University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Employment Partners

The organizations below have agreed to help the accompanying spouse or partner of a new U of M faculty/staff member:

  • learn more about their organizations;
  • determine units that have functions that correspond with the spouse's/partner's skills and interests; and
  • identify potential internal career opportunities.

The contacts listed are for information gathering and networking purposes and do not guarantee that you will be given an interview for an open position.

Contacting an Organization

To contact an organization, complete the following steps:

  • Learn as much as you can about the organization by reviewing its website and other published materials. The James J. Hill Reference Library is an excellent source for business information. Do NOT contact an organization until you are knowledgeable about its products, purposes, etc.
  • Determine which organizations are a good “fit” for you. Read the Workplace Values Assessment for guidance.
  • Call or email the organization's designated University liaison. Inform the liaison of your affiliation with the University and that you received her/his contact information through the Relocation Assistance Program.
  • The liaison will then work directly with you. RAP will not be involved with ongoing contacts. You will be responsible for future correspondence with the organization.
  • Provide RAP with a very brief summary of your contacts.
CompanyContact InformationApplication Instructions
ABILITY Network, Inc. (formerly VisionShare)
Jessica Halverson
Director of HR
Search and apply for openings online at ABILITY Jobs.
Boston Scientific
Chelsie Aruem
Talent Acquisition
Search and apply for openings online at the Boston Scientific Careers. Please note that the “Job Search” link will access openings at the Maple Grove campus, while the “Jobs @ CRM” will access openings at the St. Paul campus.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Ashley Andrews
Recruiting Coordinator
Search and apply for openings online at the Buffalo Wild Wings. Click on the employment link; click on Home Office or Store Manager links to view current openings. Note: All applicants should apply through the website and not send their resume through email due to applicant tracking purposes.
Barb Foster
Senior Recruiter, Talent Recruiting Team
Search for and apply for openings online at the Cargill Current Job Openings. If you are not applying for a specific position, but are interested in learning more about Cargill's structure and scope, send an email to Barb Foster.
C. H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
Eric Mesenburg
Director of Recruiting
Search and apply for career opportunities online at C. H. Robinson Careers. Click on the "Find Your Career" link.
Datacard Group
Kelsey Hessel
Talent Acquisition Manager
Search for and openings online at the Datacard Careers. To apply for an opening, you must send your electronic resume to datacard_jobs@
Tess Ketelsen
Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager
Search for and apply for openings online at the Ecolab Careers. Once you submit your information, you will receive an automated response with a confirmation number. Keep this number for your records. Recruiters look at applications daily; if you are a good fit, you will be contacted by a recruiter.
Fairview Health Services
Lynne Peterson
Director of Recruitment
General Mills
Megan Umberger
Campus planning and Intern Events
Search for and apply for openings online at General Mills Careers . You will be contacted if we are interested in speaking with you.
Land O' Lakes
Recruitment@landolakes.comSearch for and apply for openings online at Land O' Lakes Careers.
Life Link III
Vicki Hurt
Go to Life Link III Career or send an email to jobs@lifelinkiii.
Amanda Arnold
Twin Cities Talent Acquisition & Global Talent Acquisition Director
Please review the website at Medtronic Careers for available job opportunities.
Minneapolis Public Schools
DeRay McKesson
Senior Director, Human Capital
Minnetonka Public Schools
Tim Alexander
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Search for and apply for openings online at the MPS Employment. Computer stations, complete with scanners and printers, are available to applicants, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the District Service Center located at 5621 County Road 101 in Minnetonka.
Dan Smith
Senior Recruiter
MTS Systems
Vicki Wilson
Sr. Manager of Talent Acquisition
Search and apply for openings at MTS Systems Careers.
Polaris Industries
Mark McMahan
Talent Acquisition Program Leader
R & D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
Trevor Knight
HR Generalist
Search for and apply for openings online at R & D Systems Career. Submit the job code along with your cover letter and resume. If no job code is listed on your cover letter, then it will be considered unsolicited and will not be reviewed.
RBC Wealth Management
Sarah Julius
Senior Recruiter
View RBC career opportunities: For more information, see
St. Jude Medical
Amal Mohumed
Administrator Assistant
Search for and apply for openings online at SJM Careers.
St. Paul Public Schools
Kenyatta Carter
Staffing Manager
Human Resources
Search for and apply for openings online at SPPS Careers. If you are unable to apply online, you may apply in person at the SPPS HR department or call 651-767-8200 to have an application mailed.
Securian Financial Group
Ann Wolbert
Senior Employment Specialist
Search for and apply for openings online at Securian Careers.
Sogeti USA
Bernita Weber
Search for openings online at the Sogeti Careers. To apply, send your resume to Bernita Weber or contact her at 612-851-5500.
South Washington County School District
Kim Bain
Search for and apply for openings online at SWCS Careers.
Melissa Sax
Talent Acquisition Senior Manager
Search for and apply for openings online at Supervalu Careers
Brad Julkowski
Sourcing Team Lead
Search for and apply for openings online at Target Careers, or send your resume directly to Brad Julkowski and indicate that you are applying through the U of M Relocation Assistance Program.
TCF Bank
Doreen Skaff
Search for and apply for openings online at TCF Bank Careers. Resumes can be updated through this online process.
Thomson Reuters
Timothy Burke
3M Company
Robert Turner
Talent Planning & Acquisition, 3M HR
Directly contact Robert for connections to the appropriate recruiting units within 3M.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Contact RAP
Toro Company
Cindy Menth
Staffing Specialist
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
Angela Blomquist
Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist
Search for openings online at Upsher-Smith Laboratories Careers. Applicants must list the job title of the position they are applying for in order to be considered.
US Bank
Chester Ritchie
US Bank Recruiter
Wayzata School District
Annie Doughty
HR Executive Director
 Search and apply online at Wayzata School District Jobs.
Xcel Energy
Simon Riordan
Search for and apply for openings online at Xcel Energy Job Search.
To send in a resume: You must include a Job Posting Number with your resume (it is automatically included with an online application). Without it, your resume will be deemed an unsolicited application and not connected with the position.