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Thank you for your interest in working at Grace Christian University. Our mission is to graduate godly individuals prepared to serve Christ in church and society. The Grace community is comprised of faculty and staff dedicated to this goal.

FACULTY/AFFILIATE POSITIONS

Grace Christian University is seeking an adjunct Business faculty member who has experience teaching online in an accelerated format.

 

Candidate qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a major in Business, Management, Finance, or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Grace Christian University’s mission, core values, vision, and statement of faith

 

Expectations:

  • Must be available to teach in Grand Rapids (on the campus of Grace Christian University or at one of our dual enrollment high school partners)
  • Successfully complete Potential Faculty Orientation and be approved for Online teaching
  • Adhere to all expectations of Grace Christian University for Dual Enrollment, On Campus, and Online Faculty, including student interaction, grading, and online presence.

 

For consideration, please send your curriculum vitae/resume and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution(s) to Dr. Pamela Sherstad at psherstad@gracechristian.edu and Dr. Sherea Lacy at slacy@gracechristian.edu.

Grace Christian University is seeking an adjunct Communication faculty member who has experience teaching online in an accelerated format.

 

Candidate qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a major in Communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Grace Christian University’s mission, core values, vision, and statement of faith

 

Expectations:

  • Successfully complete Potential Faculty Orientation and be approved for Online teaching
  • Adhere to all expectations of Grace Christian University for Online Faculty, including student interaction, grading, and online presence.

 

For consideration, please send your curriculum vitae/resume and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution(s) to Dr. Pamela Sherstad at psherstad@gracechristian.edu and Dr. Sherea Lacy at slacy@gracechristian.edu.

Grace Christian University is seeking an adjunct Sociology faculty member who has experience teaching online in an accelerated format.

 

Candidate qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a MSW or MA in Sociology or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Grace Christian University’s mission, core values, vision, and statement of faith

Expectations:

  • Must be available to teach in Grand Rapids (on the campus of Grace Christian University or at one of our dual enrollment high school partners)
  • Successfully complete Potential Faculty Orientation and be approved for Online teaching
  • Adhere to all expectations of Grace Christian University for Dual Enrollment, On Campus, and Online Faculty, including student interaction, grading, and online presence.

 

For consideration, please send your curriculum vitae/resume and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution(s) to Dr. Scott Shaw at sshaw@gracechristian.edu and Dr. Sherea Lacy at slacy@gracechristian.edu.

STAFF POSITIONS

Reports to: Director of Academic Advising

Department: Academic

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary: 35k – 37k

Summary

The Academic Advisor responsibilities include implementing proactive strategies to help online students stay on track and fulfill their educational goals. Advisors build supportive and personalized relationships with students provide resources to manage student’s day-to-day expectations, and provide them with opportunities to stay connected to our community. They advise students on policies and procedures, programs, degree requirements, and related academic matters; and work closely with other support teams to ensure that student inquiries are addressed in a timely and effective manner. This specific position will also work with Grace’s current Hispanic student population and assist with an initiative to serve the greater Hispanic community in Grand Rapids and beyond.

Essential Duties:

  • All employees have an element of responsibility to aid in the recruitment and retention of students
  • Maintain ongoing communication via multiple communication portals (telephone, email, text, social media, ) with students
  • Collaborate with students to determine education plan and course needs
  • Serve as the primary guide to ensure that students stay on track to meet their educational goals
  • Assist students in understanding and completing degree requirements
  • Request appropriate course registration on behalf of the student and maintain the student’s schedule/degree plan
  • Advise students on policies and procedures, program requirements and related academic matters
  • Provide comprehensive outreach to students who are at risk of not meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Identify opportunities to develop, implement, measure and improve academic success strategies
  • Work closely with staff to ensure that student inquiries are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timely manner, while supporting academic integrity and policies
  • Empower students to develop accountability for their decisions and an understanding of how those decisions impact their success through the coaching process
  • Provide students with proactive guidance on acclimating to their new collegiate lifestyle and building supportive personal environments and best practices to facilitate their student success
  • Assist with retention initiatives and efforts
  • Develop and maintain an advising caseload of assigned core groups including
    • Scheduling and coordinating advising appointments
    • Offer prayer to students to build rapport, encourage, and help in overcoming challenges
    • Any other duties as assigned

