Job of the Week: Unit Human Resources Administrator I

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the Eli Broad College of Business for a Unit Human Resources Administrator position (posting 790472). The Broad College of Business values collaboration and aims to develop global transformational leaders who positively impact society.

The Human Resources Administrator is responsible for managing HR duties for faculty and academic staff employees. They provide leadership in strategic management and advise administrators on human resources procedures and policies. They will also facilitate the hiring process for faculty and academic staff personnel actions for the Broad College. They supervise staff performance appraisal processes and procedures. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field. Three to five years of experience in managing human resources functions, implementing training programs and computer applications is preferred.

To learn more about the Eli Broad College of Business, visit broad.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume, cover letter and three professional references and submit your application here by July 5.

Job of the Week: Farm Assistant Manager

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a Farm Assistant Manager position (posting 787521). The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to enhance the quality of life for Michigan citizens and the world by progressing education for the management of communities and agricultural, natural resource and food systems to sustainably meet diverse human needs.

The Farm Assistant Manager is responsible for overseeing or assisting in managing the facility’s daily operations and monitoring crop and harvesting conditions and progress. They will also assist with various reports such as nutrient management, crop production, billing and more. They assist in managing the support staff and planning crop operations. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science or a related field. One to three years of experience in supervision and all areas of farm work or production with specific animal groups and crops is preferred. They should also have experience with computers and farm equipment.

Though not required, it is helpful for applicants to have a Pest Applicators Certification. Upon hire, candidates must obtain a CDL A or B and a commercial pesticide applicator license with a 1A endorsement.
To learn more about the College of Agriculture and Natural Science, visit canr.msu.edu. To apply for this position, prepare a resume and cover letter and submit your application here by June 21.

Job of the Week: Travel Operations Coordinator / Operations Coordinator

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting for a Travel Operations/Operations Coordinator (posting 786029) with the MSU Finance Office. MSU Finance provides leadership, guidance, direction and oversight to the university’s complex financial and business functions.

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for data collection to verify HR, expense and travel policy compliance. They will give recommendations to enhance financial compliance, create training content, analyze data to identify patterns in travel expenses and other data, coordinate planning for event related projects and create reports and presentations for stakeholders. For a list of all responsibilities, click here

The ideal candidate should have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a business related field. Additionally, they should have 1-3 years of experience in data mining or consolidation, report building, customer service, curriculum development or event management.

To learn more about the MSU Financial Office, visit https://finance.msu.edu/index.html. To apply for this position, prepare a resume and cover letter and submit your application here by June 14.

Job of the Week: HR Retirement Analyst

This week’s featured job posting from MSU Human Resources is a Retirement Analyst for Human Resources (Job Posting 783016). Human Resources provides strategic human resources expertise, counsel, support, and services for the MSU community.

The Retirement Analyst provides IRS compliance and plan monitoring, which requires the ability to maintain retirement limits in multi-step plans or a multiple vendor environment. They also counsel and aid HR units, faculty, staff, and retirees who encounter retirement, benefit, and financial issues. They will assist employees with acquiring any necessary retirement information, including eligibility and payroll instructions. 

The selected candidate will also handle the processing of retirement and benefits transactions, including reviewing and approving Medicare validation, retirement loans, etc. They will also be responsible for developing and promoting educational activities for employees as needed. 

Interested applicants should have a four-year degree in Human Resources Administration, Labor Industrial Relations, or a related field. The applicant should have one to three years of experience in human resources administration, data or statistical analysis, or program development in retirement plan administration. Though not required, it is helpful if the individual has a series 6 or 7 securities license and CEBS Certification. For a complete list of job duties and qualifications, click here.

To learn more about Human Resources, visit hr.msu.edu. To apply for this opening, prepare a cover letter and resume and submit your application here by June 7.

