Job of the Week: Communications Manager I

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring a Communications Manager I support staff position (posting 739078) through the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

This individual will be supporting the MSU Center for Low-Moisture Food Safety, a large, multi-institutional grant team. They will coordinate communications, marketing, publicity efforts, and develop communications strategy. They will also support the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering by coordinating best communications and marketing practices for student recruitment and retention (undergraduate and graduate), research, and outreach in the department. The primary responsibilities include serving as a communications resource for faculty and staff on the grant team and in the department. The position also includes networking within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, and University Communications to generate collaborations and successful media campaigns, as well as overseeing composition and editing of web and print content, news stories, feature stories and social media posts. A day in the position may entail attending regular meetings with the grant project management team, department communicators or faculty and staff members, developing creative work focused on the grant project activities and the department’s teaching, research and outreach, and making sure all communications and materials are aligned with MSU and college specific brand strategies. For a full list of responsibilities, click here

Applicants interested in this role must have knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in communications, public relations or a related field as well as one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in higher education, experience developing and executing communications strategies for a large project or unit and experience in public and media relations, composing news articles and print media, marketing, advertising, creative service and graphic design is also required. Other necessary skills include word processing, desktop publishing, web design, database software, public presentation and experience managing and executing content for social media. The desired qualifications include experience in AP Style writing and editing techniques; web communications, social communications and general communications support; strong writing, proofreading and editing skills; attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; knowledge of tools such as Office 365, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; and MSU branding knowledge.
To read more about the department of this position, visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/bae. Learn more about the position and apply with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by October 26 here. The position is grant-funded through August 2025 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal. Find all the latest job postings at careers.msu.edu.

Job of the Week: Office Coordinator I

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring an office coordinator position (posting 730929) through the MSU College of Human Medicine – Flint. 

This support staff position will directly support human resources and financial activities as directed by the Division of Public Health administrator. Responsibilities span the administration of education, research and outreach and include tasks that involve HR, Finance, Operations and Research Administration. Duties include the facilitation of request execution from Flint researchers and teams. This is done by coordinating the human resources activities and requests from all positions and classifications. The position will also complete and submit position requests for faculty, academic staff and support staff, becoming the unit resource for faculty and lead staff on position descriptions and job classifications. More HR responsibilities include tracking the entire background check and I-9 process from initiation to completion, preparing and scheduling onboarding, office spaces and technology for new hires, communicating with candidates as needed, liaising with HR for the College of Human Medicine and Central HR through the entire process and managing all bi-weekly payroll. Some of the position entails processing documentation like SAP and other HR forms including reappointments, change of status, special payment, overload and outside work for pay, performance excellence and annual review forms. Other office tasks involved with the position include budget allocation and mail distribution. For a full list of responsibilities, click here

Applicants interested in this role should have knowledge equivalent to what would be acquired in the first two or three years of college, technical school or a related field and six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in customer service. Any other equivalent combination of education and experience is also permitted. The desired qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, three to five years of academic human resources, familiarity with MSU and the hiring process, experience in operational administrative functions of academia, the ability to work independently, communication and collaboration skills and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, including but not limited to Word, Access and Excel. 

To read more about the department of this position, visit ​​https://flintmed.msu.edu/. Learn more about the position and apply by September 14 here. Find all the latest job postings at careers.msu.edu

Job of the Week: Surplus Worker

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring a Surplus Worker position (posting 716855) at the Campus Surplus Store and Recycling Center through MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Department.

This temporary position was created to help sort, load, unload, transport, count, move, store and prepare materials for recycling and surplus operations; to assist in operating recycling and surplus equipment and machinery; and to perform general cleaning and maintenance duties in related work areas. IPF’s Campus Surplus Store manages the collection and processing of 40 million pounds of reuse, recycling and waste materials annually. The surplus worker hired for this position will be responsible for using a best use model to carry out the actions needed for the recycling and sorting.

There are three primary categories of responsibilities for the position. The first category is “people,” in which the worker is to train, communicate and facilitate an environment that encourages service excellence. The second is “partnership,” in which the worker exchanges information with campus departments and promotes environmentally and fiscally responsible decision making. The third is “stewardship,” in which the worker coordinates the movements and display of MSU assets while promoting the department initiative of landfill diversion. Read a full list of responsibilities here.

The desired qualifications for the position include one year of experience in recycling, surplus, or related operations; working knowledge of tools, equipment and processes used in recycling or surplus operations; possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator’s license and meet MSU’s safe driving standards and successfully drive a University vehicle to perform job duties; the ability to do frequent lifting of over 75 pounds; and a forklift operator certification or the ability to gain one.

To learn more about the work location, visit the MSU Surplus Store Website, and to learn more about the position and apply here, the application closes when the position is filled. Find all the latest job postings at careers.msu.edu.

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 – 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 – Residential & Hospitality Services Assistant

This week’s job of the week is an RHS Services Assistant II (#635676) for MSU’s Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), specifically for Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS). This position is seeking an organized individual to provide clerical support to the Housing Assignments Office and the Residential Dining Services areas of the RHS division.

The responsibilities for this role include assigning residence hall rooms to students, processing change of room requests, and maintaining room and board records of student accounts. Additional responsibilities of this role include professionally answering and responding to electronic messages in a timely manner, and providing exceptional service to students, parents, family members, and guests consistent with Delivering Outstanding Spartan Experiences.

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 expansive work experience in typing, filing and reconciling accounts and using word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and/or presentation software; may require experience using Student Information System; or 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 – Project/Event Coordinator

This week’s job of the week is a Project/Event Coordinator (#632715) for MSU’s Academic Advancement Network. This position is seeking an individual to assist in the planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation of academic orientation events.

The responsibilities for this role include developing, planning, coordinating, and managing assigned projects and events, as well as overseeing the preparation of project and event related materials. Additional responsibilities of this role include designing and developing promotional communications and interacting with the campus community to promote positive public relations for the Academic Advancement Network.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in public relations, communications, business or in an area related to the work being performed; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in a field related to the position including planning and managing special events; 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 – Medical Laboratory Technician

This week’s job of the week is a Medical Laboratory Technician (#607197) for The College of Veterinary Medicine, specifically in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. This position is seeking an individual with excellent verbal communication skills to provide support to technical and professional staff by preparing specimens for diagnostic analysis.

The responsibilities for this role include processing/testing specimens from animals and the environment to detect the presence of inorganic and organic chemicals, as well as preparing media/reagents for use by several laboratory sections. Additional duties associated with this position involve walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, climbing and working with unfixed animal tissues.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in science or a two-year associates degree program in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician including a six-month internship at an approved institution laboratory; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require specialty certifications, approvals, or training.

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.