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Regional Director

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) The Other Document may be used to answer to respond to the Supplemental Questions. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For additional information please contact: Wiley Thompson at Wiley.Thompson@oregonstate.edu. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement. This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Outreach & Engagement (TEE)
Position Title Administrator 1-Regional
Job Title Regional Director
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Baker City
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Commensurate with Education and Experience
Position Summary

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be East Oregon which will cover Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties. The office location will be in one of the East Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement enhances access to enrichment and problem solving through reciprocal relationships for the exchange of knowledge and resources in partnership with individuals, communities, business, industries, government, and educational institutions. The Division includes the following units: Extension Service, OSU Open Campus, and the OSU Outdoor School. These units are aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for University Outreach & Engagement.

The Regional Director (RD) will identify and promote opportunities for residents within the East Oregon Region to access the full complement of OSU resources to enhance economic stability and vitality and improve individual wellbeing.

The RD will be assigned counties in support of the goals and mission of the OSU Extension Service, and the Division of Outreach & Engagement with special attention given the O&E Strategic Plan. The person will be assigned one or more statewide administration specialty(s) as appropriate for RD’s areas of expertise and the needs of the Regional Operations team.

The RD provides leadership, vision, and administrative oversight for regional initiatives and programs. This person is responsible for facilitating the identification of and response to needs, and evaluation of programs and services. The RD promotes partnerships and collaboration with internal and external partners; ensures program visibility at local and state level; supervises program faculty; manages budgets to meet established benchmarks; promotes the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion; reports on program accomplishments and ensures that program practices reflect best practices in education.

The RD will also co-create a shared vision and establish a culture of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The RD will provide leadership to the faculty and staff in the East Oregon Region. The RD will work as a team member with local community stakeholders in the East Oregon Region.

The RD will identify technologies and assist with developing strategies for implementing these technologies that support Extension operations and programming at county and region levels. This person will utilize technology to enhance communication, provide access to training, and minimize travel where feasible.

Active and effective communication and leadership with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position and access to wireless services is necessary.
This position will require traveling.

Oregon State University and the Division are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the Division are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, the RD will provide overall supervision for regional employees and programs to ensure compliance with the appropriate equity and civil rights plans and practices for equity and equal opportunities at OSU and the audiences we serve.

Position Duties

40% – Administrative Leadership
Regional Leadership:

Provide leadership, vision, and administrative management for assigned counties; including a statewide Extension administrative role in a specialty as appropriate for RD’s areas of expertise and the needs of the Regional Operations team and determined by the Vice Provost for Outreach & Engagement;

Develop a representative advisory committee/education council processes and criteria for members and identify topics for consideration;

Identify technologies and assist with developing strategies for implementing technologies;

Lead and promote efforts throughout the region to help members of the public connect to University resources.

Financial Management:

Develop budget for assigned region.

Oversee local budget process, delegating as appropriate. Report to all funding partners in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner;

Monitor fiscal activities and be responsible for county appropriated finances to ensure compliance with policies and budget.

Delegate authority as appropriate.

Community Outreach and Engagement:

Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with county officials and stakeholders as well as OSU’s Program Leaders, Department Heads, Deans, and Extension Administration;

Cultivate and nurture outreach programs aimed at serving a wide range of populations, particularly those that have been historically underserved/excluded from participation;

Oversee development of communication plans to keep county officials, state and federal decision makers informed of Extension’s activities and value;

Responsible for public interface including connecting public to the full complement of OSU resources and overall customer satisfaction;

Provide leadership for advancing site-based business plans. Set expectations and guide faculty in correct policies and procedures for receiving external funds;

Assist with generating education resources in support of new program development and program enhancement. Build relationships within and outside of OSU and link the University’s expertise and experience with critical issues and needs;

Work with community groups to address issues of diversity/social justice when appropriate;

Coordinate with local faculty and staff on OSU marketing efforts and strategies that increase awareness of programs in the Division of Outreach and Engagement efforts, including Ask-an-Expert. Work with OSU University Relations and Marketing and Extension and Experiment Station Communications to develop effective relationships with regional media;

Create an inclusive and safe environment that embeds diversity and social justice as central to the mission of the region;

Provide structures and systems to support faculty and partners to address needs, develop programs, secure funding, etc. Seek out and develop effective collaborations and partnerships with entities that operate at a regional level.

