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 of the Week – Development/Events Coordinator

This week’s job of the week is a Development/Events Coordinator (#644180) for the Michigan State University College of Law. This position is seeking an individual to oversee and implement Law College events and symposia.

The responsibilities for this role include facilitating programs for faculty, academic directors, and student leaders, developing and managing event budgets, and providing administrative assistance for the Advancement Team. Additional responsibilities for this role include coordinating planning meetings for upcoming events, working closely with vendors in properly executing contracted services, and preparing detailed event agendas that account for related activities and schedules.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree in Public Relations, Communications, Business or in an area related to the work being performed; 1-3 years of event-related experience including the coordination of individual and group events; see 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.

Job of the Week – Study Abroad Program Coordinator

This week’s job of the week is a Study Abroad Program Coordinator (#639778) for the Office of International Health and Safety Team in the International Students and Programs department.

This position will support the operational management of international health and safety matters. This includes, in collaboration with the Director of International Health and Safety and the Senior Coordinator for International Health and Safety, overseeing office management, analysis, travel preparedness and plan response strategies to promote and protect the well-being of MSU international travelers. The coordinator will share 24/7 coverage for international emergencies.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a bachelor’s degree in international relations, foreign language, area studies, communication, higher education administration, criminal justice, or a related field; three to five years of experience in a related field such as study abroad, emergency coordination, international travel and security, campus crisis management and/or risk management; international experience such as Peace Corps, nongovernmental or academic; experience living or working abroad; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Chief Financial Officer

Title: Job of the Week – Chief Financial Officer

This week’s job of the week is a Chief Financial Officer (#632642) for MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. This position is seeking an individual to direct and manage the financial operations and fiscal activities of the college.

The responsibilities for this role include managing the planning and budgeting process, compiling financial data, and supporting the financial decision-making processes of the dean. Additional responsibilities of this role include providing leadership to unit staff responsible for budgeting, identifying, and allocating resources, and serving as the college’s security administrator for financial and human resources systems.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a field related to the employing unit; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in financial or accounting practices, developing research projects, funding and grant practices and/or experience in a field related to the area of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – GIS Analyst

This week’s job of the week is a GIS Analyst (#626638) for MSU’s Information Technology Services, specifically for the IT Services Analytics and Data Solutions department. This position is seeking an individual with experience with typical mapping and GIS applications to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the spatial data infrastructure.

The responsibilities for this role include assisting users to troubleshoot and resolve problems with spatial systems, preparing related documentation, and maintaining and validating the data integrity and accuracy of the spatial data infrastructure. Additional responsibilities for this role include participating in the development of long-range planning goals, monitoring the spatial data framework and systems, and producing, developing, and delivering map products and related documents as requested.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related Information Technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) including a good working knowledge of geographic information management and spatial data standards, experience with GIS software and analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Finance Assistant

This week’s job of the week is a Finance Assistant (#625730) for Performing Arts Facilities and Programs. This position is seeking an individual to assist the Director of Finance with daily actions to ensure compliance with the Wharton Center policy and procedures.

The responsibilities for this role include assisting with accounting and payroll responsibilities such as temp/on-call payroll processing, sales revenue deposits, processing accounts payable and receivable, and auditing payroll transactions. Additional responsibilities of this role include organizing monthly packets, printing financial reports for supervisor review, and initiating and processing travel reimbursements and internal billings.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a high school education; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in accounting, bookkeeping, records maintenance and/or experience in spreadsheet, word processing, and/or database software. The job may require knowledge of technical or medical terminology and/or technical training related to the field of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Office Supervisor II

This week’s job of the week is an Office Supervisor II (#623878) for the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. This position is seeking an individual with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills to serve as the Clerkship Supervisor for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The responsibilities for this role include assisting in developing the operational and administrative functions of the program, communicating daily with students and training hospitals, and problem-solving to troubleshoot program consequences. Additional responsibilities of this role include overseeing the student records database, assisting in the planning and presentations at the student clerkship program, and advising students of program requirement completion. 

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired  in the first two or three years in college, technical, vocational or business school with coursework in office management and business; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in office management, budget preparation, financial and administrative record-keeping and secretarial skills; experience in word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and/or web page design or presentation software; or in performing responsibilities related to the operational activities of the employing unit; and may require one to three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Catering and Sales Coordinator

This week’s job of the week is a Catering and Sales Coordinator (#622395) for the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. This position is seeking an individual to manage the development and implementation of sales, marketing, and conference service strategies for the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

The responsibilities for this role include maintaining all accounts, generating new business for designated markets, and negotiating guest room rates, meeting room rentals, and banquet events to achieve budgeted revenues. Additional responsibilities of this role include meeting assigned monthly sales quotas, assisting in developing month-end sales reports, and representing the Kellogg Center and Spartan Hospitality Group at community and industry events. 

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration, Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, Communications, or a related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in Hotel Catering Sales or Hotel Sales and Hotel Operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Human Resources Manager

This week’s job of the week is a Human Resources Manager (#621712) for MSU Human Resources. This position is seeking an individual with strong leadership and analytical skills to manage the academic operations employment team.

The responsibilities for this role include overseeing hiring and other employment action processing for all faculty and academic staff populations, serving as a member of the Solutions Center management team, and supporting any Solution Center team areas as needed due to absence or emergency situations. Additional responsibilities of this role include engaging in continuous process improvements in areas of responsibility and overseeing staff in administration of special academic review processes such as reappointment, promotion and tenure reviews, and specialist reviews. 

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a human resources area or a related degree; 3 to 5 years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in management and data base system analysis and maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Job of the Week – Automated Testing Engineer

This week’s job of the week is an Automated Testing Engineer (#619108) for MSU’s Information Technology Services, specifically for IT Services Application Services. This position is seeking an individual to be responsible for the overall quality of deliverables for MSU’s automated performance and regression testing tool set.

The responsibilities for this role include analysis of competitive products and technologies to provide recommendations to influence product/technology direction, monitoring industry standards and applying applicable changes to MSU’s current automated testing processes, and developing and publishing Test Summary reports. Additional responsibilities of this role include identifying and communicating testing issues to appropriate teams/stakeholders, mentoring team’s automated testing resources, and collaborating with constituents involved in product development and release. 

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in computer science, information systems, business or related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; three to five years of software testing experience with any of the following automated or manual testing tasks: test planning, script creation and execution, defect monitoring, test reporting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.