This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Project Coordinator position for the Memorial Union at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Memorial Union (MU) is the campus student union and a department of the Division of Student Affairs. The MU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 30 professional staff and 400 student staff, and serves over 10 thousand daily users during the academic year. The MU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The MU is student centered and is operated in collaboration with a Student Advisory Board, who are influential to the character and scope of the department and provide budget recommendations to the MU services and programs. Student success is a core purpose of the MU. The MU provides project coordination, trades and custodial services the Cultural Centers, Child Care Center and the MU Retail Food Services operations, the Student Experience Center in addition to the MU.
The Project Coordinator provides coordination of MU Facilities Maintenance services for projects to maintain, repair and operate building systems, to schedule system services and to perform system adds and alterations under $25,000; coordinates skilled and unskilled contracted labor services, communicates project status with affected parties, end users and contractors; provides technical reports and financial status reports of projects, project estimates and project scopes of service; and provides hands on support if needed. The project coordinator is the liaison to the University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations for projects over $25,000.
Four years of experience as an executive assistant, administrative analyst, researcher or administrative officer which included administrative duties, provision of technical assistance, or operations review. Two of the required years must have included administration or oversight of an on-going project or program. A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a closely-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. There is no substitution for the two years of administrative experience. Preference may be given to individuals with experience in a specialty area specific to the position opening.
Project management principles, processes, and techniques.
Three years coordinating building trades or Facilities Maintenance technicians.
Three years demonstrated progressive responsibility.
Student staff development and training towards career readiness.
Excellent ability to communicate orally and in written form.
Demonstrated ability to work with large and small groups of people.
Ability to use project software to track and coordinate project details (such as budgets, timelines, correspondence, contracts).
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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU 576-056-0000 et seq. .
Positions duties are primarily administrative, though coordinator is required to have field experience, system and task familiarity, and the knowledge and experience to protect themselves on the job site and to describe and monitor that work is being done IAW applicable safety regulations and procedures.
Typical work week is M-F, day shift. Some overtime or off hour work occasionally necessary.
Access to hazardous materials and all MU buildings and spaces.
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