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Solutions Architect Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Director, Academic Research Computing in the Information Technology division. See for specific job requirements and how to apply. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Temporary Dispatcher/ Communication Specialist - Department of Public Safety Allendale
This position performs a variety of communication and operational duties in support of the Grand Valley Police Department and Pew Campus Security. The dispatcher will monitor all incoming phone lines as well as audio and video surveillance equipment.
Assistant Director University Counseling Center Allendale
The Assistant Director of Clinical Operations is a member of the University Counseling Center’s administrative team, providing management of the Center’s customer service/scheduling operations, coordination of Pew campus and satellite locations, and oversite of telehealth and clinical technology. This position provides supervision and performance evaluation of professional support staff and clinical staff. The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Associate Director of Clinical & Crisis Services to ensure service efficiency and assists the administrative team in creating a culture of organizational health.
Academic Department Coordinator - Undergraduate Grand Rapids
This position coordinates and supports the School of Community Leadership and Development department technology and social media, undergraduate programs, and accreditation activities.
Grants and Contracts Specialist Allendale
Grand Valley State University's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) seeks an experienced Grants and Contracts Specialist to support and facilitate pre- and post-award (non-financial) sponsored activities. The position coordinates the grant application and pre-award sponsored-programs process including identifying funding sources, interpreting funding announcements, and preparing the grant application, including developing the budget, budget justification, and other administrative documentation. Grand Valley is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity and ensures that members of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. We strive to achieve a culture of openness, autonomy, and collaboration. This position provides the opportunity to work remotely two days a week after a short training period.
Accountant - Accounting Office (Business & Finance) Allendale
This position will process reports, prepare journal entries and maintain accounting records to support the accounting office.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid Allendale
Work as part of the Financial Aid and Scholarships team to provide student-focused service and guidance regarding financial aid programs, educational funding options and the financial aid application process. The candidate will commit to the mission, values, and goals of the university, including the desire to seek, welcome and work with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff, expected. Occasional evening and weekends are required. The successful candidate must be a committed and cooperative team player and must be committed to Grand Valley State University’s vision of inclusion and equity.
Temporary Deckhand - Water Resources Institute (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Muskegon
Two part-time Deckhand will crew the University’s passenger vessel W. G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel schedule, preventative maintenance schedule and crew underway rotation. Vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 500 underway hrs. per season.
Lead Captain - Water Resources Institute (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Muskegon
Temporary part-time Lead Captain will crew the University’s passenger vessel W.G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel's operational schedule and preventative maintenance schedule. The vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 350 underway hrs. per season.
Program Advisor - TRIO Educational Talent Search Grand Rapids
This grant-funded position is responsible for ongoing recruitment of eligible participants for the program to meet caseload requirements. Provide academic services for participants. Provide advising and assistance to program participants to gain entrance to secondary and post-secondary programs and assist with financial aid applications and academic guidance. Travel to schools in the area that participate in the program to provide workshops and meetings with students.
Assistant Director Career Center Grand Rapids
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively within the Career Center, advising current/prospective students, and alumni on comprehensive career planning; connecting with employers and University faculty and staff to support career related needs; and creating career programming and workshops for learners. In addition, this position will provide oversight to the Career Center’s Career Connector program.
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Alumni and Adult Career Resources Grand Rapids
The Coordinator of Alumni and Adult Career Resources will work collaboratively with the Alumni Office and Office of Adult and Continuing Studies to curate, build and maintain career resources and initiatives for adult learners and GVSU alumni.
Affiliate Faculty in Cell and Molecular Biology Allendale
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is seeking applications for a non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month position at the Affiliate level. We are seeking a person who is dedicated to teaching undergraduate and graduate students in areas including cell and molecular biology, plant and cell tissue culture, biotechnology, and food science.
Custodian - Facilities Services Allendale
The custodian position will clean/sanitize restrooms, sweep, mop vacuum, empty trash, lock/unlock buildings, room set-ups, and other assigned duties.
Inclusion & Equity Learning and Development Assistant Director Allendale
This dynamic position is focused on working alongside others to lead inclusive learning and development for Grand Valley staff, faculty, and external partners. The work includes organizing on-campus development efforts, further establishing and growing the Inclusion and Equity Institute and working with community partners locally and beyond. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and serves on the leadership team for the Division of Inclusion & Equity.
Staff Athletic Trainer Allendale
A member of the healthcare team, working under the direction of a physician and in accordance with Michigan licensure, this individual is responsible for the safe and effective direct delivery of patient care including injury and illness prevention, wellness protection, examination, assessment, diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, healthcare administration and professional responsibility as it relates to the Standards of Professional Practice, the BOC Professional Standard of Practice and the BOC Practice Domains and Tasks.
Affiliate Faculty - Occupational Safety and Health Grand Rapids
The Occupational Safety and Health Department within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for an affiliate faculty position. This position will support the Professional Science Master's programs with an emphasis on teaching of courses within the program, internship development, and student internship supervision. The start date is fall of 2023.
Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy Grand Rapids
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program within Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with emphasis on teaching in the neurologic curriculum. An earned post-professional doctoral degree is preferred and a successful applicant must be licensed as a physical therapist (or eligible) in the State of Michigan. Options for service-related activities include 10% of the candidate’s activity in support of the University co-sponsored ABPTRFE accredited Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The start date for this position is Fall 2023.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Allendale
The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 6, 2023. Applicants will be expected to teach human physiology courses and associated labs. We are interested in new and emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department, specifically around physiology. The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have experience working with diverse student and community populations.
Research Associate - Philanthropy Center Grand Rapids
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy seeks to understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy in order to create strong, inclusive communities.  The Center is seeking two Research Associates to join an interdisciplinary team of social science and information technology professionals. As a Research Associate, you will work on quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects and will produce a variety of written content for foundation and nonprofit clients.

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