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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is one of five campuses in the University of Minnesota land-grant system.  A small campus with access to big university resources, the U of M, Crookston is a coordinate campus that provides a unique applied learning and technology-driven approach to education, research and service.  Our 237-acre campus is located in Northwest Minnesota in the beautiful Red River Valley, one of the richest and most diversified agricultural regions in the United States and has an enrollment of 1,200 degree seeking students, with a total headcount of approximately 2,100 students. The U of M, Crookston has been recognized as a U.S. News "Best College" since 1999 in the "Midwest Public Comprehensive Baccalaureate Colleges" category.  The Crookston campus was ranked one of the "Most Wired Colleges in America" by Yahoo! Internet Life Online.  Our technology initiatives have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Converge magazine, Online Learning magazine and Minnesota Public Radio. Full time positions offer competitive salaries; vacation, holiday, and sick leave pay; retirement benefits; career enrichment programs; opportunities for advancement; free undergraduate tuition; health, dental, and life insurance benefits; pleasant working conditions; and convenient location and parking. A comprehensive explanation of available benefits can be viewed at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/summary

Positions currently open at UMC are listed below. Visit the University of Minnesota’s official job site at https://employment.umn.edu for job open and close dates, position category, appointment term and type, promotional consideration information, complete application instructions, and other important information.

