CLS Staff

Administrative Support Assistant
  • Greets and assists all visitors who contact the Center for Careers, Life and, Service
  • Maintains the student counseling appointment calendar
  • Creates and distributes the CLS's... read more
Crawford Megan
Director of Career Counseling and Exploration


  • Lead the CLS's counseling, advising, programming, and outreach efforts targeting exploratory students 
  • Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with an array of... read more
Dobbels, Nate

Serves as the primary liaison to alumni interested in partaking in career development programming. Designs and implements student/alumni career development programs, including the annual industry... read more

Asst. Director of Employer Relations & Employment Counseling

Develops and maintains relationships with employers, recruiters, and other constituencies seeking to recruit Grinnell students. Advises and counsels students on job search strategies, interview... read more

Internship Counselor

Kelly counsels and advises students on all aspects of the career and life skill development process. She coordinates the Spring Break Externship Program, Etiquette Dinner, Unpacking Your... read more

Director of Global Fellowships and Awards

Steve coordinates the nomination and selection process for students and alumni who are applying for national fellowships and scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, UK scholarships,... read more

Recruitment and Program Coordinator
Program Associate
Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean

Mark oversees all facets of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, including strategic planning, program development, budget management, and leading an incredibly talented team. As a member of... read more

Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Service & Coordinator of the Grinnell Prize
Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of the Careers in Education Professions Program

Ashley Schaefer is the Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of Grinnell Careers in Education Professions.  Ashley manages the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program and works with all Grinnell... read more