News July 21, 2020

Central Lakes College seeks new Ag & Energy Center Director

Director of Ag & Energy Center


Posted on: July 20, 2020


501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401


MnSCU Administrator Range 3 (Unclassified MnSCU Administrators’ Plan)


This position will manage the operations of the Central Lakes College Ag & Energy Center, provide leadership, direct development, and coordinate a variety of interrelated agricultural research activities. This position will also plan, initiate, direct, manage and evaluate educational programming, manage the Central Lakes Ag & Energy Center research farm, and the Farm Business Management program. This position will develop and promote relationships with internal and external customers and initiate and maintain Agriculture & Energy grants and budgets.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture or related field
  • 3 years of experience in farm operations, business and/or management
  • Experience managing budgets and grants
  • Computer skills (Microsoft word, excel, access) Outlook
  • Demonstrated public presentation skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • MN Class D Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in writing and managing grants
  • Entrepreneurial skills, in accordance with operating the Center as an enterprise within CLC
  • Knowledge of marketing in the agriculture industry
  • Ability to deal with constant changes in modern production agriculture
  • Awareness of Agriculture issues and trends related to consumer sentiment

Application Procedure:

Application Procedure:

Apply online This posting is open until August 3, 2020. You must apply online and attach an  electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position.  Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered.




Application Deadline:

Send materials to:
Apply online at

CLC Employment

online, by deadline

Michelle Edin
Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 218-855-8055

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