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Program Assistant - 12-Month Adjunct AP - Hauenstein Center

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Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: University Development


The Program Assistant is a 12-Month Adjunct AP position that responsible for the day to day management for the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy and providing direct assistance to the Assistant Director of the Hauenstein Center.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Formal training or coursework in leadership.
  • One year of professional experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills along with considerable interaction with the public.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Coursework in public administration, student affairs, or related discipline.
  • Experience working with and supporting the needs of a diverse student body.
  • Public speaking experience.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Assistant Director of the Hauenstein Center in the recruitment, nomination and application process for fellow candidates each year.
  • Assists with implementation of CLA fellow candidates’ and community mentors’ events including orientation, Leader Labs, Self-Reflections, Wheelhouse Talks, and other leadership activities with an emphasis on excellent content and delivery.
  • Assist in the preparation of Cook Leadership Academy proposals and reports to present at Hauenstein Center Advisory Cabinet meetings.
  • Manage fellow candidate asynchronous learning and activity on Blackboard.
  • Assists in the development and management of annual leadership fellow candidate evaluations.
  • Assists in the engagement of CLA fellow candidates and alumni, documenting their stories to enhance the Hauenstein Center’s marketing materials, networking strength, and visibility in the community.
  • Assists in the development, monitoring, and tracking of digital badging curriculum.
  • Assists the Assistant Director and Hauenstein Center team with additional projects as needed.
  • Facilitates relationships with campus partners and offices.
  • Supports Hauenstein Center events, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

Campus: Pew Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select “Apply now”. Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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