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Undergraduate job opportunity!



We are an entrepreneurial nonprofit embedded in the Department of Applied Economics, with the mission of improving the economic and financial literacy of Minnesotans.

Join us in making a difference!

Title: (2222) Clerical/Admin Support - Advanced Level

Working Title: Program and Communications Assistant for UMN based nonprofit

Supervisor: Program & Communications Coordinator

Budget Authority: All purchases to be approved by Program Manager before purchase.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Administrative Duties (35%):

  • Track program registrations and prepare participant information Excel file for each program.

  • Coordinate preparation and printing of standard forms required for all programs (check-in sheet, roster, agenda, name tags, evaluation, stipend forms, name tags, and table tents).

  • Prepare program materials, including supplies, binders, and course materials.

  • Perform post-program processing, including scanning, data entry, and filing.

  • Organize program- and development-related bulk mailings.

  • Order food and arrange logistics for courses/workshops as requested.

Data Management (30%):

  • Enter and maintain program participation data in Excel, participant/donor database (GiftWorks), and email marketing platform (MailChimp).

  • Report on database information, as requested, and reconcile databases as needed.

  • Analyze program and participant data as requested.

  • Create and maintain contact lists of participants, schools, etc.

Communications Duties (30%):

  • Assist in maintaining all social media platforms

  • Help manage press contacts and provide support for implementation of press strategy

  • Assist with design and creation of print and digital marketing materials

Events (5%):

  • Support Program & Communications Coordinator with event preparation and management. Attend and help staff events if available.

Additional items:

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • A few evenings and Saturday’s may be required. Early hours (7:00 a.m.) may be required occasionally.

Essential Qualifications: High school diploma/GED. The ideal candidate is a quick learner who is able to work independently and efficiently. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must. Strong communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Apps.

Preferred Qualifications: Office experience. Experience with database applications. Experience with website maintenance. Knowledge of and experience with social media platforms. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

Starting Date: As soon as can be filled, fall 2018.

Work Hours: Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Need 8-15 hours per week during the fall and spring semester, with hours based on academic schedule. This position is ongoing and can increase to 30 hours a week during the summer.

Wage: $10-$12/hour, depending on qualifications

Please contact: Julie Bunn, Executive Director, MCEE, or 612-624-9477.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences,
Department of Applied Economics
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