Assistant Director for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) Under the general direction of the Center Executive Director, the Assistant Director will be the chief administrative officer for the Center, responsible for managing Center human resources, budgets and for coordinating operations with minimal direction. The Assistant Director is a member of the Center's leadership team. The assistant director will serve as liaison with the Social Sciences Division on human resources, facilities and IT. Qualifications / Competencies: • At least five years of management experience in a university, other educational institution, government or non-governmental organization or agriculture-related organization. • Demonstrated record of financial planning, personnel management and organizational leadership. • The ability to work effectively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, complex work environment. • Experience with fundraising, including representing an organization to potential funders. • Experience with facilities management. Preferred Qualifications / Competencies: • Understanding of sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems. • Ability to communicate in Spanish, or another language both verbally and in writing. • Interest and experience in furthering social justice in food systems. See full job description and online application form here: https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67736 Staff Personnel Administration and Supervision: • Supervise and ensure training of key Center personnel; complete annual performance reviews. • Hire and supervise additional temporary staff and contractors as needed, including potential office staff, event staff, design staff, or technical staff. Budget Planning, Tracking and Expenditure Approvals • Participate with Center leadership to formulate Center budgets. • Oversee Center budget and income, including expenditures and budget reporting required for the Center and campus. • Compose and design annual and budget-to-actual reports, in consultation with the Director and Grants and Projects Coordinator. • Maintain close interaction with research accounting specialists. • Responsible for projecting annual operating budgets. • Responsible for allocating payroll distributions in compliance with funding source requirements as well as efficient, optimal resource allocation principles. • Collaborate with CASFS grant writer to produce and submit progress and final reports for contracts and grants. Space Utilization, Building and Equipment, Security, IT and Maintenance • Work with CASFS staff to assess facilities needs and prioritize maintenance and repair work, including budgeting for work. • Coordinate furnishing and assignment of space in new and existing offices and classrooms. • Help develop protocols for use of CASFS facilities, including rental policies for campus and outside groups and individuals, in collaboration with Outreach staff and the Division of Social Sciences. Strategic Planning, Fundraising and Outreach • Center planning: Work with executive director and staff to determine Center priorities in areas of education, research, public service, outreach and fundraising. Administer CASFS policies and programs as they pertain to future fundraising projects, integration with academic programs and community relations. • Occasionally represent CASFS in meetings with potential funders; participate with Social Sciences Development staff on fundraising efforts. • Collaborate with CASFS principal editor and outreach coordinator to identify and prioritize CASFS outreach projects, including CASFS-sponsored on- and off-campus events, CASFS participation in conferences and community events, CASFS publications, social media, and marketing efforts. Farm Operations Coordination • Coordinate farm operations amongst different site managers and facilities staff. • Convene and facilitate ongoing Center planning and day-to-day decisions, including but not limited to, crop planning; research project site, equipment, and staff-time use; use of site by classes, Life Lab, and public groups; maintenance and equipment repair priorities. • Administer CASFS policies and programs as they pertain to site management, farm operations and resource allocation.