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In Information Technology Services, a collaborative, inclusive, and engaging work environment is the cornerstone of our culture. We take our role in supporting the mission of Grinnell College seriously, but we seriously have a lot of fun too! We’re looking to add people to our team who want to make a difference every day.

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The Details

About ITS

Information Technology Services oversees enterprise technology, audio-visual, and telephone services for Grinnell College and provides services and strategic support through its functional teams:

  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information Security
  • Network Services
  • Service Management
  • Data Insights
  • Core ITS Services

ITS has a professional staff of about 50 and has benefitted from significant strategic investment by the College supported by the senior leadership team, under President Anne F. Harris. The benefits of a strong technology presence on campus and in our remote working locations contribute to and promote a collaborative work culture and our position as a learning liberal arts college. Professional development is a crucial component of the department's philosophy, demonstrated financially and by the mentor-style approach to management that the ITS leadership employs.

About You

Those who thrive in Grinnell College's ITS organization are professionals with a positive approach and attitude motivated to deliver practical results and meaningful learning outcomes. Team players, yet able to work under their own initiative, are flexible to changing requirements, are well organized, and are good troubleshooters. Embracing and valuing diversity, they are instinctively inclusive and collaborative, help others around them, and are not afraid to offer and receive constructive criticism. Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated customer service orientation.


ITS. A place defined by its people.

Why we love working here is as diverse as each one of us. But together we share a passion for our work and we are committed to serving our campus community and each other.

I love working in ITS for the priority placed upon the research and development of well-designed IT solutions for the campus.

David Ellis, Director of Network Services

I love working in ITS because I laugh every day and the people are awesome!

Kaitlin Wilcox, Director of Data Insights

I love working in ITS because I get autonomy to make the right decisions for our users.

Todd Dooley, Senior Intranet Architect

I love working in ITS for the unbeatable work/life balance I have here. The option to work remotely helps me manage my job and family responsibilities.

Missy Gansen, ITS Marketing and Communications Program Manager

The Benefits

Our exceptional benefits cover every aspect of your life so you can live healthy and have balance inside and outside of work. Here is a sampling of our competitive benefits package.
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Competitive Salary

We believe in paying our employees well and fairly. Our competitive salaries are calculated by looking at industry standards for the employee’s experience level. We have a comprehensive compensation plan that identifies career levels and salary ranges to assist employees in career path goals. There is an annual compensation process where employees are eligible for standard and merit salary increases.

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Health and Wellness

Taking care of employees’ total self is important. Here is a sampling of some of our wellness benefits:

  • Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical, Delta Dental, Vision Service Plan
  • The Hartford short and long-term disability insurance
  • The Hartford basic life, supplemental life, and AD&D insurance
  • MetLife accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Wex health medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • EFR Employee and Family Resources Assistance Program, including in-person or Telehealth counseling (up to 6 free sessions per issue per year)
  • counseling services through the University of Iowa
  • wellness Programs 
  • plus many more perks, like annual flu shots, wellness release time off (1 hour a week to participate in wellness activities during work hours), wellness reimbursement (reimbursed 50% of an approved wellness cost, up to $100 per fiscal year), and free use of Bear Recreation and Athletic Center
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Paid Time Off

While we work hard, we also play hard. Taking time off helps us achieve optimum work/life balance. Here's a look at our paid time off:

  • holidays, ten paid holidays per year (in addition to the paid vacation time you can use at your discretion), including Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Juneteenth
  • vacation for full-time exempt employees: 20 working day per fiscal year
  • vacation for full-time non-exempt employees: based on hours worked and years of service (accrue time at a rate of .0385 per hour, up to 10 days per year), employees are eligible first day of employment + 2 personal time off days per fiscal year
  • sick leave, 10 working days per fiscal year
  • ITS and administrative offices are closed the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day
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Professional Growth

We believe in the power of learning. Continuous growth and development of our employees is a top priority. Here are some the professional development opportunities and continuing education programs we support:

