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General Employment

Aquinas College accepts resumes with cover letters as positions become available.
For student job postings, please visit Career & Counseling Services.

 
Current Employment Opportunities at Aquinas College
Employment opportunities can be found below or on the following websites. If searching the sites listed below for open positions, use keyword: "Aquinas":
Part time or adjunct teaching assignments are filled by the individual academic department.
 
Other Information
Aquinas Benefits Fact Sheet (pdf)
 
Unless otherwise specified, please submit all letters of interest and resume to:
Aquinas College
Attn.: Human Resources
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
E-mail: humanresources@aquinas.edu
 
Aquinas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Job Postings

 
Job Posting: Dean of Student Development

Aquinas College seeks a Dean of Student Development in the Student Affairs department. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to support the Catholic and liberal arts mission of Aquinas College. This position is approved pending funding.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Student Affairs, responsible to provide leadership, supervision, and coordination in overseeing the Counseling department, Health and Wellness, Campus Safety, Judicial Affairs as well as Disability Services within the Academic Affairs Department. The Dean will coordinate on-call support, chair the Students of Concerns Committee and the Behavioral Intervention Team. The Dean also serves as a deputy coordinator for Title IX. They will work with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs to ensure outstanding student services, support and assessment thereof.

Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for student discipline issues as related to the Student Code of Conduct. Makes recommendation regarding changes to the Code and the training of judicial officers regarding the Code of Conduct
  • Directs supervisors in the continuous improvement of various student services, activities, programming and legal compliance reporting (IE: Clery Act, VAWA, Title IX)
  • Develops and maintains proper budgeting, fiscal and human resources.
  • Assists in offering outstanding academic support
  • Aids retention efforts on an individual and systematic basis
  • Builds collaboration within the student affairs team
  • Works with and builds parent relations
  • Lead institutional response in all student crisis situations, working with appropriate departments and staff members as needed
  • Address Student Complaints
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned by the AVP of Student Affairs

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree with preference in Student Affairs, Counseling, Education Leadership
  • 5 years of experience in student services in an institution of higher education
  • 3 years of management experience
  • Strong administrative, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body
  • Crises Management Experience
  • Experience in senior level judicial affairs

We seek an individual who exhibits a strong commitment to student success. Contributions to the ongoing advancement of the best student experience at Aquinas will be expected.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Also include a statement on how you see yourself contributing to the Aquinas College mission. Send all materials to Lori Orlowski, Executive Assistant to the Provost, at llo001@aquinas.edu.

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2015

 

Job Posting: Disabilities Coordinator – Summer 2015 Semester

Aquinas College’s seeks a part time temporary Disabilities Coordinator for the summer 2015 semester. This position is 20 hours/week for 10 weeks.

Compensation: $20/hour

Main Duties:

  • Serve as resource person and point of contact for disability services;
  • Must understand the ADA and Section 504, specifically the difference between high school and college
  • Interview students, determine eligibility, and determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Assist with the implementation and evaluation of reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Consult with and make referrals to the appropriate departments/offices
  • Make access recommendations to faculty
  • Identify, obtain, and/or create alternate formats
  • Maintain Test Center and supervise testing accommodations
  • Maintain note taking services
  • Identify and interview disability related vendors
  • Create and implement office policies and procedures
  • Remain abreast of current and best practices
  • Provide case management of disabilities services
  • Assist students in enhancing self-advocacy skills
  • Maintain disability records
  • Provide academic advising to probationary students
  • Must be able to work with alternate formatted materials and assist student in alternate formats

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@aquinas.edu. Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.

Aquinas College is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition. Aquinas College provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas College values: Faith, Learning, Service and Community.

 

Job Posting: Dean of Science and Sustainability

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Job Posting: Housekeeping Position

Aquinas College seeks a full-time Housekeeping staff for the Housekeeping department. The working hours are 5a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with some additional hours on the weekends.

Applicants must have knowledge and experience in the cleaning industry.

If interested, please send or drop your resume to Human Resources at humanresources@aquinas.edu, or the receptionist at Holmdene Building. Resumes will be received and reviewed until the positions are filled.

 
Job Posting: Fixed Term Assistant Professor – Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department

Aquinas College seeks a full-time, Assistant Professor for a one academic year fixed term position in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) department to begin in August 2015.

Our faculty members are responsible for delivering quality, student-centered, hands-on, active instruction in order to prepare our students for success. We are looking for a dynamic, caring professional dedicated to teaching excellence and professional scholarship, who is committed to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Qualified candidates will have successful teaching experience, a Masters degree (or higher), in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management Information Systems (MIS) or related discipline, competence in instructional technology, and substantial IT industry, CIS/MIS experience.