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and godliness, growing in conformity to the image of
  • A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Bible College and the support of the mission statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and ”

Education/Experience

  • Associate Degree required; Bachelor’s degree a
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) language , a plus
  • Experience in academic advising or customer service preferred

Computer Skills

  • Possess a working knowledge of computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive is preferred)
  • Must have the ability to accurately and efficiently perform required computerized tasks, operate various electronic office equipment, with the ability to learn new technology quickly

Communication Skills

  • Skilled to communicate in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and professional
  • Ability to use cultural intelligence to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders, students, alumni, administrative staff,
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, void of jargon
  • Proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport with courtesy and tact; listening effectively and accurately to determine others’ needs; collecting necessary information; following through appropriately; and handling escalating situations with concern and confidence

Comprehensive Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

Decisiveness/Reasoning

  • Skilled to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, collaboratively with others to come to a reasonable resolution
  • Capable of approaching new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, and positivity with highest consideration for organizational priority

Self-Sufficient/ Team Player

  • Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self-driven to work independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision
  • Express genuine interest in the team’s well-being, and proactively model organizational customs, beliefs, and values

Physical Demands –

  • Travel is required as needed for meetings and presentations for various events
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to type
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Interested candidates should contact Talent Management at talentmanagement@gracechristian.edu.

Reports to: Director of Business and Finance
Department: Business Office
Status: Part-time
Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience

Summary
The Business Office Assistant assists the Student Account Specialist with various duties relating to office administration and various other business office functions.

Essential Duties:
• Handles incoming/outgoing (opening, sorting, distribution, forwarding mail, trips to the post office, purchase and sale of stamps, etc.)
• Providing customer service and answering questions from students, parents, faculty, and staff via phone, face to face, email, or mail without violating FERPA rules and regulations
• Process transcripts, payments on student accounts, gas receipts (verify), expense statements, and assist with processing invoices (filing, etc.)
• Verify check requests/ assists with completing form
• Check and verify deposits against cash log
• Maintain google calendar for vehicle check out/gas credit card as needed
• Order office supplies
• Operate general office equipment (folding machine, fax machine, printer, etc.)
• Respond and forward incoming faxes and business office emails
• Performs some general accounting functions and a variety of clerical tasks
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and godliness, growing in conformity to the image of Christ.
• A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Christian University and the support of the mission statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.”

Education/Experience
• High School Diploma; college degree preferred
• 1-3 years’ administrative office experience; preferably in Higher Education

Computer Skills
• Possess a working knowledge of computer applications
• Ability to accurately and efficiently perform required technical tasks and learn new technology quickly

Communication Skills
• Skilled to communicate in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and professional
• Ability to use cultural intelligence to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders, students, alumni, administrative staff, etc.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, void of jargon
• Proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport with courtesy and tact; listening effectively and accurately to determine others’ needs; collecting necessary information; following through appropriately; and handling escalating situations with concern and confidence

Customer Service Skills
• Skilled to deal effectively, respectfully, and professionally with people of culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures
• Capable of establishing appropriate, professional rapport with courtesy and tact
• Equipped to listen attentively, for verbal and non-verbal ques to ensure accuracy for necessary information and to follow through appropriately, to make informed decisions, and to handle escalating situations with empathy

Decisiveness/Reasoning
• Skilled to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, collaboratively with others to come to a reasonable resolution
• Capable of approaching new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, and positivity with highest consideration for organizational priority

Self-Sufficient/ Team Player
• Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self-driven to work independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision
• Express genuine interest in the team’s well-being, and proactively model organizational customs, beliefs, and values

Physical Demands
• Less than 5% Travel is required as needed for meetings and presentations for various events
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to type
• The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Interested candidates should contact Talent Management at talentmanagement@gracechristian.edu.

Grace Christian in Wyoming, MI is currently looking for a Front of House food service employee to join our creative team of culinary talent.  This position assists in various tasks around the dining area, including providing friendly customer service to our guests. Previous experience is preferred but we will provide training to the right candidate!

