Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center (Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources) at UC DAVIS

Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Director for the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC). HREC serves as a national and international center for research, extension and education related to the management and function of woodland and grassland ecosystems. The Director provides leadership in research and extension program development and fosters cooperative delivery across the ANR academic network. The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing an applied research and educational outreach program.

NATURE AND PURPOSE: HREC is responsible for providing opportunities for collaboration, integration and delivery of research and extension education programs relevant to California’s north coast oak woodland and rangeland agroecosystems. The Center Director position is a combination administrative and programmatic assignment in a discipline related to any of the following areas: rangeland ecology and management, conservation biology, renewable natural resource, wildfire management and ecology, animal management, wildlife or soil science.

The HREC Director will ensure that University of California researchers and educators have managed and sustainable resources to conduct quality research and extension programs on high-priority statewide and regional issues. As Director, the incumbent will administer personnel, staff development, budget, liaison activities, and physical facilities. The incumbent will maintain relationships with outside agencies, governing bodies and community organizations and clientele; provide and promote coordination and collaboration with University campus-based and county-based researchers to facilitate the successful delivery of research and educational programs at the Center.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Master’s degree is required though other advanced degrees are encouraged, with a background in a discipline related to rangeland or watershed management, oak woodland management, animal science, , ecology or a closely related field within natural resource management. Experience in conducting applied research and extension education programs. Demonstrated administrative leadership and supervision skills are required. Capacity to develop and manage complex budgets, including cost recovery models is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable.

SALARY: Salary will be in the Academic Administrator series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications: The specific appointment will also have a 0% Advisor appointment depending on the incumbent’s background, interests and the programmatic needs identified by UC ANR for HREC. This appointment provides Principal Investigator status with ANR and enables broader opportunities to obtain grants

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Application closing date is September 19, 2014.

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