UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Vice Provost of Research and Extension

Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: October 13, 2017
Closing Date: December 8, 2017

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This position is located in Davis, CA.

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is seeking a Vice Provost of Research and Extension, to provide leadership and vision to county-based Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and 9 Research and Extension Centers (REC). This dynamic and strategic senior leader will work with both groups of talented unit directors to set future direction for the units, provide strategies and approaches in developing county-based and regional support for programs and facilities, identify gaps in meeting priority needs, secure resources, and ensure consistency in implementation of  UC policy and practices. The Vice Provost will understand local issues and have a deep knowledge of local programs and activities. They will work closely with the Human Resources and Business Operations aspects of the division to represent field operations needs and facilitate process efficiencies.

This senior leadership position is a key member of a combined leadership team, including the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Development, and the Associate Vice President. This senior leader will also be the key facilitator of the County Director/REC Director Council and have supervisory responsibilities for all UCCE County Directors, REC Directors, and two Assistant Vice Provost positions.

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 prior to the appointment start date.  Demonstrated organizational leadership 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. 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 are desirable.

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.

A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).  Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.

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

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