The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy — one of the three largest academic centers in the country — is located at Grand Valley State University in the College of Community and Public Service. Professionals at the Johnson Center enjoy the benefits and human resource offerings of Grand Valley State University.

At the Johnson Center, you get the unique opportunity to bridge the worlds of foundations and nonprofits, academics and practitioners to advance the capacity of professionals and organizations working for the common good, while working with a dedicated staff. We have staff experts in community research, database development, foundation and nonprofit capacity building, research on philanthropy, and philanthropic archives, among others, making our mix of staff unique to the world of philanthropic infrastructure organizations. Our staff roles give you the opportunity to harness your craft — whatever it may be — for the common good. We work extensively in the state of Michigan, nationally, and internationally.


Senior Database Administrator
This position is responsible for database development and administration, including database design, data modeling, data model patterns, and data normalization and oversight of data system security utilizing advanced knowledge of SQL and its elements, PostgresSQL databases and geospatial data. The Senior Database Administrator will design, write, and tune efficient, high-quality, maintainable SQL code for various platforms, and PL/SQL units such as procedures, functions, packages, types, and triggers. The position will also design, expand, and support ETL pipelines to process and load data from different sources within a Linux environment. For the full job description and to apply, click here.

Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. To view all available jobs at GVSU, visit