Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor - Imperial County and DREC
Date Posted: September 1, 2017
Closing Date: October 30, 2017
For instructions on application procedures and materials required, please click the above 'Job Description' link.
This position is headquartered in Holtville, Imperial County, California.
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor who will serve UCCE Imperial County and the Desert Research and Extension center with headquarters in Holtville, CA. The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor will implement a four-fold focus addressing community-building, entrepreneurial skills for innovative cross-disciplinary program development, information brokering, and community-based research.
SOME MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR strategic initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/
- Supervise UC DREC FARM SMART program community education specialists as well as UC 4-H YD and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education staff. Provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal and ANR programmatic and fiscal policies.
- Oversee implementation of the UC 4-H Youth Development Framework and ensure that positive youth development occurs from an intentional process.
- Lead the evaluation of local programs for impact and attainment of growth, participation and program objectives.
- Cultivate collaborators and donors as well as grants for research and education/project support.
- Collaborate and network with governmental agencies, youth service organizations, industry groups, schools, fairs and interested individuals.
A minimum of a master's degree or higher, in Child or Human Development, Community Development, Nutrition, Education or a closely related social science field completed by the appointment start date
Experience working with Latino youth and their families, as well as excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in English and Spanish, and demonstrated bi- or multi-cultural abilities and/or skills
Having a working knowledge of Latino culture, values and norms, particularly around views of family and community success, and experience collaborating and facilitating with diverse community members
Additionally, applied research and extension experience and education and/or coursework/experience in community economic development are preferred.
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 website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/263860.pdf.