Employment

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The Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota are proud to be equal opportunity employers. All employment opportunities can be found on the University’s employment website. Although we receive many inquiries, IonE operates with a small staff and job openings are infrequent. As available, all positions and application instructions will be posted. Please note, we do not accept or respond to unsolicited job inquiries or résumés.

Employment Opportunities

NorthStar Post-Doctoral Associate

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a postdoctoral researcher at the interface of sustainability, supply-chain analysis, and agriculture, to lead a research project aimed at expanding existing supply-chain sustainability work into the dairy and alfalfa sectors.

The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Dr. Jennifer Schmitt and will closely collaborate with multiple researchers at the Institute on the Environment. IonE is internationally recognized for discovering and advancing solutions to the world’s greatest environmental challenges (see here). The researcher will be housed in the Institute’s collaborative workspace in the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building. The Institute provides opportunities for professional development through outreach and media workshops, interaction with diverse faculty fellows, and an interdisciplinary research seminar (see here).

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 331512

Student Position – Events and Communications Assistant

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is looking to hire an Events and Communications Assistant to support day-to-day operations within the Institute’s events and meeting spaces as well as individual programs event-related support. This position is available immediately for continued employment through the Spring 2020 semester, dependent upon performance and availability of funds. This position may be extended for the right candidate.

This entry-level student role will gain hands-on experience sustainably managing IonE spaces, room reservations, and working alongside the events team to execute events and meetings, including correspondence with staff, prep/setup, cleanup as well as event evaluation and tracking.

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Search for job ID 332987

Student Position – Finance and Administrative Assistant

Interesting in growing your finance & administration skills while supporting environmental programming?  The Institute on the Environment‘s Leadership & Education Team seeks an undergraduate student Administrative & Finance Assistant to join our dynamic and cross-disciplinary team. This is a part-time (10 -15 hours/week) undergraduate student appointment at the on the St. Paul campus. This student position will provide administrative support for all of the Institute’s Leadership and Education Programs: Acara, Boreas, Sustainability Education & International Exchange programs. Support will include fiscal administration, data management contracts, student tracking and other related activities.

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Search for job ID 332992

Student Position – Graphic Design Assistant

The Sustainability Education team is seeking an undergraduate Graphic Design Assistant.  In this role, you will be responsible for both generating and managing content for public communications for the Sustainability Education group within the Institute on the Environment. This is a part-time (10 -15 hours/week) undergraduate student appointment at the on the St. Paul campus. The Graphic Design Assistant is expected to be proactive in conceptualizing and designing communication materials and coordinating with other students, faculty, and staff. Key tasks include creating and managing graphic designs for both print and digital media, such as promotional posters, postcards and online images related to a variety of Sustainability Education programs and other Leadership and Education programs, as needed.

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Search for job ID 332919