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Job Openings at UDC >> Director, Center for Urban Agric. and Gardening
Director, Center for Urban Agric. and Gardening
Summary
Title:Director, Center for Urban Agric. and Gardening
ID:171
Department:CAUSES
Location:All Locations
Description
Administrative Staff (Non-union) Listing
Listing:

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 

Salary Range:  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties:

The Director, Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) reports directly to the Associate Dean for Programs and oversees the development, implementation, coordination, and performance of programs within the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening unit of the college. Key areas of responsibility include program design, oversight, assessment and the coordination and integration of Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) related Urban Agriculture and Gardening programs within CAUSES. The Director carries out day-to-day program related activities as well as strategic objectives and is committed to the continuous improvement of all programs. The incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Programs and Operations, must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of independence and initiative, communicate effectively, work well under pressure of deadlines and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the college, the university, and program sponsors.


Required Qualifications:
 

  1. Supervises and manages staff, allocates work responsibilities and assignments for all Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program units within the AES and CES.
  2. Establishes a team approach to work within the program unit and with the Associate Deans of Program and Operations as well as the Dean of CAUSES/Director of AES & CES.
  3. Works closely with the Associate Deans to foster regional, national and international recognition of the College through effective and well-positioned Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening programming.
  4. Coordinates, evaluates and improves Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening programs and/or program components in support of the mission, reach and effectiveness of CAUSES. 
  5. Collaborates closely with the Associate Dean for Programs on program development related matters. 
  6. Analyzes, reviews and monitors Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program implementation and effectiveness and conducts regular program assessments.
  7. Communicates Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program goals and desired outcomes as well as implementation procedures to CAUSES staff as needed.
  8. Works closely with Program Assessment and Review Coordinator in managing all Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program assessments to provide substantive information for project reviews, reports, and continuous improvement. 
  9. Coordinates the Plan of Work and Plan of Work Updates for all Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program staff in AES and CES as required by sponsoring agencies.
  10. Work closely with the Associate Dean for Programs to foster cross-discipline, University-wide involvements in initiatives as assigned.
  11. Support the alignment of the Dean’s objectives and work plan and ensure that those objectives are carried out in the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening.
  12. Work with all program staff to foster a collaborative environment conducive to excellence in research, outreach and teaching. 
  13. Encourage and foster excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional and university service.
  14. Oversees and conducts staff evaluations for all Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening program staff in AES and CES.
  15. Represents the Associate Dean for Programs in appropriate internal and external meetings as assigned.
 
OTHER DUTIES:
  1. Works effectively and collaboratively with the Associate Deans and Dean of CAUSES/ Director of AES & CES and other faculty and staff within the college and UDC as required by specific projects.
  2. Works effectively and collaboratively with the Associate Deans and Dean of CAUSES/ Director of AES & CES to expand and solidify effective working relationships with external constituencies, program sponsors and potential sponsors.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned including special assignments related to the areas of responsibility as well as other needs of the college.
  4. Other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
 

  1. The incumbent is required to hold a Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) appropriate to the programs within CAUSES, to the mission of the college, and the responsibilities and duties outlines in the position description
  2. At least six (6) years of experience in increasingly responsible academic, research and administrative positions.

 
 REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

 

  1. Demonstrated ability to develop, oversee, and assess effective programs.
  2. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of constituencies and stakeholders within CAUSES and UDC as well as outside of the college and the university.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as under the pressure of deadlines in a goal-driven, fast paced environment.
  6. Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, take initiative and exhibit creativity in implementing all responsibilities.
  7. Knowledge of the land-grant system, its mission, goals and objectives.
  8. Knowledge or ability to familiarize themselves with federal funding agencies and local, regional and national stakeholders.
  9. Knowledge or ability to familiarize themselves with the executive and legislative decision making process at the national, regional and local level.

Information to Applicant 

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB:

The Director, Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of
the District of Columbia (UDC) reports directly to the Associate Dean for Programs and oversees the development, implementation, coordination, and performance of programs within the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening unit of the college. Key areas of responsibility include program design, oversight, assessment and the coordination and integration of Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) related Urban Agriculture and Gardening programs within CAUSES. The Director carries out day-to-day program related activities as well as strategic objectives and is committed to the continuous improvement of all programs. The incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Programs and Operations, must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of independence and initiative, communicate effectively, work well under pressure of deadlines and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the college, the university, and program sponsors.
 

 

 

 

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