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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.
Area Coordinator - Residence Life Office

Job Postings

Job Posting: Library - Evening Supervisor
Aquinas College, a Catholic liberal arts institution rooted in the Dominican tradition, seeks a dynamic, public service oriented paraprofessional to fill the position of Evening Supervisor (34 hours per week/31 weeks per year) in the Grace Hauenstein Library. The primary responsibility will be to provide supervision of student assistant(s) and to provide reference assistance to students, faculty and staff Sunday through Thursday evenings, August through May. Other responsibilities may include online record maintenance, gathering statistics, copy cataloging and other duties as assigned.  Required Qualifications: BA degree. Excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. Dedication to responsible, timely and proactive customer service. Proficient computer skills.  Preferred Qualifications: Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.  Supervisory experience. Experience with electronic databases. Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Millennium system. Start date for the position is August 20, 2015. Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to

Job Posting: Area Coordinator - Residence Life Office

The Residence Life Office at Aquinas College is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, live-in Area Coordinator (AC) who would be responsible for completing administrative, supervisory, and programmatic duties for a residential area housing 250-320 residents. Anticipated starting date for this position is August 3, 2015.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise, train, and evaluate student staff (including 10-14 RAs and, if applicable, 10-15 front desk workers); Advise Residence Hall/Area Council; Participate in on-call duty rotation for campus; Adjudicate cases through student conduct process; Mediate conflicts; Direct programmatic initiatives and community development for area; Provide support and referrals to students facing personal or academic challenges; Oversee all administrative aspects of area, including opening & closing, room changes, facilities work requests, and budget management; Share responsibility for departmental projects, including housing selection, staff selection, and summer operations; Collaborate with other student affairs colleagues to implement programs and services that promote the retention, growth, and success of students.


  • Education: Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education Administration, or other related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience: At least one year of work experience as an undergraduate/graduate in residence life required
  • Abilities: Ability to prioritize tasks and projects; Ability to meet deadlines; 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 apply independent judgment and sound decision-making
  • Skills: Strong supervision and management skills; Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Strong public speaking skills
  • Sound knowledge in student development theory and best practices in student affairs and higher education.
  • Willingness and ability to live on-campus and work a flexible schedule including some evening, weekend, and on-call hours.
  • Candidates must be able to represent and promote the Dominican ideals of Aquinas College.
  • A commitment of sensitivity to, and respect for, the diverse cultural backgrounds of Aquinas college faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must be able to perform job functions with or without accommodation.

Aquinas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity is a blessing, which brings a richness of perspectives to our intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual life. We value experiences that contribute to the diversity of our community and seek to hire faculty and staff dedicated to fostering an inclusive campus for all.

Compensation: Includes professional salary and benefits, furnished apartment, dining services during academic year, 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 Questions about this position can be directed to Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life, at or (616) 632-2945. Applications should be received by July 6, 2015 for first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Job Posting: Conductive Learning Center – Marketing and Development Manager

Summary of Duties: The Marketing and Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director to plan and execute a comprehensive mission-driven marketing and development program to grow resources, enrollments and service delivery. S/he holds operational responsibility in the areas of: fundraising, marketing/public relations, community outreach, relationship building, partnership development and events of CLC. S/he joins a dynamic team responsible for the advancement of the organization’s strategic goals; team is comprised of program staff, administrative staff, volunteer Board leadership, and Aquinas College representatives.

The Conductive Learning Center (an Aquinas College partner) is seeking a Marketing and Development Manager to work closely with the Executive Director to plan and execute a comprehensive mission-driven marketing and development program to grow resources, enrollments and service delivery. S/he holds operational responsibility in the areas of: fundraising, marketing/public relations, community outreach, relationship building, partnership development and events of CLC. S/he joins a dynamic team responsible for the advancement of the organization’s strategic goals; team is comprised of program staff, administrative staff, volunteer Board leadership, and Aquinas College representatives.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Fund Development (55%)

  • Partner with the Executive Director and Committees to provide leadership in fund development activities
  • Develop and execute annual plans to ensure stable revenue streams to support programs and operations of the organization. Secure funding through grants, annual appeals, events, sponsorships, matching gifts, pledges, and other donor cultivation efforts.
  • Cultivate donors via the donor database and donor communications (solicitations, thank you letters, acknowledgments), providing feedback regarding impact of their contribution.
  • Prepare and execute annual campaign and event materials and mailings.
  • Seek funding from local foundations, businesses and individuals by writing and managing grant and sponsorship proposals, including required evaluations and reporting.
  • Coordinate and plan special events including annual Evening of Celebration, Team CLC-Fifth Third River Bank Run
  • Act as liaison to third-party organizations/agencies interested in raising funds to support CL

Marketing, Public Relations and Communications: (20%)

  • Partner with the Executive Director and Committees to provide leadership in Marketing activities
  • Implement an experiential and storytelling model to recruit, retain, and
engage donors and students/families served
  • Develop and implement annual marketing, public relations and communications plans
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of digital and print communications
  • Develop and execute social media plans, lead generation strategies, website maintenance and content development activities.
  • Develop content, design and deliver email communications and newsletters
  • Create surveys for various customer segments using online tools.
  • Represent CLC at community outreach events.
  • Serve as speaker/presenter to external audiences as necessary
  • Conduct tours for new or prospective donors and community members

Donor Database Management (15%)

  • Serve as the primary individual responsible for the GiftWorks donor database
  • Manage donor database operations including: data entry, data cleaning and standardization, gift recording and acknowledgments, fulfill recognition benefits, gift reporting, maintenance of prospect and donor data, develop policy and procedures
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing non-profit solicitation and tax deduction records for donors
  • Prepare donor research, queries, and planning support

Office Administration: (10%)

  • Execute general office operations as needed, including: answering phones, faxing documents, attending meetings, preparing the office for visitors, assist with collection of tuition payments, liaise with AQ and facility management, monitoring and ordering office supplies.
  • Work with Executive Director to establish annual fundraising and enrollment/tuition goals; monitor expenses
  • Coordinate preparation of bank deposits; prepare and submit bills for payment. Tuition billing, collection reminders, tracking.
  • Facilitate Board and Committee activities. Provide guidance and support, assist in training and organization of tasks, schedule/attend meetings, produce meeting minutes, updates and reminders.

Knowledge & Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Fundraising and/or Non-profit Management or related field
  • 2-5 years progressive work experience marketing, fund development, public or community relations (relevant work experience required)
  • Ability to manage and coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Previous experience volunteering or supervising volunteers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent time and project management/ organizational skills
  • Excellent presentation skills (persuasion/sales/donor solicitation)
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Excellent written communication skills (grant writing, case statements, direct mail etc.)
  • Flexible, diplomatic, trustworthy, creative, poised and professional.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and willing to work as a team member.
  • Maintains a professional manner in order to work with the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and community
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Applications, Constant Contact (email), GiftWorks (or other fundraising software), WordPress
  • CMS or comparable software skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential matters.
  • Ability to self-initiate and work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous management experience
  • Previous non-profit experience
  • Marketing and/or fund development experience in non-profit sector

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and stand; use hands to finger manipulation, handle, feel, reach with arms and hands, and talk or hear
  • The employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • The vision requirements include close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.
  • Some weekend and evening hours as requested.
  • Requires reliable transportation for intermittent local travel.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Candidate interviews will begin immediately. Resumes will be reviewed until position filled.

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 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

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.