NOTE: This is a grant funded part-time, limited term position until September 2020. The incumbent must be available to work 20 hours per week.
This position assists the Environmental Studies program, Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, and Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship in increasing access to high-impact experiential opportunities and undergraduate research opportunities that help students explore sustainability through cultural, economic, and natural lenses. Work includes strategically developing partnerships, promotion/communication of opportunities, and mitigation of current student barriers to accessing meaningful internships or research opportunities.
In alignment with College Sustainability grant objectives, this position will be accountable to the following outcomes by August 2020:
Explore existing and new community partnerships towards a goal of developing deep, reciprocal relationships that could result in 3-5 regularly-offered, accessible internships for Environmental Studies students with accompanying system for yearly recruitment.
Document current participation in sustainability-related high-impact learning and increase by 50% from current baseline.
Create recommended trajectory for vocational exploration and experiential learning integrated into newly restructured Environmental Studies major and minor.
Assess current barriers to participation in high-impact experiential opportunities and formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for students in Environmental Studies and others interested in sustainability-related careers.
Strategically identify organizations (e.g., NGOs, government, private sector) that can provide sustainability-related internships, research, and other experiential opportunities for students that are based on mutual self-interest and long-term commitments to reciprocity.
Establish and cultivate relationships with targeted community partners and employers through site visits, association meetings, conferences, etc., and create greater visibility of the university and its students within relevant sustainability-related professional communities.
Identify strategies for increasing visibility of sustainability-related internship opportunities to students in Handshake, our online "job"-board.
Work with organizations to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of sustainability-related employer presence on campus, which includes, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume searches.
Build communication pathways for "after graduation" employment and graduate school pathways for Environmental Studies majors and other students interested in sustainability-related careers.
Coordinate with Environmental Studies program, Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, URGO (undergraduate research), and Center for Global Education and Engagement to ensure strategic alignment of opportunities.
Compile and report data on employer relations activities, assess employer relations efforts, and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts.
Assist College Sustainability grant team in making and tracking progress towards the eight major objectives of the MACP grant (such as student recruitment, professional development, outreach to faculty, etc.).
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in relationship building role and/or environmental sustainability career field.
Ability to show initiative, organize workflow, and manage projects for completion of objectives by August 2020.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to institutionalize systems, processes, and relationships.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Master's degree preferred.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Three Professional References
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Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.
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