Administrative Coordinator

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is a student-fee funded, student-led program in the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement. Our mission is to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through action, education, and opportunity.  All SSI are responsible for furthering the SSI’s mission in the following ways: 1) model student leadership for sustainability; 2) educate OSU students about environmental, social, economic sustainability and offer resources to make a difference; 3) encourage and support students pursuing their own vision of sustainability on campus; and 4) advocate for action at the institutional level for sustainable infrastructure and policies.

  • Coordinate purchasing and budget tracking for SSI
  • Maintain electronic and paper files
  • Record and manage minutes for staff and fee board meetings
  • Coordinate staff schedule, including staff meeting and office hours
  • Maintain all-staff resources including contact sheets and password records
  • Purchase office supplies
  • Organize office space and library
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Work office hours
  • Be knowledgeable about SSI organization, current projects, events, grants, volunteer/job opportunities
  • Meet individually with the Director and Faculty Advisor bi-weekly
  • Complete evaluation and assessment forms
Required Qualifications: 

An understanding of, and passion for, sustainability

Problem solving skills

Experience working with diverse groups of people

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work individually and as part of a team

Office experience (meeting minutes, accounting, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of the SSI, its history, and its activities

Understanding of OSU purchasing policies

Demonstrated inclination to take initiative

Demonstrated leadership abilities

An awareness of and/or connection to campus and community groups

Awareness of diverse approaches to creating cultures of sustainability

Experience with, and knowledge of, organizational development

Open to Applications
Employment Dates and Hours: 

Staff transition training will begin approximately May 5th, 2014 and run approximately 10 hours during the spring term. Summer hours may be available. All-staff training is required and runs from approximately September 10th-26th, 2014.  The Administrative Coordinator works from 15-20 hours per week during the academic year.

Pay rate will start at $9.60 per hour.
Terms and Conditions: 
Applicants must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, be enrolled in at least 6 credits at OSU during the employment period, and must not be on academic probation. OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. 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 share our vision of an inclusive community.
Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled SSI application [your last name] to Olivia Poblacion, SSI Director at SSI.director@oregonstate.edu. Your cover letter should state which position you are applying for and detail your relevant experience. Applications must be submitted by April 18, 2014 at 5 pm.

Additional Information: 
Please address questions to the current Director at ssi.director@oregonstate.edu. For more information about the SSI, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/.