Job Details

Cal Poly Pomona
  • Position Number: 4563774
  • Location: Pomona, CA
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Animal Science

Director, Huntley College Farms and Animal Operations

Job No: 530583
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)

Anticipated Salary Range: $100,000 to $130,000 Yearly (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

REQUIRED- All candidates must submit the following:
  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Three References


The College of Agriculture is one of five agricultural colleges in California. It is the sole provider of comprehensive agricultural programs focusing on the needs of the $1 trillion southern California economy and its 22 million people. The College provides a unique integrative approach to agricultural education that recognizes the strong disciplinary interdependencies related to professional orientation and culture, basic societal needs, lifestyles, and social and environmental responsibility. It is well positioned to meet the expanding demand for qualified graduates in highly specialized fields within the agricultural, food, fiber, and animal industries. The farming facilities, Farm Store and AGRlscapes support the educational mission of the College of Agriculture and are vital to the College's legacy and excellent reputation.


1. In coordination with the Dean, Associate Dean, and appropriate college faculty, provide operational leadership and strategic direction for the Huntley College's agricultural and animal operations in support of the college and university missions. Manage day-to-day aspects of the college's farm and animal activities, including operations planning, implementation and control, and personnel management, including staffing levels and work assignments, to ensure the most efficient use of resources. Maintain close and effective working relationships with Foundation and other campus personnel. Work closely with campus faculty to support the needs of classes and research projects.

2. As HEERA manager provide overall supervision of state and foundation members of the farm and animal units staff, plus part time student employees. Train and maintain a team of farm and animal unit staff and student assistants who provide effective support for educational, research, and outreach activities. Oversee and coordinate efforts for administrative support including but not limited to processing timecards, purchase requisitions, disbursements, hiring, attendance, and operational data analytics. Maintain safe and healthy working conditions, including training for all employees and be an integral member of the college safety committee.

3. Provide effective financial planning and administration for farm and animal unit activities, including the coordination of state and Foundation resources that ensures and enhances their fiscal viability.

4. Ensure compliance with Federal, State, County, City, and university codes, regulations and other requirements regarding personnel, farm and animal operations. Provide appropriate custodial care of farm and animal resources in support of environmental sustainability and animal welfare.

5. Serve as the college or campus representative to relevant University, CSU system, or industry committees and advisory boards. Develop partnerships with related regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations.

  • B.S. in an agricultural field is required. Relevant fields include animal science, plant science, agricultural business, agricultural economics, plant pathology, agriculture systems, or similar discipline. A Pest Control Advisor (PCA) license or the ability to obtain a PCA license with in 6 months is required.
  • A valid California Drivers' License is required
  • 7 years of experience in managing a large farming facility, preferably in a higher education setting. A record of demonstrated accomplishment in agriculture.
  • A thorough knowledge of the planning, implementation and control of sustainable agriculture/ animal husbandry operations. Knowledge of all laws and regulations related to safe and environmentally responsible agriculture. Familiarity with requirements to maintain organic certification. Knowledge of technologies, methods, practices and procedures used in modern agriculture, personnel and financial management.

  • An earned Master's degree in agriculture, business or a science-related field is preferred.
  • A Qualified Applicator License is preferred. Ability and appropriate coursework to obtain a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, an engaging leadership style and record of accomplishment in fiscal responsibility and management.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining field research trials is preferred.
  • A Qualified Applicator License is preferred.
  • Ability and appropriate coursework to obtain a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license is preferred

COVID-19 Vaccination

Individuals who access in-person on- or off-campus University programs or activities are strongly recommended to follow the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health and to follow any campus safety measures that may be recommended or required by Cal Poly Pomona to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allow the core mission and activities of the campus to continue. The complete text of the policy may be viewed at COVID-19 Vaccinations and Other Safety Measures.

Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at

Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Conflict of Interest

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. See policy at

Outside Employment Disclosure

Prospective Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager's request. See policy at

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at


Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at More information is available at:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: and at

Advertised: August 17, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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