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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
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 (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 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.
Human Resources Generalist - Human Resources Allendale
This position is the HR liaison for all assigned GVSU employees.  This role is the driver for the implementation and compliance of Human Resource programs and processes. This position is responsible for communication and implementation of HR initiatives and should have considerable knowledge of principles and practices of human resources.
Director, McNair Scholars Program, TRIO (Enrollment Development) Allendale
This position is responsible for all aspects of the McNair Scholars Program, including: program design and implementation, strategic planning and assessment, McNair Scholar recruitment and support, staff supervision and development, budget management, grant preparation, and federal reporting requirements. This role will design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives. Additionally, it will collaborate with GVSU TRIO program staff, the GVSU Office of Undergraduate Research, and University faculty partners. It will serve as lead student advisor and has a strong interest in research and scholarship. Candidates with a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highly valued. This is a grant funded position.
Network Systems Engineer - Engineering and Computing Dean's Office Grand Rapids
Grand Valley State University's Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC) invites applications for the position of Network Systems Engineer. The Administrative Professional position will oversee the Windows server, desktop, software, network, and database administration/support for areas supported by the High-Performance Computing technology team.
Director, Alumni Relations Allendale
Grand Valley State University seeks a Director of Alumni Relations to develop and lead the strategic deployment of a comprehensive alumni engagement portfolio, providing opportunities for lifetime engagement opportunities for alumni who want to grow, upskill, lead, mentor and give back to GVSU and their communities.
Vivarium Laboratory Manager (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Allendale
Temporary position, 12-month Adjunct AP for 15 hours per week to serve as the Vivarium Laboratory Manager.
Assistant Director of Student Life - Student Services Allendale
Summary: Grand Valley State University's Office of Student Life is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position will report to the Associate Director of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life and serves as a supervisor for two FSL graduate assistants. The position is an integral member of the Student Life team, supporting student engagement through various Student Life initiatives including the Transitions New Student Orientation Program and leadership development of registered student organizations. Grand Valley hosts 27 inter/national fraternities and sororities which fall under four governing councils: National Pan-Hellenic Council (5), Interfraternity Council (8), Multicultural Greek Council (4), and the Panhellenic Association (10). Additionally, the community includes the Order of Omega and the Greek Life Board, which host programs and address issues of the FSL community of approximately 1,300 students. Grand Valley State University values excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. The university promotes a fraternity and sorority life experience that enhances these values by focusing on students’ personal growth, academic achievement, diverse community involvement, and development of lifelong friendships.
Internal to GVSU - Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Allendale
The Associate Dean will lead CLAS initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) and provide the vision and action to establish CLAS as a leader in equity at the university. The AD will spearhead equity and inclusion initiatives around student success and support, pedagogy and curriculum, faculty and staff hiring, mentoring and professional development, and College structures and processes. The AD will also develop a college-wide, action-focused DEIA committee and provide leadership for that group. The work will be done in collaboration with the CLAS Dean, the Dean’s team, the Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, and other offices and colleagues around campus.
HR Administration Assistant - Human Resources Allendale
As part of the HR Administration and Technology (HRAT) Team, under direct supervision of the Director of HR Administration and Technology, 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, reviewing employee files for accuracy and completeness, 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.
Program Specialist, Laker Educational Opportunity Center- Enrollment Development 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.
Psychologist/Clinical Social Worker/Counselor; Coordinator of Case Management Services - University Counseling Allendale
Summary: This position is a generalist case management position providing a blend of post-crisis brief support and referral assistance to students. The coordinator of case management facilitates the return of students to the academic community post crisis episode or hospitalization, helps students determine the appropriate level of care, and provides referral assistance to students needing/wanting a higher level of care. This generalist clinician will also assist with providing individual, group, and crisis counseling services and campus outreach prevention services.

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