Chemistry, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-Chemistry-GILP [#690]
Position Title: Coordinator, Green Innovation and Learning Programs
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2011/07/01 finished (posted 2011/03/30, listed until 2011/07/01)
Position Description:    

Coordinator, Green Innovation and Learning Programs

Tenure status and Rank: NTTF Instructor
Appointment: 100%, 12 month
Primary responsibility: Teaching
Salary range: $55,000-$70,000
Starting date: June 1, 2011 (projected)

Program information and goals

This Coordinator will develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate curricular and outreach programs of the Green Chemistry Innovation and Learning Center and the Green Product Design Network, collectively referred to as the Green Innovation and Learning Programs. The mission of the Green Chemistry Innovation and Learning Center is to advance research and education practices and infuse green chemistry into the discipline, across related disciplines, into the professions and through K-12 education. The Green Product Design Network aims to accelerate the introduction of green products into the market through an integrative approach involving chemistry, product design, sustainable business practices, green marketing and communications and related disciplines. 

Essential functions

Curriculum development
The coordinator will work with university faculty, staff and students to:
  • Develop, implement and evaluate educational curricula and materials for infusing green chemistry and green product design into K-12 and university level courses.
  • Develop materials needed for and conduct workshops to disseminate green chemistry curricula and related materials.

Project coordination
The coordinator will oversee and coordinate collaborative projects between the programs and on- and off-campus partners:
  • Foster partnerships with other colleges within the university to develop curricula for new courses that integrate green chemistry and sustainability principles with other relevant disciplines such as product design and journalism, and support the integration of green chemistry in K-12 education programs 
  • Coordinate projects with other programs on and off campus
  • Coordinate with UO faculty and staff to disseminate findings and work products
Project management and planning
The coordinator will administer the programs and collaborate with their leadership teams, faculty and staff to:
  • Plan, execute and evaluate the programs projects related to integrating green chemistry, product design and sustainability with other relevant disciplines across the university 
  • Lead on-going strategic planning for the programs 
  • Facilitate regular leadership team meetings
  • Conduct program assessments 
  • Act as the primary administrative contact for each of the programs
Fundraising

The coordinator will work with the programs’ leadership teams to pursue grant and other funding for ongoing curriculum building and outreach programs.  This includes proposal development, proposal preparation and reporting activities.

Minimum qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education
  • A thorough understanding of green chemistry education and training and hands-on experience working on green chemistry education projects 
  • Evidence of independent curriculum writing experience and proficiency coordinating educator professional development trainings
  • Formal training and demonstrated experience in project management. Experience managing multiple and multifaceted projects. 
  • Foundation, state or federal fundraising experience with evidence of significant funding achievements
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills demonstrated through publications and professional presentations 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, with excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Knowledge of and experience using information technology, content management systems, productivity tools and other applicable technologies

Preferred qualifications 

  • Experience working in K-12 classroom settings and with state and national education standards as well as leading educational reform efforts. 
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues in business, education, journalism and chemistry-related professions 
  • National and international connections in the green chemistry community across NGO's, government entities, education institutions and industry
  • Experience working with diverse populations

The University of Oregon is a world-class public teaching and research university of 23,000 students located in Eugene, UO is the flagship institution of the Oregon University System and one of only two AAU universities in the Greater Northwest.

Qualified candidates who promote and enhance our commitment to diversity are particularly encouraged to apply. Your on-line application must include a cover letter, describing your interests and highlighting your suitability for this position, and a resume. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded at the same site.

For additional information contact Julie Haack at (541) 346-4604 or jhaack@uoregon.edu. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2011 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.


Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://chemistry.uoregon.edu/
(541) 346-4604
 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
1253 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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