MOSS Programs Logistics Coordinator

Job

Address:

McCall, ID
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

For the full position description and to apply, visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/36603

Position Title: University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Programs Logistics Coordinator

Position Type: Board Appointed, Full-time

Compensation: $18.50/hr. plus benefits

Position Overview: The MOSS Programs Logistics Coordinator reports to the UI McCall Field Campus Director. The Program Coordinator will coordinate day-to-day logistics of MOSS programs including managing required paperwork, schedules, being on-call and available to teachers and chaperones for assistance during MOSS programs, conducting chaperone meetings and providing assistance to teachers, chaperones, and field instructors throughout the field day. 

Unit Overview: This position is based at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus (MFC), home of McCall Outdoor Science School and Master of Natural Resources graduate degree in Environmental Education and Science Communication. The campus hosts outdoor environmental education programs for thousands of guests each year ages pre-K to adult.

Responsibilities:

Key Accountability

Support MOSS academic programs by:

30% (Essential)

Preparing logistics for MOSS K12 Programs

Managing logistics such as required paperwork and cabin/group assignments for MOSS programs.
Liaising with MOSS Kitchen staff regarding dietary and medical needs of MOSS program participants.
Communicating with visiting teachers prior to their MOSS experience regarding student enrollment, paperwork, student-specific accommodations, and cabin/group assignments. Communicate this information to MOSS instructors prior to K12 student arrival.
Updating and reconciling K12 MOSS Program Enrollment and Logistics forms to ensure efficiency of programming

30% (Essential)

Providing on-site logistical support for MOSS Programs:

Hosting Pre-Program Phone calls and Chaperone Meetings with teachers each week to plan and communicate programming details; use existing chaperone planning worksheets and name tags to make visitors feel welcome and supported.
Liaising with visiting teachers, chaperones, and Field Instructors during the weekly residential outdoor environmental education programs to support safety, efficiency of programming, and comfort (for example, finding space heaters for chaperones, delivering supplies and equipment into the field, being “on-call” at night in case of an emergency).

30% (Essential)

Ensuring supporting materials are available for MOSS Programs

Inventorying, organizing and maintaining MOSS Science and Field Equipment, including outdoor Wall Tent classrooms.
Leading MOSS Store inventory and sales to visiting groups

Contributing to team effort:

5% (Essential)

Participating in regular staff and other committee meetings
Contributing to and carrying out justice, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within the organization

Performing other duties as assigned such as, but not limited to:

5% (Marginal)

Assisting Program Coordinators with end-of-week debrief with instructors
Assisting with other logistical tasks for the MOSS program and McCall Field Campus as needed.

Qualifications

Required Experience: 

At least 1 year of work in outdoor/environmental education setting
Bachelor’s degree or lived experience commensurate with working in an academic setting, working on a team, and completing time-sensitive organizational and logistical tasks.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to respectfully present to diverse audiences
Experience organizing, inventorying, and maintaining a broad array of forestry, data collection, computer, and office equipment
Recognition and expression of equity and justice as essential to benefitting socio-ecological communities of various scales
Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of professionals, including faculty and other professionals in the private and public sectors; to work effectively and efficiently with little or no supervision; must be able to make decisions independently and/or seek advice from appropriate personnel.
Ability to move 20lbs, ability to move through a winter environment and assist with general equipment maintenance.
Ability to pass a federal background check and

Additional Preferred:

Experience coordinating logistics for outdoor/environmental education programming
Demonstrated experience using word processing and spreadsheet software

About the University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS)

Mission: We transform individuals and communities through innovative research and educational experiences.

Vision: We envision vibrant, diverse and inclusive communities, empowered to ask difficult questions and transform ways of thinking, to collaboratively and compassionately sustain the social and ecological systems that provide for all of us.

Values:

·       Creativity: We seek innovative and novel solutions to challenges. We value creative exploration in education, research, facilities and administration with all the failures that are inherently linked to the creative process. 

Sustainability: As an organization, we endeavor to operate in a way that conserves and perpetuates the resilience of human, financial, and ecological resources.
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We recognize that inequitable systems exist in the world. We will hold ourselves accountable to examining inequities in our organizational culture and programs, learn from the mistakes we have made, and to create equitable access and outcomes for all. We strive to create a place where everyone feels like they belong and can contribute.
Collaboration: We seek collaboration, acknowledging that all beings have something to offer and that by working and learning together we are more than the sum of our parts.

 

MOSS K12 Education Philosophy: At MOSS, we want all students to feel a sense of belonging. We invite students to explore their unique identities and strengths, empower them to work together with others, and investigate complex issues in our local and global communities. We believe that all learning is personal, based on first-hand observations and inquiry of social and ecological communities. These communities are our classrooms. We want students to learn that deep knowledge of individual subjects like math, science, and social studies are essential in the “real world,” but we also want students to see that all subjects work together help us understand how the world works and how to ensure equity, justice and sustainability among all living things. Through the MOSS experience, students leave with a better understanding of how to take care of themselves, how to take care of each other, and how to take care of the places we all live.

 

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The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of the Office of the Office of Civil Rights & Investigations, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3160, Moscow, ID 83844-3160; 208-885-4285 (voice) or ocri@uidaho.edu or http://www.uidaho.edu/ocri.

U of I is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources 208-885-3638 or hr@uidaho.edu.

How to Apply:

Visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/36603 to submit resume, cover letter, and references. Preference will be given to applicants who apply before or on July 25, 2022. 

Contact Beth Kochevar at ekochevar@uidaho.edu with any questions about MOSS or the position.