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Application Procedures

For special instructions to applicants and to apply, go to Posting Number 0013617

For full consideration apply by
February 20, 2015

Closing date
March 2, 2015

Position

Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term College Alumni Relations Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President.

The College Alumni Relations Director will build relationships and engage alumni and friends of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) in collaboration with the Oregon State University Alumni Association (OSUAA). This position will work closely with the CPHHS advancement team and with the OSUAA program team on a broad-based engagement strategy, utilizing best practices in the alumni relations profession to increase the involvement of alumni and friends and support and achieve advancement goals. This includes planning and organizing strategic alumni activities, collaborating with faculty and creating connections with alumni and friends of the CPHHS.

This position requires a self-starter with the ability to plan and organize programs to engage stakeholders, manage volunteers and effectively communicate with a diverse group of people. This person will foster continued interest and involvement by alumni and supporters with limited direction. They will work with volunteers and the CPHHS Advancement team to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the college and its constituencies.

Jobs | Alumni Relations Director

This position reports to the OSUAA Associate Executive Director of Programs. Annual planning and strategic initiatives will be developed in collaboration with and under the director of the Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Funding for this position is shared (50/50) between the Department of Alumni Relations/OSUAA and the CPHHS.

Position duties

35%: Relate
Establish and build relationships with CPHHS graduates (both undergraduate and graduate level). Plan, organize and oversee visits/events relevant to graduates in order to build community. Use alumni events, visits and communication to identify and engage these alumni. Meet with respective student groups on campus to grow relationships.

25%: Collaborate
Coordinate activities with CPHHS development staff to manage relationships with graduates and friends and identify donors. Work with CPHHS development officers on joint projects and events. Develop and maintain close relationships with internal and external constituents including OSUAA regional directors, international programs, campus units and other units within CPHHS. Participate in advisory boards or related volunteer activities.

20% Communicate
In coordination with CPHHS and OSUAA marketing teams, maintain regular communications with these alumni and friends via direct contact, email, social media, web and print modalities. Educate graduates about alumni engagement programs and philanthropy, share news and promote CPHHS programs; assist in the marketing/promotion of alumni initiatives.

10%: Create
Design, propose and implement new alumni initiatives including working to identify financial sponsorships for new program/events as appropriate; investigate new alumni markets.

5% Other duties
Develops and manages annual budget. Participates in OSUAA events and activities throughout the year. Pursues professional development and learning opportunities.

5% Assigns and oversees work of student office assistants.

Jobs | Alumni Relations Director

This position will plan and implement a broad-based alumni engagement strategy for CPHHS alumni and friends including:

  • planning and managing major alumni events;
  • establishing and maintaining relationships and programs with internal and external constituents, including OSUAA regional directors;
  • working closely with CPHHS and OSUAA communication teams to promote programs and events and to provide content for alumni communications;
  • implementing new alumni initiatives and exploring new alumni markets;
  • participating in and leading relevant board/council activities;
  • assisting with donor identification and cultivation; and representing CPHHS and OSUAA.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Frequent evening and weekend work. Occasional travel to events and appointments.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Minimum/Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in: Business, Public Administration, Education, College or Student Services, Public Relations, Communications, Non-Profit Management, Philanthropic Studies or closely related field.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in alumni relations, institutional development, higher education or relevant and related field.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and using a personal computer.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

This position requires driving 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 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

College, University and Community

The College is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Our accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences combines broad training in public health with specific training in six specialty tracks: Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Health Management and Policy; Environmental and Occupational Health; International Health; and Health Promotion & Health Behavior. OSU is the only institution in Oregon that offers a PhD in Public Health.

Oregon State University is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system.

OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 54,462 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100‐mile drive of Corvallis.

Visit the following websites for more information about:

Application Procedures

To see specific position announcements, job descriptions and requirements, and to apply, go to Posting Number 0013617.
For full consideration apply by February 20, 2015.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee:
Julie.Schwartz@oregonstate.edu

Address questions about the application to:
Penny.Montgomery@oregonstate.edu
PH 541-737-4632

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.

