Academic Administrator
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Academic Administrator III (Sage Hill)

Job #JPF08061

Position overview

Position title:Restoration Ecologist & Managing Director for Sage Hill
Review timeline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Application Window

Open November 16, 2022 through Friday, Dec 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability invites applications for the position of Restoration Ecologist & Managing Director for Sage Hill

Sage Hill at UCLA is 3.4 acres of CA native habitat that is home to a high level of biodiversity. The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) is developing the area into a space that offers easily accessible, outdoor, hands-on learning and research experiences for students across campus. The Restoration Ecologist/Managing Director is a new, full-time academic administrator position dedicated to Sage Hill. The Managing Director maintains primary responsibility for oversight of Sage Hill including coordinating and supporting all restoration, teaching, and research activities, as well as funding, development, and community outreach activities. The Managing Director plans and manages restoration efforts in collaboration with faculty, undergraduate researchers, student groups, and volunteers. The Managing Director works collaboratively with Gabrielino (Tongva) Tribal community members on restoration efforts as well as facilitates Tribal access and cultural activities. The Managing Director teaches two courses per year, including the environmental science senior Practicum on a topic related to Sage Hill. The Managing Director is responsible for maintaining the budget for Sage Hill activities and enhancements and leading grant writing and development initiatives to support programming as well as infrastructure improvements. The Managing Director maintains communications about Sage Hill and encourages utilizing the space for teaching and undergraduate research and organizes all outreach activities to the Gabrielino (Tongva) Tribal community, campus community, local schools, organizations, and public agencies. The Managing Director reports to the Director of IoES and works collaboratively with the Associate Director and a wide range of IoES and UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators to expand opportunities for UCLA students and ensure positive student outcomes. The Managing Director may also serve as a PI, Co-PI, or Partner on research grants. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2023. To learn more, visit


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or corresponding terminal degree in hand by the time of appointment in a field related to restoration ecology, botany, zoology, environmental science/studies, and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). A proven record of professional and academic achievement including teaching, research experience, professional practice, and/or funding through competitive grants. We particularly welcome applications from scholars/practitioners with knowledge of California ecosystems, knowledge of inclusive pedagogy, and experience developing TEK-based field courses or teaching exercises.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please describe how you plan to create an inclusive community, as well as your experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

For finalist candidates, we plan to contact references via email and will request letters and/or a phone call or zoom meeting.

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Campus Information

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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