State Specialist in Entrepreneurship, Extension Center for Community Vitality
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 39787.79 - 93578.28
Internal Number: 348663
Working Title: State Specialist in Entrepreneurship
Classification: Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor (#9623), Academic Professional and Admin
Program Area: Extension Center for Community Vitality
Office Location: St. Paul Campus, some hybrid work options available
Initial Deadline: July 15, 2022
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The State Specialist in Entrepreneurship will be part of a bi-state collaboration in entrepreneurship (Wisconsin & Minnesota) focused on developing programs that can be applied in Minnesota and Wisconsin to help strengthen community support for entrepreneurs. The State Specialist in Entrepreneurship will help leverage the resources available through the University of Minnesota Center for Community Vitality and the University of Wisconsin Community Development Institute to help communities better understand the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs across a range of industries. The State Specialist will provide leadership to the development of research, provide programming and training that supports entrepreneurship and the develop models of community support for entrepreneurs.
This is a non-tenure track, full-time position reporting to the Associate Dean of the Extension Center for Community Vitality. The State Specialist in Entrepreneurship will be based on the St. Paul campus. Some travel for work is needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Facilitate the development of collaborations across Extension and the University of Minnesota and with community partners that support the development of community support systems for entrepreneurs.
Create and maintain effective local, regional, university and state partnerships that further the development and delivery of Extension educational programs in entrepreneurship.
Facilitate the development of networks of entrepreneurs locally and regionally.
Develop educational programming for communities including immigrant and other BIPOC populations that tend to be more likely to start-up new businesses and are the fastest growing segment of the rural population.
Research & Scholarship 45%
Produce scholarship that supports extension educators and maintain a strong program of research that supports the development of entrepreneurship and community support systems for entrepreneurs.
Contribute to our understanding of the needs of diverse populations of entrepreneurs
Program Leadership 10%
Provide leadership and support to our collaboration with the University of Wisconsin.
Participate in service/outreach and collaborative activities
Foster and contribute to a positive work climate and effective teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, advisory groups, audiences, and partnerships.
APPOINTMENT AND BENEFITS
This position is a full-time, annual Academic Professional appointment at the level of Assistant Extension Professor (#9623). This appointment is reviewed for renewal annually, with continuation dependent on performance, results, availability of funds, and program needs.
This position carries Extension academic rank as Assistant Extension Professor. Promotion is required and is contingent upon accomplishments as governed by Extension's promotion policies and procedures.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.