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Academic Wage-Salaried: Community Engagement Coordinator

Oregon State University – California

The School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-salaried position. This position is anticipated to last 12 months.

This position will work to recruit families for research projects in Fremont, California. In addition, the CEC will be trained on human subjects research (CITI training), be on IRB protocol(s) and be the initial contact with potential research participant families; explaining the consent form, answering questions, and conduct initial interviews and recording responses. In addition, this person would help participants install mobile apps on their phones (both parent and child) and install in their home a real time electricity device (connecting device to their PG&E account and to home WIFI and conduct tests to insure device is downloading electricity data).

The CEC would be on weekly calls between OSU faculty and staff and Stanford faculty and staff and attend periodic in person meetings on Stanford campus. The CEC will help the team to carry out user test surveys, mobile app use and other devices. The CEC will be the primary community contact for the project: recruiting research participants, either personally or working with other students and interns to set up apps and hardware to be used in the research, conduct pre and post interviews/surveys either independently or with Dr. June Flora or team post-doctoral fellows and trouble shoot with participants if equipment fails etc. The CEC will maintain contact logs and a calendar of events/participant touches, annotating problems and time and work needed to resolve, and answer participants questions as they arise. The CEC will also uninstall equipment and conduct debriefs on the research process.

Other research projects will include recruitment of youth and their families (potential Boy and Girl Scout troops) to energy and STEM related interventions conducted by students and staff. Similar to research described above the CEC would recruit, manage the consent projects, manage data collection from families and develop and maintain a reminder system to keep families and youth engaged in the 3-5 session programs. In addition, the CEC will be able to lead tween youth in energy reduction intervention sessions.

The CEC would be expected to develop and maintain community relationships that will help insure project success such as relationships with middle and high schools, the City of Fremont, and Boy and Girl Scout service units and councils. The CEC will be the liaison between the community of Fremont and faculty and staff at Stanford and Oregon State University. This will include regular attendance at community sustainability and youth events as a presenter.

Additional tasks may include newsletter creation, distribution, and extending newsletter audience. Website maintenance and editing as needed.

Position Duties

30% Recruit young people and families in Fremont, California for energy and STEM-related research projects.

20% Conduct required procedures with family members for informed consent and assent to participate in research projects. Facilitate data collection via surveys, focus groups, debriefs, interviews, etc. in collaboration with project staff. Lead tween youth in energy reduction intervention sessions.

25% Develop and maintain system to log contacts with community members, including sending reminders to encourage participation, annotate problems, and answer participant and community member questions. Maintain listserv of community members interested in the project.

10% Create and disseminate monthly project newsletter to interested community members and extend newsletter audience. Maintain and edit project website.

5% Assist (with training from project staff) research participants with installation of relevant technology.

5% Serve as community liaison between project team and Fremont young people, city staff and relevant community organizations.

5% Attend weekly conference call with project staff and occasional meetings on Stanford campus in person.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

BA/BS in social science, communication, sustainability, environmental studies and/or related field.

Experience with public relations or community engagement.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Experience implementing community-based educational programming with young people around environmental issues.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Work will largely take place out of office in Fremont, California. Likely to include weekend and evening work.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P00659AW
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 07/01/2019
Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/30/2020
Posting Date 06/14/2019
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 06/28/2019
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Hilary Boudet at [email protected]

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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 drivers license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.

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