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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.

LAB SERVICES COORDINATOR (Class #4925)
Agriculture and Natural Resource Department

POSITION:  Temporary, part-time (approximately 28 hours per week) position at $15.12 staring January 5, 2015 and ending on May 5, 2015. Hours of work will vary Monday through Friday.  This position supervises servicing of teaching laboratories by providing and maintaining adequate materials, maintenance, supplies, and equipment for use in laboratory instruction of the animal science pre-veterinary medicine program.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises servicing of teaching laboratories by providing and maintaining adequate materials, supplies, and equipment for use in laboratory instruction; orders supplies and equipment; maintain inventory and catalogue a variety of laboratory supplies, equipment, specimens, dissecting material, feed samples, protective wear, chemicals and other teaching aids as needed; designs and constructs apparatus or modifies equipment for use in demonstrating scientific principles. Sets up, tears down, repairs, stores and maintains supplies, instruments and equipment for laboratory and classroom use; assembles and sets up, takes down, and repairs apparatus for lab demonstration. Makes preliminary tests of laboratory procedures and recommends changes where needed for smooth functioning of laboratories when needed; supervises and trains laboratory attendant personnel and work study students to insure smooth operation of teaching laboratories; and assists faculty in ensuring safe laboratory practices are maintained as well as eloquent recordkeeping, and maintenance of laboratory etiquette. Comply with campus health and safety need including: ensure compliance with University and Department requirements for laboratory safety by developing and maintaining laboratory safety plans in conjunction with the faculty; develop and maintain written protocols, in conjunction with the faculty, for procedures, chemical preparations, specimen preparation, etc. performed in the laboratories and classrooms; serve as the program area’s Laboratory Safety Officer; know the emergency procedures for spills, fires, injuries, and other incidents. In particular, know the location of emergency showers, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, and spill clean-up materials and how to use them. Ensure that emergency exits and emergency equipment are completely accessible; know the appropriate personal protective equipment for use within the lab, including clothing, footwear, head protection, eye protection, and gloves; catalog and maintain inventory of a variety of lab chemicals; maintain an up-to-date MSDS lab books; properly manage and dispose of lab hazardous waste materials, including all required recordkeeping; operate, inspect, adjust, and maintain a variety of lab equipment required for laboratory teaching programs, requiring a broad knowledge of chemicals and scientific instruments; and through following specific protocols for chemical and (or) specimen preparation, perform a variety of experimental/laboratory procedures by following specific protocols for chemical and (or) specimen preparation necessary for the operation of undergraduate teaching labs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation plus two years college coursework in an appropriate scientific field, and two year’s work experience in a laboratory, scientific, or academic work setting. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in animal science or veterinary programs or related field; experience with academic lab management and coordination; laboratory compliance procedures experience; well-developed organizational and time management skills; excellent interpersonal relations, communication and motivational skills; demonstrated ability to foster a positive learning environment for students; experience keeping accurate laboratory records; and ability to read, write, and understand English.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  For the online application process visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete application instructions and to apply electronically.


RESIDENTIAL LIFE COORDINATOR (Class #9354)
Housing & Residential Life

POSITION:
Full-time, temporary, live-in position starting December 15, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter and ending May 24, 2015.
SUMMARY: The Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is a 10-month live-in position responsible for working with the Residential life Director in providing leadership and direction to a comprehensive residential program for 5 residence halls and/or apartment community housing 600-800 students. The RLC assists with 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 RLC also assists with the educational, administrative and operational functions associated with the management of the residence hall and/or apartment community. The position reports directly to a Director of Residential Life and Security Services.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Residential Education (25%) including assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive student development program that reflects the departmental program model for residents; support the planning and implementation of academic related services; and support the departmental philosophy. Supervision (25%) including participate in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of a staff of 15-18 student Community Advisors, attend weekly staff meetings with the Residential Life and Security Services Director, develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse staff, and serve on evening/weekend duty rotation. Administration (20%) including assist with the enforcement and monitoring of policies and procedures that affect the housing operations; serve as a member of the building management team that consists of the Director of Residential Life/Security Services, Director of Facilities, and Dining Service Manager, Maintenance/Carpenter and Administrative Specialist; maintain 25 office hours a week; oversee student staff floor program budgets; be available for all building openings/closings and all training for professional and student staff; coordinate key/fob access systems; and provide direction and oversight of building operations in the absence of the Director. Student Engagement (15%) including advise the student groups associated with the building and provide direction for building and departmental student leadership programs and initiatives, meet regularly with the student group leaders, and coordinate the recruitment of students for involvement in centrally offered leadership opportunities within the department such as: program board. Residential Life Team Member (10%) including provide leadership to an area of Residential Life through the Special Assignment opportunities and attend weekly Residential Life Staff meetings and other departmental meetings. Liaison (5%) including work collaboratively with staff from other university departments to provide services, support and programs for the residents, serve on Housing & Residential Life and University-wide committees and task forces, and participate 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, knowledge of housing operations on a college campus; ability to keep issues/concerns highly confidential, ability to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends and some holidays, 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.

ON-LINE AND ON-CAMPUS STUDENT ADVISOR (Class #9754 – Teaching Specialist)
LIBERAL ARTS AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

JOB SUMMARY:
Advise online students in communication and applied studies 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 leadership and support for technology enhanced learning and administrative planning; assist in the development of articulations for joint partnership with other organizations/institutions; and teach online and/or on-campus classes as needed.
POSITION: Full-time, 12-month, annual renewable position in the Liberal Arts & Education Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting November 17, 2014 as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Advising and leadership responsibilities: advise online students in their academic programs, online and on-campus undecided students; provide leadership and support for technology enhanced learning; coordinate administrative planning and implement department policies; maintain effective communication with online and on-campus instructors and students. Program administrative services responsibilities: 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, financial aid processes, and transcript evaluation; maintain high quality customer service and response time; provide information about the online and on-campus learning environment. Administrative responsibilities: 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. Teaching responsibilities include teach up to 6 credits per academic year.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Master’s degree; one year teaching, advising, program development/implementation, recruiting, marketing, or coordinating experience at an institution of higher education; and ability to read, write, and understand English. Final offer is contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Master’s degree, a liberal arts discipline, communication, education, or related field. Two or more years professional experience in online courseware development; record of effective teaching at the university level and proficient in the use of computer technology; demonstrated excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal and team skills and ability to relate to diverse audiences; 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.
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.


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.

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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