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This is a senior programmatic leadership position responsible for guiding academic programs, specifically the two UC ANR Institutes, five UC ANR Strategic Initiatives and nine UC ANR Statewide Programs. The incumbent serves as the administrative leader for these programs, with the Directors/Leaders of each reporting to the Vice Provost. This senior leader ensures that these entities are advancing the Division-wide program priorities through development and efficient deployment of resources.
Specific aspects of duties include:
In addition to the administrative expectations listed above, all UC ANR academic administrator appointees are also responsible for performance in the areas of 1) professional competence and activity and 2) University and public service.
An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all administrators. The Vice Provost will ensure that outreach efforts in program identification, development, planning and delivery provide equitable service to all ethnic and gender groups comprising potential clientele. The Vice Provost will oversee outreach planning and ensure that required documentation of outreach efforts, outcomes and reporting is completed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Ph.D. or other terminal degree is required, in disciplines related to agriculture, natural resources, or related human resources programs. A minimum of five years of experience managing multi-disciplinary academic programs and the ability to analyze and interpret UC and Division policies and procedures are desirable. Experience in the land grant system or a structure similar to UC is desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in a second language are desirable. Demonstrated organizational and management skills with abilities to facilitate and conduct groups processes are required. Demonstrated ability to supervise academic and staff employees is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a high degree of complexity and autonomy. Experience in leading a large complex organization is essential, including experience in management of multiple programs, personnel and budgets. Incumbent must have demonstrated exceptional organizational, people, and decision making skills. Extensive state and national travel is required.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucanr.edu:
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original
transcripts will be accepted.
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