50% part-time position

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the full position description including a description of the essential job responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply, review directions for “How to Apply” on the UC Davis Career Opportunities Web Page:  Refer to Requisition # 03006375, Payroll Title: Program Representative II. For full consideration, apply by Monday Nov. 7th, 2011.

Job Summary

Under direction of the Director for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), provide coordination and organizational support to the networking, education, research, and engagement activities of the national Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS).

In consultation with Network members, establish an action plan to identify and track the steps necessary to achieve Network goals; facilitate communication and convene Network members as a group (virtually or in person); promote community engagement with Network members and connections with other networks; and serve as a catalyst to connect people strategically where there is potential for mutual benefit. 

Guide the development of grant proposals to secure additional funding for collaborative projects. Coordinate national symposia and other meetings to engage diverse stakeholders in discussion of critical issues. Draft and coordinate review of reports and other documents.  Organize content and provide oversight to INFAS web page. Facilitate outreach to potential new Network members.

Develop opportunities for mentoring and involvement of emerging leaders and young scholars seeking to address agriculture and food systems challenges.