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The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching. The Hubbard School is also strongly committed to community engagement and advancing an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status).

Click on the job title below to see the job description and application instructions. 

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication - Advertising

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall semester 2022 (August 31, 2022). We are seeking an outstanding scholar with research and teaching interests in advertising. Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Qualifications
Successful candidates will demonstrate promise of developing a program of high-quality empirical research in advertising; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a capacity for, and commitment to, establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected.

Candidates for the position must possess an earned Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, Advertising, or a closely related field by August 2022 and a record of original scholarly research. Candidates at all experience levels (including ABD candidates and advanced assistant professor candidates) will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who complement existing Hubbard School faculty.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work and relevance to the position in advertising, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. Meaningful professional experience in advertising or a closely related field and the capacity to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of a rapidly evolving curriculum in strategic communication are desirable.

About the Job
The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of advertising and contribute to the broad strategic communication curriculum.

Faculty in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the School, College, University, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication are available.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available.

We are committed to attracting candidates from historically under-represented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a base for innovation.

About the School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching. The School is also strongly committed to community engagement and advancing an understanding of cultural diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status).

For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu, or call the School at 612-625-1338.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.

Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search for Job ID #342473 or search by title: Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication – Advertising

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research program and its influence on the field, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references as an additional document through your “My Activities” page. No references will be contacted before the search committee chair notifies candidates.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jisu Huh, by email: jhuh@umn.edu

Review of applicants will begin on October 11, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors of Digital Strategy/Storytelling

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites nominations and applications for three or more, renewable full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions to teach in digital strategy/storytelling areas of the School’s curriculum:

  1. Digital strategic communication: The Hubbard School is looking for at least two people who have helped grow professional organizations (agency, nonprofit, corporate, etc.), with a track record of elevating digital creative content, mentoring diverse and talented staff and training the next generation of digital strategic communicators. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three classes each semester, including one or more of the following: Digital Strategy in Strategic Communication; Media Planning; Digital Content for Brand Communications; Professional Writing for Strategic Communication; or Advertising Strategy and Creative Development; Strategic Communication Campaigns; and/or Advertising Strategy and Creative Development. The ideal candidate may also teach and develop new curricula in the area of social media strategy, management, and analytics.
  2. Digital and multimedia storytelling: The Hubbard School is also seeking an expert in multimedia storytelling to teach students fundamental and advanced digital storytelling strategies. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three classes each semester, including one or more of the following: Multimedia Production and Storytelling; Interactive and Data Journalism; Magazine Editing and Production; News Reporting and Writing; Advanced Multimedia Storytelling; Digital Content for Brand Communications; or other advanced classes. Depending on the candidate’s skills, the candidate may also develop new curricula or special projects courses in the area of mobile multimedia storytelling, multimedia editing, or multimedia strategic communication. 

These 9-month contract faculty positions are benefit-eligible, renewable and carry the academic title of Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). Appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor (non-tenure track) may be considered for a candidate with advanced teaching and professional experience. The anticipated start date for the positions are August 2022; though the School may have one opening that begins January 2022.

We are seeking three or more outstanding professionals with teaching and mentoring interests in digital strategy, strategic communication branding and campaigns, or multimedia storytelling to provide mentoring to the School’s students working in the strategic communication or multimedia storytelling sequences, providing career-development training for students in advanced classes, and teaching three classes per academic term. Contract teaching professors are also expected to be actively engaged in regional, national or international professional communities, demonstrate an understanding of curriculum development and assessment relevant to their professional expertise, and participate in mentoring students for professional careers. 

Successful candidates will be passionate about training students to be strategic communicators and/or multimedia storytellers who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who are both deeply skilled in digital strategy or multimedia storytelling and accustomed to training professionals in the areas of digital advertising, branding, or multimedia storytelling or reporting; creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should be proficient in teaching digital brand communication techniques, multimedia storytelling, or strategic branding and campaign communication and engaged in relevant professional societies. 

