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Student Engagement Coordinator

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Agricultural Sciences


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

May 27 2022 6:13AM

Close Date:

Jun 22 2022

Position Description

The Student Engagement Coordinator will work within the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) Academic Programs Office. This position will be responsible for development, management and evaluation of existing and new programming that supports the College of Agricultural Sciences goals for undergraduate engagement and experiential opportunities, including internships, research, service learning, leadership, and global opportunities. The Student Engagement Coordinator will partner with other Academic Programs Office Staff on specific projects and initiatives related to these engagement and experiential opportunities. This position will work with the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and other Academic Programs Office staff who support aspects of student services, advising, recruitment and student engagement/experiential learning. This position works with external partners, including agricultural and natural resource businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. This position coordinates with College units, on and off- campus, OSU Career Development Center, and across campus with college and university partners.


70% Development and Management of Student Engagement Programs
Supervise and provide lead work for the undergraduate research programs existing in the CAS-Academic Programs Office. Collaborate with CAS department/programs and Academic Programs Office to determine college-level experiential learning needs and orientation programming. Evaluate, track and assess performance against program goals and objectives to ensure growth in results. Experiential learning opportunities are defined to include internships, research, service learning, leadership, and global opportunities. Plan, implement and coordinate all processes related to the student engagement programming described above. This will include travel to off-campus locations in a personal or university vehicle. Some air travel may also be required. Analyze data to identify trends, gaps and opportunities. In particular develop systems to collect and analyze statistical data on CAS student engagement programs for internal and external use. Develop and maintain, in conjunction with the OSU Foundation and Alumni Relations Coordinator, industry/agency relationships, and recruit new industry/agency representatives willing to provide experiential opportunities for CAS students. Develop appropriate marketing programs, social media, web, and other communication at the college and university level for all college-level experiential learning programs. Be the primary contact and working partner for the university Career Development Office for partnerships opportunities, college representation, and knowledge of their current programming. Plan, coordinate and administer diverse, equitable and accessible events, workshops and training for all CAS students.

15% Club Leadership Team Advisor
Serve as the faculty advisor for the CAS Club Leadership Team (CLT). As CLT advisor, facilitate CLT requests for leadership and professional development opportunities and provide guidance on carrying out CLT duties and operations. The CAS Club Leadership Team is a team of students who serve as the lead and promotional body for student clubs and organizations within the College.

10% CAS Academic Program Support/ University Service
Participation in collaborative functions with the Academic Programs Office personnel. Coordination with university-wide programs that seek opportunities for undergraduate experiential learning (STEM Leaders, URSA, etc.). Assist in college planning and/or grant writing to generate funds to support student participation in programming. Other duties as assigned by Dean or Assistant/Associate Dean.

5% University and College Service
Serve on appropriate College and University committees.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 15, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) In around 500 words or less, provide examples of how you have worked to promote & enhance diversity within professional (research, teaching, professional development) and/or personal (volunteer work, community involvement) capacities. (Upload as Diversity Statement) 4) In around 500 words or less, describe a time when the use of technology and/or systems (social media, data collection, survey software, tracking systems, etc.) impacted your ability to make independent decisions. (Upload as Other Document 1) You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Institution Information

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S. 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, Extension programs in all 36 counties, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

Additional Information

As the founding college of the state’s land-grant institution dedicated to serving all Oregonians, the College of Agricultural Sciencesstands atthe crossroads of conservation and production. As champions of science, we embrace differences to find common ground and create opportunity –committed each day to make tomorrow better.

Contact Information

Lori Hodgert (Search Support)
Michelle McAllaster (Search Chair)


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, natural resources, education, student services or a related field and two years commensurate professional experience. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Excellent written and oral communication skills implemented in person, via telephone, email, and in virtual spaces (Zoom, Social Media, Discussion Boards). Demonstrated competency with MS Office Suite, and Cloud-based applications (i.e., Google drive, box, etc.) Ability to make independent decisions and solve problems. Must demonstrate independence and ability to take initiative in organizing programs, preparing materials, and communicating with key contacts and stakeholders. Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize data to identify trends, gaps and opportunities and effectively present findings to internal and external audiences. Experience working with college students individually and in group settings. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of grant writing for funding student programs. Experience conducting/designing scientific research projects. Teaching experience at institutions of higher learning. Record of working with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences. Life experiences, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences. Master of Science in agriculture, natural resources, education, student services or a related field.