35% – Personnel Management

Supervise the performance and evaluation of faculty and staff in the East Oregon Region. As the immediate supervisor of faculty, provide leadership and regularly seek input from each person’s supervision team, which includes the Department Head(s) and Program Leader(s).

Develop regional staffing plans for assigned counties in conjunction with County Leaders, Program Leaders, and stakeholders. Participate in the recruitment and hiring processes of the region’s faculty and staff. Conduct annual performance reviews to assure comparable and equitable treatment and revise position descriptions in consultation with supervision teams;

Enhance and support programs that focus on issues of diversity and social justice;

Coordinate the orientation, mentoring, and professional development of personnel supervised, including establishing and maintaining an equitable and inclusive community in each unit.

Evaluate employees for contributions to diversity efforts.

10% – Needs Assessment and Data Analysis

Develop concepts, structures and resources, including needs and impact assessments and development of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, and identify and monitor issues of importance and target audiences where OSU has capacity;

Diversity the images, identities and perspectives represented in photos, reports and print materials used to feature a program or region;

Assess needs for potential Extension programming and consider which Extension Program Leaders, Extension Administrators, faculty, and other OSU and community partners may wish to become engaged in a specific issue.

10% – Partnering and Fund Development

Lead strategic efforts to diversity funding to support existing programs and to build the capacity to address emerging opportunities;
Work with OSU Foundation, OSU central offices, Extension Administration, Extension Program Leaders, OSU Open Campus Program Leader, and the OSU Outdoor School Program Leader if applicable and other faculty as appropriate to develop and implement alternative program funding. Set expectations for implementing fee-based programming and cost-recovery practices as part of an Extension business plan;

Forge local, state and national partnerships.

Seek to document such relationships through memoranda;

Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and clientele.

5% – Accountability and Service

Contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity in performance of the responsibilities of this position, and ensure compliance with the appropriate equity and civil rights plans and practices for equity and equal opportunities at OSU and the audiences we serve.

Maintain active membership and participate in appropriate professional organizations;

Develop annual plans of work, reports of accomplishment and other reports as requested;

Communicate results of Regional model and program successes through conference presentations to state and national audiences, or other mechanisms as appropriate;

Develop, manage, and account for resources allocated to Region;

Serve on the Extension Collaborative and Regional Operations team;

Serve on university, state, local, and other committees as requested and as time is available.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with academic studies and demonstrated expertise that contribute to the success of the assigned counties and/or units of operation in support of the goals and mission of the OSU Extension Service, and the Division of Outreach & Engagement (Examples could include, but are not limited to, organizational development/leadership, education, supervision, higher education, community development, or other related fields)

Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by successful experience in three or more of the following: personnel management, budget and fiscal management, coalition building, conflict resolution, program planning and evaluation, resource procurement, effective listening, managing change and conducting negotiations as needed.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences including the effective use of mass media.

Knowledge and working understanding of and commitment to the basic philosophy of Extension Service and the Land Grant University system.

Demonstrated ability to work as team member with colleagues, volunteers, and other professionals.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage work teams.

Demonstrated ability to build collaborative programs and partnerships.

Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management.

Experience supervising personnel.

Experience in securing extramural funding.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse audiences and to engage in culturally relevant programming and practices that support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Travel is necessary due to the combination of office and field work. This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Extension and/or related educational experience.
Experience supervising faculty.
Experience with programmatic issues including, but not limited to affirmative action, equal opportunity, civil rights and civil rights reviews, and risk/safety management.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Travel is required

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01870UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 07/01/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 01/18/2018
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 03/04/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) The Other Document may be used to answer to respond to the Supplemental Questions.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Wiley Thompson at Wiley.Thompson@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience effectively communicating policy, strategic direction, and technical information to a variety of audiences from a diversity of cultures, communities, and backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How would you demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1 (see Special Instructions)