Pay:  $15 per hour

Schedule: August through early May; Monday – Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm (The dining services team will only work when the college is open – expect to have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and summers off). May be asked to occasionally work weekends or extra hours for catering or special events.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Light food prep (cutting fruits & vegetables, prepping composed salads and slicing meats and cheeses)
  • Setting up various service stations in the front of the house (salad bar, desserts, deli)
  • Stocking the service area with napkins, condiments, coffee supplies, etc.
  • Maintaining temperature logs
  • Keep dining room clean & presentable
  • Interact with guests and help present a friendly environment
  • Help promote food safety by properly dating products

Uniform Requirements:

  • Slip Resistant Shoes
  • Black Pants (not jeans or leggings)
  • Chef Coat (provided by Dining Services)

Reports to: Director of Dining Services (Creative Dining Chef)

Department: Dining Services

Status: 30-32 hrs/ week, Non-Exempt

Salary: $15 hr

Summary

The Dining Room staff serves as partner with Dining Services Supervisor / Director. This includes the actual working of coffee breaks, receptions, and meals including set-up, service, and clean-up.

Essential Duties:

  • All employees have an element of responsibility to aid in the recruitment and retention of students
  • Light Food Prep – Salad Bar, Panini Station, Yogurt Station, Condiment Station
  • Sets up, serves, and cleans up dining room as directed
  • Interacts with guests and customers at events with professionalism, service, and grace, upholding the customer service expectations of Grace Christian University
  • Ensures all dishes, utensils, and other equipment from the storeroom are clean and properly returned to their correct place. Ensures proper lock-up procedures are followed and enforced
  • Provides customer feedback to Dining Services Supervisor / Director as it is received, including both positive and negative remarks
  • Assists Dining Services Director as directed to complete weekly and monthly inventories to ensure accurate equipment control and distribution and reports any needed maintenance. Also reports any supplies as needed
  • Completes additional tasks requested by the Dining Services Director

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and godliness, growing in conformity to the image of
  • A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Bible College and the support of the mission statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and ”

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 1-year minimum experience with food service and catering preferred

Computer Skills

  • Possess a working knowledge of computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive is preferred)

Communication Skills

  • Skilled to communicate in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and professional
  • Ability to use cultural intelligence to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders, students, alumni, administrative staff,
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, void of jargon
  • Proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport with courtesy and tact; listening effectively and accurately to determine others’ needs; collecting necessary information; following through appropriately; and handling escalating situations with concern and confidence

Customer Service/People Skills

  • Skilled to deal effectively, respectfully, and professionally with people of culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures
  • Capable of establishing appropriate, professional rapport with courtesy and tact
  • Equipped to listen attentively, for verbal and non-verbal ques to ensure accuracy for necessary information and to follow through appropriately, to make informed decisions, and to handle escalating situations with empathy

Self-Sufficient/ Team Player

  • Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self-driven to work independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision
  • Express genuine interest in the team’s well-being, and proactively model organizational customs, beliefs, and values

Physical Demands

  • The position of Dining Room staff involves physical work in a commercial kitchen, meeting room, banquet/ dining room or occasional outdoor environment
  • Must be able to transport food, beverage and serving related items to serving tables or guest tables
  • Set up and cleanup of decorations, guest tables, and serving tables is required
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
All interested candidates please contact Chef Jeff at jthurmond@gracechristian.edu.

Reports to: Director of Enrollment (On-campus)
Department: Enrollment
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience

Summary
The Enrollment Advisor’s responsibility is to recruit students, build relationships with outside parties, and promote the efficiency of the Enrollment Department. The Enrollment Advisor will participate in accountability and assessment for new recruiting initiatives.

Essential Duties:
• All employees have an element of responsibility to recruit and retain students
• Build relationships with middle schools, high schools, and colleges
• Travels to speak to groups and/or individual students, meets with school counselors and administrators to promote Grace Christian University programs and outreach activities within assigned territory
• Manages and coordinates community workshops, retreats, and recruitment efforts
• Arranges visits and tours for prospective students and parents.
• Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students utilizing specific knowledge of the university educational programs and degrees
• Creates, packages, monitors and distributes resource materials for student recruitment and retention programs
• Collect documentation and follow-up with applicant students in order to procure admission
• Participate in assessment creation, data tracking, and institutional effectiveness initiatives for the Enrollment Department (On-Campus)
• Build connections between Grace Christian University and community colleges/universities to create resources to benefit our transfer student population
• Provide liaison services to other College offices including Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Career Services, and the Registrar
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and godliness, growing in conformity to the image of Christ.
• A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Christian University and the support of the mission statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.”

