The University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks a director who can lead the Western IPM Center, charged with addressing the needs of pest management stakeholders in 13 western states and three Pacific territories. The Center is one of four regional centers in a national network established to strengthen USDA’s connection with pest management stakeholders and to identify, prioritize, and coordinate research, extension, and educational IPM programs.
We seek a director who is:
A leader who can bring together state, regional, and national stakeholders to identify and prioritize issues and develop strategies for addressing identified priorities and who can organize and lead constituency based advisory and steering committees.
A skilled communicator who can coordinate information dissemination across the area served.
An experienced manager who can oversee financial, personnel, and programmatic operations of the Center and effectively administer USDA contracts, reporting responsibilities, and subcontracts to other institutions.
A collaborator who can be part of the UC ANR IPM team, support USDA programs related to IPM, and support other public agency activities.
Davis, the headquarters for this position, is a progressive, university-oriented community noted for its small-town style, energy conservation, and bicycle-friendly culture. It is ideally situated 11 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. The Sierra Nevada Mountains, San Francisco, the Pacific Coast, and the Napa Valley are all within an easy
2-hour drive offering unlimited opportunities for culture and recreation—small-town ease with big city benefits.
This position is an academic career track appointment; a minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in a field closely related to pest management; knowledge of integrated pest management principles and practices and knowledge of diverse pest issues is required. Experience leading or managing a program, obtaining and managing competitive grants; the ability to build new collaborative efforts among diverse stakeholders; staff supervision, and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit http://ucanr.edu/jobs or contact Pam Tise at email@example.com, (530) 754-8509 and refer to position listing AP#12-10. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2012.
The University of California offers an attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site: atyourservice.ucop.edu.
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 Website: http://ucanr.org. For more information about the Western IPM Center, visit http://wripmc.org.