The College of Forestry is seeking a Program Director of the Elliott State Research Forest. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Program Director of the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF) reports to the Dean of the College of Forestry and is responsible for representing and leading the interests and research mission of the College to both internal and external stakeholders related to the development of the ESRF. In collaboration with the College leadership team, the Director leads a project team of faculty, specialists, contractors, and consultants in setting program goals, timelines, and work products that will position the College towards establishing and operating the largest, and most complex, university research forest in the nation.
The Director is a member of a large visioning and planning effort to transform the Elliott State Forest into the Elliott State Research Forest. The primary duty of this position is to leading and administering the development of a Forest Management Plan for the 82,000 acre Elliott State Research Forest in collaboration with OSU Leadership, College of Forestry Dean and Faculty, Oregon Department of State Lands, Sovereign Tribal Nations, advisory committees, and the community of stakeholders. The Director collaborates with external stakeholders, including the Department of State Lands and the Governor's Office, Tribal Governments, Non-Profit Organizations, and citizen interest groups to meet the multiple land use objectives related to managing the ESRF.
The Director is responsible for implementing the strategic vision for the ESRF, and develops policies, systems, and performance standards for operational excellence. The Director manages staff and contractors, and will determine resource, facility, and operational needs, as well as develop a funding plan for meeting those resource needs.
The Director will engage with both internal and external constituents to foster alliances and provide opportunities for stakeholder engagement, and ultimately is responsible for developing a programmatic approach to the management of the ESRF that ensures the mission of the College is represented in its activities, including the provision of access to university knowledge and learning opportunities to all.
Typically requires Master's degree in related field. 6-8 years' experience in management responsibilities
PhD in forestry, ecosystem sciences, natural resources, or closely related field.
5 years of experience in forest management planning and research planning experience including consistent methodology and collection of quality data, budgeting, project personnel management, monitoring progress of projects to ensure attainment of objectives and deliverables within prescribed work schedules and administering grants and contracts to completion.
Demonstrable ability to advance sustainable approaches to natural resource management.
Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific concepts clearly and effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, researchers, agency representatives, NGOs, Sovereign Tribal Nations, industry partners, legislative bodies, donors, etc.
Evidence of administrative and managerial success in research environments.
Demonstrated success in promoting and enhancing diversity and fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace.
Occasional travel to forest locations and where employee will stand for long periods, walk on uneven terrain, and in all weather conditions. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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