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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
Aquinas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Posting: Conductive Learning Center Executive Director

The Conductive Learning Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan seeks to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Conductive Learning Center (CLC) is a dynamic program that provides specialized educational services for children with neurological conditions including Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. The Program is a subsidiary corporation of Aquinas College and is the employer of all CLC personnel. The Conductive Learning Center is currently in its fourteenth year of operation.

The Executive Director is responsible for administrative oversight for the CLC Program. Primary duties include: fund raising, grant writing, community networking, marketing and public relations. The Executive Director reports to the Conductive Learning Center Board of Directors.

The attached job description provides detailed information regarding areas of responsibility, qualifications and characteristics of an ideal candidate. Consideration will be given to individuals interested in a full time, part time or interim role.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to: John M. Ritch at the Conductive Learning Center, 2428 Burton, SE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49506 or >View the full job posting

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs seeks a full time assistant to join a forward-focused Academic Affairs team.

This position will provide assistance in support of general activities of the Office of Academic Affairs; create word-processing and spreadsheet documents and reports as requested; manage, organize, and update existing data sets using Microsoft Excel; communicate by phone, letter, and electronic methods with individuals inside and outside of the organization to assist in department and college operations; arrange and participate in meetings, office activities, and campus events; conduct research as requested to support strategic decision-making by office administrators; and other administrative responsibilities as are needed as the Academic Affairs goes through a period of transition.


Minimum of two years of relevant experience required, with experience working in higher education preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including advanced Excel functions. Demonstrated ability to manage many projects at one time with the ability to prioritize activities and meet deadlines. Ability to professionally interact with internal and external constituent groups, including faculty, students, administration, and the general public. Must be detail-oriented and have an interest in working in a fast-paced environment.

Application Process:

Submit a resume and letter of interest to no later. Review of applicants will begin July 31, 2014 and continue until a suitable individual is identified.

Job Posting: Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC)

Aquinas College is looking for a full time maintenance mechanic with education in HVAC for the maintenance department. Must be HVAC-R certified and 1 year experience in the field. Must have a valid Michigan operator’s license with good driving record being mandatory.

Duties include but not limited to: troubleshoot, repair HVAC systems, have the knowledge and understanding of HVAC equipment and tools to efficiently trouble shoot and repair systems. Experience preferred in plumbing, and other preventative maintenance as indicated by preventative maintenance program.

Must have their own hand tools. Must exhibit a willingness to learn new tasks, stay abreast of new technology and possess the ability to make decisions and solve problems independently. Must be willing and available to work over-time, nights and weekends.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2014.

Job Posting: Web Content Specialist

The Web Content Specialist is responsible for creating, editing and/or acquiring content for the Aquinas College website. This role will also conduct regular audits of the site and ensure that all digital content is timely, relevant, effective, SEO optimized, in concordance with AQ style and branding guidelines and formatted for the web. Serves as a member of the communication team, collaborating on strategic marketing strategies for AQ’s online presence. Collaborates with AVP for Marketing and Communication as well as the Communication Manager on content creation and execution of external and internal communication.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Develops long-range strategic plan for website management. Responsible for leading internet initiatives.
  • Works with AVP for Marketing and Communication to ensure web strategies support College’s overall communication/marketing strategy.
  • Adheres to an established budget for approved projects.
  • Trains departmental custodians on content management system (CMS).
  • Communicates and collaborates with a wide variety of people/departments to set and prioritize goals for the AQ website. Recommends and assists with development of new pages to support and promote College goals.
  • Coordinates with departments to ensure current pages are properly maintained and updated and that new pages are accurate and comply with existing standards and policies. Writes and edits content as needed.
  • Conducts regular review of all web pages to ensure they remain consistent with overall guidelines.
  • Serves as custodian of College’s home page, Marketing and Communication website, and Level I web pages. Creates websites for special events, projects and campaigns.
  • Defines organizational structure, navigation, and special features to provide optimal level of customer service to end users. Designs and incorporates interactive elements to enhance visitor experience.
  • Evaluates new web technologies and trends for application in higher education. Analyzes, tracks, and directs site traffic. Researches design elements and unique features of competing sites for benchmarking purposes.
  • Supports the marketing activities of the College by assisting the Marketing and Communication office on various projects as needed, including non-Web related activities.
  • Primary contact with website support vendor(s).

Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient, demonstrated writing skills for digital mediums (not just print) and proficiency with contemporary software and applications.
  • Understanding of e-marketing tools including capabilities, utilization, application software and analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of information architecture and web practices to make recommendations about digital content organization, hierarchy and presentation.
  • Working knowledge of content management systems. Proficiency in Drupal preferred.
  • Proficient with Google Analytics and disseminating analytic reports.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team working skills.
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving Requirements
  • Exceptional content creation, editorial, editing and proofreading capabilities.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects and assignments concurrently.

Communication Requirements

  • Ability to verbally interface with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to write for the web.
  • Excellent written skills with versatile style for all types of content development.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Guides consultants and student workers.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Office.
  • Occasional local travel during regular work hours.
  • Attends after-hours college and community sponsored events.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2014.

Job Posting: Events and Conferencing Assistant; Part Time

This position is 25 hours/week. The Events and Conferencing Assistant will serve on the Events and Conferencing Department team. His/her primary duties will be to manage the conferencing office and offer event management support for internal and external clients.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Provides administrative support in the Conferencing office (includes billing and scheduling, etc.).
  • Assists with management of student labor pool.
  • Works with Conferencing Director & Manager on event set-up and staging.
  • Attends events and serves as Event Manager.
  • Works with clients and vendors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • Two years of college or equivalent related experience.
  • Experience with event planning and management.
  • Excellent customer services skills and experience.
  • Proficiency in EMS (scheduling software), Word, Excel, and other programs in Microsoft Office suite.
  • A high level of independence in performing the responsibilities of the position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to interact comfortably, tactfully and effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft platforms and database software
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects and assignments concurrently.
  • Ability to offer creative solutions.
  • Ability to verbally interface with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Communicates and interacts with all contacts in a positive and collaborative way.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Staff, Faculty and Students across the College, members of the Cabinet.
  • External: Corporate and Social Clients, Aquinas College donors, volunteers and board members.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collegial, collaborative style.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests.
  • Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions.
  • Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to event management.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Office.
  • Travel during regular work hours.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin on August 7, 2014.