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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-20-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is a research, education, and public service organization dedicated to advancing an ecologically sustainable and socially just food system.
Our status as a Center within the Division of Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz enables us to undertake projects in many disciplines in the pursuit of these goals, and to work with faculty, staff, and students from throughout the university. Beyond the campus we collaborate with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), growers, community members, visiting students and researchers, and state and federal agencies, including UC Cooperative Extension and the US Department of Agriculture. The Center's work includes both theoretical and applied research; academic education and practical training; and community outreach and public service for audiences ranging from local school children to international agencies.
More information about the Center For Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) can be found at: https://casfs.ucsc.edu/
Involves working with students, faculty, and staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives related to the University's academic, operational and outreach functions. Develops and / or implements a sustainability strategy and performance metrics for a department, campus or hospital by integrating sustainability into long-range planning and ongoing operations. Enables University stakeholders to improve sustainability outcomes; coordinating and project managing programming and activities related to sustainability and undertaking research on sustainability-related topics. Facilitates cross department collaboration across operational, academic, and clinical departments. Coordinates and tracks operational programs including energy, food service, waste management, recycling, resource efficiency, greenhouse gas reporting/ reductions, transportation, supply chain, facilities, biodiversity and design for environment. Promotes connections and synergies between environmental protection, economic stability, and social equity in the University's activities.
Provides professional level analytical and technical support on a variety of projects related to the University sustainability efforts. Fully analyzes issues and problems, gathers data and information, finds and evaluates alternatives and makes sound recommendations. Under general supervision of the Food Systems Education & Research Program Specialist and the Field Manager, coordinates CASFS site production for the Basic Needs campus outlets, assists in campus-level Basic Needs services coordination, and advises Food System Working Group (FSWG) student staff and program activities.
The incumbent's work will support the CASFS mission to advance agroecology and equitable food systems through experiential education, participatory research, agricultural extension, and public service. The incumbent will support CASFS efforts to integrate equity into all aspects of CASFS work and programming.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $26.39/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Facilitates student engagement in all production related activities: propagation, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, cultivating, delivery, rodent control, general site maintenance.
Overlooks daily and weekly operations of Food Systems Working Group.
May supervise student interns on sustainability projects.
Updates and maintains training materials and trains student staff.
Promotes and organizes quarterly festivals/mixers (such as the Harvest Festival, Student Leadership Mixer, and Strawberry & Justice Festival - events).
Coordinates program planning (produce marketing, post-harvest, and delivery for connection with dining halls, student pop-up, food pantry, and additional avenues), communication and training for departments with sustainability projects.
Identifies and provides outreach to networks across the campus food systems by marketing and outreaching to the rest of campus. Reviews, assesses, and develops programs and procedures in food service systems.
Collaborates with department units, subject matter experts and communication experts across the organization to leverage sustainability efforts.
Participate in CASFS staff and committee meetings and planning. Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, and meetings of internal and external constituents.
Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies, initiatives, processes or functions that are related to sustainability.
Supports research field preparations and management related to production and data collection. Provides recommendations and guidelines involving sustainability & basic needs programs / initiatives.
Summarizes and presents information on assigned sustainability issues and opportunities for internal or external constituents.
Attends relevant campus and communities meetings to share our efforts and maintain a collaborative approach to the Food Systems Working Group efforts.
Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience / training in environmental science, management, or policy; architecture; engineering; or public health.
Working knowledge of environmental sustainability and policy.
Working knowledge of sustainability concepts and practices, including sustainability certifications, climate and food system action plans, as well as agroecology and sustainable food systems.
Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Proficient ability to build collaborative relationships across the organization.
Proficient in verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively
Proficient in writing to communicate effectively
Demonstrates ability to analyze, research, and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Familiar with all software applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Access) and database applications.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:
Safety Statement All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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