Summary of Duties: The Extension Coordinator leads the coordination and implementation for the Washington Stormwater Center (WSC) of the Stormwater Strategic Initiative in partnership with the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Commerce. The duties include but are not limited to: ensuring science-based research is utilized to inform and strengthen stormwater investments; providing project management for the Stormwater Initiative team; conducting necessary research to support team efforts; helping to develop criteria and decision logic to guide the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Advisory committee and the overall Near Term Action (NTA) process; integrating support with best practices in communication, leadership and sector approaches to strengthen on- the-ground stormwater investments; fostering partnerships, training and linking Puget Sound stormwater programs with broader work statewide addressing stormwater; and helping to guide a 6-year plan for the Stormwater Strategic Initiative body of work.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.