This is a limited duration, 24-month Educational Program Assistant position in the Oregon State University Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems (https://centerforsmallfarms.oregonstate.edu/), an Extension-based Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). The Center office is located on OSU's Corvallis campus.
The central purpose of Extension is to extend the knowledge and research of OSU to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. The person in this position joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement.
The Education Program Assistant supports the statewide Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems with a primary focus on two of the Center's programs: the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (50%) and the Community Food Systems program (40%), and a secondary focus on the Dry Farming program (10%).
The EPA will coordinate meetings and events, conduct outreach, collaborate with Center faculty in program design and delivery, assist with production of publications and other outreach materials, assist with program evaluation, and assist with grants management.
Work is accomplished mostly in the office at the Corvallis OSU campus but may include out of office trips for presentations, outreach, and event coordination.
NOTE: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position, like most OSU personnel, will work remotely until conditions allow a return to campus.
As a land-grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. Oregon State values the inclusion of multiple, diverse communities in meaningful and collaborative enterprises.
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining a compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will assist the managing faculty with designing, developing, maintaining, and/or carrying out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
OSU Extension Service https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion
OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adults OR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.
Experience with computer software similar to Microsoft Office and web-based applications.
Experience using PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing and standard office equipment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks.
Ability to adapt to a changing technological environment.
Experience creating marketing materials or other publications.
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.
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.
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