This position coordinates education and extension activities for an interdisciplinary project focused on improving equitable employment and entrepreneurship among forest communities in the American West. The position will work with a team of university and community-based collaborators to design and implement educational programming that seeks to improve equitable employment for Latino/a/x forest workers and businesses; and design and implement extension programming that will improve the capacity of land managers, economic development practitioners, extension personnel, and social service providers to understand forestry workforce issues and support equitable jobs and businesses. Education and extension activities will be delivered on digital platforms as well as in person in Washington, Oregon, and California.
80% – Extension and Outreach:
• Conduct needs assessments and informational interviews with organizations that serve Latino/a/x communities in Washington, Oregon, and California to inform the development of partnerships and learning objectives for educational and Extension programming.
• In collaboration with partners, design, develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs to include classes, workshops, short courses, seminars, field tours, webinars, and/or web-based instructional modules, for audiences of Latino/a/x forest workers and businesses in the Northwest. These programs will be focused on forest worker safety, ecological principles of forest management, and business development opportunities.
• Design and produce Extension programming including infographics, short videos, social media content, peer-reviewed Extension publications, briefings, and/or webinar and in person presentations for audiences of land managers, other Extension personnel, economic development practitioners, and social service providers. This programming will be focused on raising broad awareness of the labor-intensive forest workforce functions and what can be done to make it safer and more equitable.
• Engage diverse audiences in the implementation and evaluation of all programs.
• Lead all program evaluation processes including design, execution, data analysis, and data management.
20% – Project Management:
• Lead and assist with communication among the project team, including organizing regular virtual meetings, taking notes, and managing files and data.
• Develop and maintain a webpage and social media accounts describing the project and providing timely updates.