Job opportunity: Western IPM Center Director

The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is seeking a new Director. The Western Integrated Pest Management Center (WIPMC) Director within the UC Statewide IPM Program will provide overall leadership of WIPMC, with responsibility for its successful management and operations, including supervision of all WIPMC staff, and will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to identify regional IPM objectives and formulate strategies to address important IPM issues. Please click here for the full job description and to apply.

This position is headquartered in Davis, California (Yolo County)

Some Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic leadership, administration, management and coordination for the Center
  • Manage budget, financial, personnel, and programmatic operations of the Center
  • Effectively administer USDA contracts (approximately $1.0 million annually), including local Center operational expenses and subcontracts to other institutions in the West
  • Supervise 1-3 staff

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, and professional background in any of the following pest management fields: entomology, plant pathology, weed science, nematology, vertebrate pest management.
  • Must possess an understanding of nutrition through academic training and/or professional experience,
  • Experience leading or managing a program, obtaining and managing competitive grants, the ability to build new collaborative efforts among diverse stakeholder, staff supervision, and excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the diverse agriculture in the Western U.S.
  • Experience with federal grant sources

The Western IPM Center promotes smart, safe and sustainable pest management to protect the people, environment and economy of the American West. It is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to promote integrated pest management.

The Western IPM Center serves as the hub of a multi-state partnership and communication network linking researchers, growers, extension educators, commodity organizations, environmental groups, pest control professionals, government agencies and others. From our office in Davis, California, we serve 17 Western states and Pacific island territories.

Deadline to apply is August 27.

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