The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Extension invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director of the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) consists of a full time director and program Coordinator, a part-time office specialist and an advisory committee. The Director reports to the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program Leader, and all other ONREP staff work under the direction of the ONREP Director. The Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is also administered by the ONREP Director and consists of one full-time project coordinator supervised by the ONREP Director.
The primary responsibility of the director is to provide program leadership that ensures sustainable program practices. The director leads the development of yearly priorities, work plans, and strategic long-range plans; secures financial resources; promotes partnerships and collaboration with internal and external partners; ensures program visibility at local and state level; supervises program staff; manages budgets to meet established benchmarks; and ensures program practices reflect best practices in education. Funding level and commensurate program priorities are proposed and negotiated annually with program benefactors, currently dominated by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
The director serves as the designated Oregon sponsor for Project Learning Tree, a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Project WILD, a program of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
The ONREP's mission is to prepare educators to engage students in relevant, meaningful, and inspiring classroom and outdoor learning experiences that contribute to student academic achievement. Project staff and programs focus on engaging formal and non-formal educators in high quality professional development offerings focused on Oregon's natural resources. ONREP coordinates and manages all aspects of the program operations and professional development to meet environmental education standards and educational standards. The program is primarily funded through the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) with an interagency agreement. Additional funds come from an endowment and grants. The College of Forestry provides additional support of space and resources. The mission of the Oregon Environmental Literacy program is to prepare K-12 students as environmental stewards with the understanding, skills and motivation to make responsible decisions that consider his or her relationships to natural systems, communities and future generations.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Master's degree in Pre-K, elementary, secondary, or adult education, natural resources education, forestry/natural resources or environmental education or related field.
3 years experience in providing coordination or leadership of a statewide program.
Coursework and/or experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating education programs.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Experience in providing program leadership, managing budgets and supervising staff.
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.
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.
Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds of boxes, easels, and supplies is required.
Occasional work outdoors in all weather conditions, including walking over uneven terrain is required 10-15% of the time depending on workshop locations.
Some evening and weekend work is required due to project needs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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