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Oregon State University Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy
Portland, Oregon, United States
3 days ago


Oregon State University is seeking applications for Director of Industry Engagement with the Division of Extension and Engagement, Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) team. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

Building on more than 150 years as Oregon’s land grant institution, Oregon State University serves the state, the nation, and the world as a premier 21st century research-intensive public university and delivers high-quality, globally relevant and affordable education for the people of Oregon and beyond.

OSU’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy is an outgrowth of the University’s commitment to engaging in exceptional research, discovery, innovation, and engagement – all in support of the nation’s growing outdoor recreation economy. The Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy advances the University and Extension & Engagement Division’s vision, mission, and goals through national and state engagement of the outdoor economy sector.

The Director of Industry Engagement reports to the Executive Director of OSU’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy. This position partners with the Executive Director to develop long-range plans and identifies measurable benchmarks; secures financial resources; promotes partnerships and collaboration with internal and external partners; ensures program visibility at national and state level, and promotes the principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Director will provide leadership for establishing and promoting positive, productive relationships between the outdoor industry, the University, and the Division. This position will implement the Center’s strategic plan through external relationships, communications, and outreach activities to engage, promote, and gain support for programs and services with external stakeholders and industry partnerships.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

  • create opportunities, implement, and engage external relationships, communications, programs, collaborations, and events that support the development of the Center with the outcome of securing applied research projects, workforce training and education opportunities, and for-credit program opportunities that meet the needs of industry and agency partners.
  • possess a passion and commitment to advancing the outdoor economy and industry.
  • build collaborative networks with stakeholders, program partners, and OSU faculty to create a relevant and responsive Center.
  • recruit, build, and provide support and project management expertise to the Industry Advisory Board and Work Groups (if applicable). Specifically, building the engagement platform for internal and external partners.
  • support and communicate the shared vision of the Center and assist with the establishment of a culture of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion.
  • lead the development of the communication plan to share milestones, impacts, and values to external partners and stakeholders at the state and national level.
  • develop a competency-based approach to the identification of workforce training and education needs through market analysis and conducting needs assessments and inventories.

Additional information about position duties can be found by visiting

Salary range: $85k-$135k


Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline: recreation, tourism, management, business, business administration, education or other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience of 5+ years working in outdoor industry-related careers.
  • Demonstrated experience of 3+ years developing and engaging in strategic partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with human resources professionals and/or executives to identify employment needs of for-profit, non-profit, or agencies in the outdoor economy.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills including the effective use of technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging committees in accomplishing identified outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience with advisory committees or networks.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship development and management with a diverse group of external partners.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management.
  • A commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • General ability to use common computer software, including proficiency with information technology, web sites and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external partners and those interested in employment opportunities in various sectors of the outdoor economy.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.
  • 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 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 University Policy 05-030 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications:     

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline.
  • Experience designing and implementing an initiative on a national scale.
  • Experience with supervising employees or volunteers.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing technological environment.
  • Existing network of outdoor industry contacts. 

Commitment to inclusive excellence:

Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations.

For more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:

OSU Moving Forward Together

The closing date has been extended to expand the original applicant pool.

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

  1. A resume/CV; and
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
  3. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64035987
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Industry Engagement
  • Company Name For Job: Oregon State University Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy
  • Job Function: Advertising,
    Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $85,000.00 - $135,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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