This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Education Program Assistant position for Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Beaverton, Oregon.
This individual will assist with outreach to the recreational boating community as an Education Program Assistant with Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU). A part of OSU Extension, Sea Grant's outreach and engagement activities help inform and engage the public in learning, discussing, and acting on ocean and coastal issues.
Program work will occur along the lower Columbia River into the Portland metro area, other inland boating venues and some locations along the Oregon coast. Regular in-state travel and occasional overnight travel are required. This position will be based out of the OSU Extension Service Education Center in Beaverton, Oregon (Washington County).
This position is a part-time (20 hours per week), temporary appointment. Must be available to work weekends and some holidays. Funding for this position is provided by a grant from the federal Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program through a partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board.
Duties include developing and implementing programs for recreational boaters that promote the use of CVA facilities (pumpout stations, portable toilet dump stations and floating toilets) to protect water quality.
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.
-Requires ability to discuss aquatic resource issues in a professional manner, acknowledging diverse public opinion. -Ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers. -Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects with some guidance, and conduct outreach with public audiences with limited supervision. -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.
Regular travel to boating access and outreach event locations along the lower Columbia River, Willamette Valley, Portland Metro, and some coastal locations is required. Must be available for outreach events that occur on evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Office and project work is based out of OSU Extension Service Education Center in Washington County (Beaverton).
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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.