10 January 2011

Vacancy: Inaugural Director, California Water Resources Research Institute

Editor's Note: This opening was originally posted a while ago (1 December 2010), but the deadline for applications is still later this month (26 January 2011).  I would think this may be one of the most challenging jobs in water education and administration out there today, given the advanced bureaucratic and mixed economic state of water management in California...

Organization
California Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI)
University of California System
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
Position
Director
Location
Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Duration
Indefinite
Closing Date
26 January 2011 (open until filled)
From the basic announcement:
We seek an inaugural director who can provide leadership and operational management for the California Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI). CWRRI is a special program within UCANR, enabled by the federal Water Resources Research Act, with the mission of supporting research and extension activities that contribute to the efficient management of California’s water resources, in water quality, quantity and reliability.
From the full announcement (pdf):
Across California, the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.

We seek a leader to who can bring together local, state and federal stakeholders to identify issues and sources of political and financial support for water-related research and who can organize and lead constituency based advisory boards.

We seek a skilled communicator who can serve as a key spokesperson on California water issues; working with federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus stakeholders to improve the understanding of water issues through advocacy and outreach programs.

We seek an innovative thinker who can build teams of faculty and outside collaborators to compete for grants at the federal and international levels.

We seek a collaborator who can promote interdisciplinary efforts in water resources education and research with UC campus based water centers, NIFA and other federal and state water programs, Cooperative Extension community-based water quality education programs, and the UCANR Strategic Initiative leaders.

We seek a visionary, who can implement ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians. For information about ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site.
Find more information, including requirements and application forms (doc and pdf), online at the UCANR Job Opportunity listing.  Good luck!

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