Job Opportunities

Finding a job can sometimes be difficult to do alone. Below you can easily access on-campus, off-campus, and seasonal job opportunities in the area. 

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Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting GVSU students & alumni to top employers and career resources, and employers to top GVSU candidates. Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job or to land in your first destination, Handshake can help! And the more you use Handshake, the smarter it gets. As the system gets to know your needs, it can deliver more current and relevant content directly to your feed. Visit the Career Center for more information!

 


New Job Announcements

RA Applications are now OPEN!

ABOUT THE RA POSITION

Resident Assistants (RAs) are responsible for community building, program facilitation, crisis response, policy enforcement, conflict mediation, and resource referral in a specific residential community. RAs facilitate engagement opportunities, offering students opportunities to interact and build relationships while gaining experience and skill in the areas of academic success, civic engagement, and social justice. RAs are thoroughly trained on residential and University policies, protocol, and services, preparing them for effective response and appropriate referral.

The RA position is a full academic year commitment requiring a significant time commitment. RAs must possess strong time management, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Approximately 50-60 new RAs are hired each year. The RA application, which opens annually in October and closes in December, requires the submission of a resume and the completion of four to five short-answer questions. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and an active housing application on file for consideration. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process in late January/early February. 

POSITION BENEFITS

Resident Assistants are compensated through a scholarship that covers the cost of room and board. RAs are provided a private bedroom and a meal plan for each semester. 

RAs benefit from skill development in the following areas:

  • Professional networking
  • Confidence and character building
  • Suicide prevention
  • Crisis response
  • Conflict mediation
  • Legal compliance
  • Intercultural competency
  • Sexual assault prevention & response
  • Academic success strategies

Apply Here: https://www.gvsu.edu/ra/


Knowledge Market Digital Skills Consultant

DIGITAL SKILLS CONSULTANTS

Do you like working with technology? Do you like helping others with technology-based questions? Apply to become a digital skills consultant! 

Digital skills consultants help students with improving their digital skills. This includes helping with

  • Developing approaches for digital projects
  • Digital communication, including social media
  • Basic computer skills for PC and Mac
  • Navigating technologies
  • Visualizing basic data sets
  • Editing and revising digital projects

Digital Skills consultants work in the Knowledge Market alongside consultants from research, speech, and writing. We provide library digital skills training, work around your class schedule, and offer many leadership opportunities. This position will start at the beginning of the winter semester. 

  • Starting wage: $11.07/hour
  • Application Deadline: December 1st 

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply!

Knowledge Market - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu)

Any additional questions please contact: 

Alyssa Gunn, Program Advisor 

616-331-3401

[email protected]

Knowledge Market Reserach Consultants

RESEARCH CONSULTANTS

Are you a curious person who likes to learn about different topics? Do you like talking to other students about ideas? Apply to become a research consultant!

Research consultants help students with the entire library research process including:

  • Brainstorming and narrowing topics
  • Exploring published research
  • Finding quality information, including peer-reviewed and scholarly sources
  • Reading and evaluating sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Citing sources

Research consultants work in the Knowledge Market alongside consultants from digital skills, speech, and writing. We provide library research training, work around your class schedule, and offer many leadership opportunities. This position will start at the beginning of the winter semester.

  • Starting wage: $11.07/hour
  • Application deadline: December 1

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply!

Knowledge Market - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu)

Any additional questions please contact: 

Alyssa Gunn, Program Advisor 

616-331-3401

[email protected]


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Mary Idema Pew Library is hiring!

Position: Service Desk – User Experience

Primary responsibilities include answering questions at the library service desk, providing building information and tours, and assisting with emergency and safety procedures. A variety of shifts are available. All applicants are expected to be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and extra hours during Exam Cram and for training purposes.

Current shifts needed:

Tuesdays, 7am-1pm

Thursdays, 7am-1pm

 

Email Tanisha Kuykendall [email protected]

for the application and more information.

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Assistance

If you need help with your resume or an interview make an appointment with the Career Center or your TRIO advisor.



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