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UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology - Community and Residential Life Coordinator at UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology (Farm & Garden) - 13948

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UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology - Community and Residential Life Coordinator
UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology (Farm & Garden)
1156 High St Farm & Garden
95064 Santa Cruz , CA ,
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Job Description: 

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is excited to announce that we are actively seeking a new Community and Residential Life Coordinator to help usher in our re-envisioned Apprenticeship Program and new Short Course series. We are excited to grow our team, and would like your help reaching as many people as possible who might be interested in this position. With the residential Apprenticeship carefully designed to expand accessibility and relevance for a wide array of learners, we look forward to welcoming back growers, land stewards and food system change makers as they look to build their skills.
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 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, other CASFS 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.We are looking for someone with 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. For more information please see the job description linked below. Please share this posting widely with your networks and anyone you think would be well suited
to take on this critical role at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Salary Information: $70,000 - $80,000 / annually Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

Percentage of Time: 100%
Fixed or Variable
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon - Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Education & Experience: 


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Advanced abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
Advanced ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Experience in facilitating positive and open communication strategies and fostering community health.
Experience with program assessment and evaluation. Demonstrated background in partnership and coalition building.
Experience in developing organizational and logistical systems to manage residential and or educational programs, or comparable experience.
Experience with diversity equity inclusion and supporting diverse audiences.


Master's degree preferred
Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Advanced knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization.
Background in designing and implementing equity oriented curriculum content and programming, especially in relation to farming and food systems change.


For full consideration for an interview, applicants are asked to provide a narrative text response to the questions below in addition to your Resume / CV and cover letter.

When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment where it says "Attach Resume" and attach your response to the following questions and optional documents as a single attachment where it says "Attach Cover Letter". Do NOT attach documents to your profile. Please keep your responses brief with no more than 1000 words.

Supplemental Screening Question #1: Please describe your experience supporting students from diverse backgrounds.

Supplemental Screening Question #2: Please describe what motivates you to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your life, community and or workplace.

Application Instructions: 

The Initial Review Date for this position is November 30, 2021.
The posting can be found at UCSC Careers: Community and Residential Life Coordinator:

You can also go to the UCSC Jobs website: and search for Job ID 26502

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