/Faculty (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IAMay 31, 2016
I get to teach highly intelligent undergraduate students at a variety of pianistic levels from beginning to advanced.
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Benefits
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Intellectually Rich
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAOctober 13, 2015
Good environment for students to pursue both a rigorous education and professional growth. Liberal-arts style curriculum encouraged holistic development.
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Excellent Benefits
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAAugust 22, 2015
Stress level can be high. Communication across the campus is not good, but they continue to work on it. It is a very interesting place to work. You have to adapt to the culture. If you lean more liberal it will be easier.
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Hindi Online Course Developer and Peer Educator (Former Employee) –  GrinnellFebruary 15, 2015
I created the hindi module that is used to teach students interested in hindi now. It was a great learning experience, and I learned a lot of skills.
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Wonderful workplace
Call-In Security Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IASeptember 3, 2014
Great job. I was able to help students and I learned a lot about student safety on a college campus.
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Great place to work, stressful atmosphere
Alumni Relations Assistant (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IowaJuly 22, 2014
This has been a great place to work, daily challenges, great co-workers.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Stressful, large employee turnover
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Everyday is challenging and different then the day before. It is exciting to know that you will not be doing the same routine
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Grinnell.IA. 50112November 20, 2013
Cooperation is a major part of the duties. All Departments must work together to accomplish the task and to assist the students in becoming the leades of tomorrow
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Scenic Designer (Former Employee) –  GrinnellMarch 13, 2013
Easy going environment and fun co-workers. Strong encouragement of a work/life balance.
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Great place for part-time workers
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAJanuary 21, 2013
Wonderful work environment for part-time employees who are also students of the college.
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