Director, Kearney and West Side Research and Extension Centers

County Locations: Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, San Joaquin County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County

Date Posted: September 12, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a Director for our two Research and Extension Centers: Kearney Research and Extension Center (KREC) in Parlier, Ca and West Side Research and Extension Center(WSREC) in Five Points, CA. 

The successful Director will promote and support long-term success of  these two centers by 1) providing leadership for planning, administrative supervision, and setting priorities for the centers; 2) establishing working relationships with research and extension personnel to support existing work at the centers; 3) developing new research partnerships to expand the number and scope of research and extension projects; and 4) acting as a liaison between the University of California and the San Joaquin Valley agricultural community. The Director will support both centers equally, to ensure joint success.

Major Responsibilities: Supporting both Centers equally, the Director will provide administrative leadership for the Centers, including development of plans and priorities for staff, facilities and budgets. As Director, the incumbent will oversee the budget, personnel, and facilities of the Centers, as well as support research and extension activities by the various scientists that utilize the Centers. The Director will strive to maximize the number of research and extension projects, expand funding and facilities, develop policies, increase the visibility of KREC and WSREC to commodity organizations; university, state and federal agencies; and the general public, and develop long-range plans for KREC and WSREC.

Salary Range: $95,300 - $140,200

Apply By: For first consideration, please apply by the first review date of September 23, 2022.