The College Forests Department is seeking a Recreation and Engagement Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Research Forests, part of the OSU College of Forestry, are comprised of ten premier research, teaching, and demonstration forests located throughout Oregon. The 12,000 acre McDonald and Dunn Forests, located immediately to the north and west of Corvallis, are the largest of these forest properties and the primary work location. These forests host more than 155,000 public recreation visits per year (many from repeat visitors who live nearby) and contain 110 miles of roads and 30 miles of multi-use trails. The primary responsibility of the Research Forests Recreation and Engagement Manager is to lead the recreation program in accordance with the Forests' teaching, research, and demonstration missions. The incumbent in this position serves as a primary member of the Research Forests management team.
Specific areas of responsibility include: providing leadership in recreation planning and management at both the strategic and operational levels; working collaboratively with recreation groups and other stakeholders in the Corvallis, Benton County, and OSU Campus communities; recreation program staffing and budgeting; setting policy, direction, and guidelines for the evolution of the recreation program; and providing timely public information about forest activities.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor of Science in recreation, recreation planning, forestry or natural resource management, or closely related fields.
Experience working in outdoor recreation planning and/or management.
Experience in public communication using a variety of methods including social media platforms.
Supervisory experience including staffing and conducting performance reviews.
Demonstrable experience in working with and serving on advisory committees, community groups, or other forms of public outreach and collaboration.
Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with media and the public.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Experience in conducting program/unit evaluations.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and leading a culture of equity and inclusivity.
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.
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.
Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday with occasional work on weekday evenings and weekends required as needed to attend meetings and meet event/project needs.
Incumbent must be physically capable of working extended durations outdoors in inclement weather including rain, snow, heat, and steep terrain.
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