Assistant Director for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
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
• Demonstrated record of financial planning, personnel
management and organizational leadership.
• The ability to work effectively with colleagues from diverse
• Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, complex work
• Experience with fundraising, including representing an
organization to potential funders.
• Experience with facilities management.
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies:
• Understanding of sustainable agriculture and equitable food
• Ability to communicate in Spanish, or another language both
verbally and in writing.
• Interest and experience in furthering social justice in food
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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
Budget Planning, Tracking and Expenditure Approvals
• Participate with Center leadership to formulate Center
• 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
• Responsible for projecting annual operating budgets.
• Responsible for allocating payroll distributions in compliance
with funding source requirements as well as efficient, optimal resource
• 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
• Occasionally represent CASFS in meetings with potential
funders; participate with Social Sciences Development staff on fundraising
• 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
• 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.