4-H Youth Development Program Access, Equity, and Belonging Academic Coordinator II
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Location: Davis, California
Required Education: Master’s
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 22-55
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking an Access, Equity and Belonging UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Academic Coordinator.
Location Headquarters. State 4-H Office, UC ANR Office, Davis, CA.
Purpose. The Academic Coordinator (ACII) will provide leadership and support to 4-H professionals throughout the state to increase the engagement and participation of unserved and underservedyouth and adult audiences in all delivery modes of the 4-H Youth Development Program.
As such, the Academic Coordinator will:
Develop systems and resources to build the capacity of 4-H professionals to increase 4-H youth membership and adult volunteerism among the Latinx and all unserved and underserved communities.
Develop tools and resources (e.g., curricula) and provide training to empower 4-H professionals to address the needs and interests of unserved and underserved youth and families and to expand and diversify their 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Identify priority issues and inform on best practices to better reach unrepresented youth, families, and communities in California.
Design and implement strategies to improve staff and volunteers’ skills to enhance inclusiveness and intercultural competence.
Collaborate in acquiring funding for extension and/or creative activity.
Geographic Assignment and Clientele. This position will be headquartered in Davis at the State 4-H Office and will serve all 58 counties in California in partnership with UC ANR Specialists (2), 4-H Youth Development Advisors (21) and 40+ 4-H Community Education Specialists to develop program systems, resources, and capacity. This activity will support our 60,000 youth members and 10,000 adult volunteers in reaching access, equity, and belonging excellence.
Relationships: The Academic Coordinator is responsible administratively to the California 4-H State Director. Collaborate with 4-H YDP and Youth Family and Communities Advisors,Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, Vice-Provost of Research and Extension, UC ANR Associate Vice-President, and Vice-President.
Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.
Qualifications and Skills Required
Education: Minimum of a Master's Degree in disciplines such as Youth or Human Development, Child Development, Education, Youth Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
Substantial experience and sensitivity to cultural differences in working with youth
Demonstrated effectiveness in building on the collective strengths of culturally diverse youth and adults, including adult volunteers
Expertise in independently and collaboratively developing reports, one-pagers, briefs, and presentations
Strong leadership skills and experience in program and personnel management
Demonstrated bi or multi-cultural abilities and/or skills
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills in English and Spanish
Valid driver’s license.
A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.
Ability to secure and manage extramural funding.
Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension.
Ability to prepare and deliver communications to policymakers, funders, and other external stakeholders.
Experience communicating technical information to culturally diverse audiences.
Experience in building partnerships and working with multidisciplinary teams.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan projects, manage teams and assist in implementing outreach programs, including setting measurable goals and objectives.
Experience working effectively with youth of color, particularly Hispanic/Latino youth, their families, and communities
Demonstrated experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that achieve youth development outcomes.
Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders and developing productive partnerships.
To be successful, the AC requires skills in the following area:
Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should have demonstrated experience working effectively with youth of color, particularly Hispanic/Latino youth, their families, and communities. Demonstrated experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that achieve youth development outcomes.
Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal and information technology communication skills. Public speaking to diverse stakeholders is a routine part of this position.
Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with families, volunteers, youth leaders, community collaborators, academics and programmatic staff and other stakeholders. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.
Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.
Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review (including Professional Competence, University and Public Service and Affirmative Action and DEI) at:
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across California. We are committed to developing and supporting practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
About University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.