UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is hiring a sustainable field production and education manager

October 24, 2023

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is hiring a sustainable field production and education manager to support sustainable field production design and implementation for instruction for educational programs.

The Center for Agroecology is an organization, housed in the UC Santa Cruz Division of Social Sciences, that works to advance agroecology and equitable food systems through research, education, and public service. The Center manages the UCSC Farm and Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus, both internationally known sites for training and research in organic horticulture and agriculture. Students, faculty, and researchers use both the Farm and Garden as research and teaching sites. The 3-acre Chadwick Garden exhibits a diverse collection, including ornamentals, annual and perennial food crops, an extensive planting of fruit trees (including more than 120 apple varieties), and native California species.

The sustainable field production manager is part of a team of experienced farm educators that holds responsibility for day-to-day operations of the UCSC Farm, a highly complex diversified agricultural system. Under the direction of the Field Site manager, the incumbent will support 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.

Additionally, the sustainable field production manager will support the Center’s mission to advance agroecology and equitable food systems through experiential education, participatory research, agricultural extension, and public service. The incumbent will support the Center’s efforts to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the Center’s work and programming.

Visit the job description listing to learn more about this position and apply. Apply by the initial review date of November 30, 2023.