DIRECTOR, HOPLAND RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER (Hopland, California)

DIRECTOR, HOPLAND RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER (ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR)

Across California, the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.
We seek a Director who can provide leadership and operational management for the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) in its mission of conducting cutting edge research and outreach programs on issues critical to California.
We seek a Director who is:
-A collaborator who can encourage innovative opportunities for our campus-and county-based academics to initiate,
facilitate, and assist in successful research and delivery of extension educational programs. One who can encourage
collaborations among ANR and the public and private sectors.
-A leader who can provide expertise, advocacy, and direction in prioritizing and allocating financial and human resources,
conducting long-range facility planning and development, as well as space planning and allocation.
-A skilled operational and resource manager for our 5,300-acre research facility comprised of oak woodland, grassland,
chaparral, and riparian environments.
-An educator who can provide inspiration and guidance to HREC program development.
-A team player who can provide management oversight to academics as well as additional career, support, and seasonal staff
employees.
-A visionary who can complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.
For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site: ucanr.edu.
Hopland REC: The Hopland Research and Extension Center is located south of Ukiah, in Hopland, California. It is one of nine agricultural research and extension centers operated by UC ANR. It provides land, labor, facilities and management for agricultural research and supports public education in natural resource and agricultural matters relating to range animal production, ecology and management of annual hardwood rangelands, watershed management and water quality, viticulture and associated management, weed control, wildlife, wildfire ecology and management, pest management, and a variety of other ecological issues.
This position is an academic career track appointment with the following requirements: Master’s degree, although other advanced degrees are encouraged, in a discipline related to rangeland or watershed management, animal science, forestry, 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. Beginning salary will be in the Academic Administrator series, commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel/_files/1314/table34VII.pdf.

For a full position vacancy announcement and application instructions, please visit http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/ or contact Julie Woodworth at jwoodworth@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1282. Refer to position AP#14-16 in all correspondence. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 30, 2014 to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu.

The University of California offers an attractive benefits package.
For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site: atyourservice.ucop.edu

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