Area CE 4H Youth Development Advisor Kings County (AP#18.06)
Date Posted: April 23, 2018
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
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This position is headquartered in Hanford, Kings County, CA.
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) 4-H Youth Development (4-H YD) advisor will conduct applied research and extend research-based information on positive youth development and youth scientific literacy to local communities in Kings, Fresno and Tulare Counties. The 4-H YD CE advisor will implement and expand local delivery of the statewide 4-H Youth Development Program, and evaluate program outcomes and impacts on youth, families and communities. The CE advisor will develop new youth programs that combine non-formal education with hands-on, inquiry-based learning to engage youth.
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR CE advisor appointees are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.
- 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 and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
- Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
- Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
- Maintain and promote UC Cooperative Extension’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
- Supervise staff in UC ANR 4-H YD programs and provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal, UC ANR, and 4-H YDP programmatic and fiscal policies.
- Provide administrative oversight related to recruitment of volunteers and youth across ethnic groups, races and cultures.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree in education, youth/child development, human development, science/science education or other related fields is required by the appointment start date. Applicants currently enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate academic field and nearing completion may apply. Academic training and/or experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Expertise in applied research, program evaluation, program design, and youth development experience with underserved populations is highly desirable. Ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred. Strong leadership skills and experience in program and personnel management are highly desirable. The ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is preferred. Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education, is desirable.
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/271532.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.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.