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ODS Curriculum & Prof Dev Coord

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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. 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. You may use Optional Document 1 to list your references. You may use Optional Document 2 to answer the supplemental question. For additional information please contact: Kristopher Elliott at Kristopher.Elliott@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. Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience. The anticipated starting salary will be $41,664 – $70,704. 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 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 Outdoor School (TOS)
Position Title Coordinator-Outreach Program
Job Title ODS Curriculum & Prof Dev Coord
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range $41,664 - $70,704
Position Summary

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month fixed-term Outdoor School (ODS) Curriculum and Professional Development position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Extension Service Assistant Director, Outdoor School Program Leader.

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University 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 Extension Service. The Division is under the leadership of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.

The Extension Service 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.

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 Educational Service Districts in Outdoor School. 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.

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 community. The OES Outdoor School Program Leader has leadership and administrative responsibility for the OSU Outdoor School Program. OSU Outdoor School Program website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/outdoor-school. The Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) serves as the primary professional development and curriculum arm of outdoor school program and works in partnership with the ODS program on curriculum and professional development. ONREP is a program of the OSU Extension Service.

As Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator of OES Outdoor School Program (ODS), this person will be housed in the ONREP as the curriculum and professional development specialist for outdoor school. This position will work with the ONREP professional development team to ensure the development and delivery of high quality ODS curriculum and professional development to ODS providers and stakeholders across Oregon who specialize in Outdoor School delivery and facilitation. As a member of both the ODS and ONREP teams, this person will help develop and execute a comprehensive professional development and curriculum plan that is inclusive, equitable, and reflects the multi-dimensional diversity of Oregon students; and, promote this within Outdoor Schools Statewide. Specifically, they will ensure every school and every student within each school has the opportunity to participate in a high quality, culturally responsive and inclusive and accessible ODS program. The individual will report to the ONREP Director and ODS Program Leader and participate in cross team meetings in addition to ONREP and ODS team meetings respectively. Outdoor school and ONREP internally and externally operate in a way that exemplifies the University’s Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity principles and will support participating ODS providers and school districts.

This person should have strong written and oral communication skills, both in terms of presenting information and working with a variety of diverse stakeholders across the state. Additionally, this person should have background experience in outreach to a variety of stakeholders including schools, administrators, educators, parents and families, and youth. They should have an understanding of the demographics of Oregon and have experience working statewide with rural and urban stakeholders.

This person should have a background of experience in curriculum and professional development (PD), specifically designing and delivering outcome-based PD with excellent facilitation skills, creating materials and resources, logistics, supervising program facilitators, and providing coaching feedback and evaluation. Strong knowledge of Oregon department of education state standards, curriculum design, evaluation, and environmental education and natural resources is required.

This position provides support to ODS educators and program staff on
curriculum using the ODS rubric, and provides resources that will help ODS strengthen the alignment of their program’s state standards, ODS legislation, ACA standards, and other standards of excellence.

This person should be able to work independently and as a collaborative team member within the ODS and ONREP programs. It is important that the person in this position is open to diverse needs and interests, responsive, and flexible.

Oregon State University and the Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved.

Position Duties

35% – Program Management:
Coordinate systems to market, schedule, register, and conduct ODS/ONREP professional development for educators and ODS program staff throughout Oregon that meet the yearly-established benchmarks.

Train cadre of facilitators to deliver professional development workshops/courses that meet ODS program requirements for educators and ODS program staff.

Work with colleges and universities interested in providing courses related to ODS.

Manage program financial activities and transactions, including: cost related to delivering professional development, travel expenses, and program materials.

Participate in unit budget development and monitoring.

Select and maintain inventories of instructional materials, supplies and resources. Coordinate distribution of materials to workshops and K-12 classrooms.

Share and promote ODS curriculum and professional development to stakeholders.

Represent the ODS as requested at stakeholder, advisory committee, and events as needed.

