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HR Total Rewards & Immigration Manager Allendale
This role will provide direct support and management of the HR admin and payroll areas of the Total Rewards Operations Center. This position will provide basic immigration support for international faculty and/or staff and become their direct internal contact. This position will assist in helping to set visions and goals for the Total Rewards Operations team.
Assistant Director - Recreation & Wellness Allendale
Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness, the Assistant Director is responsible for the overall administration and implementation of a comprehensive Fitness Program, including Group Exercise, Training Services, and other programs supporting student health and wellbeing.
Equipment and Performance Production Coordinator - Music, Theatre, and Dance Allendale
Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, staff position in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) beginning August 16th, 2022. Interested candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule (including weekends) to match the MTD Department performance schedule. Work schedule will be adjusted as necessary to include weekend performance schedules during the academic year. We are looking for individuals that are able to provide an inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment that encourages students to thrive. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access. This could include experience with working directly with marginalized populations or engagement with community-based social justice work; and other forms of DEI-infused experiences.
HR Administration Assistant Allendale
The HR Administration Assistant aids in the processing of hiring employees, employment contracts, exempt and non-exempt pay, payroll process reviews, employment changes throughout the full employment lifecycle, maintaining databases, testing system upgrades, and/or performing other related activities. The HR Administration Assistant must perform work of a specialized and confidential nature, interpreting and understanding University policy in order to process HR administration activities in compliance with the law.
Visiting Faculty for Introduction to Art Allendale
The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, MI (www.gvsu.edu/vma) invites applicants for a Visiting Faculty position for Introduction to Art. This position is focused on teaching our Introduction to Art course, with the possibility of additional courses in the Department of Visual and Media Arts. The Introduction the Art course examines the creative, social, historical, and aesthetic aspects of selected works of art and is part of the General Education Program. This is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of renewal up to three years. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. This is one of three open positions teaching Art that can be applied for using the same process. The other positions are: Foundations/Studio Art and Visual Studies/Making+Meaning.
Visiting Faculty in Foundations/Studio Art Allendale
The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, MI (www.gvsu.edu/vma) invites applicants for a Visiting Faculty position in Foundations and Studio Art. This position is focused on teaching drawing, two-dimensional design, and color, with the possibility of additional courses in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, including Introduction to Art. This is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of renewal up to three years. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. This is one of three open positions teaching Art that can be applied for using the same process. The other positions are: Introduction to Art and Visual Studies/Making+Meaning.
Visiting Faculty in Visual Studies/Making and Meaning Allendale
The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, MI (www.gvsu.edu/vma) invites applicants for a Visiting Faculty position in Visual Studies, Making and Meaning, and additional courses in the Department of Visual and Media Arts including Introduction to Art. Visual Studies is one of the BFA studio emphasis areas within the Studio Art Major. Making and Meaning is a foundations course about contemporary practices in Art and Design. This is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of renewal up to three years. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. This is one of three open positions teaching Art that can be applied for using the same process. The other positions are: Introduction to Art and Foundations/Studio Art.
Visiting Faculty in Geology Allendale
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is hiring a Visiting Faculty in Geology to teach 24 contact hours per academic year. These include entry-level general education courses, where recruitment of majors is a priority, such as Physical Geology with labs, Environmental Geology, Oceanography, and theme-based courses such as Living with the Great Lakes.
Total Rewards HR Operations Payroll Assistant - Human Resources Allendale
As part of the payroll team, within the Total Rewards HR Operations Center this role aids in the processing, scheduling and reviewing of the bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll, is responsible for the maintenance and administration of timekeeping software and the Payroll website along with social media. This person must interpret and understand University policy along with federal, state and local tax regulations in order to calculate and process accurate and on time payrolls.
Visiting Faculty - Music Theory Allendale
Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty position in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance beginning August, 2022. The successful candidate will be conversant in contemporary music theory pedagogy while demonstrating the ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level in the areas of written and aural music theory. The successful candidate will have begun developing a national reputation in their area of expertise through ongoing research and publication in the music theory field. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Faculty - Biomedical Sciences Allendale
The Department of Biomedical Sciences is searching for a visiting professor position to teach undergraduate anatomy and/or physiology starting in August 2022. Visiting faculty positions are 9-month appointments with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years after the first year (i.e. 3 years total).
Systems Engineer Allendale
Grand Valley State University is seeking a full time Systems Engineer in the Information Technology division. See jobs.gvsu.edu for specific job requirements and how to apply. Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Adjunct Instructor - School of Communications Allendale
The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University is seeking new faculty members to teach part-time as adjunct instructors in the Communication Studies and Multimedia Journalism majors. The positions may begin late August 2022. The School of Communications faculty place a premium on the abilities and skills of the applicant to integrate theory and practice in the successful teaching of courses.
Visiting Faculty - School of Communications Allendale
The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University is seeking an effective teacher to join the faculty of the Communication Studies and/or Health Communication majors. This is a full-time position (non-tenure track) to begin Fall 2022. The School places a premium on the abilities and skills of the applicant to successfully contribute to and complement the strong teaching of the current faculty within a range of communication courses. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Admissions Recruiter Allendale
The Admissions Recruiter will represent Grand Valley State University both on- and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. This position will manage an assigned recruitment territory through prospect relationship management, leveraging partnerships, relationships, admission and enrollment data to maintain consistent recruitment activity, to increase prospective student interaction, and influence admission yield.
Senior Director of Philanthropy - University Development Grand Rapids
The position is responsible for helping the university to reach its fundraising goals through leadership of the corporate, foundation, and individual major and leadership giving programs of the university. This position will be empowered to develop the overarching plan for engagement of corporate, foundation, and individual donors capable of making gifts of $15,000 or more. The Sr. Director will lead their team in developing constituency-based and prospect-by-prospect strategies effectively moving prospective supporters through the donor life cycle. This position will collaborate on data analysis and reporting to create data-driven approaches and track results. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for University Development, the Sr. Director will also work closely with Vice President for University Development and other senior leaders within the unit to identify opportunities, prioritize work flow, and drive results. This position will liaise with campus and community leaders. The Sr. Director will carry a small portfolio, but the primary focus of this position is to ensure the effective outreach to prospective supporters within their team’s portfolios.
Visiting Faculty in Geography & Sustainable Planning Allendale
The Department of Geography and Sustainable Planning invites applications for a one-year Visitor position in regional and cultural geography. The successful applicant may be required to teach courses in physical and regional geography, or a course in their specific area of topical expertise. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Contingent on performance and academic needs, position may be renewed. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. The Department offers B.A. and B.S undergraduate degrees with emphases in Environment and Global Development, Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Resiliency Planning, Geospatial Technology, and Urban and Regional Planning.
Visiting Faculty in History Allendale
The Department of History at Grand Valley State University invites applications for full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointments for the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD).
Visiting Faculty of Film & Video Production Allendale
The Film and Video Production program at Grand Valley State University is looking for a visiting professor to teach film studies during the 2022 - 23 academic year (one year contract, renewable to a maximum of 3 years). The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in film studies, specifically in history, theory and criticism. The Film & Video Production major, as a discipline within the department of Visual and Media Arts, emphasizes the integration of theory and practice. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
Visiting Faculty in Physics Allendale
The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Physics Department is searching to hire a Visiting Faculty in Physics, to begin in August 2022. As a candidate for this position, you must have a Master's or Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, be enthusiastically committed to teaching undergraduate physics to a diverse population of students, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and preferably have some experience teaching physics courses.

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