University of Minnesota, Crookston is an equal opportunity educator and employer


DEPARTMENT HEAD (WITH FACULTY RANK)
Liberal Arts and Education Department

POSITION: The Department Head reports to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and holds faculty rank concurrently with the term of appointment. The Department Head is the chief administrative officer and appointing authority responsible for a department organized for teaching, research, and service. The Department Head is expected to provide strong leadership and vision for growth, be active in professional organizations, and contribute to the department and the field while functioning as administrator in the department. Salary and benefits package is competitive. This is a full-time, 12-month, annual renewable position (nine-month appointment with three-month summer augmentation). Start date is by July 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, depending on availability.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the department in a manner consistent with the principles of shared governance and the negotiated agreement; provide leadership in curriculum development; advocate for department faculty and research in the department; promote and maintain a high-quality learning environment for diverse on-campus and online students; determine annual department goals, objectives, and plans; prepare, prioritize, and monitor budget requests and expenditures; represent the department on administrative groups; communicate and implement university and system policy; recruit, hire, mentor, supervise, and evaluate faculty; seek additional funding sources; espouse and practice principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity; keep current with new developments in their field; maintain involvement with professional organizations; and help advance the outreach mission of the University.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate degree, college level teaching and research experience in one of the department’s academic disciplines or closely related field; evidence of leadership abilities, solid communication skills, and strong interpersonal and team skills; track record of significant achievement in both teaching and research; demonstrated commitment to diversity; and credentials appropriate for tenure and rank of associate professor or full professor within the department.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Currently tenured and experience in college-level administration, new program development, experience administering online education or teaching online; experience in leadership of general education; track record of success in grant writing and/or administration.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2015. Applications must include unofficial transcripts. The chosen candidate will be required to submit official transcripts and complete a background check prior to confirmation of an offer. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (Class #9366M2 - Business Development Manager 2)
POSITION: Full-time, 12-month (A-term), grant funded position. Review of applications will start February 25, 2015 and continue until position is filled. This is an annual renewable (K-type) position dependent on funding and performance.
JOB SUMMARY: Collaborating closely with administrators, faculty, students, staff and University partners, the Director provides campus leadership, vision, and regional visibility for UMC’s rural economic development initiatives and strategies. The Director plans, executes, and continuously improves the overall delivery of programs and services of the UMC’s Rural Cconomic Development Center, including the Center for Rural Economic Development Studies (CRES), Economic Development Adminstration (EDA), and the Northwest Region’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The director also builds and maintains strong relationship with local, regional, and state partners to provide effective coordination of economic development initiatives.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide leadership for strategic planning, implementation, management, and continuous improvement of UMC’s rural economic development efforts within the northwest region and the state (50%) including market Center programs and educational services to businesses, public, and non-profit sector organizations; coordinate and cultivate new relationships with local SCORE chapters, chambers of commerce, professional associations, and economic development organizations; convene meetings with key strategic partners, create strategic approaches to address the needs of the business communitiy; maintain an active presence, communicate regularly, and be visible to funding partners (e.g., SBA, EDA), State, local government entities, regional hosts, private sector supporters, and non-profit organizations; seek and utilize feedback (e.g., satisfaction, economic impact, business needs) from clients and partners as part of a comprehensive approach to evaluate Center services and better meet the needs of the business community; and serve as liaison with the national, regional, and district offices, acting as the chief spokesperson for Center initiatives. Manage Center operations in order to maximize the availability of quality services in support of economic development (20%) including hire, train, and evaluate Center staff, including part-time and contractual team members (e.g., SBDC consultants); negotiate and administer contractual service agrements with customers and service providers for Center-related services; collaborate with UMC faculty members to identify and oversee student engagement in research, marketing, and planning in support of Center programs and activities and student learning at UMC; foster an environment that encourages and supports teamwork and models and maintains high standards of integrity, excellence and performance expectations; promote diversity in staffing, programs, and services; ensure that Center services and resources are allocated and strategically aligned to meet University, State, and Federal key performance measures; evaluate the effectiveness of operational procedures in achieving grantee compliance and direct efforts, reporting systems and other operational procedures; and maintain client control records and management information system. Secure funding to ensure ongoing operation of the Center (20%) including develop grant proposals, accompanying budget, and expenditure plans for operation of the Center; direct, research, write, negotiate, and secure funds to ensure growth; develop internal and external resources to accomplish program objectives, including actively seeking additional funding resource partners; dDevelop and submit quarterly, annual, and as-needed programmatic and statistical reports as required by granting agencies, cooperative agreements, regional Centers, Center hosts, Minnesota state and federal legislative representatives, and other stakeholders; and oversee program budgets to ensure spending within budget and assure compliance with federal regulatory requirements and Center objectives and goals. Develop, deliver, and continuously improve training and resources in support of economic development (10%) including develop training policies, priorities and budgets for program administration, financial and consulting personnel; plan, coordinate, implement, market and evaluate workshops, teleconferences, and seminars; attend training sessions and participate in professional training opportunities; and provide direct counseling and training or referral of clients to appropriate sources.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree; eight years of relevant economic development experience; ability to coordinate, manage and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of partners; familiarity with research and data collection techniques and analysis; demonstrated success in obtaining monetary and non-monetary resources, identifying prospects, building cases for support, developing proposals, and program evaluation; demonstrated ability to effectively articulate ideas in written communications and oral presentations; and valid drivers license and access to reliable vehicle for off-campus travel. Some overnight travel required. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Business or education related field, nine or more years of rural economic development experience; three years marketing experience and demonstrated success in small business management, and sales, including the ability to effectively manage staff for a regionally based service organization; demonstrated ability to coordinate a multi-faceted, multi-location business development program; experience in grant writing and administration; competency in data analysis; knowledge of strategic planning; training experience in higher education and/or small businesses; experience working in higher education; experience with M.S. Office applications, video conferencing, constituent relationship management data reporting tools; demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service; demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the land grant mission and philosophy; experience with institutional finance, processes, people, and information specific to physical and fiscal assets to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the Center.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted electronically. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. For more information about the position, contact Vice Chancellor Barbara Keinath at bkeinath@umn.edu.


CHILD CARE TEACHER (Class #4909)
Early Childhood Center

POSITION:
Full-time, 9-month position at $14.74/hr. starting as soon as possible. Responsibilities: participate in establishing/maintaining attractive, safe, healthy, & respectful learning environment; assist in planning/carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for children; implement program plans; provide care, education, & supervision of children; observe, record, & report individual/group behavior; establish good working relationships with parents; conduct routine parent conferences; plan and provide for sanitary, social, and positive meal/snack times for children; and follow licensing & program policies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A combination of education, work/intern experience that meets State of MN State Human Services Licensing Act, Rule 3 (9503.0033) requirements for Child Care Centers; Two years experience working with infants/toddlers/pre-school children; comply with Rule 11 of the State Human Services Licensing Act (background study & reference check); First Aid training for child care providers; current certification in CPR and able to read, write, & understand English.
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given to candidates who have four year degree in Early Childhood Development or related field, good human relations skills and good interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

ON-LINE AND ON-CAMPUS ACADEMIC ADVISOR (Class #9707-9709)
Math Science and Technology Department

