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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: Associate Director of Financial Aid

Aquinas College seeks an Associate Director of Financial Aid for its Financial Aid office. The primary responsibilities of this position include the professional administration of financial aid for the undergraduate and graduate programs; needs analysis, completion of the verification process, awarding; advising students, parents and other staff members of the financial aid process; overseeing and reconciling the state grant/scholarship program of $1.6 million and the College Work Study program. This position also serves as Office and Budget Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 3 years minimum experience in Financial Aid operations

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all electronic processing of both applications and corrections through electronic data exchange. This includes downloading information into the college system, reviewing all files and verifying those selected
  • Responsible for verification and validation of all Title IV aid recipients. This includes requesting tax information, non- taxed income documents, etc. as required by the federal government
  • Review, process, input, mail award letters for new freshman, transfers, and returning students (annually about 3000 students/files)
  • Calculate any "special circumstances" due to tuition paid for siblings, loss of income/change in job, reduction in child support, etc. and update the students award/financial aid
  • Oversee and reconcile the State of Michigan Grant/Scholarship program which includes monitoring enrollment (drops and adds), and sending current reports to the State so funds can arrive at the college in a timely fashion
  • Advise and counsel returning students and parents regarding the financing of the student’s education. This may include discussing a current balance/bill, change in residency, meal plan, not participating in athletics, study abroad, going from full to part time or vice-versa – and how each of these situations impacts their financial aid
  • Responsible for the recruitment for new students in conjunction with the Admissions office. This includes processing of early aid estimators and follow up to over 1300 prospective students and parents. It also includes appointments in the office with student and parents, presentations to students and parents at our Campus Days and local high school Financial Aid Nights
  • Serve as Office Manager which includes training, supervising and evaluating staff and student worker; develop and manage the office budget, purchasing and planning for future purchases. It includes monitoring the work load and work flow for the office employees
  • Oversee the College Work Study program and monitor its monthly reports
  • Keep current on Federal/State updates, regulations
  • Calculate scenarios for the Student teachers each semester, as to remaining a Traditional student vs being a Continuing Education student
  • Assist the Director with the disbursements of all Federal Loans and Pell Grants via Common Origination & Disbursements (COD)

Collateral Function

  • Work with the coaches on processing financial aid for prospective and current athletes. Inform the coaches on a regular basis what their roster of athletes and the awards are for the semester
  • Responsible for maintaining the Financial Aid Policy Handbook and the Procedures for each position.
  • Process and monitor all necessary applications and reports for those students receiving assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, private loans, scholarships, etc.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned by the Director; perform all administrative responsibilities of the Financial Aid Office in the absence of the Director

Supervisory Function

  • Supervises 1 full time, 1 part time employee, and 1 student worker
  • Internal contacts: Admissions, Student Accounts, Advising/Registrar, Graduate Offices, Athletic Department/coaches, ITS, mailroom/copy department. Support Services
  • External contacts: Students, parents, high school counselors

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to kampfdar@aquinas.edu

Deadline to apply: Close of business operations on May 29, 2015

 
Job Posting: Conductor-PI Teacher

The Conductive Learning Center seeks a Conductor–PI Teacher to provide conductive education and care to preschool and school age children with motor challenges.

Summary of Duties:

The Conductor-PI Teacher is responsible for planning and carrying out instruction in a conductive education program, stressing the achievement of maximum independence, knowledge and skills for children having motor challenges. The Conductor-PI teacher joins a dynamic team responsible for the advancement of the Conductive Learning Center’s strategic goals; team is comprised of program staff, administrative staff, volunteer Board leadership, and Aquinas College representatives.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Participate in planning curriculum, lessons and teaching methods.
  • Monitor student general health.
  • Promote self-care and daily living skills for maximum independence.
  • Instruct students in special and general education, using the holistic method of 
conductive education.
  • Help form and set up groups of children, according to the principles of conductive education.
  • Supervise students inside the center, as well as related areas of the center.
  • Maintain contact with parents and/or students via verbal or written communication.
  • Provide information to parents on how to apply/adapt children’s new achievements 
into their home life.
  • Evaluate student progress based on student outcomes.
  • Complete assessment, progress and other necessary documentation and reports.
  • Communicate and collaborate with others in the helping professionals; e.g. therapists, educators, rehabilitation specialists and medical personnel.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized environment within classrooms.
  • Work collaboratively to facilitate POHI student learning in the laboratory school
  • Interact with parents, students, Conductive Learning Center staff, board members, and Aquinas College administration in a positive, supportive and cooperative manner.
  • Participate in professional development activities as part of continuing education.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Relationships:
The Conductor-PI Teacher will be part of the center’s instructional team designed to deliver an educational program using the methodology of conductive education, following State of Michigan physically impaired program guidelines. Direct supervision will be provided by the Program Director.

