Human Resources

Mission Statement

The Human Resources Office is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) in teaching, research, and service to the citizens of Minnesota, the nation and the world. In particular, we will strive to meet the needs of our internal and external constituents in an efficient and user friendly manner.

We recognize that our single biggest resource is our people. Therefore, we want all our people to feel respected, be treated fairly, be listened to, and be involved. To promote professional development, we will continually provide employees at UMC opportunities to contribute, learn, and grow in order to effectively meet the evolving needs of higher education, industry, business and government.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

For Prospective Employees - Find Jobs, Learn about Benefits!

For Prospective Employees - Find Jobs, Learn about Benefits!

The University of Minnesota Crookston is one of five campuses in the University of Minnesota land-grant system. A small campus with access to big university resources, the U of M Crookston is a system campus that provides a unique applied learning and technology-driven approach to education, research and service. Our 237-acre campus is located in Northwest Minnesota in the beautiful Red River Valley, one of the richest and most diversified agricultural regions in the United States and has an enrollment of 1,200 degree seeking students, with a total headcount of approximately 2,100 students. The U of M Crookston has been recognized as a U.S. News "Best College" since 1999 in the "Midwest Public Comprehensive Baccalaureate Colleges" category. The Crookston campus was ranked one of the "Most Wired Colleges in America" by Yahoo! Internet Life Online. Our technology initiatives have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Converge magazine, Online Learning magazine and Minnesota Public Radio.

Search and apply for open positions at the University of Minnesota Crookston!

  1. Visit the Employment System - www.myu.umn.edu/employment
  2. In the "Filter by" section, click on the "Crookston" link and under "Recruiting Location"
  3. The filtered results will show on the right side of the screen.

For more detailed instructions on how to search and apply for vacancies, view the "Using the Job Application System" guide.

Screenshot of the Filters section, highlighting Crookston under Recruiting Location

Benefits Summaries for Prospective Employees

Full time positions offer competitive salaries; vacation, holiday, and sick leave pay; retirement benefits; career enrichment programs; opportunities for advancement; free undergraduate tuition; health, dental, and life insurance benefits; pleasant working conditions; and convenient location and parking. View a comprehensive explanation of available benefits for prospective employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search for open positions?
Go to the Employment System to search and apply for openings. You may search by keyword, campus location, and date of posting. Click “Advanced Search” to also look for jobs by department, job opening ID, full or part time, and other criteria. For detailed instructions on how to search for vacancies at the University of Minnesota, visit Search for a Job Opening PDF File Icon.

How do I apply for a position?
All applications are submitted online. Many openings have specific requirements, so please read the job opening carefully. Once you find a job you qualify for, click the “Apply” button in the job posting. The system will then walk you step-by-step through the application process: 1) attaching a resume and cover letter; 2) entering your work experience, education history, and references; 3) describing how you heard about the job opening; 4) entering optional information about your ethnicity, veteran status, etc; 5) and finally reviewing and submitting your application. You can track your progress through each step at the top of your screen.

If you need more specific instructions on the application process, see Apply for a Job PDF File Icon.

I am looking for a specific job and cannot find it through the search. What does this mean?
It may indicate that the position has not yet been posted or that it has been removed and is no longer available. If the position is still open, your search criteria may be too specific. You will want to broaden your search criteria to find the job posting. In the Job Search form, click on “Search Tips” or “Advanced Search” for different ways of looking for the job opening.
For instructions on using Job Search, see Search for a Job Opening.

What if I forget my username or password?
If you forget your username or password, click on the “Forgot User Name” or “Forgot Password” links on the sign-in page. If you need more assistance, visit Forgot User Name or Password PDF File Icon for step-by-step instructions on the process. You can also contact the Human Resources Call Center at 800-756-2363 for help.

Where can I find salary information about positions?
Many departments will choose to list that information in the “About the Job” section. For general salary information on all University classifications, you can search the Job Classification database.

Does the University of Minnesota still accept paper applications?
No. You must apply online using our job application system.

How do I improve my chances of getting a job?
Before applying, review your application materials to make sure you are positioning your skills, talents, and experiences clearly to a potential hiring manager. Review the required qualifications for a position to ensure you meet those qualifications. You must show that you meet the required qualifications in your application materials. Attach all required documents, such as resumes, cover letters, letters of reference, etc., and any additional non-required documents that show your qualifications and interest in the position. You should also proofread your documents to make sure they are free of spelling and grammatical mistakes.

How are individuals selected for interviews?
The hiring manager selects those candidates who meet the required qualifications and the majority of preferred qualifications as stated in the posting.

How can I get accommodations or special arrangements based on my disability?
Contact Disability Resource Center at 218-281-8587 to receive assistance regarding accommodations or special arrangements you may need.

How often are new jobs posted?
New jobs are posted as vacancies become available.

Are part-time jobs available?
Yes, the University has both full- and part-time positions available. In the Job Search form, you can search for part-time jobs by clicking on “Advanced Search” and then the drop-down arrow next to “Full/Part Time.”

