Cornell College
  • 29-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

full benefits package

As an essential position of the newly created Student Success Center, the Coordinator for First Year Experience and Parent Communication works with incoming students to help them find academic and co-curricular success, especially as they transition to college. This position, alongside other positions in the center, has a focus on the retention and persistence of students. The coordinator leads orientation, works with faculty for the first-year seminar and first-year writing program, and leads the staff-led co-curricular components of the first-year seminar. The coordinator works collaboratively with marketing and communication in identifying and creating communication for parents about the transitional needs of students and highlights of student-geared information. This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Experience working with undergraduate students on a college campus.

Preferred Skills

Master's degree in a relevant field. Understanding of student development issues and effective learning strategies. Ability to anticipate the needs of students in a one course at a time curriculum. Ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally in a variety of situations. Organization and computer skills. Commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority consideration given to applications received by July 15, 2021. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and listing of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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