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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

ETL Project Coordinator

The Energy Transition Lab (ETL) Research Project Coordinator will manage the activities related to the LCCMR Community Scale Energy Storage Demonstration and Guide Project. In May 2018, ETL was awarded a three-year Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to purchase, install, demonstrate and evaluate three community-scale energy storage systems, and to develop a web-based guide to disseminate findings and provide “best practice” recommendations for community-scale energy users who may wish to implement energy storage in the future.

Position is full time (40 hrs/wk) and limited to two years as this is a project-based appointment.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 327016

Graduate Research Assistant: Energy Storage Project

The Energy Transition Lab seeks a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA, job code 9521) to conduct research on various issues related to advanced electric energy storage and our project sites, and to draft the Energy Storage Guide.  The GRA will provide research, project documentation, writing, and administrative support for a multi-year project that will purchase, install, demonstrate and evaluate three community-scale energy storage systems in Minnesota.

The GRA would begin work in Fall 2018, and dependent upon performance and availability, the appointment (based on project period of performance) would run through Spring semester 2020.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 326988

Student Position: Development Support Assistant

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is charged with finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. We work with faculty and staff from across the full breadth of the University and run a variety of fellowship, funding and seminar / media programs to enhance interactions and opportunity for serendipity across disciplines, units and campuses. Central elements to success in this endeavor are the development of partnerships with external entities and analysis of trends in emerging knowledge and in funding sources. We are looking for an undergraduate student to assist in managing the logistics for annual giving, stewardship, and prospect and donor research for Director of Development.

This an excellent opportunity for a student to gain entry level office experience while supporting an organization’s mission and vision through service to its leadership and key stakeholders.

Possibility to extend the position into summer and the following academic year based on performance and availability of funding.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 326721