Cornell College
  • 13-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

benefits-eligible position

As an essential position of the newly created Student Success Center, the Assistant/Associate Director leads and oversees the academic advising efforts, focusing on the academic advising components of the student transition. This position works closely with admission and the registrar's office to ensure the successful transition of students transferring to Cornell. The position leads transfer orientation. 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.


Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, social work, or other relevant field preferred. Previous experience working on a college campus. Advanced understanding and knowledge of advising models.

Preferred Skills

Administrative experience in academic or student affairs. Ability to anticipate the needs of students in a one course at a time curriculum. Understanding of enrollment and recruitment, financial aid, and student information systems are a plus. Organizational, communication, and nonclinical counseling skills. Ability to communicate effectively, interact professionally, maintain confidentiality in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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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