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    Tarryn Reddy


    University of California Cooperative Extension
    Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources
    Director, California Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI)
    Academic Administrator Series
    AP #10-05
    Location: Headquartered at Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oakland CA
    Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by January 26, 2011 (Open until Filled)
    Across California, the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.
    We seek an inaugural director who can provide leadership and operational management for the California Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI). CWRRI is a special program within UCANR, enabled by the federal Water Resources Research Act, with the mission of supporting research and extension activities that contribute to the efficient management of California’s water resources, in water quality, quantity and reliability.

    We seek a leader to who can bring together local, state and federal stakeholders to identify issues and sources of political and financial support for water-related research and who can organize and lead constituency based advisory boards.
    We seek a skilled communicator who can serve as a key spokesperson on California water issues; working with federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus stakeholders to improve the understanding of water issues through advocacy and outreach programs.

    We seek an innovative thinker who can build teams of faculty and outside collaborators to compete for grants at the federal and international levels.

    We seek a collaborator who can promote interdisciplinary efforts in water resources education and research with UC campus based water centers, NIFA and other federal and state water programs, Cooperative Extension community-based water quality education programs, and the UCANR Strategic Initiative leaders.

    We seek a visionary, who can implement ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians. For information about ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site:

    The Director is responsible for leadership of the California Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI) including responsibility for activities supported with funding from the Federal Water Resources Act of 1984 and other funding and programs that may be administered by or coordinated through the Institute. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives and holds a full-time academic appointment with ANR. The successful candidate will be based in Oakland.

    To submit your applicant packet or to request a UC ANR Academic Application form, contact:
    University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Office of the Associate Vice President

    Academic Programs & Strategic Initiatives
    Julie Drouyor
    1111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94607-5200

    Voice: (510) 987-0027; FAX: (510) 832-8612
    E-mail Address: [email protected] Internet:


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