CEL Event Coordinator
Corvallis, OR
Job Description

Student Experiences & Engagement (SEE)
is seeking an Event Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The Event Coordinator will manage Community Engagement and Leadership's (CEL) large annual events and programs. Reporting to the Director of CEL, the Event Coordinator is charged with advancing a culture of civic engagement and community-based learning on campus, specifically throughout Student Affairs and via large annual events and programs. This position will specifically manage days of service, community engagement fairs, community dialogues, and action and awareness Weeks. This position supports the academic mission of Oregon State University by developing engaged, reflective graduates; creating opportunities for experiential and transformational learning; and supporting the institutional strategic plan centered on healthy people, planet, and economy. Through collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and community partners, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for strengthening large annual events in order to engage Oregon State's diverse and contemporary student demographic. This position requires vision, energy, initiative, adaptability, emotional maturity, and passion. This position will help guide the strategic direction of the unit.

CEL utilizes a critical theory lens and authentic partnerships with community-based organizations to provide direct service, advocacy, philanthropy, and other community-engaged and experiential learning opportunities for students. CEL builds community capacity, enhances students' leadership skills, and inspires positive change by connecting students' interests and talents with community needs. The unit is founded on the beliefs that the world should be a more just place for everyone and that students have the power to change their communities. The unit utilizes public service and civic engagement as a primary strategy for developing students' critical consciousness and preparing them for social action. By engaging students in identity- and social issue-based education, dialogues, direct service, and advocacy, CEL cultivates leaders and change-makers committed to a world that is socially just, economically viable, and ecologically sound.

The Department:
Imagine a better world. Make it happen.
Vision: Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) centers cultivating social change leaders at Oregon State University. CEL envisions an equitable, healthy, caring, and thriving campus, community, and world.

Mission: CEL engages students in experiential and community-based learning to advance self-development and leadership for collective social action and change.
  • Experiential learning: A process of learning in which embodied knowledge is created through observation, feeling, reflection, and application.
  • Community-based learning: An approach that centers community (campus and beyond) as an essential and valuable source of knowledge and context for learning.
  • Self-development: An ongoing process of enhancing oneself through examination of one's identity, positionality, personality, strengths, and values as a means of increasing capacity for empathy, critical consciousness, and collaboration.
  • Leadership for collective action and social change: A collaborative and inclusive process that realizes group goals, coalition building, and co-creation to progress social, economic, and/or environmental justice.

CEL is one unit in the Student Experiences & Engagement (SEE) organization along with the Craft Center, Experiential Learning & Activities (Student Media, Clubs and Organizations, Program Council, and Global Community Kitchen), and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (home to OSU's 7 Cultural Resource Centers). The CEL unit is comprised of 18 student staff, 1 Graduate Teaching Assistant, 3 Program Coordinators, and 1 Director.

Position Duties
40% Supervision/Training
  • Supervise, evaluate, and provide programmatic and developmental support for CEL student staff and interns.
  • Develop, plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive fall training program and continued training opportunities throughout the year for student staff that prepare student leaders for high-impact, student-led programming in collaboration with the CEL professional staff team.
Job Type Full-time