The Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH) is seeking an Oregon Coast STEM Hub Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH) is a regional cross-sector collaborative working to improve and guide integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Oregon coastal communities. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is a collective impact partnership that is part of a statewide network of STEM Hubs supported by Oregon Department of Education. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub seeks a dynamic Director able to approach the work with boldness and innovation. They will build on existing work, and ensure that approaches are community-informed, evidence-driven, and address inequities.
The OCSH is charged with leading the efforts of partners to create and deliver STEM educational programs designed to break through systemic barriers, provide inclusive access, open opportunities, and build confidence in K-12 students. The OCSH provides engaging learning experiences that promote and inspire educational and personal success among the educators and students it serves.
The director of the OCSH must be a talented and committed educator with the experience and demonstrated ability to lead and support a team of partners and part-time staff in the development and delivery of high quality, equity-focused STEM programs in Oregon's coastal communities. In addition, the Director must have a demonstrated ability to establish and nurture partnerships with the broader network of statewide STEM education professionals and advocates, including Oregon's STEM Council.
This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating OCSH goals and strategies with input from the OCSH Leadership Council and OCSH partners, that are in alignment with the OCSH Partnership Plan and the statewide STEM Education Plan. The Director is also responsible for acquiring external funding through collaborative grant proposals to support programs, and collecting, evaluating, and reporting program data.
The STEM Hub Director will be a fulltime professional faculty employee of Oregon State University, administratively supervised by the Director of OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center. They will report to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Leadership Council regarding programmatic direction. This position does not have any directly reporting staff, however, this individual works with staff from a variety of organizations who support the fiscal, communications, and programmatic aspects of the OCSH. The position will be located in Newport, Oregon at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
This position will provide administration, strategic leadership, resource development, procurement and management of grant funds, evaluation, and high-level public exposure for the work of the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. The Director will support the work of a multi-disciplinary Leadership Council, provide strategic leadership of the STEM Hub Backbone Staff, and engage diverse stakeholders from public and private sectors to achieve regional and statewide goals. This position requires a collaborative, patient, adaptive leader able to guide the Oregon Coast STEM Hub towards success, working with diverse partners and leveraging resources to meet partnership goals. This position is fast-paced and the duties are varied, with significant daily multi-tasking and frequent travel by car along the Oregon Coast throughout the year. An ability to prioritize effectively and switch gears fluidly is required.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in related field to work assigned. Experience developing and engaging in strategic partnerships with external stakeholders.
Master's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), education or related field
Minimum 3 years' experience in management responsibilities such as supervision of diverse program facilitators and budget oversight, including successful experience with grant writing and management.
Strong leadership skills, including coordination and/or management of remote teams, and project development and management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated successful experience collaborating with schools, community partners and other youth-oriented institutions and organizations.
An evidenced commitment to educational equity.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
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.
This position is located in Newport, Oregon but frequent travel along the Oregon Coast will be necessary to carry out the position duties. The Director will have to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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