Job Openings

    Professional Staff Positions

  • Agroecology Program Specialist

    Under the general direction of the executive director, the agroecology program specialist is responsible for supporting the coordination and delivery of the practical education and training programs at the Center, including undergraduate curricular and co-curricular programming, the Apprenticeship Program, short courses and community workshops and field days. The incumbent is responsible for managing complex public educational programs of diverse scope, serving diverse audiences, with key roles in curriculum development, course logistics and outreach. In collaboration with academic and non-academic Center staff, the incumbent will provide support in the design, development, implementation, coordination, assessment and continuous improvement of the hands-on programs and services. Course design and curriculum delivery will be informed by organic and agroecological methods and be guided by principles of equity and justice in the food system. Extensive knowledge of organic agriculture, food systems change and curriculum design is required. This position will play an integral role in supporting increased access and success of traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Sustainable Field Production and Education Manager

    The sustainable Field production manager is part of a team of experienced farm educators that holds responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Center for Agroecology Farm, a highly complex diversified agricultural system. Under the direction of the Field Site manager, the incumbent supports sustainable field production design and implementation to support instruction for different educational programs (undergraduate agroecology major, Intensive Short Courses, Apprenticeship, extension and general
    public workshops, and undergraduate interns and student employees). The incumbent supports educational sustainable farming programming with guest lectures, providing hands-on experiences for a diverse range of learners and shares responsibility for produce production; tillage and cultivation systems; irrigation infrastructure and function; and sustainable ecological stewardship of the overall 30-acre farm site. The incumbent will play a key role in maintaining a safe environment where a diverse group of participants can prosper. This position will play an integral role in supporting increased access and success of traditionally underrepresented students in sustainable agriculture.

  • UCSC Student Staff Positions

  • The Center for Agroecology employs dozens of students each academic year at the campus farm, Chadwick Garden, Cowell Coffee Shop, produce stands and across the campus food system. All positions start at $17 per hour with quarterly 25 cent per hour raises. Find our student job listings on Handshake, which lists all campus jobs. Search for "Center for Agroecology" to view our current openings.

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