The Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) is an interdisciplinary organization that assists Oregon communities by providing planning and technical assistance to help solve local issues and improve the quality of life for Oregon residents. The role of IPRE is to link the skills, expertise, and innovation of secondary and higher education with the economic development and environmental needs of communities and regions in the State of Oregon, thereby providing service to Oregon and learning to the students involved. Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is one of the programs under the IPRE umbrella.
The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions through the assistance of trained graduate-level members who live and work in communities for 11 months (1,700 hours). Qualified college graduates (with a bachelor’s degree) and graduate-level students who are selected as RARE members assist communities and agencies in the development and implementation of plans for achieving a sustainable natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions while gaining community building and leadership skills.
The purpose of this position is to coordinate the day-to-day management of the RARE Program. Duties fall within the following general categories: outreach and recruitment, placement process, alumni engagement, member support, training coordination, and program development. The RARE Program Coordinator will work closely with, and report to, the RARE Program Director. There are no direct supervisory responsibilities, but this position is responsible for overseeing activities for the 30 AmeriCorps participants on an annual basis. The Program Coordinator does not have any direct budgetary authority but is responsible for assisting the RARE Program Director in making programmatic decisions that are in line with the annual operating budget of the program.
Alongside the RARE Program Director and the other Program Coordinator, this Program Coordinator will serve as a frontline contact for all members and communities. This position will provide direct and group support via telephone, email, or in-person to current RARE members and supervisors and potential members and supervisors.
Typical decision-making responsibilities will include determining appropriate time frames in which to complete reports, newsletters, and other projects; planning multi-day training sessions and/or conferences; member and community recruitment; facilitating the placement process and End of Service obligations; and conducting site visits.
This position reports directly to the RARE Program Director who will review the work of this employee on an ongoing basis by means of informal conversation and conference, discussion of problems as they arise, and review of reports. The RARE Program Director will conduct annual reviews for formal performance appraisal.
Additional expectations of the position:
• Frequent overnight travel (about 20-30 nights per year) is required. Because of workload during late spring, summer, and early fall, vacations during this time may be limited.
• Must pass a full FBI criminal background check.
Two years of technical or professional-level experience advising and/or instructing the public concerning specific programs or processes, monitoring programs, or performing participant reviews. Bachelor’s preferred.
Classified Staff. This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
The Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) is an interdisciplinary organization that assists Oregon communities by providing planning and technical assistance to help solve local issues and improve the…
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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information…