|Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture|
|Department Website Link||https://desertagsolutions.org/|
|Address||Yuma, AZ USA|
|Position Highlights||Arizona's flagship and land-grant university, the University of Arizona, seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative leader to be the next Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension.
The Executive Director will work closely with the YCEDA Advisory Council (comprised of seven leaders from both Salinas, California and Yuma, Arizona), 10 College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences academic unit heads, the ALVSCE Associate Vice President for Research, Associate Vice President and Director of UArizona Cooperative Extension, and Director of the Arizona Experiment Station to advance the division's contributions in meeting the challenges of 21st-century desert agriculture.
YCEDA is funded primarily through membership from its Advisory Council, and the position is contingent upon stakeholder funding. The center is action-oriented and focuses on all aspects of desert crop production. An over-arching aim is to provide research results and productivity to industry very quickly and to facilitate the growth of the strategic alliances which have formed this collaborative network. The Executive Director will be able to advocate for Yuma and other desert agriculture areas and be experienced in working between multiple research areas with diverse researchers using exceptional communication skills.
The Executive Director will report directly to the ALVSCE Vice President/CALES Dean and will work closely with the VP/Dean and the ALVSCE Advancement, Advocacy, Alumni Affairs, Corporate Relations and Development team to grow philanthropy and other non-agency funding.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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|Duties & Responsibilities||
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Provide leadership in addressing and responding to issues
related to desert crop production.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes - Full Benefits|
|Rate of Pay||$164,141 - $213,383|
|Compensation Type||salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)|
|Career Stream and Level||M5|
|Job Family||Research Program Admin|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Target Hire Date||10/2/2023|
|Expected End Date|
|Contact Information for Candidatesemail@example.com|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Documents Needed to Apply||Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter|
|Special Instructions to Applicant||Please provide Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter (and include Letter of Interest, which should include your philosophy on research, leadership, and management).|
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