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Now hiring: Field operations administrative associate

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Come work with us!

University of Minnesota Extension is hiring an administrative associate for Field Operations. The scope of this position is statewide, with opportunities to experience all areas of Extension's mission. This full-time position could be located in any of our 15 regional offices or the St. Paul campus, along with some hybrid work options.

About this position

This position will work closely with the Director of Statewide Operations (DSO) to manage business operations, administrative support activities, and overall logistics for the 15 regional offices located throughout the state of Minnesota.  

The successful candidate will be able to think logically, communicate effectively, balance multiple projects, and build and nurture collaborative relationships in the organization. 

This position will

  • Work closely with DSO, Regional Directors (RD), and administrative staff to streamline communications, problem solve and operationalize goals.

  • Work with regional support staff function teams and regional directors on  staffing adjustments to meet the needs of the organization and anticipate needs and trends.

  • Coordinate the onboarding process and resources related to employment transitions in regional and county offices.  

  • Assist DSO with planning and implementation of staff development.

  • Serve as the key contact with HR regarding search and hiring processes.

  • Assist with developing and communicating key messages about operational changes

  • See position posting for all responsibilities.

Required education

Bachelor’s degree is required by the start date of position. Four years relevant experience is also required. Any combination of education and experience to total 8 years can meet this requirement.

To learn more and apply

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The application deadline is September 21, 2022.

Contact Kia Harries, Director of Statewide Operations, with any questions about the position at kharries@umn.edu

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