Assistant to the Director of Student Engagement (Part-time Temporary)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Part-Time

Position Title: Assistant to the Director of Student Engagement (Part-time Temporary)  
Location: Grand Rapids (Kendall)  

92505 - KCAD Student Engagement

Advertised Salary: 15.27 per hour  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: Less than 9 month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: To engage, develop and produce impactful and successful students. Under the direction of the Director of Student Engagement, the part-time Assistant to the Director of Student Engagement serves as a member of the Student Life team by assisting the Director of Student Engagement in planning and implementing co-curricular programming. This position also works in conjunction with other departments, faculty, and administration as well as external organizations for the purpose of the promotion of student success and student progress. This is a part-time temporary position to work a maximum of 28 hours per week from approximately April 15 – August 15, 2024.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High School Diploma  
Required Work Experience: Previous administrative support experience that required strong organization, communication and collaboration efforts  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Carrying
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor’s degree in art or design
Working knowledge of Banner software.
Experience working with art and/or design student populations.
Experience with commuter student populations.
Previous work in a college / university setting working with art and/or design.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Support the Director of Student Engagement with events, programming and associated documentation (i.e. contracts, honorariums, payments and reimbursements).
Complete room reservations, room set ups, and food order requests for Student Engagement activities, events, and meetings.
Coordinate calendars for Student Engagement as needed.
Assist in communication of activities, events and meetings as necessary.
Attend activities, events and meetings as necessary.
Coordinate transportation and required documentation for College field trips.
Coordinate connections between inquiring individuals with the FSU Career and Professional Success office for access to Handshake job/internship postings.
Manage a University Corporate Credit Card (purchases and reconcile expense reports).
Coordinate departmental purchases for the Student Engagement Office and New Student Orientation, reconcile expense reports for purchases made by the Director of Student Engagement.
Collaborate with necessary individuals to complete purchases for the Student Engagement Office, Student Organizations, field trip transportation.
Travel off campus as needed for various tasks needed is support of Student Engagement and KCAD/FSU.
Collaborate with the faculty, staff and students to promote student success and student progress.
Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Perform any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, and problem solving skills.
Enthusiasm for working with students.
Ability to handle numerous tasks and activities simultaneously.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to prioritize work responsibilities.
Adapt to changing duties and take initiative.
Highly motivated and self-directed.
Ability to thrive in a changing environment.
Ability to work effectively and in a participatory manner with all segments of the College community and external communities.
Ability to travel as well as be available for weekend and evening hours.
Demonstrated commitment, experience, and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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