  • Educational Assistance Program, after 1 year of continuous employment employees are eligible for up to $4,000 per fiscal year toward the cost of tuition and books
  • courses at Grinnell College under special student status for one free regular course per semester
  • professional development courses and workshops lead by Grinnell College faculty and staff
  • opportunities to present at conferences and workshops
  • ITS department budget pays for employees to obtain specialized certifications, attend workshops and conferences, and professional membership dues
  • free access to training sites like LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight
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Life Resources

We're here to provide support, resources and information for employees’ everyday challenges whether in your personal or work-life. Here are some of the resources we provide:

  • Remote Work Policy, work remotely up to two days per five day week off-site for qualified positions
  • EFR Employee and Family Resources Assistance Program for a variety of issues including, marital and family conflicts, job-related difficulties, stress, anxiety, and depression, legal counseling, elder care consultation
  • PetPartners pet insurance
  • ombuds services
  • notary services
  • estate guidance/will services
  • Volunteer Initiative Program
  • restorative practices
  • employee travel assistance and theft protection
  • NortonLifeLock identity protection
  • transportation: shuttle services, ride share program, car rental, and car pool
  • parking: free parking on-campus and free electric car charging spots
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Financial Resources

To help employees get on track for the future we offer a generous retirement plan. Employees working 1,000 hours per year are eligible for the TIAA retirement plan after one year of employment. Grinnell College contributes 10% of annual actual salary without requiring any personal contribution! Other financial health programs include:

  • tax sheltered supplemental retirement annuity, option to contribute on a pre-tax or post-tax basis
  • seasonal Iowa Financial Fitness Challenge
  • EFR Employee and Family Resources Assistance Program for  financial counseling
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Parental Resources

Not only do we invest in our employees, but in their dependents too. Whether you are bringing a new child into your family or sending one off to College, we have benefits to help you. Take a look at some of our offerings:

  • parental leave up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave after 1 year of employment
  • adoption and surrogacy assistance up to $5,000 
  • Grinnell College preschool/childcare, on-site research laboratory for the psychology department at the college
  • dependent educational benefits per child for a maximum of 8 semesters (3-year waiting period for full-time employees): tuition remission of 90% to Grinnell College, tuition remission of approximately 85% to any school in our exchange program with  Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and Great Lakes College Association (GLCA), or a cash grant of $10,000 per year for other accredited institutions
  • EFR Employee and Family Resources Assistance Program for parent and child relationships
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Discounts and Freebies

Yep, you heard that right: discounts and freebies! With so many options there is something for every employee. Here are some of our favorites:

  • free coffee (and other hot drinks) in our break room
  • free access to a variety of software packages include Microsoft Office products
  • academic pricing on computers and software
  • free admission to most Grinnell College events
  • 10% discount at the bookstore on most items
  • employee dining discounts
  • car rental discount
  • US Cellular and Verizon phone discounts
  • discounted tickets to various local attractions
  • discounts at local retailers
  • Perkspot Discount Program, provides you access to an online marketplace with discounted prices for products and services
  • free ITS branded clothing swag!
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It’s not just a job. We thrive on growth and inspiring the collective. In this environment, we embrace differences, appreciate individuality, and focus on the common good. Vibrant cultural programming abounds. While we do serious work, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Weekly virtual happy hours are a staple for our department, and you’ll find us wearing whatever works for each of us, whether that be a tie or jeans. And speaking of the office, we have the opportunity to work from home too. We strive to provide the best work/life balance for each one of our employees so that they may do their best work. College-wide, we have initiatives to help promote this balance, like “Working Differently Days” (no classes or meetings) and fun wellness events where we celebrate days like “National Popcorn Day.” In ITS, we also have “Thursday Morning Focus Time,” where meetings are restricted. Employees are represented by our staff council. We even have an ITS team member elected as a council member! Each one of us matters here. 

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    President Anne F. Harris

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    The Application Process

    Through your candidate journey, we know you may have additional questions. Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we get from candidates or contact our Human Resources department.

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