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Executive Analyst

50% Staff Research Associate, Moringa project

Post Doctoral Position: Soil Health in Almonds

Student Farm Director

Now Hiring: Executive Analyst

Recruitment period:

Final date: February 23, 2017

Under general supervision of the ASI Program Manager and Director, lead in the day-to-day coordination of ASI activities in a highly complex, fast-paced and dynamic environment of the institute and its three program units, the statewide UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP), the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, and the UC Davis Student Farm, as well as the Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS) hosted by ASI.

Provide analytical and project management on matters that are sensitive or complex in nature and require a high level of analytical skill, independence, and initiative in execution and implementation. Manage and facilitate projects, define priorities and action steps, research ideas and plans with stakeholders, develop timelines and budgets and provide recommendations. Plan, coordinate, and manage complex national symposia, events and meetings.

On behalf of the Director and institute, make high-level contacts of a sensitive nature with both internal and external individuals. Maintain and enhance effective communication and relationships with ASI's many internal and external partners and constituents, including distinguished guests at the highest level, external advisory board members, external stakeholder groups, potential and current donors, campus leaders and administrators, faculty, staff, and students at UC Davis and partnering institutions. Maintain confidentiality of issues and exercise a high level of discretion and judgment in dealing effectively with all parties.

Provide high level executive administrative support to the Director and institute leaders. Independently respond to a wide range of inquiries and communications on behalf of the Director and institute. Manage the Director's complex calendar and travel arrangements.

For more information, please visit UC Davis Career Opportunities and search for Requisition #03018423.


Now Hiring: 50% Staff Research Associate, Moringa project

The Marketing Associate will work with UC Cooperative Extension and UC SAREP staff to research marketing opportunities for moringa and work with moringa growers on drying techniques and connecting to new markets. Duties include assisting with interviews of moringa growers, researching best practices for drying and packaging moringa, coordinating nutritional analyses of dried moringa leaves, assisting with workshops, researching markets for moringa, and developing promotional materials. The Marketing Associate will also manage field trials on moringa drying techniques, including coordination with farmers, data collection and analysis, and follow-up extension efforts.

This position requires field work in Fresno, CA, but applicants outside of the Fresno area will be considered.

To Apply:


Now Hiring: Post Doctoral Position: Soil Health in Almonds

Recruitment period: 

Open date: December 15th, 2016

Next review date: January 27th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: March 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Job is located on the UC Davis campus in Davis, CA.

The laboratory of Dr. Amélie Gaudin at the University of California Davis is seeking a post-doctoral scholar in the area of soil health in Almond orchard production systems. This position will provide scientific and technical support for a 3-year CDFA grant in collaboration with the Almond Board of California and UC ANR. The incumbent in this position will work closely with extension specialists, graduate students and researchers at USDA to investigate the impact of whole orchard recycling and winter cover crops on soil health and resource use efficiency in Almond orchards across a soil-climate gradient in California. The successful candidate will be responsible for: 1) conducting assessment of soil health and implement systems approach to quantify the associated ecological benefits and potential tradeoffs for mitigating and adapting to climate change, 2) participate and conduct outreach activities to growers and the scientific communities locally and internationally and 3) write up results and grants to sustain funding. The successful candidate must be able to develop and conduct field research independently, have excellent laboratory/soil science skills and be a good communicator. The position will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, including office and departmental support. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled- applications will be first reviewed on 01/31/17. To apply:

For specific questions, please contact Dr. Amélie Gaudin at


Now Hiring: Student Farm Director

Recruitment period:

Open date: December 1st, 2016

Next review date: February 21st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: November 14th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Job is located on the UC Davis campus in Davis, CA.

The Student Farm at UC Davis (SF) is seeking a new director to lead the continued development of the SF as a learning community where students from many disciplines work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems on a 20+ acre farm. A key component of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), the SF has served UC Davis students and faculty and the public with educational, research, and outreach opportunities focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems for 40 years. Each year over 400 students engage in staff- and faculty-mentored experiential learning through which they come to understand sustainability through the soils, crops, climate, and community in which they work and within programs ranging from backyard garden scale to mechanized crop and compost production

The SF Director provides intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the SF and has primary responsibility for overall vision and administration as well as the programs’ educational, research and public service functions.  The Director collaborates with staff and students to ensure the SF learning community collectively develops and achieves it short-term and long-term goals focused on just and sustainable agriculture and food systems, experiential learning, and student leadership and empowerment. 

See a full job description and apply for the position here.

Learn more about the Student Farm here.

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