Job of the Week: Professional Aide

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Professional Aide (Posting 699373)  performing phlebotomist or medical assistant duties for a research team doing home visits near Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is a temporary position paid per hour. 

You will be responsible for measuring study participants’ blood pressure, height and weight, drawing blood following venipuncture protocols, collecting other personal samples from participants, labeling samples and submitting accurate payroll time sheets. Other responsibilities include adhering to COVID safety protocols and maintaining professionalism by being punctual and polite. 

The ideal candidate is required to be an experienced phlebotomist and/or medical assistant, trained and experienced conducting veinous blood draws, has a high school diploma or equivalent and must be able to pass a criminal background check. Desired qualifications include completion of over 50 successful blood draws and experience with pediatric phlebotomy.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visits careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: Camp/Conference Aide

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Camp/Conference Aide (Posting 695385) for MSU Extension in Oakland County. MSU’s Tollgate Farm and Education Center is seeking staff with a background in one or more of the following areas: education, agricultural science, cooperative games, music, food science, entomology, forestry, gardening, fisheries and wildlife. 

As camp/conference aide, you will be responsible for performing various duties in support of summer camp and conferences such as responding to participant concerns, questions and emergencies, maintaining/monitoring campus rules, checking in and out of participants, and attending meetings. This position may involve overnight supervision of participants. This is a 12-week temporary or on-call position ranging from June 7 to August 27. 

The ideal candidate has experience working with children in formal and informal settings (school, summer camp, scouts and others) and works effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Desired qualifications include having a current CPR/First Aid certification OR willingness to participate in training before the first day of camp. Candidates should also possess knowledge of the natural world and work closely with wildlife and farm animals. Ideal candidates must be physically active for an eight-hour shift and be able to life 50 pounds. They should also demonstrate commitment, reliability, punctuality and responsible behavior at previous jobs.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visits careers.msu.edu. Applications close May 9, 2021.

Job of the Week: Professional Aide for the College of Veterinary Medicine

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Professional Aide (Posting 697985) performing writing and project management duties for the College of Veterinary Medicine. This is a three-month temporary position with the possibility for extension. The college includes four biomedical science departments, two clinical departments, two service units and various research units. In 2020, the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU was ranked third in the U.S. and top 10 in the world

As the Professional Aide, you will be responsible for writing for the Office of Marketing and Communications in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, you will be expected to provide administrative, organizational, editing and research support for a special historical project for the college.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, History or Professional Writing and at least two years of professional writing/project management experience. You will be a proficient, deadline-oriented writer with the ability to adapt your writing style to suit the genre and audience. You must have research skills and be able to understand complex subjects such as medicine, research and science. Candidates must be able to interview subjects and develop creative and frequent stories. Lastly, the ideal candidate should have experience and/or knowledge of generating web and social media content, project management skills and conduct historical research.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visits careers.msu.edu. Applications for this position close on April 14, 2021. 

Job of the Week: Laborer I

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Laborer I (Posting #694061) for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF). IPF provides services like assisting in event coordination, landscaping, planning, design and construction, recycling, and more.

As a Laborer I, you will be responsible for performing, leading, and assisting seasonal staff in a variety of manual labor tasks related to general landscape, plant and tree care, preservation, and golf course maintenance and tournament/event setup operations as part of Forest Akers Golf Course. Other responsibilities include operating snow-removal vehicles and equipment, assisting in monitoring work areas to assure compliance with safety precautions, among others. The position is expected to work 40 hours per week from approximately April to November at $17.76–$18.69 per hour. This position is also expected to work at least every other weekend. Additional benefits are included as well as the possibility of working November through April 2022.

The Laborer I must drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification. Ideal candidates must have a valid Michigan vehicle operator’s license and possess or attain MSU Forklift operator’s permit prior to completion of applicable probation or trial period. The candidate must also possess of attain a valid Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in categories Turf (3A), Ornamental (3B), and Right of Way (6) within 6 months of hire date.

The ideal candidate also has a background (at least 1 year experience) in golf course maintenance, sports field turf maintenance or strong equivalent background in similar agricultural or construction equipment work.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visit careers.msu.edu.

Job of the Week: Health Care Representative

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Health Care Representative (Posting #694623) for Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). CAPS is an on-campus facility that provides students with services on mental health concerns, including individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, screening/triage appointments, multicultural engagement, intensive integrated clinical services, clinical care coordination, hospitalization coordination and support, as well as other related services.

As a health care representative, you will be responsible for performing front desk functions in person and over the phone in a mental health setting. Other responsibilities include greeting visitors, scheduling appointments, checking in and checking out patients to the clinic, data entry and medical insurance verification, among other tasks. The positions requires you to greet visitors in a friendly manner and provide assistance and direction within the office, register and schedule patients for all necessary appointments, maintain patients’ medical records, participate in cross coverage, participate in meetings and training as necessary, maintain confidentiality of protected health information, collaborate with providers to develop the master schedule, as well as enter and update the schedule in the electronic medical record as needed. 

The ideal candidate will have the knowledge acquired in a high school education, a minimum of one year of related or expansive work experience in a mental health office, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired qualifications include completion of a healthcare assistant certificate or college course work in a health care related field or business or certification as a medical assistant. Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, patient scheduling software and Athena EHR are also preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to interact with students, visitors and clinicians.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visits careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS portal.

Job of the Week: On- Call Pharmacist

There are always plenty of opportunities to join the MSU community. Apart from the faculty and staff jobs posted on the Careers @ MSU website, MSU is hiring for temporary and on- call jobs within different departments on campus. This week’s job of the week is an On- Call Pharmacist (Posting #690043) for MSU’s Clinical Center. MSU Healthcare offers outpatient care to the Greater Lansing area and collaborates with hospitals in Lansing to provide inpatient care. Applications close on April 30, 2021 EST.

