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UCCE Monterey/Santa Cruz County Director – Salinas or Watsonville, CA, Job ID 36387

County Locations: Monterey County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County

Date Posted: May 23, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Area County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) programs in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Responsibilities include providing oversight of UCCE educational and applied research programs; providing direction and leadership to UCCE academic and support staff; maintaining effective communication within UC and county government; securing adequate UCCE county budgets; maintaining positive working relationships with partnering public and private agencies; and expanding collaborations and funding sources. The Area County Director will increase the visibility of UCCE by communicating the positive impacts and benefits realized by the citizens and workforce of the local counties, region and state through the activities and contributions of local UCCE programs.

UCCE is administered by the University of California, Division of Agriculture Natural Resources (UC ANR), who, in partnership with federal, state, local, and private resources, bridges the gap between local issues and the power of UC research through its agriculture, natural resources, youth development and nutrition programs. UCCE academics, staff, and volunteers live and work in the communities they serve, helping identify, respond to, and resolve local challenges with the backing of campus-based specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty. UC ANR connects Californians to UC, leading the way to science-based solutions.

The Director will provide transformational leadership that will serve as a model for UCCE throughout California and the U.S.

Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI):

In submitting your application packet, please pay particular attention to your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement. This statement is viewed very seriously as part of recruitment. Why? The University of California community values diversity which embraces inclusion, and honors excellence. Scholarship, research, creativity, innovation, and service flourish when all members of the community are welcomed, supported, and respected. UC ANR's mission and public statements continues to fulfill these values. UC ANR is committed to removing barriers preventing full expression of our potential and to reflecting the population of California in our academic personnel, especially those who have been systematically and historically underrepresented. Please submit a 1-page Statement of your Contributions to DEI showing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.

Annual Salary: $93,800/year to $137,000/year

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees.  (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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