Position Overview: This is a 75-100% time position reporting to two program directors, in the areas of marketing, communications, and program administration in the Office of International Programs (CFANS OIP) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. With the goal of enhancing CFANS Office of International Programs brand and mission, this position will work with CFANS OIP and CFANS Communications to develop and execute a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy across digital and social media platforms, print marketing, live events, and other mediums across the university, state, and abroad. This position will also work with faculty, staff and international partners to plan and implement short-term instructor-led study abroad programs. This position has a variety of independent professional and administrative responsibilities that require the ability to work in in close coordination with other team members, particularly with the college communications, alumni relations, and student services teams; CFANS international program leaders, and the UMN Learning Abroad Center.
Communication and Marketing — 60%
Expected Salary: $40,000 based on 100% employment
About the Department
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) mission is to find ways to provide food, fuel, feed and fiber that is healthy, safe, accessible and sustainable while protecting our natural resources and improving soil, air, and water quality to benefit and sustain communities. As one of the nation’s top colleges of its kind, CFANS offers a wide range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. The college consists of 12 academic departments and 10 statewide research and outreach centers and has a rich tradition of groundbreaking research that affect people’s lives both globally and locally.
The CFANS Office of International Programs (OIP) integrates an international perspective into the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach. OIP facilitates global engagement, learning, and collaboration resulting in sustainable improvements to complex agricultural, food, and natural resource concerns. We support student and staff in achieving an international perspective. We offer a variety of education abroad programs for students, including short-term instructor led study abroad programs, internships, semester-length study abroad programs; and alumni programs. We offer workshops, promote and administer the Intercultural Development Inventory, administer student grants, promote the International Agriculture Minor, collaborate to offer the Small World Coffee Hour program in St. Paul, host international visitors, and consult with departments regarding their internationalization plans including advising in regards to institutional collaborations and agreements.
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About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.