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Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement - Alumni Relations (Graduate and Lifetime Learning) Allendale
The Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement, fosters and spearheads the next generation of alumni outreach and services, by curating L3 programming, and advocating for the ways in which a data and technology-driven approach can scale GVSU’s ability to support our alumni throughout their lifetime engagement, with particular focus on the transition from student to alumni.
Assistant Director, Digital Engagement and Communications - Alumni Relations (Graduate and Lifetime Learning) Allendale
The Assistant Director, Digital Engagement and Communications, drives and supports interactive media outreach, through editorial, programmatic, and community engagement content, to drive social initiatives and support GVSU’s strategic goals.
Assistant Director, Event Planning and Volunteer Management - Alumni Relations (Graduate and Lifetime Learning) Allendale
The Assistant Director, Event Planning and Volunteer Management, will devise strategies to increase Alumni participation and engagement, and plan and execute multiple alumni engagement events throughout the year
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Great Lakes Archaeology and Indigenous People (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
Grand Valley State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position professor in Great Lakes Archaeology and Indigenous People to begin August 6, 2022. The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative four field department with a strong applied focus. Candidate must be committed to GVSU's vision of inclusion and equity and its general education goals. Rank is open and will be determined based on qualifications.
Assistant Professor - Political Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
The Department of Political Science seeks an assistant professor, full time, 9-month, tenure-track, specializing in race and ethnicity, and/or media.
Program Coordinator - Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement) Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for a Program Coordinator for Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement (CUSE).
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computing (Padnos College of Engineering and Computing) Allendale
School of Computing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions beginning fall 2022.
Office Coordinator - Academic Advising Center (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
Provide administrative and clerical support to the staff in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Academic Advising Center for the planning, coordination and implementation of services provided to current and potential students. This position is .77 FTE arranged as follows: 35 hours per week for 35 weeks, 21 hours per week for 16 weeks (May through mid-August), and 40 hours per week for 1 week (the University’s winter break). Exact schedule to be determined with supervisor, and will be during the operating hours of the CLAS Academic Advising Center (8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday; [closed Saturday & Sunday]). This position is located on the Allendale campus. Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Thompson Scholars Coordinator - Financial Aid and Scholarships (Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach) Allendale
Work as part of the Financial Aid and Scholarships team to provide student-focused service around the Thompson Scholars scholarship programs. 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. 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.
Disability Resources Assistant (Inclusion and Equity) Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for a Disability Resources Assistant. This position will provide administrative and confidential clerical support for the office of Disability support Services including answering telephones, managing calendars and correspondence, maintaining electronic/paper record keeping systems and materials, tracking data concerning eligibility of program participants, and coordination and implementation of projects and events. This also includes clerical support for the coordination of services for faculty, staff and guests of the university.
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Literacy Studies (College of Education and Community Innovation) Grand Rapids
The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track affiliate position in Literacy Studies beginning August 2022. Qualifications include: • Master’s degree in reading, language and literacy, or a related field • Evidence of critical, reflective thinking about the teaching and learning of literacy and teacher preparation • Three years PK-6 teaching experience or PK-12 Reading/Literacy Specialist experience • Commitment to contribute to the Literacy Studies program • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness in literacy teacher education • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility • Ability to work productively with colleagues with flexibility and creativity • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access Primary responsibilities include: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Literacy Studies education, both in person and using online synchronous and asynchronous modalities; developing Literacy Studies courses for both elementary pre-service teachers and graduate candidates/practicing teachers; and advising students. A full description is available on our website at www.gvsu.edu/hro.
General Maintenance Assistant - Facilities Services Allendale
Grand Valley State University is looking for General Maintenance Assistant in the Maintenance, Grounds, and Service department.
Academic Advisor - Kirkhof College of Nursing Grand Rapids
GVSU’s Kirkhof College of Nursing seeks full-time Academic Advisor. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year of relevant experience in higher education as well as exceptional interpersonal communication, presentation planning, public speaking and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to work autonomously and as a key member of a collaborative team. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in an academic advising related field such as College Student Affairs, Adult & Higher Education, Educational Leadership or Counseling and two or more years of student or academic affairs work experience; a demonstrated appreciation for and commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students; an understanding of student development and theory as well as student transition and retention initiatives. Responsibilities include recruitment, retention and fostering a student-centered academic advising environment. For full position description and to apply, visit jobs.gvsu.edu (for assistance, call HR 616-331-2215).