Inside the mind of researcher Kari-Lyn Sakuma

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Inside the mind of researcher Kari-Lyn Sakuma

“I am looking at how new and emerging tobacco products are impacting African American youth and young adults. I want to know what they know about these products, how they learned about these products, how they feel about these products and what kinds of marketing are being used by tobacco companies to reach this population," Kari-Lyn says.

“I am looking at how new and emerging tobacco products are impacting African American youth and young adults. I want to know what they know about these products, how they learned about these products, how they feel about these products and what kinds of marketing are being used by tobacco companies to reach this population," Kari-Lyn says.

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Video: CPHHS alumna helps firefighters stay fit, prepared for the job

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To help ensure firefighters are prepared for what their job requires, CPHHS alumna Karlie Moore routinely performs fitness assessments with local fire departments.

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D7 Migration FAQ

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Below are a list of frequently asked/answered questions regarding the migration. I've started with some assumptions of questions to be asked. I'll add legit questions to the top of the list once they start rolling in.

-alan

Why?

Because? :-)

The back-end and hosting of the college website (and most websites at OSU) are managed by Central Web Services. They were given a mandate in the beginning of 2014 to have all sites they host migrated to and standardized on Drupal 7. Drupal is the content management system that all OSU sites are built with.

Do we really have to?

Yep.

The college doesn't get to choose to stay with current system. The current system won't get security or feature updates. I've delayed the migration as long as I could.

What's better?

Most of the improvements to new site are in the hosting/background areas that address security/speed/maintenance issues.

For the college's communication needs there are some improvements as well. Top ones are

  • responsive theme, which means better support for phones and tablets.
  • Organic Groups. These allow for separate sections of the site to behave more like their own site - while still maintaining close similarities to the college site as a whole. Research centers, PAC, FSF and a few other sections of the site will be moved into Organic groups first during migration. I will then begin moving some other sections as well as build out Research Lab sections as their own sites.
  • Organic Groups are also helpful to wall-off editors in specific sections of the site - and thus reduce the possibility of an editor breaking the whole college website.
  • images and text tend to be larger. (which is a subjective "better" - but in this case probably is better)

While there are some issues with the new system, overall it will be a better

Are any pages/info going to be moving?

Mostly nope.

Very little of the structure of where things are will change during the migration. Anything that is changing will have redirects from the old address to the new address. My #1 & #2 goals are to not break any links and keep site navigation as close to current site as possible.

Okay, what's the bad news?

Things are different on the editing side of things. Enough so that I want to check off people as being ready to edit the new site. This will probably be a combo of sending site editors to trainings from Central Web Services and for me to meet with editors to go over the new stuff. There is OSU Drupal 7 documentation created by Central Web Services. While this can be helpful - it's incomplete and doesn't replace in-person training and should be used more for a refresher post-training.

Things about the migration are complicated and might take longer than a week. I won't fully know what will break during migration until Central Web Services begins transferring content the week of Jan 5-9. (fingers crossed things run smoothly)

We will be losing some features. As OSU is attempting to standardize sites across all colleges in the interest of ease of management some features of our current site will not be included in the new site. Most notably some fields in Faculty/Staff profiles.

Despite being my #1 goal to avoid - I worry some links will break. There isn't an automatic way to see what's broken aside from heading through a couple thousand pages by hand and testing them all. It's not just broken links on our pages, but also making sure that links on other websites don't become broken due to new URLs for pages. For instance a conference's speaker page might have a link to a faculty profile page... I want to make sure that link still works, even if the faculty profile page address changes.

Speaking of faculty profile pages... yes, their URL's are changing.

  • Currently they are health.oregonstate.edu/people/lastname-firstname
  • new site will be health.oregonstate.edu/people/firstname-lastname

Lots of embedded items (such as facebook like boxes and youtube videos) will be broken during migration - hopefully they are all fixed in the development site before the new site goes live... but videos are one thing that aren't deal breakers in terms of site-readiness.

Questions?

