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Outdoor School Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator
September 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service is seeking a Outdoor School Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator at Oregon State University. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Outdoor School Program Leader and the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.
The Division of University Outreach and Engagement (Division) 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 OESOutdoor School Program Leader has leadership and administrative responsibility for the OSU Outdoor School Program. OSUOutdoor 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 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.
Read More on Website:https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/81307