Minimum required qualifications:
A B.A. in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or closely related field with 5 or more years of professional experience; or a professional M.A. or PhD in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field with 2 or more years of professional experience, will be considered for these teaching faculty position openings. 

Meaningful professional experience is required, and candidates are encouraged to document their teaching and professional experience and/or industry engagement relevant to the position in their application letter. Experience with teaching, training and/or mentorship is required. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred candidates will have a track record of creative excellence teaching traditional and digital creative skills to enhance digital storytelling, brand strategy, or digital content strategy; ethical judgment and skill to teach students how to make tough calls and work with diverse audiences; demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both professional practices and as contributors to an inclusive working and learning environment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating: 
•    Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning and producing digital content or campaigns, or equivalent experience
•    Exceptional storytelling skills that integrate multimedia elements such as text, video, photo, graphics and data
•    Experience writing and/or editing digital content and utilization of AP style and/or have expertise in social media promotion and distribution, web metrics and SEO
•    Familiarity with new and emerging tools, content management systems and technologies for digital storytelling

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of three professional references, and a brief teaching statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy. 

References will not be contacted before candidates are notified during the finalist stage. 

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. 

About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system.

To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website. Search by the Job Posting Title: Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors of Practice - Hubbard School or by job opening ID 342473.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research program and its influence on the field, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, and (2) your curriculum vitae or resume. 

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Program Director for Professional Education and Teaching Professor of Strategic Communication

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Program Director for Professional Education to direct its professional master’s program in strategic communication and help develop other professional program educational opportunities for the school. Responsibilities will include recruitment, instruction, program design as well as program expansion into other professional need areas such as health communication and executive education. The position will report to the Director of the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication and be a thought-leader for the School and broader Twin Cities community in the area of strategic communication.
 
The Program Director for Professional Education is responsible for the overall growth and success of the MA in Strategic Communication degree program, which includes achieving enrollment targets, innovation within the program, student and faculty satisfaction, the reputation of the program in the market, and budgetary oversight. The Program Director also provides leadership for the School’s professional education activities, and serves as a teaching professor of strategic communication. This position is also responsible for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level with leadership of the Professional M.A. in strategic communication. The program focuses on advanced professional study of communication strategy, planning, evaluation and creative content management. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The successful program leader and director will:
•    Establish strategic direction for professional educational programs in the School, in line with the School’s strategic goals related to recruitment, retention, graduation, expanding hi-flex learning modality options, and improving diversity, equity and inclusion in professional strategic communication education. 
•    Create goals for professional education programmatic growth in line with the mission of the School and the environment including competing programs.
•    Offer effective administrative management of the existing professional M.A. in Strategic Communication program.
•    Identify and monitor important metrics of the professional programming success, such as, program rankings, student satisfaction scores, student learning and career outcomes
•    Actively lead program marketing, recruiting and admissions activities in coordination with staff.
•    Provide visible leadership to applicants, current students and alumni. 
•    Teach up to two classes per semester in the School at the graduate or undergraduate levels
•    Represent the School and Program to various internal and external constituents such as University partners (the Registrar, Financial Aid, Development, etc.), current students, alumni, recruiters, donors and corporate partners.
 
40% Classroom instruction and curriculum supervision and the undergraduate and graduate level.
•    Teach up to two courses per academic semester plus the Professional M.A. Program Capstone courses in May and summer terms.
•    Serve as the primary back-up point of contact and instructor in substitute for part-time instructors; supervise part-time instructors on curricular matters.
•    Contribute to the ongoing development, assessment and delivery of a rapidly evolving curriculum in strategic communication
 
10% Student Advising, both at the undergraduate level, including formal supervision of internship for credit programs (JOUR 3996), informal career advising at the undergraduate and graduate level. Program planning at the undergraduate level, and Capstone paper advising for the Professional M.A. Program.
 
