Cooperative Extension 4H Youth Development Advisor in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
December 12, 2017
San Luis Obispo, California
57000.00 - 75000.00
Higher Education Institution
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Area Cooperative Extension 4H Youth Development Advisor
Location Headquarters: San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for 4-H Youth Development will address statewide goals to develop research-based youth development programming to increase youths’ leadership and college/career readiness with an emphasis on expanding programming to underserved audiences. The CE advisor will be responsible for conducting ongoing program needs assessments that will direct program development, implementation, and expansion; enhancing fund development to support expanded programs; and maintaining the high quality of existing programs.
Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
Maintain and promote Cooperative Extension’s credibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, community partners, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
TO APPLY: Please visit the UC Recruit website at https://recruit.ucanr.edu/. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than January 12, 2018. Please refer to position AP#17-07. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at email@example.com
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, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree in education, youth/child development, human development or other related fields with an emphasis in youth college/career readiness and leadership development is required by the appointment start date. Applicants currently enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate academic field and nearing completion may apply. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required. Experience in grant writing, developing financial reports and/or budget management required. Volunteer management and conflict management experience preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience or the ability to apply low-literacy and culturally/ethnically relevant principles to extension and research programs is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is desirable. Experience and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California, ANR website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/271532.pdf.
The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. ANR's advisors, specialists and faculty bring practical, science-based answers to Californians. ANR works hand in hand with industry to enhance agricultural markets, help the balance of trade, address environmental concerns, protect plant health, and ...provide farmers with scientifically tested production techniques and Californians with increased food safety: 200 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists; 57 local offices throughout California; 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists; 9 Research and Extension Centers; 6 statewide programs; 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at 3 colleges and 1 professional school (UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine & UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences).