Director, Foundation Seed Program

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Feb 13, 2024
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

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University of Idaho

Director, Foundation Seed Program


Location: Moscow, Kimberly

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $70,532.80 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Director supports the production of certified seed for a variety of crops grown in Idaho and the rest of the United States. The Foundation Seed program is at the heart of wheat, bean, oilseed, and potato variety development at the University of Idaho. The Director ensures rules and regulations are followed in the production of breeder and certified seed, while managing production sites and storage of seed lots throughout Idaho. The position also supports the certified seed industry in Idaho through expansion of seed for other public and private entities, connection to the various seed industries in Idaho, and as an “ex officio” member of the board for the Idaho Crop Improvement Association.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree; four additional years of experience in program supervising (for a total of seven years) may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3 years experience as a program supervisor
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, financial records and inventories
  • Experience communicating with individuals and groups, both verbally and through written reports
  • Experience with field records and education/technological transfer mechanisms
  • Experience in modern crop production practices; agricultural production equipment; seed handling; and cleaning equipment and maintenance of farm equipment
  • Experience with seed certification laws, standards and procedures necessary for producing limited generation seed such as Breeder and Foundation classes
  • Experience in limited generation seed production and/or commercial seed production and sales


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in crop science or closely related discipline
  • Experience with computer operation and record-keeping via software programs
  • Experience providing technical program assistance to staff
  • Experience providing liaison with customer/provider groups


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:



Required Licensures, Certifications or other


Posting Number: SP004289P

Posting Date: 02/09/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by February 25, 2024 will receive first consideration.

IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must address EACH of the minimum qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.






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