Essential duties are as follows:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (both in classroom and online) in Computer Information Systems and Management Information Systems, Advise students; Maintain regular office hours; and provide service to the department and the college including curriculum development and academic committee participation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Related Discipline and/or MBA with heavy emphasis in information systems
  • Competence in instructional technology
  • Significant experience with experience using and teaching multiple programming languages, systems analysis & design techniques, project management skills & methods, Microsoft Office application skills.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position; and
  • Willingness to support the Dominican and Catholic values of the university.

Salary: $47,000/year

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and 3 professional/teaching references. Also include a statement on how you see yourself contributing to the Aquinas College mission. Send all materials to Lori Orlowski, Executive Assistant to the Provost, at llo001@aquinas.edu.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

 
Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Aquinas College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration for a three-year term teaching position, with the possibility of renewal. The primary role of this position is undergraduate teaching: 30 faculty hours each academic year (a 5-5- teaching load) on our Grand Rapids campus and at dual enrollment sites in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, with no advising or scholarship requirements. Teaching will include Principles of Management and Personal Finance, with additional courses dependent upon the experience and specialization of the selected candidate.

Applicants must have an M.B.A. or related degree as a minimum, previous undergraduate college teaching experience, and willingness to support the mission of Aquinas College. We seek a collegial and dynamic professor, who is dedicated to undergraduate teaching and student learning within a liberal arts context.

To apply: Please submit to Ms. Lori Orlowski (llo001@aquinas.edu) a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and list of three professional references who can speak to your teaching qualifications. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2015, and continue until a candidate is selected.

 
Job Posting: Administrative Assistant – Residence Life

The Aquinas College Residence Life Office seeks a part-time (25 hours/week; 50 weeks/year) Administrative Assistant to assist with the overall administration of an active and lively department. This position will be considered one of six professional staff in the Residence Life Office, including the Director and four master’s level professionals, who serve over 800 students residing in 14 residential facilities. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, this position is primarily responsible for providing general customer service, office management, processing paperwork, maintaining electronic and hard copy records and files, communicating with internal and external customers, data entry, generating reports for the Director and professional staff, and other duties as assigned. Anticipated starting date for this position is April 2015.

Required Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma and some college

Experience: At least one year clerical and/or secretarial experience or equivalent experience in a college/university environment.

Abilities: Ability to pay close attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to remain calm during difficult situations; Ability to work with frequent interruptions; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to prioritize tasks and projects; Ability to maintain good professionalism and ethical behavior; Ability to work independently and effectively

Skills: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Competency working with numbers and basic arithmetic; Demonstration of strong customer service skills

Technology Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google E-Mail and Google Docs.

Candidates must be able to represent and promote the Dominican ideals of Aquinas College.

Must be able to perform job functions with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Associates Degree or above

Experience: At least two years clerical and/or secretarial experience and experience in a college/university environment

Technology Skills: Proficiency in Datatel/Colleague

Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life, at jab008@aquinas.edu. Questions about this position or requests for a more comprehensive job description can be directed to Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life, at jab008@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2945. Applications should be received by March 13, 2015 for first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted till the position is filled.

 
Job Posting: Assistant Director of Residence Life

The Residence Life Office at Aquinas College is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Residence Life. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life is a full-time, upper-level, live-in position, with a primary focus of project management and direct oversight of the junior/senior apartments on-campus. The role provides support to the department with all aspects of housing operations and residence life. The Assistant Director supervises one Senior RA, six RAs, a Summer Conference Assistant (during the summer), and provides functional supervision to three professional Area Coordinators. The position includes responsibilities as a member of the on-call professional staff duty rotation for response to campus emergencies, crisis incidents, and behavioral concerns. The Assistant Director assumes leadership for the entire department in the absence of the Director. Anticipated starting date for this position is June 1, 2015.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs Administration, or similar area
  • Experience: At least one year post Master’s full-time experience in Residence Life, including direct supervision of student and/or professional staff and prior experience in an on-call duty rotation
  • Abilities: Ability to pay close attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to prioritize tasks and projects; Ability to remain calm during difficult situations; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to maintain good professionalism and ethical behavior; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Ability to take direction; Ability to navigate the campus and access various residential facilities
  • Skills: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Strong public speaking skills; Demonstration of strong customer service skills
  • Technology Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Google E-Mail and Google Docs.
  • Sound knowledge in student development theory and best practices in student affairs and higher education.
  • Candidates must be able to represent and promote the Dominican ideals of Aquinas College.
  • Perform duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience: At least two years post Master’s full-time experience in Residence Life
  • Technology Skills: Proficiency in Datatel/Colleague

Compensation: Includes professional salary and benefits, furnished apartment (including utilities, cable television, internet access, local telephone service, and reserved parking), dining services during academic year, laundry services, and professional development funding.

Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life, at jab008@aquinas.edu. Questions about this position can be directed to Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life, at jab008@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2945. Applications should be received by March 30, 2015 for first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted till the position is filled.