Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension Academic Administrator
Date Posted: February 23, 2017
Closing Date: April 14, 2017
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This position is located in Davis, California.
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is seeking a Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension (CE) to provide leadership and advocacy for all University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) county-based academic programs. This is a senior programmatic leadership position responsible for guiding the county-based CE units, with the directors of each reporting directly to the Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension. This senior leader ensures that these entities are advancing the Division-wide program priorities through development and efficient deployment of resources.
In addition, the Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension works cooperatively with the Executive Director of Human Resources (HR) and the Academic Human Resources Manager to ensure that academic HR activities adhere to UC systemwide policies and UC ANR practices. In this role, the senior leader will provide leadership for all academic HR activities including recruitment and hiring of academics, academic merit and promotion process, and academic training.
Some specific aspects of duties include:
- Collaborating closely with the Vice Provost of Statewide Programs and Strategic Initiatives and the Director of the Research and Extension Center System, as a team, to bring the broad array of activities and efforts within the Division into a cohesive integrated system.
- Serving as a member of the UC ANR Program Council which advises the UC ANR Vice President on Division wide planning and delivery of programs as well as developing recommendations for allocation of Division resources.
- Developing annually, a comprehensive UC ANR program budget request and statewide plan for CE county-based staffing. Participating in processes to allocate UC ANR resources to county-based UCCE units. Collaborates with local leadership in development/enhancement of county provided support.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, is required, in disciplines such as 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 is desirable. Experience in ANR Cooperative Extension or a similar UC structure is desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in a second language is desirable. Demonstrated organizational and management skills with abilities to facilitate and conduct group process is required. Ability to supervise and evaluate academics 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.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the University of California Academic Administrator series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding UC Academic Administrator series scales, please refer to the University of California website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/244302.pdf.