Position Available: Student Academic Support (Fall 2019) – Closed

This position has been closed!

Job Title Student Academic Support
Location Twin Cities
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job ID 332195
Job Code 2221
Empl Group Undergrad/Student Academic
Full/Part Time Part-Time


Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UMN, TC
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of related office and administrative experience. Training/education may be substituted for some up to one year of experience
  • Knowledge of geospatial science projects

About the Job

Principal Duties, Responsibilities, and Specific Tasks include, but are not limited to:

Office Support (40%)
  • Data entry (Access database, Excel spreadsheets, publications tracking)
  • Word processing
  • Copying and document scanning
  • Document assembly
General office assistance (40%)
  • Manage package delivery and outgoing FedEx shipments
  • Inventory supplies, assist with order placement
  • Document assembly
  • Assist in other duties as assigned
workshop and meeting support (20%)
  • Help assemble presentation materials – assist with handouts, agenda, name badges, etc.
  • Prepare for and provide support hosting local meetings and events
  • Assist in other duties as assigned

Specific skills will be taught on the job.

PGC is on the St. Paul Campus.

About the Department

The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) lies within the N.H. Winchell School of Earth & Environmental Sciences in the College of Science & Engineering.  The PGC provides geospatial support, mapping, and GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics groups in the polar science community.  We collaborate with scientists to complete their research goals in a safe, timely, and efficient manner by providing a service which most groups do not have the resources for or expertise to complete.  Our goal it to introduce new, state-of-the-art techniques from the geospatial field to effectively solve problems in the least mapped places on Earth.

Please visit our website: www.pgc.umn.edu

We are located on the University of Minnesota – Saint Paul campus.


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:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please login to your UMN account before clicking the Apply button and follow the instructions.  Alternatively, search by job ID 332195 and apply. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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

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