Careers at the Johnson Center
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy — one of the nation’s leading academic centers focused on the philanthropic field — 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, nonprofits, academics, and practitioners to advance the capacity of professionals and organizations working for the common good. We have on-staff experts in community research, foundation and nonprofit capacity building, family philanthropy, database development, and philanthropic archives — among others — making our mix of staff unique to the world of philanthropic infrastructure organizations. We work extensively in the state of Michigan, as well as nationally and internationally.
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders in Philanthropy
The Johnson Center is proud to play a central role in preparing emerging practitioners to pursue distinguished careers in the nonprofit sector. Alumni of our student positions, graduate assistantships, and fellowship programs are at work today at nonprofits, foundations, and public entities across the country, carrying forward the philosophy of servant leadership and embracing the pursuit of smart, effective philanthropy.
The Johnson Center offers a variety of positions (both academic year and year-round) available to undergraduate and graduate students of all program/degree areas at Grand Valley State University, depending on our programmatic needs and project schedules.
- To view all open student positions, log in to your GVSU Handshake account.
- Learn more about our student fellowships program.
The Johnson Center looking for to fill several administrative student assistant positions. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task, sometimes with short deadlines. Student assistants can expect to do the following:
- Interact with the public
- Interact with staff and other students at the Johnson Center
- Answer phones
- Assist with research
- Data entry
- Assist with on-site events
Interested students should apply through their GVSU Handshake account.
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 jobs.gvsu.edu.