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Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design (LAED) Program Coordinator, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design Program, Department of Human Ecology

Application Window

Open date: August 2, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design (LAED) is an academic unit within the Department of Human Ecology within the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES). The LAED program houses two undergraduate majors: the accredited Landscape Architecture (LDA) and the Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) major, and has 8 full-time ladder faculty as well as lecturers. Currently there are approximately 300 undergraduate students enrolled in these programs.

Nature and Purpose
Academic Coordinators are appointees who administer academic programs that provide service closely related to the teaching and/or research mission of the University. This service may be provided to academic departments, to organized research units, to students, or to the general public. Determination of the appropriate level for an appointment for an Academic Coordinator shall take into consideration such factors as program scope and complexity. The duties of an Academic Coordinator are primarily administrative. Individuals in an Academic Coordinator title who are assigned research or instructional duties are required to hold a dual title.

Summary
The LAED Program Coordinator provides administrative support for the Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design (LAED) program, housed within the Department of Human Ecology. The Program Coordinator works closely with the LAED Program Director, delivering the undergraduate majors in Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Environmental Design as well as the Graduate Academic Certificate in Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design. The LAED program offers the only accredited undergraduate landscape architecture major in the UC system as well as a steadily growing Sustainable Environmental Design major. Its mission is to prepare students to be future leaders in landscape architecture and the environmental design fields. The Program Coordinator’s chief role is to support the Program Director and faculty members of LAED in delivering two undergraduate degrees – including one professionally accredited degree program – and in leading the strategic planning and outreach necessary to support an engaged and impactful program.

The individual filling this position should have a background in environmental design and hold a professional degree in landscape architecture or an affiliated field (architecture, urban design, planning); landscape architecture licensure is preferred. In addition to supporting the Program Director, they will coordinate with the Chair and Chief Administrative Officer of the Human Ecology Department, faculty members in LAED, undergraduate staff advisors, and students. Their primary responsibilities include management and coordination of the LAED program, support of instruction and facilities, professional and community outreach, and strategic planning.

Major Responsibilities

Management, Program Administration, and Coordination - 50%
The LAED Program Coordinator oversees the administrative tasks associated with maintaining two undergraduate degree programs and the accreditation of the BSLA degree. This includes: (i) coordinating the university’s Undergraduate Instructional Program Review (UIPR) process for the LDA and SED majors; (ii) managing archives of student work, syllabi, and other documentation required for program reviews and accreditation; (iii) coordinating with the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) and LAED faculty for annual reporting, updated standards, and periodic reviews to maintain accreditation of the BSLA degree; (iv) coordinating LAED program meetings, committee meetings and retreats in support of the Program Director.

Instructional and Facilities Support - 30%
The LAED Program Coordinator supports instruction through: (i) assisting the Program Director in recruiting and hiring academic personnel (including lecturers, associate instructors, TAs and course readers); (ii) coordinating the onboarding and evaluation of academic personnel in accordance with university and departmental policies; (iii) coordinating between instructors and the curriculum committee in the alignment of courses with curricular expectations; (iv) supporting instructors in managing classrooms, course materials, canvas access, visiting speakers, and equipment; (v) hiring and supervising student employees of the Class Support Office and program front desk; (vi) coordination of the annual professional speaker series.

Professional and Community Outreach - 10%
The LAED Program Coordinator maintains networks with affiliated professional groups, alumni, and community organizations, through: (i) identifying and establishing relationships with professional and academic organizations (for example, ASLA, APA, NAMLA, CELA, EDRA); (ii) coordinating quarterly LAED advisory board meetings; (iii) maintaining a current alumni directory; (iv) promoting career development through maintaining lists of current job opportunities, internships and trainings; (v) preparing quarterly newsletters and maintaining active social media accounts.

Strategic Planning - 10%
The LAED Program Coordinator supports initiatives to expand the impact of the LAED program through: (i) maintaining an annual strategic plan and monitoring progress toward identified goals; (ii) identifying potential collaborations for research, teaching and service within and beyond the university, including funding opportunities; (iii) coordinating with university development staff to attract financial support for the program; (iv) planning and coordinating symposia, conferences, or other networking and publication opportunities.

Review of applications will begin after the Initial Review Date, August 24, 2022; This job listing will remain open until filled. Applicants who apply after this date may be considered if a top candidate is not identified. Interested persons should upload a cover letter, current vitae, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and 5 letters of recommendation.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • M.A./M.S. degree or equivalent or other appropriate certifications.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 5-8 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05099

Help contact: srjmitchell@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

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Job location

Davis, California