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Program Director, MNTAP

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID357390
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Support
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9354S3
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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About the Job

The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations (see ). In pursuit of this goal, we seek applicants who can contribute to this mission, as evidenced by research on health disparities, prior work with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds, or experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach and assistance program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses improve their sustainability and environmental performance by developing and implementing 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. Salary range: $110,000-$135,000 annually, depending on qualificationsSeveral 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. Examples of active MnTAP grants include projects focused on: Pollution & waste prevention across all industries, i.e. manufacturing, food processing and healthcare Industrial water conservation in the Twin Cities Metro and Greater Minnesota Energy efficiency and nutrient management at wastewater treatment facilities PFAS pollution prevention in manufacturing 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 Essential FunctionsDevelop proposals and manage grants to support staff effort and maintain MnTAP operations - 30%
Oversee and manage all aspects of the MnTAP program, including budget, staff supervision, workplan development, and grant proposal development and execution Ensure program is adequately funded, goals are achieved, and reporting obligations are met Explore new ideas for outreach, resource development, and technical assistance implementation especially those targeting underserved communities Assist staff in developing their ideas into successful programs Working closely with University staff to facilitate budgeting and grant management processesMaintain a broad collaborative network for program coordination and new project development - 30%
Maintain MnTAP reputation for high quality work, effective management of resources, and timely delivery of objectives Create and maintain effective communication and coordination with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and other sponsors to align and expand MnTAP activities with local, state, and federal priorities Develop and maintain collaborative interactions with assistance partners and industry organizations to deliver complementary services to Minnesota businesses Conduct sector-based analyses of hazardous material, water, and energy use to develop industry technical assistance outreach targets with high impact especially those in environmental justice areas Engage trade, professional or business association(s) to share MnTAP resources with members and support business sectors through industry relevant projects Actively seek opportunities to engage internal and external partners in new program activities Create and capitalize on opportunities to promote MnTAP program activities and results Communicate results and opportunities with MPCA project manager, EnHS faculty, MnTAP program sponsors, partners, and clients Share results of project activities broadly with sponsors, partners, and clients. Make MnTAP resources and results accessible to stakeholders and other TAP organizationsCreate an organizational structure to support MnTAP staff in meeting organization objectives - 20%
Provide internal support for initiatives including developing web-based resources, collaborating on projects, mentoring staff in areas of expertise, and engaging external partners to improve overall program effectiveness Foster team involvement in decision-making process for program direction, project development and other program- wide actions Incorporate environmental justice into decision-making process for project development and program-wide action Promote collaborative working relationships among staff to encourage flexible work teams Participate and contribute to MnTAP team meetings, all-staff meetings and workgroups for information sharing, idea generation and team building Encourage staff in their job duties while providing direction, assistance, and support as needed Support staff professional development and growth through formal course work and creative program opportunities Manage hiring to balancing staffing levels with funding, program requirements, and equity goals Review and revise staff job descriptions as needed, conduct performance reviews annually, and utilize opportunities for staff rewards and recognition Monitor work activities and provide/receive timely feedback with staff and work teams Administer performance improvement plans when required to motivate highest level performanceServe as a technical resource for businesses while developing new technical assistance strategies - 20%
Conduct site visits and coordinate MnTAP interns to deliver technical assistance Deliver complete, accurate and easily understood information to facilities where technical assistance is provided Provide training and give presentations in areas of expertise Measure and document environmental and cost savings impacts from technical recommendations from assistance activities and implemented results Use client database to input information, document activities and results, monitor client relationships and document follow-up to determine service effectiveness Develop and maintain up to date knowledge of relevant technologies and regulations related to programs and activities Review and update web-based and newsletter business resources to promote industrial conservation opportunities

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 manufacturing environment, environmental consulting, and/or environmental research Organizational development and supervisory experience Demonstrated project management skills Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication including grant writing 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 basisPreferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in a technical field 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
About the Department

is an outreach 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 to improve public health and the environment.

MnTAP provides free technical assistance tailored to your business. By reducing waste and increasing efficiency businesses can save on disposal and raw material costs, and decrease regulatory compliance burdens. They also will create healthier and safer working conditions for employees.

Established in 1984, MnTAP is funded primarily by a pass-through grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Resource Management and Assistance Division to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences. As part of the University, MnTAP has no regulatory responsibilities or obligations.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online at. 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 employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    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. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    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.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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