Forest Stewardship Education Coordinator, Academic Coordinator 1

County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: August 12, 2019
Closing Date: September 8, 2019

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This position is located in Davis, CA.

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. 


Required Qualifications: An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Fire, Organizational Development, Education, or other related field by the appointment start date; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Experience coordinating or managing outreach and educational programs; Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), databases and web-based tools (calendar/documents and social media); Ability to organize and prioritize activities to meet programmatic work plans; Experience working independently and as a team member; Ability to travel to locations within California to host workshops.

Desired Qualifications: General knowledge of forest health, forest management and/or fuels reduction; Ability to communicate with forest landowners, land managers and academics; Ability to connect people and facilitate group interactions; Successful grant writing experience.

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator I rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: