College of Forestry Student Ambassador - #242953

Oregon State University


Date: 05/05/2021 02:01 AM

City: Corvallis, Oregon

Salary: $12 / hour

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

This recruitment will be used to fill four part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Outreach Assistant positions for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU).



College of Forestry Ambassadors serve as student representatives for the College of Forestry (COF) at Oregon State University. Ambassadors represent the College at events and programs that support College recruitment & marketing, student services, and alumni, donor and industry relations. Ambassadors assist with on- and off- campus functions, participate in professional conferences, attend alumni and industry events, and give forestry presentations and campus tours. Ambassadors are also liaisons for current students, offering support, student engagement, and communicating the needs of their fellow students.



Ambassador positions provide opportunities for work experience, and professional development through improvement of communication, teamwork, and leadership skills; recognition as a part of a team of respected student leaders; and networking with influential university administrators, faculty, industry leaders, and political figures. Incumbents in these positions positively contribute to the overall mission of OSU/COF and will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of OSU, COF, and the forestry, natural resources, outdoor recreation and renewable materials industries.



These positions are anticipated to begin at the end of Spring term 2021 and continue through the 2021-22 academic year. Incumbents may have the opportunity to continue on as an Ambassador after their first year of training/service, based on satisfactory performance and continued academic eligibility.


Position Duties

Ambassador Expectations:



  • Enrollment as a student at OSU in the College of Forestry (Corvallis campus and Ecampus will both be considered).
  • Service as an Ambassador in the 2021-22 academic year is dependent on participation in required training provided during Spring term.
  • Attend all weekly team meetings, trainings, and leadership development workshops.
  • Ability to work at least 5-10 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work might be required.
  • Maintain professional appearance and presentation.

Duties Include:



  • Participate in on- and off- campus recruitment activities and events. Off-campus recruitment availability is dependent on student class schedules as travel time may be restrictive. Travel to events/activities may require driving OSU Motor Pool.
  • Outreach to current students in the COF, which may include hosting drop-in office hours remotely or in person, remote or in-person engagement activities, and specific outreach for their major of study.
  • Outreach and education programs on behalf of the COF.
  • Assist with programs for new and current COF students, such as Annual Ring, recognition events (dinners, ceremonies, professional and career development workshops, etc.)
  • Engage in professional development, skill, and educational trainings and activities, especially those relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Maintain daily communication with Ambassador Coordinator to include monitoring and responding to Ambassador-related email at least twice per day.
  • Host on-campus visits, and give COF-related campus tours and presentations.
  • Participate in mentorship programs for various populations of new and current COF students.
  • Communicate with prospective students and their families, favorably representing OSU and COF.
Minimum Qualifications

Employment Eligibility Requirements (http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements)


Additional Required Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student with a major in the College of Forestry (this includes Forestry, Natural Resources, Renewable Materials, Forest Engineering, Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering, and Tourism, Recreation & Adventure Leadership).
  • Must have completed a minimum of one (1) full term at OSU.
  • This position may require successful completion of the OSU Motor Pool Driver Authorization Form and Van Safety Training.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is required, as occasional evening and weekend work is required.
  • Employees must be available to work during required training provided during Spring term.
  • 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 2 years.
  • This position may require driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; if so, 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 OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Good academic standing at the time of application and while serving as an Ambassador
  • Ability to relate and communicate in a professional, positive and friendly manner.
  • Excellent oral and written, interpersonal and public speaking communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present the positive attributes of Oregon State University, as well as the expanding and exciting fields of forestry, natural resources, outdoor recreation and renewable materials.
  • Demonstrable dependability, punctuality, adaptability, and maturity.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
  • Student availability for the entirety of the 2021-22 academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms).
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Outstanding customer service philosophy and practice.
  • Ability to stay on task, prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage time wisely.
  • Ability to listen effectively, be detail-oriented and pro-active, and possess problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates self-initiative, self-discipline, self-confidence and dependability.
  • Possess skills with or ability to learn multi-line phone, scanner, copier, and other office equipment.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule

  • Anticipated start date: 5/31/21 (Week 10 of Spring term 2021).
  • Specific time commitment throughout the year will vary week to week.
  • Attendance and active participation in all activities/events/etc. is expected unless prior arrangements have been made and approval has been given by the Ambassador Coordinator or if Ambassadors are participating in class/class activities. Arrangements should be made with the COF Ambassador Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the expected absence if possible. Unexcused absences are not permitted. One excused absence is permitted each term.
  • These positions require occasional travel to attend College functions. Travel will be by OSU Motor Pool.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is required, as occasional evening and weekend work is required.


Posting Number P07249SE



Number of Vacancies 10



Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
05/31/2021



Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/10/2022



Posting Date 04/12/2021



Full Consideration Date




Closing Date 05/03/2021



Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student - open to ALL qualified/eligible students



Special Instructions to Applicants


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



  • A Resume



For additional information please contact: Shannon Harwood at shannon.harwood@oregonstate.edu.



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.



This position requires may require 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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.




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