40% Professional M.A. Program Administration, including scholarship allocation, curriculum evolution, faulty advising and recruitment, planning and executing biannual Forums and budget management.
•    Review/recommend curriculum content in coordination with faculty and the HSJMC Director
•    Monitor developments and trends in the professional communication field through reading, participation in professional organizations, publications, public speaking and network development within the community
•    Help with the selection and hiring of adjunct instructors as warranted to deliver select courses
•    Responsible for the intellectual leadership and administration of the Strategic communications M.A. Program. 
•    Manage development of appropriate budget, curriculum, faculty and applicants.
•    Identify advisory board members and lead meetings to ensure currency and responsiveness of curriculum to industry needs
•    Develop an annual report detailing the program's accomplishments and challenges.
•    Act as the central communications point for all matters relating to the program. 
•    Recruit potential students and advise prospective students on features of the program, overseeing the process and tracking applications
•    Help identify possible career placement opportunities for graduating students
•    Work with DGS Assistant on admission decision letters and responding to queries from prospective students, university employees and the general public.
•    Liaison to the professional communications community
•    Seek promotion opportunities with the news media, professional associations, area corporations, agencies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. 
•    Oversee the development of marketing materials such as brochures, web site, press releases and presentation/speeches in coordination with the HSJMC Communications manager. 

10% Professional M.A. program marketing and Key audience relations including establishing key marketing strategies, planning and executing prospective student enrollment marketing and recruiting activities, meeting with donors and potential donors. Industry professional outreach.

Required Qualifications:
•    Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 8 or more years of directly related professional experience; a Bachelor’s degree with 10 or more years of directly related professional experience
•    Demonstrated expertise teaching in strategic communication or related fields (e.g., marketing communication)
•    Knowledge and direct service experience in educational and human service development and/or delivery

Preferred Qualifications
•    Executive leadership and/or managerial experience in the Twin Cities or similar large-metropolitan professional strategic communication community preferred.
•    Demonstrated expertise teaching professional master’s students in strategic communication or related fields (e.g., marketing communication, business, communication).
•    Experience in emerging areas of health care strategy, medical device marketing communication, brand content management, digital analytics/strategy, and/or crisis communication are desirable.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable (continuing) 12-month position subject to the Administrative policy for Professional and Administrative Employees. The salary target range is $85,000-92,000, depending on education and experience.

About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search for Job ID #342376 or search by title: Program Director for Professional Education and Teaching

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach a cover letter and your resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication has an immediate opening for an Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator to assist with administering and executing the needs of the School’s undergraduate programs. We are looking for a candidate who can engage with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, work collaboratively with staff and faculty to provide students with an excellent experience in the Hubbard School, envision initiatives and programs to improve the overall student experience in the program, and coach and support individual students. This person is responsible for recruiting and informing prospective students and informing current journalism students regarding classes and registration, policies and procedures, and various other inquiries and provides strategic development and coordination of student services processes, including admissions, scholarships, communication with students, career readiness initiatives, and managing affiliated student groups. This position is also responsible for maintaining student records and reporting systems, and other projects as requested. The incumbent reports to the Associate Director of Student Services. This is a 100-percent time, continuing appointment.
 
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States. The school is housed in Murphy Hall, renovated in 1999, and includes 23 full-time faculty and more than 30 adjunct instructors.

Review of applications will begin August 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Responsibilities
 
Recruitment and Pre-major Advising (20%)
•    Meet individually with prospective, new freshmen, transfer, continuing students, and parents to promote the undergraduate program and answer questions
•    Design and implement undergraduate student recruitment initiatives including JOUR 1001 presentations, transfer student outreach, major fairs, conferences, and multi-departmental events
•    Advise prospective undergraduate students on major selection and application process
 
