Talent Link Program Specialist - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Full-time, 12 month Adjunct)
Job no: 494671
Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
This position will work to develop the pilot program for the Laker Accelerated Talent Link. They will collaborate to recruit, create a cohort experience, and support Talent Link Scholars. This position will serve as a key point of contact internally and externally to ensure successful program development and implementation.
This a three-year position, with the possibility of renewal beyond 2026.
- Design and implement a cohort experience for the pilot students including ongoing cohort meetings;
- Works closely with internal and external partners to assist with any planning, communication, events, or other duties as assigned.
- Serves as the primary contact for the students in the partnership programs with questions related to their scholarships/grants and will collaborate with financial aid to answer any further financial aid questions the student may have;
- Maintains the Talent Link website and FAQ’s for these partnership programs. Works with the students and partners to ensure all paperwork and forms are completed and accurate for the students;
- Analyze data to meet the reporting requirements for the partnership program(s). This includes running reports, preparing the detailed information for the invoices, and individual outreach to the scholars. This also includes working with external partners on a regular basis;
- Collaborates often with others on and off campus that support the partnership programs. This includes working with a variety of individuals, including those working in internship coordination, and offices, including Financial Aid, Career Center, University Development, Student Accounts, University Communications, Institutional Marketing, and others.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 year’s experience in a higher education setting, especially working with student populations. Master’s Degree in a Student Affairs field preferred;
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) ability with a variety of stakeholders including students, faculty, administration, and business and community partners;
- Experience planning and executing events for multiple audiences;
- Previous project coordination and/or management experience, especially tracking projects from start to finish;
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook) and some previous experience or ability to quickly become knowledgeable on content management systems (CMS) for websites;
- High-level critical thinking, attention to detail, time-management, organizational, writing, speaking and reasoning skills;
- Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills;
- Normal office environment. Some local travel may be required. Some events may be after hours and on the weekends. Some remote work may be an option.
- 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.
Salary: $50,500 - $78,000, commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Application review to begin March 18. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply: Please include a letter that specifically addresses how your skills, education, and experience relate to the position announcement and a 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. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215
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.
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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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