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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 starting February 15, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. 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.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING CENTER CONSULTANT (Class #9754 - Teaching Specialist)
Academic Success Center

POSITION: Part-time (approximately 20 hours a week), 9-month (R-term), annual renewable position dependent on performance and funding starting as soon as possible. This position works when classes are in session.
JOB SUMMARY: Consult on any assignment in any discipline, read faculty, staff and student writing and make suggestions for improvements, clearly communicate higher order writing process concerns, practice strategies for critical reflection, advise how to proceed to complete writing assignments, guide visitors through the process of revising a draft, explain instructor’s corrections, provide techniques for improving sentences and checking mechanics, answer questions about plagiarism and documenting sources in multiple style formats (especially APA), assist students in preparing strong personal essays for graduate programs and job applications, work alongside professors complementing class instruction, attend regularly scheduled training sessions, deal tactfully and courteously with students, faculty and staff, maintain strong organization and time management skills, perform other duties as assigned. Attend and assist the Writing Center Coordinator in new student consultant hiring and training. Participate in staff meetings and campus outreach. Develop materials for online resources and the Writing Center Handbook.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Writing consultation (85%) including consult on any writing assignments in any discipline, clearly communicate higher order writing process concerns, guide visitors though draft revisions, answer questions about plagiarism and citing multiple style formats, and help visitors prepare strong personal essays for graduate programs and job applications. Material development (10%) including develop materials for online resources and for the Writing Center Handbook. New student consultant (5%) including assist the Writing Center Coordinator in hiring new student consultants and help train student consultants.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree, demonstrated mastery of English grammar, demonstrated knowledge of the practice and theory of teaching composition, the ability to read, write, and understand English proficiently, good human relations skills and good interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills, proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Google Apps and the ability to quickly learn new software, willingness to work flexible hours. Final job offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in English, Linguistics, English as a Foreign Language, Education or a related field, successful academic teaching and/or tutoring grammar and writing experience on the college level.
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.


LABORATORY SERVICES COORDINATOR (CLASS # 4925)
MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Part-time (approximately 30 hours per week), 9-month positions at $15.12/hr. starting as soon as possible. Hours and days of week of work may vary.
JOB SUMMARY: Work with the Science faculty and Department Head and has responsibility for the coordination of the science laboratories provided by the Department of Math, Science, and Technology. Responsible for ensuring safe practices, procedures, and policies are developed and maintained for both the students and faculty involved in teaching and research laboratories.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with faculty and staff to provide preparation for laboratory classes for Biology, Botany, General and Organic Chemistry, Physics and associated courses; manages purchasing of supplies and equipment and maintains sufficient inventories; provides technical expertise and support regarding the operation and maintenance of the apparatus and computer systems used in the laboratory; designs, constructs and modifies equipment as needed for scientific services; suggests new uses of equipment and methods; assists in the design of demonstrations to accomplish educational goals; cooperates with teaching faculty and other individuals and committees to provide or share in laboratory services; keeps current in all applicable phases of relevant research progress as well as in equipment and materials and scientific techniques used in scientific teaching; consults with academic staff on a wide variety of demonstrations of scientific principles and equipment use, scheduling of space, materials and equipment; works closely with faculty, staff and constituency groups to meet the goals of the University; maintains liaisons with other University staff; provides some training and supervision of student workers; and supervises undergraduate students assisting the department.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation plus two years college coursework in a Biology, Chemistry or related field; two years of experience working in a laboratory setting and working with chemicals; capable of using computers and related software; ability to read, write, and understand English; and ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Extended experience setting up and organizing various types of college labs, budgeting skills, experience ordering materials, experience using MS Office, demonstrated hardware interface skills; and excellent communication/time management/interpersonal skills.
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.


FOOD SERVICE WORKERS (Class #6071)
DINING SERVICES

POSITION:
Five, half-time (Approximately 20 hours per week), 9-month positions at $11.59/hr. starting August 18, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Hours of work and days of week will vary, including evening work and weekend work. Responsibilities include setting up/serving/cleaning of food, line server, kitchen helper, and maintain clean & sanitary conditions, may include banquet work on weekends and evenings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to read, write, and understand English; stand up for up to four hours at a time, and occasionally lift up to 40 lbs. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Preference given to applicants with previous food service experience. Final job offer is contingent upon successful 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 application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

COMMUNITY PROGRAM ASSISTANT (class #4912)
Center for Sustainability

POSITION:
75% time, temporary position at $14.71/hr. starting January 26, 2015 and ending approximately August 28, 2015.
CONCEPT OF CLASS: This position has a variety of responsibilities typically found in programs which provide a service to one or more community groups.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Implement the City of Crookston being recognized as a Green Step City in 2015; coordinate the establishment of a new community garden on city owned land during the summer of 2015; explore the feasibility of installing low-growing grass as a cover on flood protection levies to save energy by reducing the amount of needed mowing, identify city owned land conducive to the use of native landscapes to reduce maintenance costs for the city of Crookston; coordinate a solar assessment on city owned buildings by fall of 2015; utilize solar resource mapping to educate the community about possible solar options, establish and implement a plan to improve safety and way-finding for pedestrians, cross country skiers, and bikers in Crookston; complete an Active Living (Trails) master plan for the city of Crookston; increase community involvement and overall engagement with the above issues through a series of Crookston InMotion work group meetings; and by the end of August 2015, create a plan to support the next steps.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma/GED and one year general office experience; training/education may substitute for some of the experience; able to read, write, and interpret the English language; basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office programs; and knowledge and/or demonstrated ability needed to perform general office tasks. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders; and ability to use technology for tasks required.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit the University of Minnesota’s official job site at https://employment.umn.edu for job description, position category, appointment term and type, 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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