Prison Program Fellow (Post-Bac, Term, Full-Time)

Grinnell College
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$17
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Date New Hire Needed

Job Title Prison Program Fellow (Post-Bac, Term, Full-Time) Department Dean of the College

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Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #13 on the U.S. News and World Report's list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values of belonging within our community and the communities we engage. To achieve this, we strive to establish a workforce of talented individuals who embody the diversity of the communities we serve. Grinnell College strongly encourages talented women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented within their profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected class to apply. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.


The Prison Program Fellow will help the Liberal Arts in Prison Program (LAPP) by providing crucial academic support for incarcerated students at both Newton and Mitchellville prisons. The Fellow will schedule and coordinate tutors and research assistants for college courses in prison; procure and coordinate course materials; provide tutoring themselves; coordinate transportation for instructors, tutors, and volunteers; assist LAPP staff with clerical work and record-keeping; and other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate tutoring and other course supports
  • Tutor incarcerated students, especially in writing
  • Coordinate transportation; procure course materials
  • Perform clerical work to support prison program staff
  • This is a Post-Baccalaureate fellowship, 12-month, full-time position. The rate of pay is $17 per hour and is benefits eligible.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required
  • Less than 6 months' work experience required
  • Grinnell College graduates will be considered first
  • Regular travel to Iowa prisons
  • Driver's license required
  • Must be able to complete Department of Corrections clearance process to enter prisons
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use multiple modes of communication effectively across all levels of constituencies
  • Independently organizes and manages workloads in an efficient manner
  • Champions Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Must be passionate about working with non-traditional, adult students
  • Requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, compassion, and ability to understand complex systems
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer candidates who have experience as a writing mentor, research tutor, or other academic peer tutor at Grinnell College.
  • Link to Job Description Prison Fellow Link to Organizational Chart FLSA Category Staff/Faculty Staff Employment Status Full-Time Employment Category Term Posting Date Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

    The College requires staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with at least one CDC-approved vaccination dose by date of hire, or approved religious or medical exemption.

    Open Until Filled No Posting Number S00924 Diversity Statement

    Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working 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, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

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