Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of experience in a related field.
Experience in managing K-12 educational programming. Experience in
programming and communications strategies for a non-profit organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills for program reports
and marketing materials. Experience in supervisory roles. Proficiency in
MS Office, email and social media marketing platforms, Adobe Creative
Suite, and databases.
About the Job
Working Title: Program and Communications Coordinator
Job Class: Administrative Associate 2 (8208A2)
Supervisor: Executive Director
The responsibilities of this position consist of the management,
communications and marketing for MCEE’s programming, including K-12
teacher professional development workshops, courses and conferences,
educator awards and scholarship programs, pre-service teacher training
workshops, student programs, and community financial mentorship
1. Program Management (55%)
Manage the planning and delivery of MCEE programs and events.
Create and maintain annual calendar of program delivery.
Work closely with Executive Director on content development/procurement as needed.
In consultation with Associate Director, lead recruitment for all
programming, including: (i) developing and executing campaign strategies
and promotional materials to publicize MCEE programs and events, and
(ii) recruiting participants and expanding reach.
In collaboration with Associate Director, develop relationships with
school districts to coordinate delivery of programming to schools and
to identify new teachers and expand organization network.
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, oversee
program administration, including: (i) managing online registrations for
programming, (ii) managing all logistics for programming (space,
facilities, lodging, food, equipment, etc.), and (iii) managing
preparation of all materials for programming (course materials, workshop
agendas, evaluation tools and forms, etc.).
Manage program budgets, including: (i) developing program
budgets with Executive Director’s approval, (ii) ensuring that programs
operate within the approved budget, (iii) monitor and sign off on all
budgeted program expenditures, and (iv) code all invoices and credit
card expenses for programming per MCEE accounting procedures.
In consultation with Associate Director, ensure that all program
sponsors are appropriately recognized throughout the program cycle of
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, develop and
implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the
programs and identify areas for improvement, including: (i) analyzing
participant data and recommending improvements for future applications,
(ii) creating post-program financial reports, (iii) creating
post-program reports (detailing participation and impacts) for grant
reporting and other reports, and (iv) assisting in preparing program
grant proposals and reports as needed.
Work closely with Executive Director to identify instructors for
programming and evaluate the effectiveness of the instructors and
Lead organizational outreach efforts for conferences, events, and
professional associations, including: (i) representing MCEE at the
Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) and the annual
Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) conference, (ii)
representing MCEE at U of M K-12 Educators network and U of M K-12
Professional Development network meetings, (iii) coordinating
arrangement for MCEE staff to attend Council on Economic Education (CEE)
annual conference and other conferences as needed, and (iv) requesting
staff to represent MCEE at conferences.
Supervise and manage student worker(s).
2. Communications & Marketing (40%)
In consultation with Associate Director and Executive Director,
develop, implement, and evaluate communications strategies for the
organization to ensure MCEE is positioned as the leader in economic and
personal finance education.
In consultation with Associate Director, develop, implement, and
evaluate marketing and promotional materials for programs and events.
In consultation with Associate Director, develop, implement, and
evaluate annual communications plan for the organization, including: (i)
deciding who, where, and when to disseminate online content, (ii)
leading the generation of online content (including social media) that
engages audience segments and leads to measurable action, (iii) tracking
and measuring level of engagement of MCEE audience, and (iv)
recommending improvements for future years.
Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and
electronic collateral, including (i) leading the development and
production of Annual Report and MCEE Board orientation packets, (ii)
leading the design and development of all event materials such as
posters, signs, and presentations, and (iii) coordinating production
arrangements with graphic designers and printers, as well as overseeing
the process from start to finish.
In consultation with Associate Director, coordinate and distribute press releases.
With the support of Administrative Support Specialist, manage MCEE website and keep it current, relevant, and effective.
Serve as staff lead for the Marketing Committee of the MCEE Board. Coordinate, attend and take minutes of the meeting.
3. Workflow and Teamwork (5%)
Accept, prioritize and complete assignments for a work group.
Coordinate work schedule and vacation time with other staff members to
provide office coverage. Attend professional development workshops as
required by program needs. Occasional evening and weekend work is
expected (approximately, five to seven times per year). Other
work-related duties may be assigned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits include employee health,
dental, social security, retirement, and opportunities for promotion and
STARTING DATE: Negotiable upon offer, but no later than September 1, 2018.
About the Department
The Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is an entrepreneurial
non-profit organization (501c3) housed in the Department of Applied
Economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The mission of
MCEE is to equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial
understanding needed to succeed in today’s complex economy. MCEE
accomplishes its mission by developing and delivering professional
development courses and workshops for K-12 teachers, providing direct
programs to K-12 students, and working with community organizations in
personal finance education for adults in diverse populations. For more
information about MCEE, please visit http://www.mcee.umn.edu/ .
How To Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled; applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2018.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at: http://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition #325052. Please submit all materials online.
A COMPLETE application must include:
1) Cover letter outlining how your career goals, training, and experience support your candidacy
2) Resume or curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for three references who can comment on your abilities and experience
Email inquiries about the position are welcome, but formal application
process is required. Contact: Donald Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Executive
Director, Minnesota Council on Economic Education.
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background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are
eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
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