Reports to: Director, Extension Global Initiatives, dotted line to Extension Chief of Staff
Deadline to Apply:January 10, 2020; Review of applications will take place late January and interviews will be held February 2020.
Extension Global Initiatives resides in the University of Minnesota Extension’s Office of the Dean. It coordinates projects and training programs using the expertise of Extension Educators in all Centers for international visitors and with our international partners. Global Initiatives requires seeking funding followed by coordinating logistics associated with travel, developing a schedule of activities or meetings and supporting the Director and visitors during program implementation.
Among the responsibilities and tasks are:
Coordinate implementation of global initiatives projects and programs with the Director-- 50%-time
Plan and coordinate partners’ visits, materials, activities and agendas
Plan and coordinate international visitor agendas and activities
Create reports on programs and activities
Maintain, in collaboration with UM Extension Communications, the website for Global Initiatives
Maintain the electronic files and project reporting systems
Coordinate grant writing -- 30%-time
Facilitate collection of Extension content and network experts (Extension Educators) to:
Monitor and identify sources of funding for Global Initiative opportunities for funding projects and programs related to Global Initiatives strategy
Collaborate on grant proposals for projects and training programs in collaboration with Extension’s Grants Management team
Assist as needed with writing and formatting grant proposals
Research costs when developing budgets
Ensure proposals meet requirements requested by funding organizations
Prepare final reports with Director for the programs
Support Extension Educators involved in international programs and activities -- 15%-time
Respond to inquiries Extension Educators regarding international travel
Provide guidance on Regents Policy regarding international opportunities
Be knowledgeable on University procedures and funding for international travel
Prospect for short-term international experiences such as Farmer-to-Farmer consulting opportunities
Develop country specific pre-departure handbooks for international travel
Provide support and office coordination for the Extension Director of Global Initiatives -- 5%
Coordinate appointments on Director’s calendar
Facilitate with travel arrangements for Director or visitors as necessary
Coordinate meeting arrangements on campus
Respond to inquiries regarding Global Initiatives
Coordinate with Dean’s office administration
HS Diploma/GED and five (5) years of related experience to coordinating project activities. Course work in a related field may substitute for some of the years of experience.
Experience writing grants and reports.
Experience including administrative software package Microsoft Office to create agendas, reports and educational materials, etc.
Experience using project management and business process tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Asana, or Trello)
Experience working in a cross-cultural work environment
Long-term International experience such as study abroad or Peace Corps Volunteer
Experience managing and organizing including international and domestic travel arrangements
Experience using a second language
Internal Number: 334600
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