Location: St Paul Campus, working remotely until campus offices reopen
Reports to: Program Leader, Family Resiliency
Apply By: March 2, 2021
ABOUT THIS POSITION
Work with a team that is committed to the health and well-being of youth, families and communities in rural and tribal communities in Minnesota. The overall focus is to work with communities to find, develop and implement approaches to supporting rural stress and substance use disorders. The person in this role will provide program management to two projects:
PEW Charitable Trust: Community Opioid Response and Evaluation (CORE): The University of Minnesota Extension & College of Pharmacy, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub are conducting a mixed-methods “meta-evaluation project.” The project assesses outcomes & processes across 3 strategic projects aimed at reducing & preventing opioid use in rural Midwest & tribal communities. This meta-evaluation is rooted in the culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation approach (Bowman-Farrell, 2018), and adopts many of the best practices for conducting evaluation research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities identified by the Working Group on American Indian Research and Program Evaluation Methodology (Caldwell et al., 2005).
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network:University of Minnesota Extension will participate in the regional FRSAN project, “Farm and Ranch Wellness: the Next Steps” by (1) providing information on programs available for other states to consider using, (2) by organizing and presenting local roundtables within Minnesota to help farmers and ranchers, as well as advisors to and advocates for farmers and ranchers, learn techniques and skills to deal with financial problems and the stress that can happen with those financial problems happen and (3) developing a pilot program on helping those farmers who transition out of farming to deal with the loss of farming as an occupation and the recognition of the skills they possess that are valued in other occupations. Local meetings will be held around the state. Invitees will include farmers, ranchers, advisors, and advocates.
Where is the Work? The work area for this position will include rural Minnesota communities and Tribal Nations. Office location is flexible and based on availability. Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all University employees are working remotely until at least June 30th, 2021.
Under the direction of the project teams, the person in this position will:
Coordinate community coalitions and project meetings through recruiting members, organizing meetings, and maintaining timely communication.
Coordinate in-person (when in-person resumes) or virtual events, conferences, training webinars and professional development in collaboration with community partners and the project team.
Work closely with the leadership team to assist with the planning and delivery of education and training activities in collaboration with community educators, community partners, and the project team.
Assist with data sharing and evaluation activities.
Help to coordinate planning and implementing data collection processes in collaboration with the evaluation team.
Support the development of materials to promote and market project and project activities.
Attend (in-person or virtual) local community coalitions and other informational meetings related to the project.
Implement a system for tracking grant goals and deadlines, communicating timelines to the project team and community members.
Create and coordinate project/program communications including reports, correspondence, manuals, mailings, newsletters, grant proposals, brochures and evaluations, and grant reports.
Maintain regular and timely communication with community partners and the project team.
Support monthly project meetings including scheduling meetings, taking notes and following up on tasks with project team members.
Schedule and host meetings: requiring use of online platforms (Zoom), google calendars, and regular meeting reminders.
Work with support staff to complete grant contracts and program agreements.
Other tasks as assigned.
High school diploma/GED and minimum of four (4) years of project management experience
Experience working with U of M Extension programs
Experienceplanning and organizing events
Proficient written and verbal communication skills
Computer experience in Microsoft and Google suites
Ability to reflect Extension’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Ability to speak a 2nd language, in addition to English
Experience developing reports and presentations
Experience working with diverse communities
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality of work
Ability to work well in a team
Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email)
Experience using web-based online applications such as WebEx, Qualtrics or related applications
Proficient use of technology for communication, locating information, monitoring trends, designing, delivering, and evaluating programs, and reporting
The person hired for the position will need to have:
A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with required liability insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel within Minnesota and infrequent travel outside Minnesota.
A personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes.
The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Access to a reliable internet connection and ability to work remotely when Extension offices are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Internal Number: 339455
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