The Center for Lifelong STEM Learning is seeking an Inclusive Excellence Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month FTE, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Center Director.
OSU recently joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association of Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence (IE) Community. We are one of 57 universities pioneering pathways to Inclusive Excellence. HHMI has invested one million dollars to catalyze transformation in our undergraduate classrooms. The commitments of Inclusive Excellence are that both fundamental and applied science education is: 1) dynamic, both critical of and responsive to our unique OSU context; 2) combative of marginalizing language and practices; and 3) critically self-reflective and adaptive. The person in this position will work with the program team, and stakeholders across campus, to cultivate cultural humility and expand evidence-based instructional practices to include culturally responsive pedagogies. More information can be found here https://stem.oregonstate.edu/inclusive-excellenceoregon-state-awarded-1-million-hhmi.
IE@OSU is a campus-wide initiative housed at the OSU Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. The Center’s mission is to conduct applied research with a broad range of partners and nurture community toward improved systems of STEM learning for all. The full-time professional position is supervised by the Center Director (IE Program Director) with accountability to the leadership of Center for Teaching and Learning and the Division of Undergraduate Education to ensure alignment with the Division and sustainability of HHMI activities. This position supports the IE@OSU program team and will work closely with the 1) Associate Director of the Center (IE Program Manager); 2) faculty members from the College of Science (IE Program Team), especially the Department of Integrative Biology and Mathematics; and 3) professionals in the Division of Undergraduate Education.
The Coordinator will work in collaboration with the program team to engage partners across campus, collaborate with regional and national peer institutions, design and coordinate IE faculty development workshops and learning communities, and represent IE@OSU in various higher education forums.
This position is funded by HHMI and the OSU Division of Undergraduate Education for five years. It is anticipated to begin on December 1, 2018 or soon thereafter. Annual renewals within and beyond five years are based on continued funding, job performance, and continued alignment with OSU strategic initiatives.
Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in field related to program area. 3 years' experience providing administrative support to a program or office.
Masters Degree in Science Education, Mathematics Education, Organizational Studies, Higher Education, or related field.
At least 3 years of professional experience conducting social science research or STEM evaluation including design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results.
Demonstrable understanding of higher education institutional structures and contemporary reforms related to equity and inclusion.
Demonstrable training, and applied skills and capacities in the area of educational equity and inclusivity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
At least 2 years of professional experience successfully coordinating large-scale projects or initiatives.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
The coordinator will generally work normal business hours (i.e. 8 hours a day/five days a week between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) at a cubicle style workstation. Some out of state travel will be required (estimated 2 trips per year). The Center is committed to facilitating work/life balance, integration, and equity among employees. This includes negotiating flexible schedules and occasional options to work off-campus within the demands of the program.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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