Knowledge and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with elementary certification
  • Special education endorsement for the physically impaired
  • Completion of approved curriculum in conductive education provided by the International Peto Institute
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Ability to meet with deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to function as an effective team member
  • Life skills to include: perseverance, determination, resourcefulness, sense of humor, optimism, compassion and patience

Additional Functions:

Conductor-PI Teachers actively participate and share ideas in collaborative full-team organizational planning and strategy meetings. They serve as members of Conductive Learning Center committees, sub-committees, or task forces to develop and execute the strategic vision of the Conductive Learning Center. Additionally, Conductor-PI Teachers are ambassadors and advocates for CLC and Conductive Education by participating in Conductive Learning Center’s community outreach, marketing, and donor development activities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

A Conductor-PI Teacher will have a maximum of thirty student contact hours per week as assigned by the Program Director or Executive Director. Due to changing class groupings from one session to another, some flexibility in this assignment may be necessary. Ten hours per week will be utilized for documentation, planning, preparation and lunch.

While a Conductor-PI Teacher may work with multiple groups in one or more rooms, a working environment of flexibility and sharing of duties will be expected of all Conductor-PI Teachers.

A Conductor-PI Teacher is required to be in good physical health. Performing every day duties will require frequent positions of standing, walking, and sitting. Stooping, kneeling, and crawling will be occasionally required. A Conductor-PI Teacher may need to move and lift students at the center.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to equackenbush@conductivelearningcenter.org. Candidate interviews will begin the week of May 11, 2015. Hiring decision is anticipated for June/July 2015. Resumes will be reviewed until position filled. Expected start date is September 2015.

 
Job Posting: Assistant Registrar

Aquinas College seeks a full-time Assistant Registrar for the Office of the Registrar Summary of Duties

Assists the Registrar in transfer equivalency analysis, DROA reporting, evaluation and implementation of software enhancements to our college administrative system. Guides the front desk service staff emphasizing customer service to students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Guides the Administrative Assistant for CE applications, VA certification, verifications and maintenance of Colleague course catalog.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Office contact for transfer credit evaluation; evaluates courses, approves guest applications, maintains the Michigan Transfer Network, transfer guides, updates database on academic majors, minors, 2 year plans with academic departments at Aquinas, etc.
  • Leads team members responsible for CE admission applications, veterans administration certification, update of Colleague course catalog, room assignments, telephone, front counter and email service to students, monitor registration of UDM students, guest applications, verification of attendance and degrees within FERPA guidelines, e.g., grades, registration data, athletic eligibility, message system to faculty and students (ex: grades, registration information, class lists, progress reports, etc
  • Assists Registrar in evaluation, recommendation and implementation of technology applications in support of enhanced services offered through Registrar/Advising Center.
  • Office contact for production of DROA reports.
  • Collaborates with administrators, faculty, IT and staff to facilitate and improve services to students, including catalog, registration, records and policy questions.
  • Oversees the archive of past records in the Registrar/Advising Center.
  • Participates in professional development activities and serve on college committees that support the goals and objectives of the College

Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in business, computer information systems or related discipline or experience.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Colleague system software.
  • Experience working in a Registrar’s Office.
  • Ability to lead team members via coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Interprets software application capabilities and recommends implementation.
  • Adjudicates student records conflicts toward acceptable outcomes.

Decision Making & Problem Solving Requirements

  • Ability to lead team members via coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Interprets software application capabilities and recommends implementation.
  • Adjudicates student records conflicts toward acceptable outcomes.

Communication Requirements

  • Excellent verbal skills to convey College registrar standards in conflict situations.
  • Good written skills for committee participation and policy development.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Leads team members by persuasion, role modeling and coaching.
  • Provides performance appraisal input to Registrar for staff annual reviews

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Office environment

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to meslecec@aquinas.edu. Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.

 

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.

 

Job Posting: Dean of Science and Sustainability

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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: 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 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 will continue to be accepted till the position is filled.