UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Area CE Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Advisor

County Locations: Butte County, Colusa County, Glenn County, Sutter County, Yuba County

Date Posted: April 21, 2017
Closing Date: June 2, 2017

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This position is headquartered in Oroville, Butte County, California.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) will conduct a locally based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba Counties. 



·         Provide academic leadership for two federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (namely the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program).  Supervise the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program Manager, who is responsible for managing, directing, and leading program development, and evaluation, including thirteen nutrition education staff.

·         Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessment and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs.

·         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 initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/Healthy_Families_-_Communities/.

·         Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessment and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs.

·         Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.

·         Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Education, Human Development, or a closely related field.  Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of nutrition. Additionally, academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies is required.  Program and personnel management experience is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design is desired.  The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address challenges of low-income populations is preferred.


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 website:  http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf. If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE advisor with indefinite status, the candidate will be offered the position commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications with eligibility to retain such indefinite status.


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