Jobs of the Week: Openings with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

This week, MSU Human Resources features three job openings with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)–Assistant Director of Assistive Technology (posting 770997), Ability Access Specialist – Chronic Health (posting 770998), and Ability Access Specialist – Neurodivergence (posting 760382). Join RCPD and contribute positively to MSU’s reputation for excellence in facilitating the inclusion of persons with disabilities in a range of educational and work-related opportunities. 

The Assistant Director of Assistive Technology reports to the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities and will oversee the development of proposals, programs, partnerships, funding sources, and visibility efforts that expand assistive technology leadership at MSU. This individual will collaborate with the Director of the RCPD and Ability Access Specialists to develop and operationalize strategic plans, document needs, and report on progress in advancing ability and opportunity. 

Individuals interested in the Assistant Director of Assistive Technology should have a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to educational technology accessibility, such as special education, higher education administration, information technology, etc. The selected candidate will have extensive working knowledge of assistive technology and a vision for its role in facilitating full participation by persons with disabilities. They should have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Click here for a complete list of duties and requirements. 

There are two openings for Ability Access Specialists–one for chronic health and one for neurodivergence–both reporting to the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. These specialists provide advising, service direction, consultation, and referrals to persons with disabilities to facilitate full participation in university programs and services. They provide outreach, consulting, and presentations to university faculty and staff to create an environment of accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities. The Ability Access Specialists develop and administer programs and services intent on increasing engagement in the mission and programs of MSU, fostering student success, and advancing career and life success. 

Requirements for the Ability Access Specialists include a master’s degree in special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field. They should have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities and educational and employment-related accommodations, skills, and tools used by persons with a range of disabilities. They should also have a working knowledge of assistive technology and its role in facilitating full participation by persons with disabilities and strong collaborative and team skills balanced by an ability to operate independently with minimal prompting. 

Click here for a complete list of duties and requirements for the chronic health Ability Access Specialist and here for the neurodivergence Ability Access Specialist. 

The required application material for these positions includes a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and two letters of reference. Learn more about RCPD at https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/about-rcpd. The latest job postings are available at careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: Office Assistant III

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting for an Office Assistant III (posting 781674) with the Division of Student Life and Engagement. Student Life engages students in active learning, prepares students for leadership roles, enhances the educational environment, and is centered on the success of students.

The office assistant will serve as the primary administrative support for the Student Life & Engagement (SLE) Director of Human Resources. They will represent SLE at Human Resources staff meetings, manage calendaring functions, and assist in communication and human resources processes related to recruitment, hiring, staffing, training, and development. This individual will interact with MSU and SLE staff and students to assist with questions and resolve issues, serving as the front-line communicator and connection to the SLE human resources team. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a high school education and at least three years of work experience in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desktop publishing software. It is helpful, but not required, that the individual has knowledge of MSU Human Resources policies and procedures, experience working in an office dealing with confidential information, or experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, LGBTQIA+ or gender backgrounds.

Learn more about the Department of Student Life at https://studentlife.msu.edu/. Find more information and apply here with a resume, cover letter, and three professional references by May 31. The latest job postings are available at careers.msu.edu.

Job of the Week: Health Care Representative

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting for a Health Care Representative (posting 775895) with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for someone to work evenings at the Small Animal Clinic reception desk to greet, register, and direct clients and animals to the correct waiting area. The Health Care Representative will establish patient appointments and create, review, and update electronic client and patient health records. They will also work in the call center, listening carefully and communicating effectively to provide outstanding customer service. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a high school education and at least one year of experience working in a medical office, clinic, or mental health office. It is helpful if the candidate also has work experience that includes phone etiquette and computer skills with excellent communication and uses proper grammar and spelling. 

The College’s vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s strategy, goals, and progress.

Learn more about the College of Veterinary Medicine at https://cvm.msu.edu/. Find more information and apply here with a cover letter and resume by May 24. The latest job postings are available at careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: Communications Manager II/S

This week’s featured job from MSU Human Resources is a Communications Manager II/S (posting 774781) with MSU Libraries.  

