The Division of Extension and Engagement's OSU KidSpirit is seeking applications for a KidSpirit Camps Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position is to be funded for a period of one year, with any extension dependent upon availability of funds.
This Outreach Program Coordinator with the working title of KidSpirit Camps Coordinator is a team member of the Division of Extension and Engagement's KidSpirit. OSU KidSpirit is a unit within the Division. The mission of OSU KidSpirit is to provide positive youth programming opportunities and training so that youth and student staff build skills, knowledge, and abilities that will help propel them into a future in which they will thrive. OSU KidSpirit strives to be a leader in providing young people with intentional, high-quality, equitable learning experiences that promote positive interactions among adults and peers. The Director of OSU KidSpirit (Director) provides leadership for the unit. To learn more about OSU KidSpirit, please visit our website: https://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/.
Purpose of position:
The KidSpirit Camps Coordinator plays a pivotal role in upholding the mission of the OSU KidSpirit Program by providing a safe, and enriching environment for youth and staff during our summer camps, all embedded in positive youth development with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This position involves overseeing various aspects of our camp programs, including staff recruitment, creating, and managing engaging camp curricula, conducting program evaluations to ensure quality, and actively engaging in outreach efforts to promote and expand our camp offerings, all with a strong focus on fostering positive youth development.
About the division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our Division website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian's awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources. These activities will be included in the annual plan of work, impact statements and summary of accomplishments/achievements.
Commitment to inclusive excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language/Visual Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Education, Physical Education, Recreation, or a related field.
Three (3) years' experience working in a leadership position in youth programming, including promotion and personnel management (hiring, training, evaluation).
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Good communication and people skills with youth, guardians, volunteers, and student employees.
Effective time management and planning skills.
Must complete the Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) certification within 30 days of hire.
Must complete the Introduction to Child Care Health & Safety certification within 30 days of hire.
Must have a current valid First Aid certification or complete the certification within 30 days of hire and maintain throughout employment.
Must have a current valid CPR Adult/Child certification or complete the certification within 30 days of hire and maintain throughout employment.
General knowledge and ability to use computers, including proficiency with information technology, professional office software and collaborative work platforms.
Ability to learn and adapt to using multiple forms of digital communication systems, including websites, email newsletters, social media, and other tools in a changing technological environment.
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 University Standard: 05-010 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 may be required to care for sick or injured program participants and assist participants with emergency medication and medical monitoring (e.g., EpiPen, diabetes testing) as needed.
The work schedule will vary from week to week and may require evening/weekend work.
This position will require lifting and extended period of standing.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
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