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Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job no: 495038
Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: Administration

This position will provide support and guidance and will play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of creative leaders. If you are a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for project management, cutting edge technology and nurturing student talent, we encourage you to apply.


Student Support: Manage the schedules of student workers while collaborating closely with student coders, designers, and advisors to provide hands-on assistance, mentorship, and technical support throughout their projects. Foster a supportive and inclusive studio atmosphere that encourages innovation and creativity.
Project Management: Manage the workflow and project timelines for various student-led initiatives. Facilitate effective communication among team members, ensuring projects stay on track and meet established milestones.
Budget Tracking: Monitor project budgets and expenditures, ensuring responsible financial management. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to allocate resources efficiently and optimize project outcomes.
Resource Coordination: Oversee the maintenance of necessary equipment and materials for student projects. Work with relevant departments to ensure students have access to the tools they need for successful project completion.
Documentation and Reporting: Maintain detailed records of project progress, expenditures, and outcomes. Provide regular reports to the Creative Director, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and recommendations for improvement.
Cross-Sector Collaboration: Collaborate with faculty, staff, and external partners to align student projects with institutional goals and industry standards. Foster strong partnerships to enhance the impact of student initiatives.
Innovation and Ideation: Encourage students to explore innovative ideas and design concepts. Offer guidance and feedback to push the boundaries of creativity and problem-solving.
Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Science, Animation, New Media, Design, Project Management) or 2-4 years equivalent practical experience in higher education or student affairs.
Experience in project management, preferably in an educational or creative setting.
Familiarity with XR/AI tools and technologies, with a strong ability to troubleshoot technical issues.
Proficiency in budget tracking and resource management.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse student populations and stakeholders.
Strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Passion for fostering a collaborative and innovative studio environment that supports student growth and learning.

Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

Salary: $36,000 - $40,000

Department/Division: Central Administration

Campus: Grand Rapids (Consumers Energy Building)

Hours for the position: Typically Monday through Friday 12-pm to 8 pm with occasional Saturday hours as student needs arise

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin November 27 and the position may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University. Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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