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Please review the job opportunities below:


1) DVULI Administrative Assistant

The Opportunity

The DVULI Administrative Assistant performs day-to-day administrative support and event planning for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (DVULI). The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative exists to equip Christian leaders who serve urban youth with transformative leadership tools. To learn more, visit

Our Unique Benefits

At RDV, we are intentional about enriching our culture and employee experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Grab and Go Deli/Market with employer-provided account credit of $650/year.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) starting at 22 days per year in addition to paid holidays.
  • Fun culinary experiences and connecting with co-workers at monthly catered lunches, free of charge to employees.
  • Employer-paid parking in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Education and training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for planning and coordinating all DVULI core events (approximately 32 events annually), including sourcing and contracting appropriate event facilities; arranging lodging, rooming lists, meal details, meeting logistics, and A/V.
  • Coordinate air and ground travel for staff and contractors for DVULI events.
  • Assist with creating and sending communications to DVULI participants and stakeholders.
  • Provide operations support for in-house trainings.
  • Assist with annual updating of documents, handbooks, manuals, and agendas pertaining to program implementation.
  • Attend two National Conferences annually and Reunion events when they occur and provide on-site support to staff and attendees.
  • Assist program coordinator with contract management, including generating contracts and tracking signature and payment processes.
  • Generate payment requests and maintain a backup for payment processing.
  • Maintain physical files and DVULI archival files.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining file-sharing and databases following DVULI naming conventions.
  • Update DVULI website with registration information, schedules, and event locations for new participants.
  • Manage DVULI staff email inbox, calendar, and departmental mail; maintain inventory and order DVULI office supplies.
  • Support DVULI staff with arranging travel, scheduling meetings, keeping meeting minutes, creating Salesforce reports, and submitting expense reports as needed.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Participate in rotation with Philanthropy administrative assistants to provide continuous coverage of the phones and receptionist duties as requested.

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum High School diploma; Associate degree preferred.
  • Experience with event/meeting planning is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Salesforce is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) speaking preferred.
  • Three years of clerical experience in various duties, including word processing, typing, filing, and proofreading in a professional office environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to initiate, prioritize, and follow through on projects and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interface with a diverse array of audiences.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a Microsoft Windows environment, including familiarity with Internet websites.
  • Good understanding of general office practices, procedures, and equipment; proficiency in English grammar in spoken and written words.
  • Will work to further the vision, mission, and principles of DVULI and those of the DeVos Family Foundations.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift/transport boxes of approximately thirty (30) pounds, stoop, bend, and climb steps and stairs.
  • Personal demeanor is professional, mature, courteous, cheerful, outgoing, and gracious.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a professional and highly confidential corporate environment.
  • Some domestic travel is required: Up to 1 week per trip, up to 4 times per year.

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2) DVULI Communications Freelance Writer 

Remote Work Opportunity: 

We are looking to hire a team of freelance, part-time writers to join the DVULI Alumni Support and Communications team.  


Job Description: 

Candidates will research, write, and edit content for DVULI’s bi-annual print newsletter, On The LEVEL, and DVULI’s monthly e-newsletter, LEVEL Up. Your bylined content will reside on the website as DVULI’s property. 

All candidates must be either a DVULI alum, current participant, or DVULI facilitator/presenter and possess a strong understanding of serving youth in the urban setting from a Christian perspective.  

Writers should have excellent writing skills, meet deadlines, and have a strong understanding of grammar and punctuation. 

Information-gathering responsibilities will include scheduling and conducting Zoom interviews and some research on the subject/subject matter.  

Writers will receive story assignments and submit a draft of each story to an editor and make corrections/clarifications if necessary. Some assignments follow a certain formula; the writer must conform to that process. 

Story pitching is also welcomed. 

Ultimately, a top-performing content writer should be able to contribute to developing strategies that will increase reader engagement. 


Content Writer Responsibilities: 

  • Researching article-related topics to develop original content. 
  • Developing content for print and electronic newsletters and the website. 
  • Proofreading content for errors and inconsistencies. 
  • Editing and polishing existing content to improve readability. 
  • Creating compelling headlines and body copy that will capture and maintain the attention of the DVULI target audience(s). 


Content Writer Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English, journalism, or related field. 
  • Proven content writing or copywriting experience. 
  • A portfolio of published articles. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. 
  • The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently. 
  • Effective communication skills. 


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