Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement Outdoor School program is seeking applications for an Outdoor School High School and Lead Central Regional Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $60,000 - $67,758, commensurate with education, skills, and experience. The OSU Outdoor School Program is based in Corvallis, OR. A working location within the central region of Oregon may be negotiated as part of the hiring process.
About the Position:
The Outdoor School (ODS) program resides within the OSU Extension Service and advances the Extension Service’s vision, mission, and goals through the statewide engagement of School Districts and Education Service Districts (ESDs) in ODS. The ODS program helps Oregon’s youth apply learning; develop leadership, critical thinking, and social skills; and exposes them to the role of scientific inquiry and applied learning. The long-term goal of the ODS program is to integrate placed-based programs into the Oregon school system that build upon youth’s skills in hands-on science and their abilities to be effective stewards and leaders in their communities.
Outdoor school is intended for all 5th or 6th graders in the state of Oregon. The Outdoor School program’s Regional Coordinators work with school districts in their regions to maximize participation by providing support in the funding application and reporting process, promoting inclusive community engagement, and working with districts to implement creative, community-specific solutions to outdoor school participation barriers.
Many outdoor school programs include a high school leadership component. In these programs high school students engage with 5th and 6th grade students as student leaders at outdoor school and contribute in critical ways to the success of outdoor school programs. The Outdoor School program website is: https://outdoorschool.oregonstate.edu/.
The Outdoor School High School and Lead Central Regional Coordinator will:
- Support high school leadership programs within the statewide outdoor school network. Specifically, they will collaborate with outdoor school programs in their recruitment, development, and retention of high school student leaders for their respective programs.
- Lead the activities of the Central Region Coordinators as they serve their districts and ensure consistent interaction with the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Region Coordinators.
- Liaise with local school districts, ESDs, outdoor school providers, and local communities to support inclusive and equitable outdoor school programming.
The individual in this position will report to the OES Director of Outdoor School and work closely with the Outdoor School team. This Outdoor School High School and Lead Central Regional Coordinator supports outdoor school programs in equitably serving diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation in outdoor school. As part of the Outdoor School program's team, this individual approaches their work through an equity lens and commits to ongoing learning and professional growth in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
About the Division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to the Oregon State University mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
The OSU Extension Service (OES) engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals. The Extension Service has a presence in each of the Oregon’s 36 counties.
OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
- Healthy communities and economies
- Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
- Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
- Thriving youth, individuals and families
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion
OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
To review posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/126203. Apply to posting #P06088UF. Closing Date: 10/17/22.
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