Vice President, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources - University of California Office of the President in Oakland California

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University of California Office of the President

Oakland, California 94607


United States
(20150002)

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Vice President, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of California Office of the President

The University of California is seeking the next leader of the University’s Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Division. ANR is a statewide operation devoted to building healthy food systems, healthy environments, and healthy communities by driving cutting edge-research on agriculture, natural resources, and food and leveraging that research to address practical and policy issues in local communities, across the state, nationally and internationally.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a visionary leader dedicated to building on ANR’s long-time excellence in implementing research, education and outreach programs as well as developing science- based solutions to issues facing agriculture and natural resources, and to continue to innovate to meet current challenges.

The Vice President drives the leadership, vision and direction for the systemwide Division. A successful Vice President provides statewide and national leadership on agriculture, natural resources, food and related issues; collaborates with existing partners, including UC campuses, commodity groups, the California State University campuses, and develops new partnerships to advance ANR’s missions; and spearheads successful advocacy at the statewide and federal level.

Reporting directly to the President of the University, the Vice President holds dual titles of Director- Agriculture Experiment Station and Director-Cooperative Extension. The position is headquartered in Oakland, California, with a second office in East Davis, California.

Key responsibilities & preferred qualifications include:

• A big-picture thinker who can set an ambitious agenda for the Division, spearhead innovative research and the application of that research to practical issues, and serve as a national and statewide leader on agriculture, natural resources, food systems, and related issues.

• A creative and dynamic leader who operates with a holistic approach to management of a large and geographically diffuse division with a wide-ranging mission.

• A demonstrated change agent who is proactive in responding to the needs of their constituents and able to partner with key stakeholders and implement positive change.

• A successful collaborator who develops new, and strengthens existing, public-private partnerships; supports the President’s initiatives, including the UC Global Food Initiative and the UC-Mexico Initiative; and actively engages with state and federal policy makers to contribute to the public policy dialogue to find solutions to the interconnected problems of building a sustainable world.

• A strategic leader with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, students and staff, as well as community, state, and federal leaders.

• Demonstrates a deep understanding of the public land grant university and the role of county- based Cooperative Extension. Builds UC’s Cooperative Extension footprint throughout the state and strengthens UC’s public service mandate, utilizing science-based information to help agricultural and local communities. Pursues federal, state, and private funding opportunities to support the University’s research and extension programs.

• Serves as a liaison, both internally and externally, for the various land grant-related operations of the University and acts as an advisor to the Regents and the President.

• Serves as the convener and administrator of the President’s Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources (PAC), which provides a forum for senior leaders from UC and the state’s agricultural, natural resources and related sectors to discuss and increase awareness of priority areas and issues where the University can make a difference through research, instruction and public service.

• Serves as UC’s representative to the State Board of Food and Agriculture, the California Farm Bureau Federation, and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

• Strong academic administrative leadership; experience in the agriculture and natural resources field within a shared governance environment; an outstanding record of service and professional achievement, teaching or equivalent; an appreciation for the mission and responsibilities of a university serving a diverse state and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Background on the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

• 200 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists

• 57 local offices throughout California

• 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists

• 9 Research and Extension Centers

• 6 statewide programs

• 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at schools across the UC System.

Background on the University of California

The University offers a competitive salary and benefits program. More information about working at UC may be reviewed here: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/. 

To learn more about ANR click here http://ucanr.edu/About_ANR/What_is_ANR/.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For more information please contact Elaine Peters, Director of Systemwide Talent Acquisition & Executive Recruitment, at elaine.peters@ucop.edu; 510-987-0141. 

Interested candidates, please apply directly online at http://apptrkr.com/573447.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Keyword Phrases

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  • Agriculture
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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Professional
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume