SAREP is Hiring a Sustainable Supply Chain Analyst
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Date Posted: September 2, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Food & Society Coordinator and Director at the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), the Sustainable Supply Chain Analyst will work primarily within UC SAREP's Food & Society Research Initiative. The position is responsible for the design and implementation of both research and educational programming on topics related to community and regional food distribution systems and agricultural sustainability and viability. Key activities include:
- Design and conduct research on food system trends, local markets and marketing, regional distribution and aggregation, institutional purchasing, and small farm viability and sustainability.
- Design, carry out, and manage community education programs related, but not limited, to expanding access to markets for small/mid-scale and sustainable food producers, increasing access to locally grown and/or nutritious food for individuals and institutions, food safety training for farmers, food hubs, and values-based supply chain businesses.
- Play a lead role coordinating the CA Food Hub Network, a peer-to-peer practitioner learning network hosted by UC SAREP
- Contribute to the planning and development of new sustainable supply chain projects and research, including applying for federal and private grants to secure funding for continued research and educational programming.
- Successfully interface with a wide-range of stakeholders and collaborators (NGOs, industry groups, policymakers), particularly with UC Cooperative Extension colleagues.
- Serve as a community resource in the topical areas mentioned above; draft written reports and contribute to food and agricultural industry articles and articles for academic literature; present at professional and practitioner meetings and conferences based on research results.
Min: $58,500/year to Mid: $83,400/year
This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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