Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center
Date Posted: March 21, 2014
Closing Date: May 30, 2014
HREC is responsible for providing opportunities for collaboration, integration and delivery of research and extension education programs relevant to California’s north coast region. The center director position is a combination administrative and programmatic assignment in a discipline related to any of the following areas: management of hardwood rangelands, conservation biology, renewable natural resource, wildfire management and ecology, animal management, wildlife, weed management, entomology, plant pathology, and soil quality.
The HREC director will ensure that University of California researchers and educators have managed and sustainable resources to conduct quality research and extension programs on high-priority statewide and regional issues. As director, the incumbent will administer personnel, staff development, budget, liaison activities, and physical facilities. The incumbent will maintain relationships with outside agencies, governing bodies and community organizations and clientele; provide and promote coordination and collaboration with University campus-based and county-based researchers to facilitate the successful delivery of research and educational programs at the center.
The director will maintain an academic program of research and extension relevant to natural resource issues of the region within their specific area(s) of discipline and HREC’s overall goals. In a leadership capacity, the incumbent has responsibility to further develop the role and impact of HREC and UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) to benefit the citizens of the region and the state.