Area Cooperative Extension 4H Youth Development Advisor Recruitment
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
December 21, 2017
Full Time - Entry Level
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for 4-H Youth Development will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand local UC 4-H Youth Development (4-H YD) programming and better serve under-represented populations in Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties. The primary focus of this position will be on developing research based youth programs that combine non-formal education with hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a positive youth development context to engage youth in improving their skills and abilities in citizenship and civic engagement, science literacy, and healthy living.
Supervise staff in UC ANR 4-H YD programs and provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal, UC ANR, and UC ANR 4-H YDP programmatic and fiscal policies.
Provide academic oversight and leadership related to the development and delivery of programs that meet the needs of the diverse youth, families and communities in the counties.
Oversee implementation of the UC ANR 4-H YD Framework to ensure positive youth development occurs from an intentional process.
Lead the evaluation of local 4-H programs for impact and attainment of growth, participation, and program objectives.
Provide administrative oversight related to recruitment of volunteers and youth across ethnic groups, races and cultures.
An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree in education, child development, youth development, human development or other related field is required by the appointment start date. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required. Strong leadership skills and experience in program and personnel management are required. Expertise in curriculum development, large-scale youth program development, volunteer development and management, and program evaluation is highly desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The ability to communicate with adults and youth in Spanish is desired. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is highly desirable. Experience in effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable. Extension experience is desirable.
TO APPLY: For full position vacancy announcement and UC application, please visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than January 15, 2018 to: email@example.com. Please refer to position AP#17-22. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
About University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is the statewide division of the University of California that administers Cooperative Extension, which is responsible for local program development and delivery throughout the state of California. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is a network of colleagues with a focus on research, education pro...grams, and outreach to resolve local challenges in communities where they live and work. UC ANR is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. UC ANR's CE advisors, CE specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty develop and deliver practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. Learn more about existing UCCE programs in these vibrant communities, visit http://ucanr.edu/.