The Institute on the Environment (IonE) 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.
Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Operations
Do you believe in a future where people and the planet prosper together – and do you see a role for higher education in helping to bring about that future? That’s the mission and purpose of the Institute on the Environment, and we seek someone to steer operations that build financial support for that mission.
We are looking for a professional who:
- excels at forming and sustaining relations leading to financial support;
- is a skilled writer and communicator who can collaborate with academics, communications professionals, and external stakeholders to articulate a case for support;
- has experience creating inviting opportunities for donors and other supporters to engage with a mission-driven, innovation-oriented organization; and
- has a track record of substantially contributing to or leading successful fund-raising campaigns.
This Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Operations is responsible for developing and implementing an advancement strategy that deepens engagement with key stakeholders and expands support for the institute’s programs and students. The Director will focus on creating a sustainable advancement program in partnership with Institute leaders and the University of Minnesota Foundation.
Application review will begin on November 29, 2021, and the position will remain open through December 12, 2021.
To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 344121
Data Science Research Specialist
We are seeking to fill two vacancies for a full-time, one-year Data Science Research Specialist position which will focus on advancing our environmental impact modeling with an emphasis on ecosystem service assessments. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE and is a core member of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap).
The position will contribute to improving our collective ability to map sustainability across scales and contexts, from a parcel of land owned by a single individual to a county or watershed or larger. The research focuses on evaluating the consequences of land use management decisions on the value nature provides people and partitioning those costs and benefits to different stakeholders and decision makers.
Research experience in geospatial data science or a similar field is a requirement to start this position. Work experience related to ecology, ecological economics, natural resource management, agricultural economics, sustainability and/or environmental science, while not required, would be highly desirable.
Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.
To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341117
The majority of the work in this position is performed in a general setting with other undergraduate students and academic professionals on the University of Minnesota St Paul campus.
To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 344807
Undergraduate: Clean Energy Program Assistant
The Institute on the Environment (IonE) Clean Energy Program Assistant is an undergraduate part-time position. The person in this role will assist in the administration of the UMN Clean Energy Program, a cohort program for undergraduates Addressing Climate Change for a Sustainable Future, as well as providing general assistance to the IonE Energy Programs under the direction of the Energy Program Specialist. Key tasks include coordinating events and communications, organizing and processing application information, and assisting with the development of communication materials and outreach to students, student groups, community groups and University partners. The Clean Energy Program Assistant will also help coordinate a network of external partners to provide mentorship and develop internship projects and student engagement efforts focused on clean energy transition and carbon neutrality.
Most of the work in this position is performed in a general setting with other undergraduate students and academic professionals.
To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 344808