UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is seeking a community and residential life coordinator

November 04, 2021

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is hiring a community and residential life coordinator to facilitate a safe, welcoming, and rich experience for participants in the Center's Apprenticeship Program and Short Course series.

The Apprenticeship Program will be offered twice per year in a 10-week format. The program will focus on building participant’s baseline knowledge in soil health management, crop production, and food system change. We will also offer a series of advanced level Short Courses where seasoned learners will be able to dive deeply into topics such as seedling production, soil health, irrigation management and seed sovereignty.

The mission of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is to advance agroecology and equitable food systems through experiential education, participatory research, agricultural extension, and public service. The Center and the Apprenticeship staff have a deep commitment to growing the next generation of farmers and community leaders that will contribute to manifesting a just and equitable world through the common thread of food. The community and residential life coordinator will be instrumental in shaping the tenor and direction of programming, and will directly impact the growth and development of equity oriented farmers, gardeners, educators, and food system change activists.

The community and residential life coordinator will collaborate with farm and garden managers, instructors, and other staff to support student success by creating the conditions for an open and communicative residential community that will, in turn, improve learning outcomes for program participants. The community and residential life coordinator will also work closely with the Apprenticeship and Short Course coordinator to create, assess and continuously refine a robust curriculum and daily experience where all participants can thrive, recognize their agency in the food system, expand their capacity to grow food, care for the land, to give back to their communities and build a just food system.

We are seeking a dynamic leader with a background in advising and counseling techniques, facilitation, managing residential programs, coalition building and program evaluation. This person will support divergent audiences guided by the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge in building equity oriented curriculum and prioritizing meeting the needs of diverse learner communities.

This is a full time, year round, career position. The initial review date for this position is November 30, 2021.
For more information and to apply, visit careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucsc/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=11&JobOpeningId=26502&PostingSeq=1.