Communicate with ODS team and ODS Program Leader to ensure programs are working synergistically and are meeting the requirements set forth by the state legislature.

Communicate with ODS Research, Assessment and Evaluation to ensure curriculum and PD efforts are aligned.

Ensure Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens in all PD and Curriculum work and management of programing.

Work with ODS Regional Coordinators to ensure strong local communication and programming efforts statewide.

30% – Outdoor School Course Development and Delivery:
Develop, revise and maintain facilitator resources and support materials for Outdoor School Trainings.

Ensure ODS content resources for educators are in current and accessible through website and workshops.

Coordinate the development and/or access of curriculum and materials for advanced of instructional programs for ODS.

Develop systems for post ODS course follow-up with facilitators, educators, staff and resource professionals.

Convene periodic meeting of program users to solicit feedback and assess program effectiveness, especially related to inclusive, accessible curriculum and program.

20% – Communication:
Provide on-going communication and support to ODS facilitator network.

Serve on and provide guidance to the ODS Professional Development and Curriculum Resource Groups.

Collaborate and communicate with ONOREP Director and ODS Program Leader on programmatic needs and direction.

Respond to requests for ODS information from educators, funding organizations and stakeholders as requested by ONREP Director.

Share information about ODS and ONREP at meetings, conferences and other events.

Review and coordinate ODS program website information to ensure it is updated, user friendly, and reflects current practices and related ONREP programming.

Work in cooperation with EESC to ensure alignment of systems that communicate ODS and ONREP educational goals, capabilities and activities.

5% – Supervision and Lead Work:
Lead worker for ONREP staff as requested by Director.

Provide day-to-day direction to student workers on any work related to ODS.

Oversight and lead worker for facilitators and volunteers.

5% – Professional Development and Special Projects:
Attend and represent ONREP and ODS interests at forestry, natural resources, or education conferences.

Maintain professional competencies by attending conferences, ODS Advisory Committee Meetings, related meetings and management/education development opportunities.

Engage in professional development opportunities that advance equity, inclusion, and diversity.

5% – Outdoor School Team Collaboration:
Help support Outdoor School team projects such as evaluation, research, and presentations.

Attend Outdoor School Team meetings and activities.

Provide updates to Outdoor School Program Leader.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science education, Environmental Education, Forestry or related field and at least two years of relevant experience. Degree must be completed by application date.

Experience and background in Outdoor School and outdoor/environmental education.

Demonstrated excellent verbal, oral, and written communication skills.

Excellent customer service and organizational skills.

Demonstrated experience with adhering to budgets.

Demonstrated experience in organization, decision-making, problem solving and creating a collaborative environment.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Demonstrated experience in project coordination and program management.

Ability to handle multiple tasks with rigid deadlines.

Ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality and professionalism.

Ability to use common computer software including work processing, data management such as excel, and basic web site development.

Demonstrated experience and success working with a variety of diverse populations.

Strong workshop and professional development facilitation skills.

Curriculum design and development.

Experience managing others.

Demonstrated commitment and experience promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This position is designated as a critical, 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.

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

Prior experience with an outdoor educational program.

Knowledge of Extension Service.

Demonstrated experience in outreach and engagement in public education.

Demonstrated ability to adapt to the changing technological environment.

K-12 classroom experience.

Outdoor School or Extended Outdoor field study.

Work with diverse audiences.

Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) proficiency.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Travel, including overnight, will be required to meet with partners, provide trainings across ODS programs and school districts in Oregon.

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 P02022UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 06/01/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 04/05/2018
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 04/26/2018
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:

1) A resume/CV; and

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

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. You may use Optional Document 1 to list your references.

You may use Optional Document 2 to answer the supplemental question.

For additional information please contact: Kristopher Elliott at Kristopher.Elliott@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.

Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

The anticipated starting salary will be $41,664 – $70,704.

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 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. * 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)
  2. Other Document 2 (see Special Instructions)