Student Services (20%)
•    Inform 1,000+ Hubbard students about policies, procedures and requirements related to the undergraduate program
•    Refer students to counseling, mentoring, and career resources in Hubbard, CLA, the University, and the professional community
•    Provide support to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and other faculty on student related issues
•    Approve mass communication minor and digital media studies minor program plans; advise on course selection, petitions, and progress
•    Manage internship course registration process for faculty and students
•    Manage Hubbard affiliated student organizations; provide guidance to student leaders and faculty advisors on content, processes, structure, and policy
•    Update academic advising offices about the majors
•    Hire, train, and supervise student office worker
•    Oversee undergraduate student records and processes
•    Track job placement of Hubbard undergraduates
 
Communications, Outreach, and Career Services (20%)
•    Update and generate content for the undergraduate webpage, including major handbooks, course profiles, and student opportunities
•    Develop website strategy with Hubbard School Communication Manager
•    Develop messaging, outreach, and programming to encourage Hubbard students to pursue co-curricular opportunities and meaningful internship experiences
•    Develop career readiness events in collaboration with CLA Career Services liaison
•    Create and distribute the Murphy Weekly, a weekly e-newsletter for undergraduate students
•    Connect students with internship/employment opportunities and coordinate work with CLA Career Services liaison
•    Develop and communicate announcements for courses, internship opportunities, scholarship awards, etc. for undergraduate students
 
Admissions and Scholarship Coordination (20%)
•    Conduct pre-major information sessions tailored for specific student populations and develop online pre-major presentation (update and improve yearly)
•    Present pre-major information at transfer student orientation
•    Manage application review (200 applications each semester) for Admissions Committee
•    Oversee admission responses
•    Organize New Major Welcome meeting
•    Coordinate Hubbard scholarship process, including promotion, selection, correspondence to award recipients and donors, generation or reports and queries
 
Special Projects (10%)
•    Manage projects for Hubbard including ACEJMC reaccreditation, academic program reviews, peer program research, and other projects requested by the Hubbard Director, DUG, and other faculty
•    Develop new projects and initiatives for student services in areas that strengthen Hubbard work in diversity, recruiting, outreach and student success
 
Service and Professional Development (10%)
•    Attend and staff Hubbard Undergraduate Committee meetings, take minutes, and present relevant student services information to committee when needed
•    Serve on Hubbard Diversity Committee and other committees as appropriate
•    Pursue ongoing professional development in equity and diversity, student affairs, advising, technology, and project management
 
Essential Qualifications:
 
BA/BS degree plus two years of higher education undergraduate student services experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to total five years.  Experience with office organization software programs (Google Workplace, Microsoft Office, Adobe, website management).
 
Selection Criteria/Preferred Qualifications:
 
Experience engaging with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Knowledge of and ability to provide service for an undergraduate program and work well with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and media professionals.  Strong writing, communication, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a cooperative, diverse environment. Problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as detail orientation with high quality work standards. Demonstrated ability to understand systems and processes and initiate work accordingly. Demonstrated skill and flexibility understanding and applying a variety of procedures and guidelines related to academic and administrative issues. 
 
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search by Job ID # 342316 or by job title Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator.
To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
To apply for this position, you must submit all of these documents:
1. Resume 
2. Cover Letter

This position will remain open until filled. Rebecca Rassier, Associate Director of Student Services at rassi003@umn.edu, will be leading the search and can answer questions about the position.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

 

Assistant Director for External Relations & Career Coach

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota extends this invitation for applications for a full time Assistant Director for External Relations and Career Coach.

About the Position:
The Assistant Director for External Relations and Career Coach will provide leadership and execution of all one-on-one career development, internship, professional recruitment and employer-relationship services as well as programs and workshops designed and delivered for the working student population (MA in strategic communication) and provide internship development and placement support for the School’s undergraduate professional programs. This role reports directly to the Associate Director for Student Services and works closely with the Graduate Coordinator for working professionals to plan programming for this population. The Assistant Director serves as liaison to the appropriate program departments and serves as an advocate for these students. The Assistant Director also provides active support to the employer relations and business development area of the School. In this role, this person also coaches the other populations serviced by the student services center, as needed.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Job
Career Coaching and Recruitment– 30%