As an on-call pharmacist you will be responsible for overseeing Pharmacy operations, including purchasing drugs and supplies, reviewing the budget, and hiring, as well as scheduling, training and evaluating student personnel.  Other responsibilities include ordering supplies and preparing medications and other pharmaceuticals to fill prescriptions issued by physicians. You will also provide professional assistance to staff and patients. 

The ideal candidate has a Pharm D. or B.S. in pharmacy degree, an active Michigan Pharmacy and Controlled Substance License, and a certification in administering immunizations. You must have a BLS certificate. 

For more information on this position and to apply visit the link above. To learn more about MSU Health Care visit healthteam.msu.edu. Visit careers.msu.edu to view all our current job postings.

University Launches More Inclusive Hiring Process for Temporary Employees

MSU recently launched a new process for hiring temporary and on-call positions at the University. The new process requires the public posting of temporary positions to ensure all interested individuals have an equal opportunity to be aware of and compete for this type of employment at MSU. While other types of regular positions at MSU have long been publicly posted, extending that practice to temporary jobs is in line with MSU’s commitment to be a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Effective Nov. 9, 2020, temporary and on-call positions are posted publicly on MSU’s Careers@MSU website. MSU postings, now including Temporary and On-call postings, also are sent to Pure Michigan Talent Connect at https://www.mitalent.org/ to expand the range of individuals likely to see MSU postings.

“Our mission is to attract high-quality employees to all position types at Michigan State University. It’s vital that we ensure our postings reach a diverse, widespread audience and that all individuals feel welcome and encouraged to apply,” said Alice Smith, Director of Hiring at MSU Human Resources. “Introducing this new hiring process, and the posting requirements associated with it, is a step in our ongoing efforts to make hiring processes more inclusive and attract high-quality, diverse talent pools.”

The University collaborated with hiring departments and leadership from across campus for feedback and decision-making as this new process was created and implemented.

Applicants can visit careers.msu.edu to review existing career opportunities at the University. Hiring colleges and departments can find more information about the new hiring process on the MSU Human Resources website at hr.msu.edu/ua/hiring/support-staff/oncall-temporary.html. Contact the HR Solutions Center for more information or questions at SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu or 517-353-4434.

Job Feature: DEI Communications Manager

As the University continues its work related to diversity, equity and inclusion, MSU’s Media and Public Information department is currently seeking a DEI Communications Manager (#669421) for University Communications. This position will serve as the lead communications professional for the unit and will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to communicate MSU’s broad commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as among the institution’s highest priorities.

The Communications Manager will additionally be responsible for assisting University Communications and other university units to facilitate appropriate messaging throughout MSU’s communications infrastructure to communicate key diversity and inclusion themes. The Communications Manager will also perform media relations functions including monitoring coverage on key initiatives and issues, assisting with issues management and media responses, coordinating and implementing media events and developing and writing news releases.

Preferred education, experience, and/or skills include knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in journalism, communications, public relations, English, or a related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in communications, public relations, or a related field in higher education, an agency environment, or a large, complex organization; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ideal candidates would possess a minimum of five to ten years of professional experience developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs in a fast-paced PR or marketing agency or working closely with an agency to achieve strategic communications objectives; and demonstrate mastery of high-quality, professional-level project management, planning and conceptualization, plan execution, and results assessment; with particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion programs and projects, directed at both internal and external audiences, among other qualifications.

For more details on the responsibilities of these positions, visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

Job Feature: Administrative Contact Tracers

In response to COVID-19 and to continue ensuring the safety and health of the campus community, MSU recently posted three openings for Administrative Contact Tracers. Please refer to job numbers: 665171, 664960, and 665172.

The Contact Tracers are responsible for reaching out to all patients diagnosed with COVID-19 to learn more about patients’ medical histories, the people who they have had close contact with, and provide them with information and guidance to stop the ongoing transmission/spread of COVID-19. The Contact Tracer will communicate with assigned contacts, obtain symptom information, refer contacts for testing, and provide instructions on quarantine.

Preferred education, experience, and/or skills include knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in business; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible experience in database management or data collection; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ideal candidates would possess an understanding of, and ability to explain COVID-19 symptoms, tests, prevention, and interventions; excellent organizational skills; excellent interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills; basic skills of effective communication including active listening, empathy, cultural humility, and compassion, among other qualifications.

For more details on the responsibilities of these positions, visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.

Job of the Week – Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Telemarketing

This week’s job of the week is an Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Telemarketing (Posting #650579) for the MSU Alumni Office, specifically within University Advancement. This position is seeking an individual to assist in the organization and operation of the unit’s annual giving program by supervising its year-round, student-run telemarketing program.

The responsibilities of this role include managing and monitoring the use of an automated telemarketing system, supervising student staff and managers and developing and maintaining positive relations with all internal and external customers. Additionally, the individual in this role will be responsible for researching and analyzing trends, results and new initiatives and reporting on each while developing new strategies to increase results for fundraising programs, and assisting with high-end annual gift donor solicitation.  This position also requires the ability to work evening hours and weekends.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in communications, public relations, marketing, business or related field. One to three years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in professional fundraising or public relations is also required, or a combination of both education and experience. This position additionally requires the ability to work during evening hours and weekends. See the job posting for a complete list of desired qualifications.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visit careers.msu.edu. Internal applicants should access postings through the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal.