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Aquinas College accepts resumes with cover letters as positions become available.
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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: Dean of Science and Sustainability

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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;; 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.


  • 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 Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.


Job Posting: Receptionist and Staff Support

Aquinas College seeks to hire a full time Receptionist and Staff Support whose primary responsibility is to support the Office of the President, and then provide additional support to the VP for Finance/CFO and Director of Human Resources. This position will report to the Chief Executive Assistant to the President.

Job Summary:

The individual in this position is the first face and voice of the Aquinas College President’s Office as well as the main Administrative Building (Holmdene) that many community members, prospective donors and visitors will encounter. The individual will provide professional and confidential administrative support in a high profile environment with tact, diplomacy, discretion and the highest level of confidentiality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide guest hospitality and exceptional customer service to visitors in the Office of the President
  • Answer phones for multiple offices
  • Maintain a neat and organized appearance in the main Administrative Building (Holmdene) lobby area and other meeting rooms (Woodhouse Room, Loggia, Nowak Rooms and Conservatory at all times (but especially prior to and following use)
  • Provide oversight of daily events at main Administrative Building (Holmdene)
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of multiple offices
  • Sort incoming mail for multiple offices
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned by VP for Finance/CFO and Director of Human Resources (to include general support for HR in the areas of Benefits and Payroll as determined by Director of Human Resources)

Key Requirements:

  • Administrative assistant experience preferred
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Excellent telephone manner and proper etiquette
  • Ability to project a pleasant personality.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of internal clients.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent computer skills including Word (mail merge/labels/envelopes), Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Some evening and weekend hours related to special events as needed
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures.

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.


Job Posting: Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Aquinas College seeks applications from energetic, innovative librarians for its Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian position in the Grace Hauenstein Library Department.

Job Summary:

As a member of the Technical Services team, this position is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, preservation and records of serials in all formats. Other specific responsibilities include overseeing and maintaining the library’s electronic resources, including: assisting with licensing and consortial agreements; communicating with vendors and publishers; assisting with maintaining and updating entries in the electronic journal list and link resolver; monitoring and troubleshooting access issues; compiling statistical reports on the usage of electronic resources and serials; and adding information on electronic resources to the online catalog. This position also includes general reference desk duties, instruction (one-credit information literacy course as well as one-shot sessions), collection development and liaison duties with selected academic departments, participation in library policy formulation, and service on library and college committees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the acquisition, check-in, payment, access, preservation, and records for serials in all formats (print, electronic, microform) and supervise the continuing transition of serials from print to electronic format.
  • Assist with the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of the library's electronic resources.
  • Develops and maintains electronic resources policies and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate records of license agreements, subscriptions, access methods and other details related to electronic resources.
  • Communicate with vendors and publishers with regard to all issues related to serials acquisition, access, and subscription maintenance.
  • Assist with maintaining, monitoring and updating entries in the electronic journal list and link resolver (Serials Solutions).
  • Supervise and train student workers and other staff involved in serials work.
  • Solicit, collect, maintain, compile, and provide statistical reports and information on usage of the library’s electronic resources and serials.
  • Develop assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods including usage, usability, overlap, and value to gather and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data to inform electronic resources management decisions and continuously improve library services.
  • Assist with monitoring and troubleshooting access issues for electronic resources.
  • Work with the Co-Director of Technical Services and cataloging staff to add information on electronic resources, particularly electronic journals, to the Innovative Interfaces Inc. system.
  • Teach the library's one-credit required general education information literacy course, GE203 Question Everything: Research as Inquiry, as well as providing instruction for the GE101 Inquiry and Expression course, as needed
  • Develop the collections, provide individual, group, or course-related instruction, serve as department liaison, and assist students and faculty in selected subject area(s).
  • Develop instructional content including instructional tutorials and LibGuides.
  • Provide approximately six hours of reference desk coverage each week, including individual instruction in the use of library resources.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Develop professionally as a member of the academic community through such scholarly activities as continuing education, attendance at conferences, professional service, and college and library service.
  • Serve on committees, submit reports, and undertake special projects as specified by the Co-Director of Technical Services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • MLS degree from an accredited institution.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in, or demonstrated aptitude for, delivering library services, including: reference, teaching in an academic setting, collection development, outreach to faculty, and working closely with students.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal direction both independently and as part of a team.
  • Dedication to responsive, timely and proactive service
  • Ability to thrive amidst rapid organizational and technological change.
  • Ability to work some evenings and possibly weekends
  • Ability to interact comfortably, tactfully and effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies
  • Experience using an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • Experience using course management software, preferably Moodle
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage budgets.