Assistant Professor - Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies) Allendale
This search is designed to fill six (6) total tenure-line positions in Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Appointments may be joined with other Brooks College units, but primary appointments will serve the following areas: African & African American Studies, Digital Studies, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Integrative, Religious, & Intercultural Studies.
Assistant/Associate - Physical Therapy (College of Health Professions) 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. The start date for this position is Fall 2022. Applicants must be collegial and collaborative leaders who are committed to the goals of the institution and supportive of efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and 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 ABPTS Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Applicants with a post-professional terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DSc), ABPTS Board Certification (Neurology preferred), prior experience teaching in a DPT program, and a developed research agenda with potential for extramural funding will receive preferred consideration.
Temporary Part Time Customer Service Support - University Libraries Allendale
GVSU Libraries are seeking a temporary library support staff person. The individual will help with library operations and customer service. Although there are standing shifts this position is also on call for all hours of operation and library locations in Allendale and downtown Grand Rapids. Primary duties are supervision of student library employees at the service desk, helping patrons, and assisting library staff. As well as, helping open and close the library. Great job for someone looking to make extra money while working with a great group of staff and patrons. This position is not benefit eligible.
Office Coordinator -College of Education and Community Innovation Grand Rapids
CECI Undergraduate Advising Center Professional Support Staff – Office Coordinator Essential Functions: Provide clerical support for operation of the College of Education and Community Innovation Undergraduate Advising Center including answering multi-line telephones, managing calendars and correspondence, maintaining electronic/paper record keeping systems and materials, and assist with implementation of projects and events. Compile data, prepare standard and requested reports, generate correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets, graphics, meeting materials. Disseminate information that may require explanation and interpretation of established university and unit policies and procedures. Assist faculty, staff, and students with Academic or University Policy concerns. Perform work of a confidential nature for the CECI Undergraduate Advising Center which includes student academic records and other matters within the office. Manage units record keeping system and develop and maintain project spreadsheets and databases. Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees Required Qualifications: Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive intercultural and interpersonal relationships.Demonstrated experience to successfully use various computer software applications and operate office equipment. Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Typing and spelling competency, Excellent grammar and proofreading skills. For a full description and to apply online, go to jobs.gvsu.edu. Include a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2021. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.
Director of Tutoring - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Allendale
The Director of Tutoring is responsible for organizing the operation of a full-scale peer tutoring program. The Director leads a team that includes faculty and professional staff, peer tutors and support staff in the coordination and delivery of tutoring and supplemental instruction to students, both individuals and groups. This position collaborates with campus partners to develop, enhance and implement a comprehensive array of tutoring programs and services that are available to all students and that positively impact student retention and success at GVSU. These partners include, but are not limited, to: the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors; the Knowledge Market; content-specific drop-in tutoring centers; Student Academic Success Center; academic advising; Disability Support Services; Athletics/Laker Center; Oliver Wilson Scholars; TRiO programs; affinity groups; and other academic colleges and units. The Director of Tutoring also understands and embraces the complex administrative structures at a public comprehensive institution and works to develop strong partnerships with constituencies across campus.
Client Services Coordinator - Conference Services Grand Rapids
Reporting to the Client Services Manager.  This position works with and takes direction from the Client Services Manager.  Responsible for the scheduling of function space and coordination of conference and events for university departments and non-university groups at the Grand Rapids Campus.  This position assumes responsibility for coordination efforts to ensure seamless delivery of services.  Serves as the direct contact to conference organizers and participants, develops a positive support relationship to the academic community.
Security Staff - Department of Public Safety Grand Rapids
Responsible for patrolling buildings, grounds and parking areas; traffic control; enforcing rules and regulations established by the university; completing reports, responding to emergencies; and assisting students, faculty, staff and visitors with daily safety needs.

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