Send 'em my way. Alan Calvert

GoBabyGo

GoBabyGo is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility.

The program began in 2012 with founder Cole Galloway at the University of Delaware. Integrating assistive technology, families, clinicians and industry partners, the program provides children with disability the opportunity for movement, mobility and socialization and has been expanding ever since.

The program began at Oregon State University, in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, in 2014 under the direction of Assistant Professor Sam Logan. Any inquiries should be sent to him via email or phone at 737-3437.

GoBabyGo in the news

FAQs

How do I obtain a car?

The process is pretty simple for obtaining a modified ride-on car. Sam can work with you via email to determine if we have the resources to help based on the needs of your child. Our lab is equipped to modify Lightning McQueen models. These are 6v models that work best for children 6 months to 3 years old. If you can send a general description (a picture helps too if you’re comfortable with sharing) of your child, this can be helpful for us to know how much level of support he/she may need.

Once we determine how best we can help, we can schedule a visit for you to come to Corvallis for a final fitting/test driving session where you can take a car home. Any clinician who works with your child is invited as well, as they will likely serve as the best support person once you take a car home. We also usually invite the Oregon State students who helped to modify the cars because it’s a great experience for them to see their work in action.

Do you accept donations?

We accept donations; $200 covers the cost of one car plus modification supplies. Checks can be made payable to “OSU Foundation” and designated to the Social Mobility Lab in the memo line (this is very important so that the funds can be deposited in the correct account. Checks can be sent to: OSU Foundation, 850 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333.

If you prefer to donate online, visit OSU’s secure online giving site. Select Option 1 - “I’m Making a Gift.” Then, make sure to type “Social Mobility Lab” in the “Area you’d like to support.” This will make sure that the funds come to the GoBabyGo Program.

Will you make larger cars available?

We are working on developing a standard set of modifications for the larger, 12v cars, but we do not have this ready. We expect it to have a solution by Fall 2015.

This is why the 12v cars are more difficult to modify: There are a couple of key issues when considering modifying a larger ride-on car. The “Big Red” adapted switch uses wires that are too small in diameter to be used with a larger, 12v ride-on car. It is important that the wire diameter of any new switch match the wire diameter of the existing wire within the ride-on car. If this advice is not followed, there is a good possibility of the wires overheating or catching fire. There are electrical modifications that can get around this issue by installing a relay; however, we have not yet made these modifications. This is NOT the only safety issue, just an example. Our best advice is to contact a local engineer or electrical expert who will be able to help safely modify a ride-on car.

If you decide to modify a car yourself, our best advice is to share information on this program with your child’s clinical team and seek out help from anyone with engineering/electrical expertise who can help with the modifications. Also take a moment to watch this video outlining modifications.

Can I obtain a car if I don’t live in Oregon?

At this time, we do not have the resources or personnel to modify cars and ship nationally. However, there are several resources available online.

University of Delaware’s GoBabyGo website (founding group) includes several links such as a national and international contact list and information on how to bring a workshop to your area. You can also check out its Facebook page.

Video – TEAM OREGON instructors: “This is not just a job, it’s an adventure”

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 Video – TEAM OREGON instructors: “This is not just a job, it’s an adventure”

Many tend to view their job as “work” – but not TEAM OREGON instructors. For these professionals, work is a time to connect with the community, teach others how to ride a motorcycle and most importantly, ensure the safety of motorcyclists and car drivers alike.

Many tend to view their job as “work” – but not TEAM OREGON instructors. For these professionals, work is a time to connect with the community, teach others how to ride a motorcycle and most importantly, ensure the safety of motorcyclists and car drivers alike.

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Video: Children with disabilities gain new freedom with modified cars

Video: Children with disabilities gain new freedom with modified cars

More than half a dozen Oregon children have a shiny new set of wheels – and new freedom – thanks to a program aimed at improving motor, physical, social and cognitive skills in children with disabilities.

More than half a dozen Oregon children have a shiny new set of wheels – and new freedom – thanks to a program aimed at improving motor, physical, social and cognitive skills in children with disabilities.

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