Find Jobs for State Colleges and Universities Employees
Job hunting in the current economy can be tough, but it is possible. Job seekers who are prepared are more likely to locate job leads that fit their skills, interests and backgrounds. Use the tools and resources below for a successful job hunt.
The strategies below can help you to be effective in your job search. The Find a Job section of ISEEK also has a lot of great tools and resources for job seekers. Your professional portfolio may help you get a leg up on the competition.
Job Websites for Faculty and Staff in Education
Browse the job websites below to find education-related job openings in Minnesota. Most sites allow you to search by occupation, location, and other characteristics.
Education and Nonprofits
- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
- American Association for Employment in Education
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Education Minnesota
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Minnesota Private College Council
- National HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- University of Minnesota
- Upper Midwest HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
Minnesota Job Banks
National Job Banks
Find and Create Your Own Job Leads
Did you know that most jobs are never advertised? Use these tips to find potential employers.
Explore companies employing occupations similar to your current employer.
Contact organizations directly to explore potential openings now and in the future. Use the Employer Locator to search for organizations in Minnesota and other states that might have job leads in education services.
Networking is often the key to finding "hidden" job leads. If you're not sure how to network or need tips build your network, follow the simple steps to get started.
Join and be active in a professional association.
Professional associations are one of the best ways to learn about trends and hidden job markets, and to develop networking contacts for your job search. Professional, business, and trade association listings are available online or at your local library, including education-related associations, a directory of Minnesota business and professional associations (262KB, .pdf), or national associations. You can also network through your union or online professional groups.
An informational interview is a meeting between you and another professional. It is a way to find out more about the industry, occupation, or companies where you may want to work. It can also be a way to evaluate how well your skills and interests fit with a particular career or employer.
Consider degree programs related to education and training.
Your alma mater or alumni association may have teaching-related job leads. An education-related degree program at a Minnesota institution may also provide information about job leads and valuable skills.
Test drive an occupation using temporary and employment agencies.
Whether you want a job quickly or to try out new occupations, employment agencies can be excellent job search resources. Many agencies also offer training in basic office computer skills.
Learn About Curriculum Vitae
Higher education professionals can benefit by understanding the purpose and application of curriculum vitae.
Create or update your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A (CV) is a summary of your educational and academic background. It outlines your credentials for an academic position, fellowship, or grant. CVs are much more comprehensive than a resume. Here are several resources to learn about what to include in your CV and to find CV samples.
- Curriculum Vitae from America's Career InfoNet
- Writing your Curriculum Vitae from Dartmouth College's Career Services
- Guide to Curriculum Vitae from Colorado College
- How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae, by Acy Jackson and Kathleen Geckeis
- The Curriculum Vitae Handbook, by Rebecca Anthony and Gerald Roe.