The Douglas County community through Umpqua Community College (UCC) is building upon 50 plus years of rich academic experiences and lives changed through higher education. We are a student-centered, positive working environment that thrives on innovation. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who interacts with our campus feels included, valued, and inspired to fulfill our mission to transform lives and enrich communities.
The Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) was established in 2008 at UCC to support educational opportunities, workforce development and to support the wine industry in Southern Oregon and the continued development and technical support for this important economic driver in Douglas County. SOWI is designed as a living laboratory of cultivated vineyards along with a commercial-scale winemaking facility and events center that includes a wine incubator to support entrepreneurs in the wine industry.
The incumbent in this position will have the unique opportunity to manage and grow the presence of SOWI in the region and utilize its incredible facilities to have the most impact on the local economy of Southern Oregon and the vibrancy of Umpqua Community College. Responsibilities include managing the activities and services of the college winery, in coordination with campus stakeholders, educational programs and events services. The Winery Manager cares for the state-of-the-art winery facility and all associated equipment. Serves as the point of contact for Southern Oregon wine industry partners by providing information regarding operations and services; growing the profile of SOWI and the work of SOWI in the region; and implementing and maintaining professional services within established guidelines and standards.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Leadership of the SOWI winery operation
Serve as an industry partner, supporter and friend
Support educational programming using expertise, facilities and partnership with teaching faculty.
Collaborate with the events department of the college and contract companies that care for the vineyard.
Maintenance and care of all SOWI equipment
Oversight of vineyard health and operations
Support for industry partner in custom crush, processing and hosting services using the SOWI facilities
Support student learning when SOWI winery facilities and vineyard are used as a learning facility.
Collaborates with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services, programs, and projects.
Compiles data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
Develops long and short-range plans, e.g. policies, procedures, staffing, materials, operating plan, budget, marketing, profitable growth of winery products, etc. for the purpose of providing necessary planning for effective and efficient operation.
Facilitates meetings for the purpose of identifying appropriate actions, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a district representative.
Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
Monitors and manages financial activity and tracks budget goals for the facility and projects.
Oversees daily winery operations, including weekends during peak season for the purpose of delivering services to the Southern Oregon wine industry and the needs of students.
Oversees workers, volunteers and contractors as needed.
Performs personnel functions (e.g. scheduling, planning, hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, terminating, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel, and ensuring skills and abilities align with program needs and operations.
Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions for the purpose of providing direction for meeting the district's goals and objectives.
Researches a variety of topics for the purpose of developing new services, ensuring compliance with relevant requirements, securing general information for planning, taking appropriate actions, and/or responding to requests.
Ensures timely and accurate reporting of wine related activities to the OLCC and TTB to include, but not limited to licenses, labeling, fees, and taxes.
Responds to inquiries for the purpose of providing required information and/or referring to appropriate source.
Supervises work and workplace safety and sanitation standards for the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, developing a program of preventive safety on a district wide basis, and ensuring program improvement.
Support teaching endeavors as required.
Other duties as assigned
Associate degree or higher in a discipline related to the winery industry
Some level of teaching or training experience
Wine Industry experience