Desired Qualifications

  • Post-MLS library experience in an academic setting, particularly experience with serials or electronic resources
  • Experience working with vendors or publishers
  • Reference, instruction, and collection development experience
  • Experience working with staff modules of an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III)
  • Experience maintaining a link resolver, preferably Serials Solutions

Key Working Relationships:

  • Students, faculty and staff across the college
  • Instructional Technology and Services Department
  • Electronic service providers

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.


Job Posting: Associate Director of Annual Giving for the Foundation Department.
Aquinas College seeks to hire a full time Associate Director of Annual Giving for the Foundation Department.

Summary of Duties

The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for the annual fund working toward a dollar and participation percentage goal established by the Executive Director and VP of the Foundation, along with the Senior Director of Foundation Operations and Annual Giving, and approved by the Cabinet members. This person will interact with all Foundation Office staff, other College staff, donors and alumni, volunteers, and students to coordinate information, meetings, mailings, phone center activities, online presence, events and processes to maximize philanthropic support and communication.


  • Is responsible for contributing to the success of the annual fund. Will manage all processes to achieve stated goals.
  • Manage donors in the database not assigned to a staff manager, as well as having a small portfolio of assigned constituents.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing direct mail campaigns as a major source of funding for the annual fund.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing email blast campaigns as a source of funding for the annual fund.
  • Organizes, plans, and attends annual fundraising events to assure successful outcomes.
  • Work closely with the Director of Corporate Relations to ensure sponsorships for events.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Foundation Relations and Engagement, as well as the Director of Events and Conferencing to assist in annual event logistics.
  • Acts as liaison for a wide variety of assigned College fundraising initiatives.
  • Will work toward creating a process that will track all annual solicitations by department across campus to avoid overlap of approaches to our donors.
  • Will be tasked with creating and maintaining committees for the annual fund as well as the Peter Wege Pro-Am Golf event and Brookby Ball.
  • Provides monthly reports for all areas of the annual fund, with analysis.
    Establishes a calendar of fundraising initiatives that will coordinate with other departments efforts for their specific fund raising.
  • Works with gift processing and foundation research to improve our data collection and reporting.
  • Contributes fundraising expertise through target marketing, identifying staff or faculty assistance or coordinating requests with and through related initiatives.
  • Coordinates with the Alumni Office to create a social media presence by posting relevant content and the occasional solicitation.
  • Continually creates relevant content for the annual fund portion of the website.
  • Explores new and innovative techniques for solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of all annual fund donors in order to assure retention and participation percentages.
  • Uses Raiser’s Edge to access and track donor records.
  • Assists with department-wide administrative duties such as phones, handling mail and working with paper files and electronic records and other tasks as needed; responds to internal and external inquiries.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends periodically.

Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge gained form non-profit fundraising.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Database knowledge required; Raiser’s Edge experience.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Marketing mentality a plus.

Decision Making & Problem Solving Requirements

  • Must be a proactive self-starter.
  • Able to work with and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects.
  • Must be a problem solver.
  • Analytical capabilities necessary to assess annual fund data.

Communication Requirements

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Frequent confidential contact with all levels of donors and employees.
  • Professional self-image, presentation and manners.
  • Ability to resolve conflict, individually or in a group setting.
  • Ability to communicate analysis of data to appropriate audiences.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Must be a leader in thought and actions.
  • Will be required to manage volunteers and student workers.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Office environment.
  • Long periods of sitting and working at a computer.
  • Some weekend and evening events.
  • Very light lifting.

To apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled.