UC Davis Student Farm is seeking a new director

Just heard about this GREAT JOB at UC Davis’s Student Farm (SF).  But first.. the fact that they are seeking a new director means that Mark Van Horn, has retired –  I just have to take a minute to acknowledge his contributions to agriculture education and the farm.  If you want to remember or get to know Mark please check out this link from his visit to U of I- In it he reflects on some of his work.  https://vimeo.com/6971886 !  Prospective applicants might enjoy his reflection on the farm’s 30 year history.

Also, check out this info on an award Mark recently received.   http://asi.ucdavis.edu/blog/posts/student-farm/mark-van-horn-receives-on-farm-educator-award-named-in-his-honor‘-  THANKS MARK!!

Info about the SF Director-  ‘will lead the continued development of the SF as a learning community where students from many disciplines work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems on a 20+ acre farm. A key component of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), the SF has served UC Davis students and faculty and the public with educational, research, and outreach opportunities focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems for 40 years. Each year over 400 students engage in staff- and faculty-mentored experiential learning through which they come to understand sustainability through the soils, crops, climate, and community in which they work and within programs ranging from backyard garden scale to mechanized crop and compost production

The SF Director provides intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the SF and has primary responsibility for overall vision and administration as well as the programs’ educational, research and public service functions.  The Director collaborates with staff and students to ensure the SF learning community collectively develops and achieves it short-term and long-term goals focused on just and sustainable agriculture and food systems, experiential learning, and student leadership and empowerment.”
Recruitment period:
Open date: December 1st, 2016
Next review date: February 21st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 14th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Job is located on the UC Davis campus in Davis, CA.
See a full job description and apply for the position here.<https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01344>
Learn more about the Student Farm <http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sf> and the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.<http://asi.ucdavis.edu/homepage>