4-H Evaluation Coordinator

County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: June 28, 2019
Closing Date: September 6, 2019

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This position is located in Davis, CA.

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking an Academic Coordinator for 4-H Evaluation – 4-H Youth Development Program (Academic Coordinator II). The Academic Coordinator will provide evaluation leadership to University of California 4-H Youth Development Program (UC 4-H). Reporting to the Statewide 4-H Director, and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Research, Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialists, advisors, community education specialists, volunteers, and youth, the 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator develops and implements statewide evaluations to strengthen the program and document program outcomes and impacts. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator disseminates outcomes, impacts, and the public value of 4-H to a variety of audiences. The 4-H Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for providing overall leadership to build the capacity of academics and staff for program evaluation. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator connects their work to the latest advances in statistical methodology and evaluation research on non-formal youth development programs and curriculum and content delivery, and collaborates with program teams/workgroups, campus departments, county 4-H/Cooperative Extension offices, and state and community partners. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator represents UC 4-H on state, regional, and national committees.

This is not an academic career-track appointment. The position is 50% soft funded and the successful candidate will be required to seek extramural funding to help support the position. Performance in this position will be evaluated annually. The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two (2) years. The position will be extended based on performance and availability of funding. 

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR Academic Coordinator appointees are responsible for performance in the areas 1) coordination of academic programs, 2) professional competence and activity and 3) University and public service.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged, with a background in a discipline related to program evaluation in youth development, human development, developmental psychology, education or a closely related field; Ability to manage a large statewide program evaluation strategy working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders to produce a successful implementation; Experience in large project evaluation management, including designing evaluations and measuring program outcomes and impacts; Experience in the development of measurement/evaluation tools and conducting psychometrics on measures; Experience conducting statistical analyses, including bivariate and multivariate analysis, multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and other structural modeling techniques (e.g., longitudinal, multilevel); Experience with qualitative methods of data analysis such as coding videos and open-ended interview questions and presentation of qualitative data; Demonstrated ability to communicate outcomes, impacts, and public values to a variety of audiences (including legislators, funders, consumers, and other decision makers); Excellent oral/written communication skills, including the ability to develop and implement presentations, workshops, and training to diverse audiences; Knowledge of basic technologies, including word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, the Internet, etc., as well as the educational use of computers, the Internet, and other distance learning techniques; Knowledge and experience with statistics software such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, or MPlus.

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: