Join the Grand Rapids Public Schools Human Resources Department on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for On-Site Interview Day located at GRPS University.
Registration for on-site interviews closes on Monday, November 14.
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Open positions include:
- Child Care Workers
- Public Safety/Security
- Food Service
- Bus Drivers (Dean Transportation)
- Grounds Maintenance
- LOOP After-School Program
- School Social Workers
- Speech Language Pathologists
Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) will be hosting an On-Site Interview Day to fill a number of vacancies across the district on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at GRPS University (1400 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505).
Candidates do not need to bring anything as they complete a brief application and registration prior to attending. Registration for on-site interviews closes on Monday, November 14.
More information, including the registration link, is here: www.grps.org/interview
GRPS Talent Development, Retention & Diversity Recruitment Manager Adriana Almanza said the district conducts three such On-Site Interview Days each school year and that each event typically draws approximately 100 attendees.
Those attendees have the opportunity to interview for a wide variety of jobs across the district, Almanza added.
“We have needs in multiple categories,” she said. “Currently, our high-need areas would be teachers, especially in special education, math and science, as well as operations, social workers and mental health clinicians, food service and child care workers. We also have needs for custodians, bus drivers, through Dean Transportation, grounds people and more.”
Almanza said that because the On-Site Interview Days give the district the opportunity to conduct 100 interviews in one day, she and her staff then work hard to turn those interviews into offers and hires. The most recent event, the summer 2022 On-Site Interview Day, resulted in an offer rate of just over 90 percent.
“It was probably our most successful job fair in the two years I’ve been with the district,” she noted. “We interview and are able to make contingent offers, pending things like certification, graduation and background checks.”
Grand Rapids Public Schools is Michigan’s eighth-largest public-school district and the third-largest employer in the city of Grand Rapids, serving nearly 15,000 students with over 2,800 employees, including 1,084 dedicated teachers. The student population represents more than 80 countries with over 70 different languages spoken, creating a value-added educational experience and benefit that is above and beyond basic education.