Summary of Duties: The William D. Ruckelshaus Center's mission is to act as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The Center is a joint effort of Washington's two research universities and was developed in response to requests from community leaders. The Center is hosted at the University of Washington by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and at Washington State University by WSU Extension (which also provides its administration). It is guided by an advisory board of prominent local, state and regional leaders representing a broad range of constituencies and geographic locations. More information is available at www.ruckelshauscenter.wsu.edu.
This 12-month, full-time Project Coordinator position uses independent judgment to manage the day to day administration of one or more of the Center's projects. The position involves coordination with project managers and service on project teams. May also help develop projects, provide facilitation and/or be put forth as project lead. The Project Coordinator position provides coordination and project management support for the Center's collaborative governance projects.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.