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Title: Extension Educator – Community Economics and Tourism
Appointment: Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor (9623)
Program Area: Community Vitality / Community Economics / Tourism Center
Location: Regional Extension Office, Brainerd
Application Review: September 13, 2019; open until filled
ABOUT THIS POSITION
This position is a joint position of Community Economics and the Tourism Center within the Center for Community Vitality. The educator will report to the Community Economics Program Leader as the principal administrative lead who will coordinate with the Tourism Center Director on work assignments and evaluation. The educator will collaborate with Extension educators and regional directors located across the state to fulfill Extension’s mission. A major statewide focus of the educator will be the tourism industry as part of community economic development.
Extension educators meet program area outcome and impact goals through education, outreach, and applied scholarship and by leveraging University of Minnesota resources for and with communities. As scholar/practitioners, they create and use applied research to help communities make decisions that strengthen the vitality of their local economies. Educators design, develop, deliver, teach and evaluate tourism-focused programs and applied research based on the needs of stakeholders.
Examples of current (but not all) programs in Community Economics include (1) Making It Home, (2) Retail Trade Analysis and (3) Business Succession. Examples of current (but not all) programs in the Tourism Center include (1) At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers and (2) tourism development including the Tourism Assessment Program. For information about specific Extension programs and initiatives, go to https://extension.umn.edu/community-development.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Within the context of meeting Extension and Community Vitality missions and alignment with program frameworks and team priorities, the CE/TC Educator will:
Deliver Educational Programming
Administer Programs and Staff Development
Appointment also requires:
ABOUT EXTENSION AND CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY
The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of the Extension is: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. More information is available at http://extension.umn.edu.
As one of four Extension centers, the Center for Community Vitality includes faculty, educators and staff specializing in Community Economics, Tourism and Leadership and Civic Engagement. Center for Community Vitality programs foster effective community decision-making and strengthen collaboration and leadership for the common good. The short mission statement is “Helping communities choose and create their desired future.”
The Community Economics (CE) team works with Minnesota communities as they develop their economic strategy, offering education, research, analysis and advice. With solid research and informed action, communities can chart courses that are realistic, well-informed, and supported by the community.
The Tourism Center (TC) delivers applied research and education to help communities enhance tourism efforts to diversify a local economy, strengthen capacity and make tourism more successful.
Leadership and Civic Engagement programs and applied research help communities strengthen social capital, develop and strengthen capacity for local leadership, civic engagement and productive public discussion, collaboration and decision making related to the public good.
Please apply online at: https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers, Job Opening ID: 332499
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
• Cover letter
• Resume or Vitae
Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
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For questions about this position, contact:
Bruce Schwartau, Program Leader, Community Economics, email@example.com.
Cynthia Messer, Director, Tourism Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about applying online, contact:
Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, email@example.com.
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