JOB SUMMARY:
Advise online students in Health and ITM programs, and undecided online and on-campus students; evaluate transcripts; provide pre-evaluation for prospective online students; work with procedures/systems to serve online and on-campus students and faculty; provide exceptional communication and support for instructors and students; provide support for technology enhanced learning and administrative planning; and assist in the development of articulations for joint partnership with other organizations/institutions.
POSITION: Full-time, 12-month (A-term), annual renewable (K-type) position in the Math, Science and Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting March 22, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Advise online students in their academic programs, along with online and on-campus undecided students; provide support for technology enhanced learning; implement department policies; maintain effective communication with online and on-campus instructors and students; work with online and on-campus student support services and collaborate with Academic Departments and the Center for Adult Learning; advise potential and current online and on-campus students on issues of application & registration processes, and financial aid processes; transcript evaluation including pre-evaluation of prospective students; maintain high quality customer service and response time; provide information about the online and on-campus learning environment; work with Admissions, Academic Departments, Center for Adult Learning and the University of Minnesota’s Digital Campus to assist with recruitment and opportunities for enrollment growth; design and use e-communication tools to maintain relationships with alumni and current students; improve students’ academic planning skills; evaluate students’ curricular plans; counsel students regarding communication and interpersonal skills related to academic success, and other academic activities; Act as intermediary between students and university faculty and community experts; monitoring student progress in order to intervene, advise, and recommend solutions to academic difficulties; assist in program development activities. Professional development and professional service.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Master’s degree in a field related to advising, or in the field in which the position is offered; significant experience of at least one year in academic advising; proficient in the use of computer technology; demonstrated excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal and team skills and ability to relate to diverse audience; ability to read, write, and understand English. Final offer is contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Significant experience of at least seven years in academic advising, including advising adults and /or advising in individualized higher education, non-traditional education, or similar experience. A record of consistent high quality performance, recognized by colleagues as outstanding, regarded as a leader in both advising and program operations. Two or more years professional experience in online courseware development; experience with instructional technology methods, applications and course management systems; administrative, management, and/or supervisory experience in understanding of a commitment to an applied education within the land grant mission and philosophy; Experience in recruiting, marketing, or coordinating experience at an institution of higher education; advising, program development/implementation, recruiting, marketing, or coordinating experience at an institution of higher education;
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Review of application materials begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE COORDINATOR
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE

POSITION:
Full-time, 10-month (K-term), annual renewable (K-type) position starting
August 3, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
SUMMARY: This is a live-in position in Residential Life reporting to the Director/Assistant Director for Residential Life to provide leadership and direction to a comprehensive residential program for 5 residence halls and/or apartment community housing 600-800 students. The position assists in developing and maintaining a residential environment that is conducive to the overall development of students and is supportive of the academic mission of the University and of the academic goals of students. The position assists with the educational, administrative and operational functions associated with the management of the residence hall and/or apartment community. The position provides functional supervision to Community Advisors. This position requires non-traditional working hours. Evening and weekend hours, along with some holidays, are required to effectively complete the responsibilities associated with this position. The work is performed mainly in an office setting and requires the ability to keep issues/concerns highly confidential.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Residential Education (25%) including assisting with the development and implementation of a comprehensive student development program that reflects the departmental program model for residents; supporting the planning and implementation of academic related services; assisting with student conduct hearing officers for residential life; and supporting the departmental philosophy. Supervision (25%) including participating in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of a staff of 15-18 student Community Advisors; coordinating weekly staff meetings with the Residential Life and Security Services Director and Assistant Director; developing strategies to recruit and retain a diverse staff; and serving on evening/weekend duty rotation. Administration (20%) including assisting with the enforcement and monitoring of policies and procedures that affect the housing operations; serving as a member of the building management team that consists of the Director of residential Life/Security Services, Director of Facilities, Assistant Director of Residential life, and Dining Service Manager, Maintenance/Carpenter and Administrative Assistant; maintaining 25 office hours a week; overseeing see student staff floor program budgets; be available for all building openings/closings and all training for professional and student staff; coordinating key/fob access systems; providing direction and oversight of building operations in the absence of the Residence Director and/or the Assistant Director; and providing clerical assistance as needed. Student Engagement (15%) including advising student groups associated with the building and provide direction for building and departmental student leadership programs and initiatives; meeting regularly with the student group leaders; and coordinating recruitment of students for involvement in centrally offered leadership opportunities within the department such as: program board. Residential Life Team Member (10%) including providing leadership to an area of Residential Life through the Special Assignment opportunities; and attending weekly Residential Life Staff meetings and other departmental meetings. Liaison (5%) including working collaboratively with staff from other university departments to provide services, support and programs for the residents; serving on Housing & Residential Life and University-wide committees and task forces, and participating in recruitment and marketing activities in conjunction with the Admissions Office and represent Housing & Residential Life at various recruiting events and functions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree awarded by June 1, 2014 and knowledge of housing operations on a college campus; and ability to read, write, and understand English. The person is expected to stay in on-campus apartment on evenings and weekends, except during approved time away from campus (requiring permission at least 24 hours in advance, except in the event in an unforeseen emergency). Final job offer contingent upon receipt of official transcripts and a satisfactory background certification.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Commitment to the educational potential of residence life and demonstrated skills in the following areas: Microsoft office, communication/public speaking, organization/planning and administration. It is preferable to have at least one year of housing leadership experience in a college or university setting and an ability to demonstrate commitment to Diversity.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN (Class #9715)
UMC LIBRARY

