POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) 4-H Youth Development (YD) Advisor will be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation, evaluation, strengthening and expansion of local 4-H programming that benefits youth and families residing in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, with an emphasis on expanding programming to underserved audiences, specifically, Hispanic, Black, Asian and American Indian youth and adult volunteers.
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in youth/child development, human development, education or other closely related field is required by the appointment date. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required. Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills in English is required. Ability to apply low-literacy and culturally/ethnically relevant principles into extension and research programs is preferred. Expertise in non-formal education, education development, youth program development, volunteer development, and program design and evaluation are highly desirable. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth in the areas of college and career readiness and/or improving access and retention on college campuses is desirable. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable. Extension experience, grant writing/resource development, and working with diverse groups of stakeholders is desirable. The ability to communicate with adults and children in Spanish is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: 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/250093.pdf.
About Univeristy of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
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).