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POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Forest Stewardship Education Academic Coordinator I to develop and oversee a forest stewardship education program for private forest landowners to help them manage their forests for resilience from wildfire, insect outbreaks and other disturbances. The academic coordinator will serve as a liaison between UC ANR academics, other forest professional and the general public to provide education on forest restoration, fuels reduction projects, permitting, and grant or cost-share opportunities. The incumbent will support the distribution of research-based information through the development of forest stewardship curriculum and the dissemination of information via electronic and in-person formats.
Additional responsibilities include identifying extramural fund development opportunities, and developing a system to track project performance.
The Academic Coordinator position is a non-career track position. The position is a two-year term appointment. Performance in the position will be evaluated annually. The position will be extended based on performance and availability of funding with a merit cycle every two years.
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR Academic Coordinator appointees are responsible for performance in the areas 1) coordination of academic programs, 2) professional competence and activity and 3) University and public service.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Programmatic competence includes: Oversees the adaptation of existing forest stewardship education curriculum; Serves as liaison between UC academics, other forest professionals and the general public on information regarding resilient forests; Performs needs assessment to assess needs and opportunities for the forest stewardship education initiative; Organize and host extension activities including steering committee meetings, workshops and site visits; Develop a system to track project performance, gather data and report outcomes; Assure compliance with affirmative action policies including supporting outreach efforts to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility: Oversees the distribution of research-based information to private forest landowners, working with appropriate CE specialists, CE advisors, and other forest professionals through various communication platforms and social media; Assists in the identification and submission of extramural fund development opportunities.
Professional Development & Lifelong Learning: Serve the public by participating in activities of public agencies or professional societies that address key public needs.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all academic members.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, applicants must submit the following five components of the Application Packet via UC Recruit by visiting: https://recruit.ucanr.edu
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at:
Please do not send letters of reference.
3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to DEI addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, teaching, research, extension, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.
Guidelines for writing a DEI Statement can be found at: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement
5. College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates. Please DO NOT send transcripts that are password protected.
To submit your application materials, please visit UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and select “Applicants”. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than September 8, 2019.
Application and associated materials will not be returned to the applicant.