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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.
Temporary Office Support - Institutional Marketing Works Remotely, Allendale
The Institutional Marketing Department seeks a temporary office support staff member to perform clerical support. The ideal candidate will have the availability to work up to 25 hours per week. This position does not offer benefits. This position will continue through February 11, with the possibility of an extension if the need persists.
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.
HRSA NEPQR: BHI Grant Outpatient Therapist/Social Worker (Nursing Family Health Center) Grand Rapids
This is a Grant Funded position (Grant funded LMSW / LLMSW)., The NEPQR outpatient therapist will be a generalist clinician, with established clinical and outreach experience serving diverse and underserved populations. The individual will be an integral part of a grant-funded interdisciplinary team based out of the GVSU Family Health Center (FHC) and bringing behavioral health services to low-income housing residents of Dwelling Place (DP) properties in the Grand Rapids area as well as members of the GVSU community.
University Development Communications Assistant - University Development Grand Rapids
The Communications Assistant is a vital part of the Development Communications team, creating engaging communications to enhance the donor experience and attract new donors to Grand Valley State University. The Communications Assistant plays an important role in facilitating the project process for the team as a whole, and leading project management for specific projects as assigned. These projects include print and digital communications, delivered via direct mail, email, online, social media, and live event channels. The position also includes responsibility for administrative support for the team and interaction with student team members.
Systems Engineer - Enterprise Architecture (Information Technology) - Position 1 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.
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.

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