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Outdoor School Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator

Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Outdoor School Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position based in Corvallis, OR
About the Position:
The Outdoor School program resides within the OSU Extension Service and advances the Extension Service’s vision, mission, and goals through the statewide engagement of school districts and Education Service Districts in outdoor school. The long-term goal of the Outdoor School program is to integrate placed-based programs into the Oregon school system that build upon youth’s skills in hands-on science and their abilities to be effective stewards and leaders in their community. Outdoor school is intended for all 5th or 6th graders in the state of Oregon. The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program manages the distribution of public funding for outdoor school, evaluates and reports on outdoor school, provides support for outreach and inclusion efforts, and offers professional development and other support. OSU Outdoor School program website:

The Outdoor School Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all evaluation and research programs related to the statewide Outdoor School program. As a member of the Outdoor School team, the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator will work with Corvallis-based and statewide team members to develop and execute a comprehensive research and evaluation plan. Additionally, this person will be responsible for the development of a biennial Outdoor School report and will participate in scholarly research and publication to share knowledge within and outside the university. The Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator will report to the Director of Outdoor School Program (Program Director) and will work closely with the Outdoor School team. This person will contribute to the Outdoor School program’s mission to serve all students from all backgrounds.

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 website:

The OSU Extension Service (a unit of the Division of Extension and Engagement) engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals. The Extension Service has a presence in each of Oregon’s 36 counties and on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation.

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
  • Healthy communities and economies
  • Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
  • Thriving youth, individuals and families
About our 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 Access regulations. In addition, the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator 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 webpage:

OSU Moving Forward Together webpage:

Office of Institutional Diversity

About OSU benefits:
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To review posting and apply, go to Apply to posting # P06595UF. Closing Date: 04/10/23. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.