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Academic Advisor/Recruiter - Statewide & Online (Part-Time) Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Academic Advisor/Recruiter - Statewide & Online (Part-Time) – Ferris State University. This is a part-time (an average of 25 hours per week) position, which may include occasional evening and weekend hours. This position provides services including: program advising and admission, student recruitment, liaison with regional community colleges, other educational institutions, businesses, and agencies, along with assisting with office operation coverage when needed. Primary program advising for online Business programs but may cover advising for other programs. Required: Bachelor’s and a minimum 18 credits completed in a Master’s degree. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people.
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Graphic Design Big Rapids, MI 49307
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Graphic Design – Ferris State University. Teach design courses such as visual literacy, graphic design theory and current technologies. The candidate must be able to teach multiple subject areas within a graphic design curriculum. responsibilities include holding office hours, utilizing face-to-face, blended and/or online modes of delivery; assuring/improving learning through assessment, close consultation with program faculty, as well as training via the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. This is a pooled position, One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis. Required: MA, MFA, MS, MDes, DMBA, MBA or Master's degree in design or closely-related field and evidence of contemporary industry practice within the last 5 years is required. If degree is in related field or master's degree with less than 18 credit hours, 3+ years of contemporary design industry experience in the last 8 years is required. To apply and view full job description, visit Ferris State University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to inclusion and equity. Learn more about the Ferris mission, commitment to diversity and to equal opportunity, and dynamic, student-focused community at Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application/participating in the hiring process should contact Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or
Adjunct Instructor 1 - PGA Golf Management Big Rapids, MI 49307
Adjunct Instructor 1 – PGA Golf Management – Ferris State University. Teach undergraduate courses in the PGA Golf Management program face-to-face and mixed delivery. The College of Business is dedicated to providing a learning experience that instills in its students knowledge, competencies and skills for entry level and job advancement in their chosen careers. To facilitate this, faculty are expected to be student oriented and able to integrate current technology into the learning environment. Required: Bachelor's degree from a PGA Golf Management University program or Bachelor's degree combined with PGA Apprenticeship Program with Class A PGA member in good standing. Four years or more full-time in any of the following: operations management, coaching, teaching and/or golf professional experience.
Human Resource Customer Service Representative Big Rapids, MI 49307
Human Resource Customer Service Representative – Ferris State University. The Human Resource Customer Service (HR) Representative is responsible for supporting a broad range of human resources functions. This person will be the face of HR customer service at the front desk. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support and engage in cross-functional HR projects. This individual must possess exceptional customer service skills, communicate effectively and professionally (both verbally and in writing), and demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision. The HR Representative will support and perform responsibilities in the employment and benefits areas. The successful candidate must be pleasant, responsive, excel at problem solving, initiate solutions and work with and maintain confidential information. The successful candidate must also be a self-starter, committed to lifelong learning, and possess a high value for collaboration. The HR Representative must value working with a diverse constituency. Proficiency with MS Office and Excel is required. Will report directly to the Associate Vice President-HR. This position is part-time. The hours are 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Required: Associate's degree in a business related field or comparable recent work in Human Resources. Demonstrated proficiency with technology and ability to perform advanced functions in MS Office Suite.
Temporary Dining Sub-Trainee Big Rapids, MI 49307
Dining Services is seeking hard working individuals to join a team of professionals dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. Several positions classified as temporary are available to assist in providing service support in all of our dining locations such as The Quad, The Rock, Starbucks, Erbert & Gerberts, Founder’s, The Market, Bulldog Bites and Catering. Employee must be able to: interact with students, staff and faculty; interact successfully with patrons; project a positive image; communicate effectively with others in a manner that demonstrates a desire to provide great customer service and reflects an awareness of the customers’ needs.
Head Golf Professional Big Rapids, MI 49307
Responsible for the planning, promotion and execution of all golf activities including organizing tee times, golfing events, tournaments and lessons at the Katke Golf Course and Golf Learning Center. Work in close partnership with the Course Superintendent and Operations Manager. Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Dining Service Substitute (Part-Time) Big Rapids, MI 49307
This position provides support in food service production by assisting in food preparation and service in dining service operations. Duties will include preparation of entrees and soups, short order cooking, assisting with salad and bakery product preparation, ware-washing and maintenance, and preparation of service areas. Individuals in this position will be exposed to all food types (ex. shellfish, peanuts, & fruit) in an environment where industrial strength cleaners are used. Work hours may vary and you may be required to be on-call.
HVACR Mechanic Big Rapids, MI 49307
Perform skilled trades work in repairing, installing, diagnosing, and maintaining heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, refrigeration and associated equipment on University property.
Photography Facilities Technician (part-time) Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Photography Facilities Technician (part-time) - Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) is currently accepting applications for a part-time Photography Facilities Technician to support the KCAD Photography program and initiatives within the college that enhance student learning and safety.
