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Associate Director-Water Resources Research Center

Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director-Water Resources Research Center Associate Director-Water Resources Research Center Posting Number req14913 Department Water Resources Resrch Ctr-Ext Department Website Link https://wrrc.arizona.edu/ Medical Sub-Speciality Location Main Campus Address Tucson, AZ USA Position Highlights Candidates are sought for an Associate Director (Year-to Year Professional) and Associate/Full Extension Specialist (Continuing Status Eligible, Fiscal Year appointment), at the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona. The rank for the Extension Specialist will depend on the candidate's record and experience, with the academic home depending on the field of specialization.This position will work closely with the WRRC Director to administer the WRRC, a Research and Extension Center within the Division, and part of a national network of federally authorized water resources research institutes/centers.Position split: 60% Extension, 30% Administrative, 10% ServiceApplicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide program direction and leadership for WRRC efforts in collaboration with key stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Carry out programmatic endeavors associated with the WRRC's Extension Center status and its federal status pursuant to the Water Resources Research Act of 1964, as amended.
  • Conduct applied research and engagement programs consistent with the WRRC's mission.
  • Establish and maintain extramural funding.
  • Participate in and provide effective and appropriate levels of service as a faculty member.
  • Build, develop, and support reciprocal, beneficial relationships with Cooperative Extension and University colleagues, tribal partners, governmental agencies, state agencies, and other partners throughout Arizona and the broader region.
  • Participate in scholarly activity, including authoring/co-authoring articles on research projects and programs.
  • Speak at conferences, forums, and other programs on WRRC projects and programs.
  • Participate in the preparation of periodic reports to funding agencies or institutions.
  • Travel throughout the state, as needed, to provide leadership and support for program delivery.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of water policy and management of Arizona and the Colorado River Basin.
    • Ability to create and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships both internally and among external stakeholders.
    • Ability to obtain and leverage extramural funding.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Commitment to quality and collegiality.
    • Knowledge of budget administration.
    • Skills in supervising personnel.
    • Ability to promote and foster diversity. Minimum Qualifications
      • Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree
      • Minimum of five years of work experience related to Arizona and regional water management
      • Record of scholarly accomplishments
      • Record of collaborative projects and programs Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience working with communities in Arizona
        • Record of interdisciplinary work
        • Experience with external grant funding Rank To be Determined Tenure Information Continuing Track (C/CE) FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job FTE 1.0 Work Calendar Fiscal Job Category Agriculture and Extension Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay DOE Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies 1 Target Hire Date 8/28/2023 Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates Linda Heffernan
          Open Date 5/15/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter Special Instructions to Applicant Reviews begin on June 26, 2023 Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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