POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) 4-H Youth Development (YD) advisor will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program. The primary focus for this position is to develop research-based youth development programming to increase youths’ leadership and college and career readiness 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 a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in Youth/Child Development, Human Development, Child Development Education or other closely related fields. 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 required. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred. Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills in English is required. Expertise in non-formal education, education development, youth program development, volunteer development, and program design and evaluation are highly 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 desired.
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/250093.pdf.
About University of California - Agriculture & 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.