POSITION:
Full-time, 10-month position, annual renewable position in the Library at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting October 20, 2014 as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. Work involves placing orders for library materials and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library's automated system. Specific job duties include: Catalogs library materials. Establishes monitors and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services department. Develops implements and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services. Develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions. Manages all electronic resources processes including web access, electronic journal access, library OPAC, and e-books. Performs related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters’ degree in library science and a minimum of one year of library experience, excellent communication/time management/interpersonal skills, and strong technology skills. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using cataloging standards, experience with integrated library systems, web development, academic library experience, experience with citation linking software, experience working with Alma and SFX, demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession, Metadata creation of materials, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

SENIOR OPERATING ENGINEER (Class #6044)
Heating Plant

POSITION:
Full-time, 12-month position at $21.00/hr. starting December 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate high-pressure boilers and all equipment in the Heating Plant; monitor boiler operations; regulate/maintain appropriate steam pressure and water level, switch between fuel sources, start up and shut down boilers as needed, keep daily log; maintain equipment; and perform related departmental tasks.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation or equivalent plus three years of experience working in the operation and maintenance at a steam plant and the appropriate licensure for the facility; ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50 pounds or more; ability to crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, grasp, and read instrument panels; demonstrated knowledge & skills in operation & maintenance of high pressure boilers, heating systems, etc.; ability to work rotating shifts; and ability to read, write, & understand English. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Post secondary education/experience, demonstrated high quality maintenance skills, good interpersonal & teambuilding skills; and past employment references.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit the University of Minnesota’s official job site at https://employment.umn.edu for job open and close dates, position category, appointment term and type, promotional consideration information, complete application instructions, and other important information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


SENIOR MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAN (Class #6064)
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

POSITION:
Full-time position at $20.74/hr. starting as soon as possible.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position serves as a lead worker to Maintenance Electricians and various other helpers in trouble shooting, installing and maintaining electrical systems and related equipment. This position is responsible for various electrical tasks including service, maintenance and installation of electrical fixtures and wiring.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Will serve as master of record for the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Repair, replace and maintain various building and grounds electrical components including lighting, stoves, motors, generators, chargers, contractors, controllers and other electrical appliances. Rewinds armatures, machines commutators and replaces brushes (55%). Install, repair and maintain Fire Alarm System to include smoke and heat detectors, horns, pull stations, panels and fire alarm network (10%). Install electrical wiring, devices and equipment for remodeling and special projects to include installation of conduit, wire, switches, panels, boxes, outlets and related equipment. Uses tools such as hacksaw, pipe benders and threaders (10%). Make periodic inspections of electrical equipment and wiring to determine maintenance or repair needs, electrical load on voltages and to check for electrical fire hazards (10%). Perform emergency and regular line repair work (5%). Track and maintain electrical supply inventory which includes purchasing of supplies, identifying new equipment required for various construction and remodeling projects, and conducting time and material estimates for electrical projects (10%).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Electrician (state of Minnesota) license; and ability to lift fifty pounds; able to read, write, and understand English. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit the University of Minnesota’s official job site at https://employment.umn.edu for job open and close dates, position category, appointment term and type, promotional consideration information, complete application instructions, and other important information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

RECRUITMENT OF COACHES FOR 2014-15
POSITIONS: The Athletic Department may need coaches or assistant coaches on a short-term or temporary basis during the 2014-2015 academic year in one or more of the following areas: Baseball, Equestrian, Football, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Fastpitch Softball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Volleyball. A bachelor’s degree and prior playing and/or coaching experience in the particular sport are required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and prior playing and/or coaching experience in the particular sport. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications must be submitted online. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically using Athletics Requisition #191065. In addition to submitting the requested information, if you have the ability to scan your college transcripts, please do so.


 
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