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Details - Farm Director (Administrator III) RE-POSTED

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Farm Director (Administrator III) RE-POSTED

Apply now Job no: 511269
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

The Farm Director will oversee operations and develop opportunities for Chico State agriculture students, faculty, staff, and our local agricultural industry. The Farm Director, as a member of the COA’s leadership team, reports to the Dean of the College. The Farm is fundamental to the University’s strategic priority toward resilient and sustainable systems. An overarching goal is for the Farm to be a living laboratory for our students and the faculty, and a center of excellence for education and training in agriculture.

Work closely with the current Farm Administrator during a transition period (less than one year) and assume full administrative responsibilities thereafter. Meet regularly with the farm advisory committee and other stakeholders to discuss Farm operations and development. Fully support the COA’s academic programs, experiential learning, and research opportunities. Diversify and solidify funding sources through industry partnerships and research collaborations. Initiate and cultivate collaborations with faculty and programs across campus. Develop and implement forums and events featuring local, regional, national, and global speakers.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption.  Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Min. 5 years experience in farm management, agricultural business, or extension-like services.
  • Bilingual.

Required Education and Experience:

A Master of Science degree in animal science, plant science, agricultural business, agricultural economics, plant pathology, agriculture systems, or similar discipline.
AND
Experience with crop, orchards, livestock, or food production, business, extension, or research.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary NTE:  $146,000 per year).

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a “General Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.

This position is designated to serve as a member of the Emergency Operations Center Group.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus. 

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 08/29/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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