How long are positions listed?
Typically all faculty and staff positions are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days; however, some positions may be posted longer. If you find positions you are interested in, you should submit your materials as soon as you can to ensure consideration.

A student job is typically posted for two weeks to a month. Graduate Assistant positions typically are posted for two weeks due to the competitive nature of these positions. Student and Graduate Assistant positions may be re-posted.

Can I save job postings or my search criteria and return to them later?
Yes. To save job postings, simply click the “Save Job” button in the row of the job you’d like to save. To save searches you have performed, click the “Save Search” button to retain your criteria for a future search. You can retrieve your saved information by clicking on the “My Saved Jobs” and “My Saved Searches” links at the top of the main Job Search form of your account.

For more information, see instructions for My Saved Jobs PDF File Icon or My Saved Searches PDF File Icon.

Is a typing test required for some positions?
Yes. You may take the typing test at any government or employment agency. We do require that the test be less than one year old. We will need to see your test results on a copy of the agency letterhead, and you must pass with at least 50 WPM and 95% accuracy.

I saw a position online and did not apply for it. Now it is no longer online. Am I still able to apply?
No. If a position does not appear online, applications are no longer being accepted for that position.

How will I know if my online application was completed successfully?
At the end of the application process, when you click the final “Submit” button, you will receive this confirmation on your computer screen: “Your job application has been successfully submitted.” You can also see the status of your application from the account you create when you register for our online application system. Click the “My Activities” link at the top of the page, find the job under “Applications,” and look across the row to the “Status” column. If it says “Submitted,” your application has been received. You will also receive an email confirming that your application was submitted.

For more information, see Step 7: Review/Submit PDF File Icon.

Is there anything I can do to follow up with the hiring authority about my application?
You may contact the Human Resources Call Center at 800-756-2363 and, if your application has been routed to the hiring manager, you will be provided the hiring manager’s contact information.

How are the final decision and job offer made?
The final hiring decision and job offer are made by the hiring manager in the department that posted the job opening.

If I have applied for a position and decide I am no longer interested, how can I withdraw my application?
Contact the Human Resources Call Center at 800-756-2363.

Will I receive benefits if I am hired at the University of Minnesota?
It will depend on the position. Usually, staff or academic positions that are 30 hours a week or more receive benefits. Student positions are not eligible for benefits.
Questions regarding benefits for a specific position may be directed to the hiring department if you are interviewed for the position. Prospective employees can find general information about University benefits on the Benefits Summary page.

When should I update my application?
Your application remains in the system indefinitely. If you acquire additional job experience or education, we encourage you to update your application to include that information. You can update your application as frequently as you wish. However, updates will not be made for positions you applied for before making the updates.

For New Employees

For Current Employees

For Current Employees

Benefits

Handbooks/Guides

University Employee Self-Service

Also see more information about Employee Self-Service moving to MyU

Union and Bargaining Unit Information

Pay & Job Classification

UMC Professional Development Opportunities and Forms

Absence & Leaves

Reporting Forms

For Managers and Supervisors

For Managers and Supervisors

Managers Tool Kit

The Manager’s Toolkit is designed to help you do your job more easily by providing you with a specific site containing the human resources information, guidelines, and forms you need. The resources here will assist and support you in your everyday work as a manager or supervisor.

MyU > "Manager Info" Tab

MyU has many resources for managers and supervisors.  Here you can approve time & absences, manage schedules, delegate approvals and much more.  Visit MyU and click on the "Manager Info" tab.

Search Processes for Faculty and P&A Positions

 

UMC Tenure Process

Annual Performance Appraisals & Comprehensive Reviews

Layoff and Non-Renewal

Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)

Additional Forms for Managers and Supervisors

 

Employment Engagement (E2) Survey

Employment Engagement (E2) Survey

Birds eye view of Sargeant Student Center and Hill Hall with students walking on sidewalks

Employee Engagement (E2) supports the University of Minnesota’s commitment to meet its academic and research mission by helping to create workplaces that energize, empower, and enhance faculty and staff. Engagement profoundly shapes both the quality of the faculty and staff experience, as well as workplace outcomes. It impacts recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent, as well as collaboration and innovation. For individuals, it affects both resilience and well being.

The Employee Engagement (E2) survey was developed to measure two specific dimensions to define employee engagement:

  • employee commitment and dedication
  • effective environment

These key drivers will help campuses, colleges and work groups celebrate their successes and develop action plans to address opportunities for change.

Additional Information

2016

2015 E2 Survey Results

2014 E2 Survey Results

2013 E2 Survey Results

* Includes Crookston, Morris, and Rochester (CMR) campuses within the U of M system. If you have questions about this information, please contact the U of M Crookston Office of Human Resources.

Additional University and State Related Resources

Policies and Procedures

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Les Johnson
Director
(218) 281-8345
Bridget Steffes
Human Resources Generalist 1
(218) 281-8346

Human Resources

University of Minnesota Crookston

118 Selvig Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8345

FAX: 218-281-8040

Hours

M - F from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Human Resources Events

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