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Secondary Education Placement Specialist - Office of Certification and Accreditation (College of Education and Community Innovation) Grand Rapids
The College of Education and Community Innovation, Office of Certification and Accreditation, is seeking a Secondary Specialist to join our team. The person in the position will be responsible for arranging appropriate placements of students in secondary schools, coordinating communication regarding placements, and maintaining accurate student records. Other responsibilities include presentations in various settings and modalities, collaborating with faculty and advisors to support student planning and preparation for application for clinical field experiences. Meet with applicants to review application requirements and preparedness to engage in clinical field experience. Participate in activities and functions designed to promote the undergraduate and graduate initial teacher education programs. Network and build relationships with schools to encourage future clinical field experience partnerships. Applicants are required to have a master’s degree in Education or a closely related field and experience working in a PK-12 school setting. Strong communication and organizational skills and extensive computer skills are required.
Director of Sponsored Programs - Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence Allendale
The Director of Sponsored Programs will have an exciting opportunity to advance sponsored research and grant writing through engagement, collaboration, and innovation. Working closely with the Vice Provost for Research Administration, Academic leadership and university faculty, the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, the Technology Commercialization Office, the Office of Finance & Administration, and other university staff, the Director will facilitate the development of the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Clinical Affiliate Faculty - Nursing Family Health Center (Kirkhof College of Nursing) Grand Rapids
This position is a blended practice and teaching role in an interdisciplinary, academic nurse-managed health center. The health center cares for a diverse population which includes both underserved community members and university students. This is a dynamic leadership role consisting of primary care provider, quality improvement coordinator, and academic collaborator. Expectations include excellence in practice and the ability to meet curricular expectations for the university’s Kirkhof College of Nursing program. This role will also be responsible for mentoring and precepting students from a variety of disciplines, overseeing clinical experiences and scholarly project endeavors.
Office Coordinator (Key Records) - Facilities Services Allendale
The Office Coordinator (Key Records) for Facilities Services will provide clerical support for Facilities Services, specifically in the Key Records Department.
Business and System Analyst - 12-Month Adjunct AP - University Development Grand Rapids
This is a 12-Month Adjunct AP position that is expected to be renewed for a second year. The selected candidate will be a member of the Development Services team for the management of data and processes as applied to University Development initiatives. Position would make decisions requiring discretion and/or judgment related to data. Skill levels should demonstrate the ability to understand database information systems and display an aptitude to perform data analysis. This position reports to the Director of Systems and Training in support of the efforts of the priorities of the Vice President of University Development.
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.
Marketing Communications Coordinator - Institutional Marketing Allendale
The marketing communications coordinator is responsible for managing print and digital marketing projects for university clients, working with in-house and outside resources. Responsibilities also include proofreading and editing copy.
Program Specialist, Laker Educational Opportunity Center - Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach Allendale
This role for the Laker Educational Opportunity Center (LEOC), a federally funded TRIO Program, will be primarily responsible for providing career, academic, and personal advising to participating adults that reside and receive services in either Kent or Muskegon counties. They will work closely with the Program Director to execute the full scope of the program proposal. This includes conducting workshops, planning cultural events and educational enrichment activities for participants. They will share in the management of program participants, collaborating with target schools/community agencies and designing, implementing and coordinating the evaluation of LEOC program services. Moreover, we are seeking someone with a dynamic personality willing and able to represent the University within the public and has the necessary skills to engage with a diverse community and encourage others to return to or enter a post-secondary program.
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.
Dean, College of Health Professions Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) seeks an innovative and visionary individual committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice, and service as its next Dean of the College of Health Professions (CHP). This is an opportunity for a creative academic leader within the health sciences to build upon the current success of CHP and its faculty, leading the college to its next level as a leader in health professions education. Reporting to the Provost, the new Dean is expected to be a key contributor in the implementation of GVSU's strategic plan, "Reach Higher 2025", in order to position GVSU as the top choice for students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
Administrative Assistant - WGVU Grand Rapids
The Administrative Assistant for WGVU acts as a general assistant to WGVU management, performing non-routine office functions which substantially contribute to the objectives of WGVU Public Media.
Systems Engineer - Enterprise Architecture (Information Technology) - Position 2 Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Systems Engineer 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.
Director, Marketing & Communications - Mi Small Business Development Center Grand Rapids
As an integral member of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, the Director, SBDC Marketing & Communications creates and implements marketing & communications, strategies and materials. The SBDC Marketing & Communications Director will build a creative, multi-channel marketing and communications plan that builds awareness and recognition, understanding of SBDC services, and measures the return of our marketing investments. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of marketing and communications that includes experiences with strategy development and tactical execution. This individual is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the organization's marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. This is a Grant funded position.
Temporary Hourly Science Instructor - Annis Water Resources Institute Allendale
The Annis Water Resource Institute (AWRI) seeks passionate and energetic environmental educators to engage students in hands-on, place-based learning experiences onboard its research vessels. Instructors are assigned to either the W. G. Jackson (docks in Muskegon) or the D. J. Angus (docks in Grand Haven), or may serve on both vessels. AWRI anticipates hiring multiple instructors for both vessels, and these positions report to AWRI’s Education Specialist. AWRI is a multidisciplinary research organization within Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a mission to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources. The Water Resources Outreach Education Program delivers hands-on, investigative education about water to the public, with special emphasis on youth. Our floating learning laboratories connect people in West Michigan with local water resources through experiential learning about water chemistry, lake food webs, human impacts on water quality, and more. Participants aboard an educational cruise have an opportunity to serve as freshwater scientists, collecting data and observations about the water bodies they sail through. Since 1986, thousands of students and others have experienced hands-on science on Lake Michigan and adjoining waters through these programs.
Research Manager - Johnson Center for Philanthropy Grand Rapids
The Center is seeking a Research Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of social science and information technology professionals. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position with the center’s Community Data and Research Lab, located at our offices on the Pew Campus at GVSU, with the opportunity for flexible work arrangements according to the GVSU remote work policy (see Salary and Benefits and ADA sections below).
Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering - PDM and Interdisciplinary ( College of Engineering and Computing) Grand Rapids
Summary: The School of Engineering within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites candidates for a Tenure Track Faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. This is a joint position shared between the Interdisciplinary and Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering program.
Senior Director of Development Services - University Development Grand Rapids
The Senior Director of Development Services manages the information services support areas of University Development and directs the support and coordination of all information services for the division. The Senior Director plays an integral role in designing, implementing, and maintaining data and information solutions for the department. The position is responsible for creating and implementing systems and processes to ensure accurate gift entry, cash reconciliation, accurate and relevant reporting, and effective prospect research and management. In addition, the Senior Director works with all development users to respond to information requests and to enhance the value and use of the information for all alumni and development programs. The Senior Director will advance strategic insight that enhances constituent and individual prospect research and propels fundraising.
Director of Executive and Corporate Education - Seidman Student Academic Services ( Seidman College of Business) Grand Rapids
The Director of Executive and Corporate Education provides the vision, planning, and management to support sustained growth of the Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business Executive and Corporate Education Programs, including Executive format MBA programs, corporate training, credit, and non-credit badges, and certificates. Key responsibilities include establishing and implementing strategic plans for public and proprietary programs that align with the plans, goals, and culture of the College and the University.
Assistant Professor of Dance (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2022.
Assistant Director, Programming and Communication - Graduate School Grand Rapids
The Assistant Director for Programming and Communication drives partnership and outreach to graduate programs and faculty, and current or potential graduate students through programmatic, editorial, and community engagement to meet the mission of the Graduate School and support GVSU’s strategic goals.

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