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WRC Program/Project specialist

The Water Resources Center (WRC) is seeking a Program / Project Specialist to provide administrative and communications support for a 100% time (40 hours per week), 12-month, continuing appointment.

This position is instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of the WRC's administrative functions while providing crucial assistance in program coordination and event planning. Its diverse responsibilities will include managing the office's day-to-day operations, serving as the primary point of contact for inquiries, maintaining office supplies and equipment, coordinating meetings and events, overseeing office space and access, and supporting new employee onboarding. Additionally, the position will play a key role in communications efforts, including writing and publishing newsletters, maintaining the department's website, and assisting with document proofing and editing. With organizational skills and attention to detail, this person will contribute significantly to the efficient functioning and professional representation of the Water Resources Center.

Our ideal candidate can:

  • Independently prioritize work,  
  • Provide strong customer support for internal and external audiences,
  • Communicate succinctly, and
  • Solve problems.


The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center serves as a crucial hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach dedicated to addressing water-related challenges. Situated within a state renowned for its abundance of lakes, rivers, and wetlands, the WRC leverages its expertise to advance sustainable water management practices, promote water quality protection, and foster resilience against climate change impacts. Through collaborative partnerships with government agencies, industry stakeholders, and communities, the WRC facilitates innovative solutions, trains future water professionals, and disseminates knowledge crucial for preserving the integrity and availability of water resources for current and future generations.

To apply, please visit the following links:

External candidate application

Internal candidate application

Or you can visit https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job and search for job opening ID: 362418 

Initial applicant review begins August 18.