• Provide general one-on-one career coaching and recruitment information regarding professional education to all students served by the Hubbard School. During the school year, coaching and recruitment should account for 25-35% of the individual’s work hours in a given week.
• Provide specialized support for working professional populations. Identify needs of the student population and develop career advising strategies designed to meet those needs.
• Share insights, best practices, challenges, and ideas for assigned student audience(s) with the professional program academic director and other members of the student services team. This includes knowledge sharing through discussion and preparation of coaching guides.
• Working with our program directors and selected marketing recruitment firm, maintain a database for recruitment and coaching. All notes must be entered into the coaching and recruiting system within a timely manner.
• Actively participate in the employment tracking and outreach process. Maintain regular contact with assigned students. Attend regularly scheduled tracking meetings and come prepared with updates on all still-seeking students. Develop strategies for helping individual students achieve their goals.

Program Management – 30%
• Lead the design, development and execution of all Hubbard School career programming and services for professional student and undergraduate populations(s) including workshops, events and weekly newsletters.
• Partner with the Associate Director, program leaders and graduate coordinator to lead the development and delivery of career coaching workshops. Develop and deliver high-quality, relevant content.
• Regularly partner with student organizations on career-related programming and events. Share insights and co-sponsor events where appropriate.
• Develop surveys on career programming to solicit student feedback. Use data to make recommendations for improving future workshops and events.
• Design and implement a communication strategy for assigned student populations, including pre-program communication, as well as regular communication throughout the academic year.
• Manage the employment tracking and outreach process for students enrolled in working professional programs. Provide timely and relevant reporting and metrics to program leadership for all assigned student audiences.
• Identify external, employer programs, conferences, site visits, or treks that are relevant to undergraduate and professional MA students. Partner with Hubbard School student services, events and communication team to plan and execute these events for students.
• Collaborate with student affairs, admissions, and alumni/corporate relations on programs of interest to our students. Take a lead role in developing, delivering and marketing programs to students.

Marketing and Business Development – 30%
• Take a lead role in supporting the Hubbard School marketing and internship development plan through involvement with company visits, conferences, professional associations, career fairs, and other networking events.
• Identify and communicate ideas for new company relationships that are a fit with student interests and career goals. Where appropriate, partner with the business development team to build relationships and market our students to these employers.
• Interact with campus interviewers to build productive relationships and develop current market insight. This includes attendance at company information sessions and lunch meetings during on-campus recruiting.

Leadership, Supervision, Management, and Special Projects – 10%
• Maintain an active role as a liaison to Hubbard School organizations that are relevant to assigned student audience(s) – this could include programs offices, admissions, enterprises, and others.
• Actively participate in cross-functional project teams with peers and others from admissions, student affairs, and other organizations.
• Serve as a key liaison with leaders of Hubbard School graduate programs to identify and address student needs.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 4+ years of post-graduation experience in coaching, professional/org development, or in professional strategic communication roles

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in strategic communication, marketing or a related professional field with 5+ years of post-graduation experience, or a Master’s degree and 3+ years of post graduation experience
• Excellent relationship-building skills
• Ability to prioritize, perform and follow through on initiatives
• Experience in and understanding of career center management or corporate recruiting
• Industry experience and/or knowledge of the strategic communication marketplace—specifically, functions and industries of interest to Strategic Communication MA students (including consulting, public relations, advertising, etc.)
• Self-driven, motivated, and results oriented
• Able to work individually and as part of a team
• Demonstrated project/program management skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Attention to detail

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Search job code 9764P3. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To apply for this position, you must submit all of these documents:

1. Resume 
2. Cover Letter
3. One-page (500 word) diversity, equity and inclusion statement that explains your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous professional roles, discusses the impact your contributions made to your organizations(s) and the community.

This position will remain open until filled. Salary range is $50,000 - $63,000 annually based on experience.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The Hubbard School is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of-the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms; a 144-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.