Reserve Director, Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve

Merced, California 

Organization: Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve, University of California Merced

Type of opportunity: Full-time, permanent

Duties: The Reserve Director is responsible for operations, programs, administration, and further development of the Reserve.

  • Designs and implements programs, policies, procedures, and budgets for the Research Station, in cooperation with the Faculty Reserve Director and the Campus Advisory Committee
  • Cooperates with the Office of Planning and Budget to meet the UC Merced mitigation obligations
  • Facilitates research, education, and outreach programs based out of the research station, including occasional instructional activities and promotional events
  • Provides daily management of the MVPGR
  • Coordinates reserve maintenance activities with UC Merced’s Facilities Management staff
  • Enhances research station facilities and programs through extramural proposals and development activities, in cooperation with the Faculty Reserve Director and others
  • Carries out both collaborative and independent research at least 15% time, supported by extramural funds that leverage research station resources and expands intercollegiate-interagency collaborations
  • Demonstrates a willingness to assume responsibility readily and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. required with 5-8 years’ experience conducting field research in environmental science or a related field, 8-10 years preferred
  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
  • Experience with operations at a field station, experience with working with federal and state agencies, track record of leading successful grant proposals, and skills in information technology
  • Strong skills and knowledge to engage and collaborate with a diverse set of constituents and plan, organize, administer, budget, and report on programs and operations.

Start dates: Starting dates are negotiable.

Link to more information: View the full announcement online.

How to apply: Application available online (job #JPF00342). Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, Reference List of 3 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address. The cover letter should include why you are seeking this position and your relevant experience.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of May 25, 2016.