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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 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: Adjunct Professor of Art

Aquinas College’s Art Department seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor of Art for the Fall 2015 semester.

Duties:

Teach one section of graphic and digital design. The adjunct will be required to attend a one day Adjunct Orientation over the summer and the Faculty Summer Institute in August.
Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Art, a related degree, or comparable experience as a minimum.
Previous teaching experience at the college level is highly desired.
Must provide current academic and professional references.

To apply:

Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a list of references to:

Betsey Ingraham, Administrative Assistant to the Art and Music Center
Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Email: eab002@aquinas.edu
Phone: 616-632-2413

Deadline: Closing date to submit materials will be April 10, 2015.

 
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: Interim Hall Director – Residence Life

The Residence Life Office at Aquinas College is seeking applicants for a full-time, live-in, interim Hall Director, who would be responsible for completing administrative, supervisory, and programmatic duties for a building housing 150 first-year residents. Anticipated starting date for this position is March 2015 with duties extending through the end of May 2015.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise, train, and evaluate student staff (including 6 RAs and 10-15 front desk workers); Advise Residence Hall Council; Participate in on-call duty rotation for campus; Adjudicate cases through student conduct process; Mediate conflicts; Direct programmatic initiatives and community development for building; Provide support and referrals to students facing personal or academic challenges; Oversee all administrative aspects of building, including closing, room changes, facilities work requests, and budget management; Share responsibility for departmental projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or other related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required, with at least one year of work experience as an undergraduate/graduate in residence life. Candidates must be able to represent and promote the Dominican ideals of Aquinas College. Candidates must be able to perform the job with or without accommodation.

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, and laundry services.

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 shall be reviewed on an on-going basis until 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.

 
Job Posting: Adjunct Professor of Economics Candidate Pool

Aquinas College’s Economics Department seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor of Economics from a candidate pool for the academic year 2015 – 2016. We seek a group of candidates who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching principles of economics classes and upper-level economics courses as needed by the department on a regular basis. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic and Dominican mission of Aquinas College.

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.

Duties: Teaching ES 212 (Principles of Microeconomics) and/or ES 213 (Principles of Macroeconomics) with the possibility of teaching an upper division economics course, based on the candidate’s qualifications. The adjunct will be required to attend a one day Adjunct Orientation over the summer and the Faculty Summer Institute in August.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Economics or related degree as a minimum.

Previous teaching experience at the college level is highly desired.

Must provide current academic and professional references.

To apply: Please submit a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a list of references to Dr. Stephen Barrows; spb001@aquinas.edu; Phone: (616) 632-2932; Fax: (616) 732-4489. Graduate transcripts must denote no less than 18 credit hours in the content area of economics.

Deadline: Closing date to submit materials will be April 1, 2015.

 
Job Posting: Data Analyst – ITS Department

Aquinas Colleges seeks a full time Data Analyst for the Information Technology & Services (ITS) Department. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic and Dominican mission of Aquinas College.

This position will provide strategic and tactical support to the College by developing, analyzing and interpreting data to provide creative solutions. Performs data analysis with regard to requests and develops rules and methodologies for effective data management. Prepare documentation of existing and future data models and warehouse structure. Demonstrate best practices in data management, research and engage in analysis of new data management approaches to support College needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate development of campus wide data modeling effort, in support of the development of a campus wide data Warehouse.
  • Facilitate use of consolidated data model with campus applications.
  • Reviews data management needs and/or requirements with campus clients and internal staff.
  • Responsible for administration, database design, security, and maintenance.
  • Assist in maintaining Aquinas Student Information System (Colleague) by providing day-to-day support.
  • Provide on-going data support for all Aquinas systems.
  • Provides training resources/opportunities on campus data.
  • Promotes training activities; encourages and develops user participation in proper data management.
  • Recommends the formation and coordinates the activities of data focused user groups.
  • Provides technical assistance support to users by responding to data analysis questions and problems.
  • Maintains clear, effective communications with users, co-workers, and management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development (analysis through implementation and feedback) of data modeling and data warehousing.
  • Prepare and administer budget, produce revenue and control costs
  • Must seek innovative ways and exercise good judgment in containing costs.
  • Responsible to recommend policy related to development and integration of data management standards for the department and College.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of B.A./B.S. Degree with a specialization in computer information systems/applications (focus on Database Management strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of two years database management system expertise. Prefer strong previous working experience in Data Warehouse development.

Skills Required:

  • Communicate clearly and positively.
  • Ability to plan and organize independently.
  • Ability to resolve problems in a logical manner.
  • Adapt to a technologically dynamic environment.
  • Handle confidential information.
  • Maintain a positive attitude while under stress.
  • Function as a team player.
  • Be able to adapt to changes.
  • Independent initiative and creativeness.
  • Project a pleasant personality.
  • Ability to effectively research required information.
  • Excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of Database Management System (DBMS) tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of internal clients.

To apply:

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