Custodian 6 Month Big Rapids, MI 49307
Physical Plant anticipates various opportunities for temporary and full-time positions in the custodial department. Shift/days will vary based on need and could include any or all of the following days/times: M-F, T-Sa, S-Th, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 1:30 am, 10:30 pm - 7:00 am. The positions that are identified to be temporary in nature are anticipated to go from August 24, 2020 through June 30, 2021 at this time. The positions will perform custodial duties independently or within a team environment as assigned providing a high standard of cleanliness.
Electrical Supervisor Big Rapids, MI 49307
Responsible for the 7200 volt distribution system. Supervise and coordinate work activities of the Electrical Department engaged in assembly, installation and repair of equipment related to electrical operations. Maintenance and renovation of University facilities including but not limited to, distribution systems, battery systems, emergency lighting systems, preventative maintenance, generators, etc. Serve as project manager providing oversight for contracted and in-house construction and renovation projects. Oversight and responsibility for campus conveyance systems (i.e.,elevators, lifts, etc.)
Print Operator Big Rapids, MI 49307
Understanding of digital printing equipment and applicable software. Set up and perform (or arrange for) repairs of digital printing and finishing equipment. Provide customer service. Work with computerized ordering system retrieving online orders.
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Manufacturing Engineering Multiple Locations
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Manufacturing Engineering – Ferris State University. The School of Design and Manufacturing invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. Position requires teaching undergraduate-level lecture and laboratory coursework in a "hands-on" academic environment. Required: Bachelor of Science degree with appropriate individual experience in manufacturing engineering.
Director, Auxiliary Business Operations Big Rapids, MI 49307
Provide guidance and oversight in the areas of budgeting, financial and operational protocols for all areas within Auxiliary Enterprises. Provide direct support to the Bookstore and Printing Services for day to day operations.
Architecture Faculty (Full-time 9 mos. Tenure Track) Big Rapids, MI 49307
Architecture Faculty (Full-time 9 mos. Tenure Track) – Ferris State University. The Architecture and Facility Management Department invites applications for a 9-month tenure track faculty position starting in academic year 2020-2021 at the assistant or associate level. The successful candidate will be instrumental in delivering the BS in Architecture and Sustainability program, as well as developing new offerings which may include a new B.Arch degree. The program is seeking colleagues who are disciplined, creative, and collegial and who are engaged in and enjoy teaching.
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Architecture and Facility Management Big Rapids, MI 49307
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Architecture and Facility Management - Ferris State University. The Architecture and Facility Management Department seeks applications for a part-time, temporary faculty position. Responsibilities involve teaching one or more courses in the following degree programs: AAS in Architectural Technology or BS in Architecture and Sustainability. In addition to the more common topics associated with the degree programs, experience in architectural design, construction detailing and documents utilizing AutoCAD and Revit, digital architectural presentation utilizing software such as Revit, Formit, Autodesk 3DS Max, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator will be considered. Required: A Bachelor of Science in Architecture is required to teach 100 and 200 level courses. A Bachelor of Architecture or a Master of Architecture is required to teach 300 to 400 level courses. The candidate will be evaluated based upon specific educational background in the subject matter for which the candidate will be assigned to teach. A minimum of five years of professional work experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Adjunct Faculty - Interior Design Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Interior Design Adjunct Faculty - Kendall College of Art and Design is currently accepting applications for adjunct faculty in its Interior Design program. The Interior Design Program seeks to cultivate interior designers who are engaged in innovative and creative human-centered solutions that contribute to the advancement of the profession. We are looking for a designer that can help us teach the next generation about the design process and to share the skills of the profession in the classroom. The teaching assignment is based upon skill, demonstrated competency, and depth of understanding in areas such as the design process, hand rendering, construction documentation, industry software programs, building codes, and various project typologies.
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Surveying Engineering Big Rapids, MI 49307
Adjunct Instructor 1 - Surveying Engineering – Ferris State University. Teach courses in the Surveying Engineering program. Required: Bachelor's degree in the discipline with a Professional Surveyors License. Five years professional experience.
Systems Librarian Big Rapids, MI 49307
System Librarian – Ferris State University. The Ferris Library for Information, Technology, & Education (FLITE) at Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan) seeks a collaborative, innovative, dynamic, and services-oriented Systems Librarian to ensure that library systems and services support and enhance student learning. Primary responsibilities include system administration of the main library management system, other enterprise applications, and seamless integration of all electronic library services for both FLITE and Kendall College of Art and Design Library. The Systems Librarian leads, oversees and coordinates various technology-related projects in FLITE as the library’s lead technology project manager. This position is an exceptional opportunity to work and grow in a dynamic, technology-intensive library serving a diverse student population. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Access Services. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive benefits package. This position will remain open until filled. Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library science or ALA accredited master’s degree in information science by the time of hire. Experience managing an enterprise library system used for search, discovery, access and delivery services. Understanding different user communities' needs and user search behavior in academic library settings and the arena of information seeking and use. Documented experience with HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, and XSLT, including universal design, usability, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility issues. Knowledge of current and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems. Working knowledge of a programming/scripting language. Experience working with library databases and HTML.

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