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The IRD for this job is: 11-30-2021
The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) maintains more than thirty acres of land for organic crop production, research, education, and outreach. This land and associated facilities serve as the primary classroom for the residential Apprenticeship Programs and Short Courses. Additionally, UC Santa Cruz undergraduates enrolled in agroecology courses and internships have a range of learning opportunities at the Farm and Garden. The Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden Board organizes a public workshop series and the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology hosts some public lectures, tours, and events. The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology also serves as a public demonstration site open daily for use by university students, K-12 students, and the general public.
Utilizing advanced, specialized expertise provides direction and guidance to lower level Student Services professionals in specialized student life and development programs, and resolves the most complex cases / situations; and / or has programmatic responsibility for a discreet complex Student Life & Development function or content area.
Under the general direction of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology Director, the Community and Residential Life Coordinator is responsible for planning and facilitating all aspects of community and residential life for the participants in the Apprenticeship and short course programs. The incumbent will collaborate with other UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology staff to support undergraduate engagement on the farm and positive interactions between undergraduates, apprentices and short course participants. The Community and Residential Life Coordinator provides leadership to build the capacity of the Apprenticeship and short course participants through the design, implementation, coordination, assessment and continuous improvement of the social justice and equity aspects of UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology programming to advance food system change. The incumbent is responsible for managing complex social dynamics among program participants and creating structures and support systems that facilitate group harmony so as to improve participants' learning outcomes. In collaboration with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology staff, the incumbent uses skills and experience to address programmatic and pedagogical design issues, to facilitate the delivery of effective and empowering course content. The Community and Residential Life Coordinator will also play a role in advancing campus and community partnerships, and creating new opportunities for access to UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology programming.
Salary Information: $70,000 - $80,000 / annually Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
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
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 004565 - STDT LIFE DEV SPEC 4
45% - Program Logistics and Residential Life Coordination
Coordinates residential program onboarding and logistics, including the opening/move-in and closing/move-out of all residential facilities, meal preparation and purchasing of bulk foods and supplies.
Provides training, structure and support to program participants in developing positive strategies to build community, engage in effective communication, and facilitate conflict resolution.
Oversees adherence by program participants with UCSC Student Code of Conduct, and connects participants with appropriate campus resources.
Creates and implements specific community protocols and accountability practices, to support participant engagement and learning.
Provides vision, structures and facilitation to promote participant success and community cohesion. Support participant engagement, learning and success through one on one support, meeting facilitation, activities
35% - Equity and social justice curriculum coordination
Provides leadership, develops, facilitates and coordinates program curriculum elements that advance food systems change: anti-oppression training, anti-white supremacy training, history of food systems inequities and history of change and agency that build toward equity
Oversees and facilitates equity integration within the Apprenticeship and Short Course programming and daily experience
Serves as Chair of the Social Justice Advocacy Committee (SJAC): including creating and facilitating an annual work plan to build equity in center programs; facilitation of equity integration design rubric at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology
Coordinates with outside experts and or leads staff training and processes related to anti-oppression, cultural literacy, critical pedagogy
10% -Evaluation and Assessment
In collaboration with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology staff, develops and implements interview and reference checking protocols for program applicants.
In collaboration with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology staff, develops, refines and implements the evaluation process of the Apprenticeship and Short Course programs by participants, and of participants by program. Coordinates distribution of course evaluations and manages review of data from evaluations.
In collaboration with the SJAC Committee, develops, facilitates and implements equity assessment of UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology programs.
10% - Outreach and Partnerships
Develops and expands relationships with affinity groups (People of Color Sustainability Collective, Queer Farmers, Farmers of the Global Majority), and provides ongoing support to create safe spaces and connections
In collaboration with the Basic Needs Coordinator, provides leadership in expanding relationships with campus affinity groups and students: (e.g., UCSC Resource Centers, UCSC Food Systems Working Group) to build access and opportunities at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology Farm.
Provides leadership in coalition building, contributing to, and advancing UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology's role in agroecological and food systems change.
Provides leadership in building, maintaining, and growing UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology partnerships with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band.
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.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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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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