Van Andel Institute is home to hundreds of dedicated scientists, educators and support staff who are focused on one, unifying mission: to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations.
With employees from nearly 30 countries, there are plenty of opportunities to meet people from various cultural, educational and employment backgrounds. VAI fosters a diverse and collaborative environment. Ample natural light and open spaces foster dialogue and innovation.
Van Andel Institute offers a highly comprehensive and competitive compensation package, which includes:
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We take our mission seriously while appreciating the individuality of our employees and the importance of continued professional and personal growth. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of employee perks, including:
To complement its mission to improve health and enhance lives, Van Andel Institute (VAI) seeks to reduce its impact on the environment in several ways to preserve and improve it for future generations.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark to recognize buildings and building owners whose goal is to reduce the impact on the environment and minimize energy consumption.
Van Andel Institute’s phase II building expansion is LEED certified at the Platinum level, which means that both the design and construction of the building incorporates green, or sustainable, features.
Sustainable Features Include
Each and every Van Andel Institute employee plays a key role in supporting our groundbreaking research and education initiatives.
Our employees are some of our strongest supporters. VAI employees regularly volunteer with Purple Community, our grassroots fundraising organization; mentor students through our robust internship program; and speak with youth participating in on-site educational programming.
Additionally, employees also support VAI’s research and education initiatives through the Employee Impact Campaign (EIC). Since its inception in 2011, VAI employees have contributed nearly $450,000.
A Culture of Respect
Van Andel Institute’s leadership is deeply committed to maintaining and enhancing a culture of respect. We continually evaluate our progress through trust surveys, town halls and other initiatives.
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