University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

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)
www.abilitynetwork.com
Jessica Halverson
Director of HR
612-277-1406
Search and apply for openings online at ABILITY Jobs.
Boston Scientific
www.bostonscientific.com
Tim Weller
Recruiting Specialist
651-582-7185
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
www.buffalowildwings.com
Ashley Andrews
Recruiting Coordinator
952-540-2093
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.
Cargill
www.cargill.com
Barb Foster
Senior Recruiter, Talent Recruiting Team
952-984-2757
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.
www.chrobinson.com
Eric Mesenburg
Director of Recruiting
952-683-3301
Search and apply for career opportunities online at C. H. Robinson Careers. Click on the "Find Your Career" link.
Datacard Group
www.datacard.com
Kelsey Hessel
Talent Acquisition Manager
952-988-1524
Search for and openings online at the Datacard Careers. To apply for an opening, you must send your electronic resume to datacard_jobs@ datacard.com.
Ecolab
www.ecolab.com
Tess Ketelsen
Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager
651-293-4343
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
www.fairview.org
Pedro Ramos
HR Manager
612-273-3000
 
General Mills
www.jobs.generalmills.com
Jennifer Peterson
Recruiting Manager
763-764-4302
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
www.landolakesinc.com
Recruitment@landolakes.comSearch for and apply for openings online at Land O' Lakes Careers.
Lawson Software
www.lawson.com
Rena Moua
Recruiting Coordinator
651-767-6853
Go to Lawson Careers and find the North America link for a listing of open positions.
Life Link III
www.lifelinkiii.com
Sharon Olson
Receptionist for HR
612-638-4900
Go to Life Link III Career or send an email to jobs@lifelinkiii.
Medtronic
www.medtronic.com
Amanda Arnold
Twin Cities Talent Acquisition & Global Talent Acquisition Director
763-526-3524
Please review the website at Medtronic Careers for available job opportunities.
Minneapolis Public Schools
www.mpls.k12.mn.us
Nicoshia Wynn
Staffing Specialist
612-668-0546
 
Minnetonka Public Schools
www.minnetonka.k12.mn.us
Tim Alexander
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
952-401-5015
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.
Mosaic
www.mosaicco.com
Dan Smith
Senior Recruiter
763-577-2700
 
MTS Systems
www.mts.com
Janine Suing
Director of Human Resources
952-974-6245
Search and apply for openings at MTS Systems Careers.
Nash Finch
www.nashfinch.com
Kirsten Halen
Pharmacy Recruiter
952-844-1032
 
R & D Systems, Inc.
www.RnDSystems.com
Dianne Crawford
HR Recruitment Specialist
612-656-4555
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
www.rbc.com
Jason Rose
Financial Advisor
612-371-7807
View RBC career opportunities: www.rbc.com/careers. For more information, see www.jasonroseRBC.com.
 
St. Jude Medical
www.sjm.com
Kakieta Harvey
Administrator Assistant
651-756-2101
Search for and apply for openings online at SJM Careers.
St. Paul Public Schools
hr.spps.org
Courtney McGuire
Staffing Manager
Human Resources
651-767-8230
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
www.securian.com
Ann Wolbert
Senior Employment Specialist
651-665-3475
Search for and apply for openings online at Securian Careers.
Sogeti USA
www.sogeti.com
Bernita Weber
612-851-5500
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
www.sowashco.k12.mn.us
Kim Bain
651-458-6252
Search for and apply for openings online at SWCS Careers.
Supervalu
www.supervalu.com
Kathryn J. Coleman
Talent Acquisition Manager
Sourcing Programs
952-828-4825
Search for and apply for openings online at Supervalu Careers
Target
www.target.com
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
www.tcfbank.com
Doreen Skaff
612-661-8486
Search for and apply for openings online at TCF Bank Careers. Resumes can be updated through this online process.
Thomson Reuters
www.thomson.com
Christina Larson-Oelkers
Recruiter
651-687-5435
 
3M Company
www.3m.com
Robert Turner
Talent Planning & Acquisition, 3M HR
651-733-2687
Directly contact Robert for connections to the appropriate recruiting units within 3M.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
www.thrivent.com
Sue Melrose
Senior Recruiter
612-340-7285
 
Toro Company
www.toro.com
Cindy Menth
Staffing Specialist
952-887-7908
 
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
www.upsher-smith.com
Leah Schneider
Sr. HR Business Partner
763-315-2305
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
www.usbank.com
Chester Ritchie
US Bank Recruiter
651-312-4977
 
Wayzata School District
www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/wps
Annie Doughty
HR Executive Director
 Search and apply online at Wayzata School District Jobs.
Xcel Energy
www.xcelenergy.com
Simon Riordan
Recruiter
612-330-5699
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.