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Program Coordinator, Cook Leadership Academy - Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

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

Job Summary:

This is a 12-Month Adjunct AP position that is responsible for the daily operations of the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy (CLA) and the execution of student cohort workshops, events and programming. This position reports directly to the CLA Program Manager. The successful candidate will have a passion for student development, a learning mindset, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a fast-paced team.

Primary Duties:

  • Manages all communications surrounding student participation in the program
  • Designs and implements cohort leadership workshops with student assistance
  • Manages the online CLA Student Portal, including the creation and review of online modules
  • Supervises student programming assistants and cohort small group leaders
  • Coordinates the recruitment of cohort members through application review, interviewing, and selection of students
  • Manages the daily operations of the community mentorship component of the CLA
  • Partners with the CLA Program Manager to facilitate cohort workshops and events
  • Assists the CLA Program Manager with curriculum development
  • Assists the CLA Program Manager with developing campus partnerships and the cohort speaker series
  • Supports Hauenstein Center events, including some evenings and weekends
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year of professional experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills along with considerable interaction with the public

 Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Formal training or coursework in leadership
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing high-impact student programming
  • Experience working with a supporting the needs of a diverse student body

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: University Development

Campus: Grand Rapids

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 addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Applcation 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 has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

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 the 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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