The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University 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 Central which will cover Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The office location will be in the Central Region. 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, Extension & Experiment Stations Communications, OSU Open Campus, OSU Outdoor School, and Professional & Continuing Education. These units are aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.
The Regional Director (RD) will identify and promote opportunities for residents within the Central Region to access the full complement of OSU resources to enhance economic stability and vitality and improve individual well-being.
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 responsibilities.
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 program 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 and comply with the Civil Rights regulations. 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 Central Region. The RD will work as a team member with local community stakeholders in the Central Region.
The RD will identify technologies and assist with developing strategies for implementing these technologies that support Extension operations and programming at all levels. This person will utilize technology to enhance communication, provide access to training, minimize travel, and maintain relationships. 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 rules, plans, and practices for equity and equal opportunities at OSU and the audiences we serve.
Typically requires Master’s degree with academic studies and demonstrated expertise that contribute to the success of the assigned counties and/or units of operation. 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.
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 to meet the position's responsibility of providing leadership for the Region. 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 University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Traveling will be required.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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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.