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Working Title: Program Coordinator, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems NW Region
Appointment: Annually renewable, Full-time, Academic Administrative, (Job code 9745S1 – Education Program Specialist 1)
Office Location: Northwest RSDP region, U of M, Crookston Extension Office preferred.
Reports to: Executive Director, Extension Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
Application Deadline: October 10, 2022
The U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) is a program of the University of Minnesota Extension. Citizen-driven University Partnerships based in five regions throughout greater Minnesota work to foster active citizenship, achieve sustainable development (focusing on natural resources, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food systems and resilient communities) and create a vital relationship between the citizens of the State and their land grant university. For over 25 years, the Regional Partnerships have been working with communities to build sustainable local food systems, with a portfolio of projects numbering over 500. For more information about the Regional Partnerships, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWAGNTh1j2s&t=7s
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
This position focuses on the Northwest (NW) Regional Partnership sustainable agriculture and food system project area. This person will serve as a point person for community-driven NW food system projects, including working with partners, coordinating NW food system work group meetings, and leading NW food system planning and program efforts. This position will also work with the statewide RSDP sustainable agriculture and food systems team by providing work and leadership on the U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships sustainable agriculture and food systems rural grocery store project portfolio. This position also provides long term leadership and program development for statewide sustainable agriculture and food systems suite of projects guided by multi-regional priorities and by harnessing relevant trends in sustainable agriculture and food systems.
This is an annually-renewable academic professional (P/A) appointment. Renewal each year is contingent on funding, program needs, performance and results.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Estimated $55,000-65,000 salary range; commensurate with qualifications and experience. University of Minnesota benefits apply, complete information is at https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Applicant-Center/About-Working-U/Benefits-Summaries-Prospective-Employees.
Travel throughout Minnesota and neighboring states is required to perform the responsibilities of this position. Personal means for traveling is required with reimbursement made in accordance with University policy.
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement https://extension.umn.edu/
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/home/careers, Job Opening ID: 351687
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
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Constance Carlson, Assistant Statewide Director and Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, email@example.com.
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The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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