Education/Experience
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent field experience
• Experience in higher education preferred
• Sales experience; a plus

Computer Skills
• Possess a working knowledge of computer applications
• Ability to accurately and efficiently perform required technical tasks and learn new technology quickly

Communication Skills
• Skilled to communicate in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and professional
• Ability to use cultural intelligence to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders, students, alumni, administrative staff, etc.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, void of jargon
• Proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport with courtesy and tact; listening effectively and accurately to determine others’ needs; collecting necessary information; following through appropriately; and handling escalating situations with concern and confidence

Customer Service Skills
• Skilled to deal effectively, respectfully, and professionally with people of culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures
• Capable of establishing appropriate, professional rapport with courtesy and tact
• Equipped to listen attentively, for verbal and non-verbal ques to ensure accuracy for necessary information and to follow through appropriately, to make informed decisions, and to handle escalating situations with empathy

Decisiveness/Reasoning
• Skilled to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, collaboratively with others to come to a reasonable resolution
• Capable of approaching new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, and positivity with highest consideration for organizational priority

Self-Sufficient/ Team Player
• Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self-driven to work independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision
• Express genuine interest in the team’s well-being, and proactively model organizational customs, beliefs, and values

Physical Demands
• Travel is required as needed for meetings and presentations for various events/activities
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to type
• The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Interested candidates should contact Talent Management at talentmanagement@gracechristian.edu and The Director of Enrollment, Aaron Cope at acope@gracechristian.edu.

Reports to: Director of Enrollment, Online
Department: Enrollment, Online
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience

Summary
The Enrollment Advisor’s responsibility is to recruit students, build relationships with outside parties, and promote the efficiency of the Enrollment Department. The Enrollment Advisor will participate in accountability and assessment for new recruiting initiatives.

Essential Duties:
• Recruit students for the online programs by contacting the incoming leads.
• Follow-up with prospective students throughout the enrollment process via various forms of communication (i.e. telephone, electronic, and mailings.)
• Track incoming applicant paperwork for each scheduled cohort start date, and update, maintain, and provide reporting from the database and other systems and software used by the adult and online office.
• Communicate with other departments at Grace throughout the enrollment process regarding enrollment steps, paperwork, transcripts, military documents, etc.
• Assist with providing resources to collect documentation and follow-up with applicant to procure admission
• Participate in appropriate professional development workshops and seminars as determined by the Vice President of Online Studies.
• Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students utilizing specific knowledge of the university educational programs and degrees
• Participate in assessment creation, data tracking, and institutional effectiveness initiatives for the Online Enrollment Department
• Build connections between Grace Christian University and community colleges/universities to create resources to benefit our transfer student population
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and demonstrate personal maturity and godliness, growing in conformity to the image of Christ.
• A genuine interest in the ongoing success of Grace Christian University and the support of the mission statement of “Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.”

Education/Experience
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent field experience
• Experience in higher education preferred
• Sales experience; a plus

Computer Skills
• Possess a working knowledge of computer applications
• Ability to accurately and efficiently perform required technical tasks and learn new technology quickly

Communication Skills
• Skilled to communicate in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and professional
• Ability to use cultural intelligence to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders, students, alumni, administrative staff, etc.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, void of jargon
• Proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport with courtesy and tact; listening effectively and accurately to determine others’ needs; collecting necessary information; following through appropriately; and handling escalating situations with concern and confidence

Customer Service Skills
• Skilled to deal effectively, respectfully, and professionally with people of culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures
• Capable of establishing appropriate, professional rapport with courtesy and tact
• Equipped to listen attentively, for verbal and non-verbal cues to ensure accuracy for necessary information and to follow through appropriately, to make informed decisions, and to handle escalating situations with empathy

Decisiveness/Reasoning
• Skilled to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, collaboratively with others to come to a reasonable resolution
• Capable of approaching new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, and positivity with highest consideration for organizational priority

Self-Sufficient/ Team Player
• Must display the ability to be a team player, yet have the self-driven to work independently, take initiative, and perform with minimal supervision
• Express genuine interest in the team’s well-being, and proactively model organizational customs, beliefs, and values

Physical Demands
• Travel is required as needed for meetings and presentations for various events/activities
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to type
• The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Interested candidates should contact Talent Management at talentmanagement@gracechristian.edu and The Director of Enrollment, Madison Hetzler at mhetzler@gracechristian.edu.