Director, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

University of Minnesota
Organization Summary

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach and assistance program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and cost. This position reports to the Head of the Division Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health.  The role of the director is to provide oversight and management of all aspects of the MnTAP program including financial support, staff hiring and supervision, program direction and focus, external partner collaboration and coordination, and technical assistance.

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Location in MN
Job type

$110,000-$135,000 annually, depending on qualifications

Primary Duties

Several important responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide oversight for all aspects of MnTAP operations
  • Develop proposals and manage grants to support staff effort and maintain MnTAP operations
  • Maintain a broad collaborative network for program coordination and new project development
  • Incorporate environmental justice in all program activities
  • Create an effective organizational structure to assist MnTAP staff in meeting organization objectives
  • Maintain expertise in areas of pollution prevention, water conservation and energy efficiency
  • Serve as a technical resource for businesses while developing new technical assistance strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a technical discipline with at least 10 years of experience or an advanced degree with 8 years of experience
  • Demonstrated work experience in a professional capacity
  • Organizational development and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication
  • Comfortable with client outreach activities including calls and meetings
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the State of Minnesota on a regular basis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a technical field
  • Demonstrated work experience in manufacturing environment
  • Interest/expertise in providing technical assistance to businesses and organizations for pollution prevention, energy efficiency and water conservation 
  • Understand the concepts of process mapping and pollution prevention
  • Recognize challenges faced by environmental justice communities
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. 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.

Application Requirements for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References (3) (provided with the application)

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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