Job of the Week 3/31/17

This week we are highlighting a Controller Assistant Manager/Analyst (posting #5161) with the Financial Analysis & Reporting unit. This position is responsible for participation in cross-functional financial analyst training with various central units across campus, including Controller’s Office, Internal Audit, University Services, and Contract & Grant Administration; performing financial accounting/cost analysis in order to provide financial statements and managerial reports in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards/Fund accounting; and interpreting and applying authoritative accounting guidance for proper reporting of University transactions.

This position is also responsible for analyzing financial systems and assisting departments with effective and efficient use of these systems; developing and recommending University accounting policies/procedures for consideration by management; and assisting with review and processing of financial system transactions to ensure compliance with internal policies/procedures.

MSU Jobs IconFor a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.


Thank You MSU Recycling!

At MSU, it’s more than simply showing your school spirit by wearing green and white – it’s about being Spartan Green. Maintaining environmentally, socially and economically sustainable solid waste management solutions to help keep our campus and natural world beautiful is exactly what MSU Recycling stands for. The organization began in 1988, when MSU’s students petitioned the Board of Trustees to focus on recycling and received a grant from the state to create an office paper recycling program. From there began the Office of Recycling and Waste Reduction, which is now known as MSU Recycling. Throughout the years, MSU Recycling’s services have expanded, and have integrated the Surplus Store, Storage and Waste Management into one unit.

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Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy


MSU Recycling has partnered with the MSU’s Office of Campus Sustainability to form “a holistic waste reduction and sustainability team.” The team has worked to encourage student, faculty and staff participation in sustainability and waste reduction efforts on campus with their Be Spartan Green program.

MSU Recycling offers many services that are not only there to help you, but to help our environment. Besides interior, exterior and event recycling, compost, confidential shredding and office clean out services are also offered. Volunteer opportunities are also available if you wish to lend a hand in increasing recycling and reducing waste.

Thank you, MSU Recycling for keeping our campus beautiful and engaging the community in your efforts!

Job of the Week 3/24/17

This week we are highlighting a Producer/Host Radio position (posting #5166) with Broadcasting Services (WKAR). This position is responsible for producing and hosting the daily show, producing human-interest features for WKAR News, producing and scheduling on-air promos, and establishing and maintaining online social media engagement with listeners. This position also works closely with the digital news director, other program hosts, and the contributing and assistant producers, as well as student interns.

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service 2017

“Who will make an impact all over the world? SPARTANS WILL.” This year, The SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service will take place on April 8. The day brings together Spartan alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends around the world to work in their local communities, demonstrating the power of the Spartan network.

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Photo courtesy of SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service

Spartans, past and present, can organize and register service projects, or volunteer for an already established project. There are several projects close to East Lansing, and all over Michigan, including Potter Park Zoo Spring Clean Up, Recycle Livingston in Howell, and Invasive Species Removal in Haslett.


The SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service has been very successful. Throughout the years, the event has averaged nearly 16,000 hours of service donated by more than 3,700 people in hundreds of locations around the world. The deadline for registering projects is March 24, and volunteer registration closes on April 2. Join the movement of Spartans and help your local community by creating or signing up for a project today! For more information visit

Upcoming ARO Training for Staffing Coordinators

As part of the Agile Recruiting & Onboarding (ARO) project, MSU Human Resources will begin training sessions this week for those who may hold a staffing coordinator role on job postings.

Three training session options will be offered; two are in-person in the Erickson Kiva and one is online via Zoom. You only need to register for one session because they all will provide training on the same information, so please choose the date and time that works best with your schedule.

msu-aro-identity-full_blue-blackThe sessions are:

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Erickson Kiva
Register Here

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom*
Register Here

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Erickson Kiva
Register Here

During this training, there is a blended learning approach of self-paced eLearning and scheduled, live training sessions. You will gain basic software and process knowledge through the eLearning modules, followed by presenter-led sessions that include demonstrations, key takeaways and opportunities to ask questions. Be sure to review the Staffing Coordinator eLearning Module prior to attending a training session, and look over the Staffing Coordinator Training Guide.

MSU HR is committed to ensuring that you, the MSU hiring community, have the information and knowledge you need to recruit and hire the most qualified candidates using our new system. Without your partnership, ARO cannot succeed, so be sure to register for a training session today!

We look forward to seeing you!

Job of the Week 3/17/17

This week we are highlighting a Space Management Coordinator (posting #5114) with the Office of Planning and Budgets. This position is responsible for initiating, planning and coordinating activities associated with planning, programming and budget development, as well as participating in the planning, development and implementation of facility-related initiatives. This position will also develop program statements and space analysis; develop plans for units that represent the program direction, in order to project future space needs; prepare audits and analysis of space; develop plans and recommendations that support the university mission and its units.

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

It’s On Us: Week of Action

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 12.40.29 PMOn March 20-25th, The MSU Office of Institutional Equity will be hosting the It’s On Us: Week of Action. The week will work to raise awareness around sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. Events are aimed at empowering all Spartans to take an active role in creating a culture of caring and respect at Michigan State University.

Events include therapy dogs, poster contest, a movie screening and panel discussion of “Audrie & Daisy,” a Sexual Violence Advisory Committee open forum, guest speaker and former NFL player, Don McPherson and much more.

All events are free and open to faculty, staff and students. Help raise awareness around the issues of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence, and empower all Spartans to take an active role in creating a culture of caring and respect at MSU. For more information, visit the It’s On Us Facebook page.

Race for the Place 5k Walk/Run

The 23rd annual Race for the Place Walk/Run is on Sunday, April 9, 2017!

This race is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place, a program that provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children.

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Register today for the 23rd annual Race for the Place!

This is a family-friendly event with plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages! Additionally, all race participants will receive free admission to the MSU baseball and softball games on Sunday, April 9 that are scheduled at 1:05 p.m.

The course begins and ends at Jenison Fieldhouse and encompasses MSU’s beautiful campus. Group discounts are available. If you want to join the fun, you can register online.

In addition to registering for the race, MSU Safe Place is encouraging supporters to chip in $20 more. Want a reason to donate? MSU Safe Place has put together 20. If those reasons aren’t enough, every donation of $20 enters you into a drawing for awesome prizes!

So if you are looking to support a good cause and have some fun, register today and participate in this year’s Race for the Place!

Job of the Week 3/10/17

This week we are highlighting a Golf Course Operations Manager (posting #5071) with Residential & Hospitality Services. This position will coordinate and oversee all operational areas of the golf courses, including inside/outside operations, golf shop, range, golf instruction, club fitting, and food & beverage operations; assist with forecasting and monitoring the annual budget; assist with creating, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures for Forest Akers Golf Courses.

This position will also promote, coordinate, and oversee golf outings and individual play; assist with the short and long range planning for the golf courses; and prepare monthly and periodic special reports as needed.

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.

Job of the Week 3/3/17

This week we are highlighting a Research Assistant (posting #5031) with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This position will be expected to perform and document a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate and detailed manner, meet with the PI on a weekly basis and provide support to graduate students and postdocs in the lab. This position will also be responsible for  the fabrication of Josephson junction samples using the Keck Microfabrication Facility, measurement of the electrical properties of those
samples, fabrication of magnetic films and multi-layers and characterization of their properties using a new SQUID magnetometer, and assisting with equipment maintenance.

For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.