OSU-Cascades, in Bend, Oregon, is seeking a Diversity Coordinator. This is a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for OSU-Cascades.
OSU-Cascades recognizes that diversity and inclusion are crucial to its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The University actively engages in building a more diverse and inclusive educational environment at its main campus in Corvallis, its branch campus in Bend, its marine science center in Newport, and its agricultural experiment stations and county extension offices throughout Oregon. The Diversity Coordinator works to foster and support an OSU-Cascades community characterized by a central commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. The primary position responsibilities are:
Assist in the development and implementation of an OSU-Cascades diversity strategic plan incorporating feedback from across the OSU-Cascades community;
Facilitate the development of OSU-Cascades diversity plans and initiatives that are aligned with the University’s overarching diversity goals, objectives, and strategies;
Coordinate campus climate studies, demographic studies, and policy analyses;
Coordinate OSU-Cascades' Bias Response Team and protocols;
Support academic administrators and faculty in the development of equitable and inclusive curricula, courses, and teaching practices;
Partner with various units and regional organizations to develop comprehensive strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff; and
Create and expand opportunities to encourage student dialogue, engage marginalized and underserved populations, promote cultural competence across all constituencies, and affirm and celebrate the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
The Coordinator is a member of the Student Success Team and the Cascades Diversity Committee. The Diversity Coordinator supports OSU-Cascades’ equity, inclusion, and diversity obligations and commitments by planning and supporting community-building efforts, diversity programs and related initiatives. The Coordinator fosters efforts to encourage the development of student clubs, organizations, and programs designed to broaden the understanding of diversity among OSU-Cascades students.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Ore., is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,200 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in related field. May require specialized training or certification.
-Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Justice, Sociology, Public Policy, Multicultural & Diversity Studies, Organizational Leadership, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; or other related field.
-At least one year of experience organizing diversity and inclusion initiatives and achieving successful outcomes within any of the following: education, non-profit, or governmental organizations
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Proven ability to engage underrepresented populations, bridge differences through dialogue, and promote cultural competence across all constituencies
-Demonstrated ability to facilitate partnerships and mobilize leaders from diverse institutional and community sectors to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture
-Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion
-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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This is a 12-month basis, .50 FTE position with regularly scheduled hours.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
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.