Blue Flower

Vice President, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources 


University of California Office of the President


The University of California is seeking the next leader of the University's Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Division. This is an outstanding opportunity for a visionary leader to foster and develop partnerships with all UC campuses, commodity groups, the California State University campuses and with state and federal agencies to best serve California's communities. ANR creates and implements innovative and locally-relevant research, education and outreach programs as well as developing science-based solutions to issues facing agriculture and natural resources. The Vice President orchestrates the leadership, vision and direction to the system-wide Division. 


Reporting directly to the President of the University, the Vice President holds dual titles of Director- Agriculture Experiment Station and Director-Cooperative Extension. The position is headquartered in Oakland, California, with a second office in East Davis, California. 


Key responsibilities & qualifications include:

A strategic leader with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, students and staff as well as community/state/federal leaders.

A big picture thinker who operates with a holistic approach to leadership and management.

Ability to meet the needs of the customers while creating a positive environment within the system.

A demonstrated change agent who is proactive to the needs of their constituents and able to partner with key stakeholders and implement positive change. Develops new, and strengthens existing, public-private partnerships; support the President's initiatives, including the UC Global Food Initiative and the UC-Mexico Initiative; and actively engages with state and federal policy makers to actively contribute to the public policy dialogue to find sustainable solutions to the interconnected problems of building a sustainable world.

Ability to serve as a liaison, both internally and externally, for the various land grant-related operations of the University and acts as an advisor to the Regents and the President.

Serves as the convener and administrator of the President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources (PAC), which provides a forum for senior leaders from UC and the state's agricultural, natural resources and related human resources sectors to discuss and increase awareness of priority areas and issues where the University can make a difference through research, instruction and public service.

Serves as UC's representative to the State Board of Food and Agriculture, the California Farm Bureau Federation, and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

Demonstrates a deep and demonstrated understanding of the public land grant university and the role of county-based Cooperative Extension. Builds UC's Cooperative Extension footprint throughout the state and strengthening UC's public service mandate, utilizing science-based information to help agricultural and local communities. Pursues federal, state, and private funding opportunities to support the University's research and extension programs.

Strong academic administrative leadership, experience in the agriculture and natural resources field within a shared governance environment, a tenured professor with an outstanding record of service and professional achievement, teaching or equivalent, an appreciation for the mission and responsibilities of a university serving a diverse state and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

The University offers a competitive salary and benefits program. More information about working at UC may be reviewed here: To learn more about ANR click here ANR. 


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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 


For more information please contact Elaine Peters, Director of Systemwide Talent Acquisition & Executive Recruitment, at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; 510-987-0141. 


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The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. 


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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.