The Institute Of Natural Resources invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Manager of the Oregon Explorer Program position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
As part of the Sustainability Act of 2001, the Oregon Legislature created the Institute for Natural Resources (INR) in the Oregon University System housed at OSU. The goals of INR include creating, maintaining and providing access to a clearinghouse of information, data and metadata related to natural resource issues important to the State of Oregon; conducting natural resource policy assessments and analyses; convening interdisciplinary research projects related to natural resource issues; providing a venue and processes for applied interdisciplinary research and problem solving
The Oregon Explorer Program Manager is responsible for the overall direction and management of Oregon Explorer Program (OE),which is a natural resources digital library developed in partnership with the OSU Libraries.
Duties include program development and management; public relations and outreach; scoping and initiating new projects; planning for project implementation; coordinating diverse teams of web developers, natural resource practitioners, and technical specialists; liasing with clients; making presentations about web-based products from the Oregon Explorer program;and serving on the INR Leadership Team. The Oregon Explorer Program Manager is also responsible for preparing grant applications and other funding proposals to federal, state and non-governmental natural resource agencies and organizations, and for providing project management for a limited number of OE projects. Oregon Explorer Program Manager works directly with the INR Director and the OSU Libraries Associate University Librarian.The Oregon Explorer Program Manager reports to the INR Director.
FTE increase is possible depending on fundraising success and/or existing candidate grants.
65% OE Program development and management:
Ensure that adequate funds are secured through grants and contracts to keep the Oregon Explorer Program operating. Identify potential funding sources. Prepare proposals, statements of work, and project budgets. Manage OE project and fiscal portfolios. Engage in needs assessments, short- and long-term planning, and evaluation of the Oregon Explorer and digital natural resource libraries programs. Provide assistance to project teams with management, facilitation, coordination, and administrative tasks as appropriate. Work with the INR Director, the OSU Libraries Associate University Librarian, and the INR Information Program to support, integrate and make accessible data and information generated from within INR and external to INR. Work with the INR Director to ensure that all subsequent work is completed satisfactorily and furthers the mission of INR. Oversee Program activities to improve the quality and nature of the Oregon Explorer Program. Supervise OE Program staff.
15% OE project management:
Convene, supervise and manage project teams (e.g., work planning, facilitation, coordination, budget management and administrative tasks as appropriate) with emphasis on the development and implementation of web-based tools providing online access to comprehensive information to assist natural resources decision-making. Write project reports.
15% Public relations and outreach and service to OSU: Establish and foster working relationships with outside partners including state, local, and federal agencies, land mangers, private landowners, non-governmental organizations, and the academic community. Prepare and present information about the Oregon Explorer Program at workshops, client meetings, and professional meetings. Use a variety of graphic applications including Internet, custom software and decision-support tools, and PowerPoint to summarize and communicate value-added nature and utility of Institute for Natural Resources and Oregon Explorer Program products.
5% - Supervise the Oregon Explorer Program staff. Assigns work, etc.
These duties may require travel to other locations within Oregon.
Position Duties (continued):
5% Convening and facilitating collaborative efforts:
Develop, coordinate, and implement training workshops, seminars and symposiums, consensus conferences, and research projects for INR Projects.
Support and/or lead teams developing workshops, seminars, and/or training related to INR projects.
Develop curriculum for and coordinate logistical support for on- and off-site workshops.
Provide both technical and facilitation support to workshop team as appropriate
Working Conditions/Work Schedule:
A Master's degree with at least 5 years experience in program and project management and working for or with state, federal, or local natural resources/environmental management and research agencies and programs that affect Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
PhD may substitute for length of experience requirement.
Demonstrated record of successful grant writing, development and fundraising from multiple sources.
At least 5 years of experience working for or with state, federal, or local natural resources/environmental management and research agencies and programs in Oregon that affect the Pacific Northwest.
At least five years of experience in program management, with supervisory responsibility.
Experience successfully building and fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Experience successfully addressing challenging natural resource/environmental policy problems.
Broad research, education and policy experience in natural resource/environmental-related fields.
Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
A willingness to commit to the goals of Oregon State University, including a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity at OSU.
This position must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record while serving in the position; therefore, the incumbent must provide a copy of their driving history for the past 2 years from the issuing state's Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
Demonstrated understanding of ways to use web-based technology to serve natural resources information.
Demonstrated experience working cooperatively with interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teams on high-visibility projects.
Demonstrated ability to manage and/or participate in multiple on-going projects with diverse partners.
PhD preferred in a natural resource-/environmental-related field such as environmental science, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, rangeland management, agricultural sciences, marine sciences, environmental economics or sociology, engineering, natural resource conservation, environmental ethics or some other related field of study.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search:
Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
For Full Consideration Date
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is:
A preferred qualification
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
For additional information regarding the position please contact: Lisa Gaines, 541-737-1976 or Lisa.Gaines@oregonstate.edu.
For additional information regarding the recruitment please contact: Brenda Marcum at 541-737-3768 or Brenda.Marcum@oregonstate.edu.
OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
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