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Director, Western IPM Center with Western Integrated Pest Management Center (University of California) in Davis, CA

Type of position Director. Academic position but not tenure-track. Mid- to late-career position.
Employer Western Integrated Pest Management Center (University of California)
Description of Employer The Western IPM Center promotes smart, safe and sustainable pest management to protect the people, environment and economy of the American West. It is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to promote integrated pest management.

The Western IPM Center serves as the hub of a multi-state partnership and communication network linking researchers, growers, extension educators, commodity organizations, environmental groups, pest control professionals, government agencies and others. From our office in Davis, California, we serve 17 Western states and Pacific island territories.

Location Davis, CA
Salary negotiable
Closing date of competition August 27, 2018
Date position available July 27, 2018
Description of duties

Some Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic leadership, administration, management and coordination for the Center
  • Manage budget, financial, personnel, and programmatic operations of the Center
  • Effectively administer USDA contracts (approximately $1.0 million annually), including local Center operational expenses and subcontracts to other institutions in the West
  • Supervise 1-3 staff
Qualifications sought

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, and professional background in any of the following pest management fields: entomology, plant pathology, weed science, nematology, vertebrate pest management.
  • Must possess an understanding of integrated pest management through academic training and/or professional experience,
  • Experience leading or managing a program, obtaining and managing competitive grants, the ability to build new collaborative efforts among diverse stakeholder, staff supervision, and excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Contact for additional information Information is at: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1406
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