The MSU Libraries is looking for a strategic thinker and storyteller for their Marketing and Communications Manager, who will lead their external and internal communications, including developing social media strategy and ongoing evaluation through metrics and analytics. The internal communications strategy developed by this individual will showcase departmental and individual staff achievements and other noteworthy news to support staff morale and cement departmental cohesiveness. In addition to supervising three full-time staff members, the Communications Manager will also act as the primary communications liaison across Library departments, managing relationships, and assignments with faculty librarians, archivists, and staff. They will also represent the Libraries in various activities and participate in meetings related to marketing and communications within the University with regional and national organizations. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

Applicants interested in this position should have a four-year degree in Journalism, Telecommunications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, or a related field. Required work experience includes three to five years in public and media relations, composting, editing, and publication production. Work experience may also include marketing, advertising, word processing, desktop publishing, web design, spreadsheet or database software, and computer programming.

While not required, the ideal candidate for this role should be able to manage concurrent initiatives, production schedules, and multiple tasks. They should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to build positive, enthusiastic, and productive collaborations with diverse audiences. Experience working in a research library or university development is also helpful. 

Learn more about MSU Libraries at https://lib.msu.edu/. Find more information here and apply with a cover letter and resume by May 17. Find all the latest job postings at careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: Skilled Trades Supervisors

This week’s featured job from MSU Human Resources is a Skilled Trades Supervisor (posting 774284) in the department of Power and Water through Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. 

The Skilled Trades Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the install, repair and maintenance of power and water controls. In addition, all Power and Water hiring, recruiting and training are assigned to this role. The supervisor will work with union representatives, manage the department budget and develop and coordinate power outage plans. This professional must also uphold IPF’s commitment to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture. For a full list of responsibilities, click here.

Applicants interested in this position should have knowledge normally acquired from at least one year of higher education and five to eight years work experience in maintenance of electrical equipment. The applicant must also possess a valid drivers license and meet MSU safe driving standards. The desired qualifications include, but are not limited to a degree in electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering, knowledge of power plant operations and experience with labor relations. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and Continuous or Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS, PEMS) is also desired. IPF is looking for a staff member who understands different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge on the technical operations of the position. 

Learn more about MSU IPF at https://ipf.msu.edu/. Find more information and apply with a cover letter and resume by May 3 here. All the latest job postings can be found at careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: WorkLife Consultant/Life Span & Family Services Coordinator

This week’s featured job from MSU Human Resources is a WorkLife Consultant/Life Span and Family Services Coordinator (Job Posting 771494). 

The WorkLife Consultant provides administrative and coordination of child and family care assistance programs, including advocating for family support and workplace wellness policies for faculty and staff. Responsibilities include conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and administering university-wide work-life programs and activities. The person chosen for this will be responsible for programming, reports, promotion, and one-on-one and group consultations in family care, workplace assistance/wellness, campus/community connections, relocation, and career.

The selected candidate for this role will refer faculty and staff inquiries about family assistance, workplace assistance and wellness, community connections, relocation, and career to appropriate agencies, offices, or information sources. They will also serve as a liaison between University offices, campus governmental units, committees, constituents, and external employers and governing bodies. They will utilize knowledge of organizational conditions and evolving trends in the field to advise stakeholders on the quality of work-life issues through advocacy, presentations, consultations, and more. Find the complete list of duties and responsibilities here

Applicants interested in this position should have a four-year degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Resources, or Public Administration. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required. They should also have at least one year of experience in dependent care support, family services program planning, coordination, and evaluation. It is helpful if the candidate has knowledge of local community resources for employees, families, newcomers, aging employees/families, wellbeing, and dependent care. The best candidates will also have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, be able to manage multiple tasks, and excellent writing skills. They would also be comfortable learning and using new technology such as MS Teams, Qualtrics, SharePoint, social media, Zoom, MediaSpace, and Microsoft 362 Suite. 

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon. Learn more about MSU WorkLife Office at worklife.msu.edu. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter here by April 26. Find all the latest job postings at careers.msu.edu