Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Other Professional, Research Professional|
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Youth Development advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. The primary focus of this position is: for the assessment, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of the UC 4-H Youth Development educational and research programs in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties; and, delivery of a statewide UC 4-H Youth Development Program at the local level that assists youth in achieving their fullest potential. The cooperative extension (CE) advisor will develop applied research projects for adults, families and youth with an emphasis on developing youth programs that combine non-formal education with hands-on, inquiry-based learning to engage youth in improving their skills and abilities in healthy living; science, engineering, math and technology knowledge; environmental stewardship; and citizenship.
The CE advisor will work with other agency partners on the program “Closing the Educational Achievement Gap.” In addition, the CE advisor will provide support and leadership to the UC 4-H Youth Development program representatives serving the UC 4-H Club Programs, Councils, and associated UC 4- H Youth Development Programs in the three counties.
The CE advisor will assess UC 4-H YD programs to determine outcomes of youth participation as well as volunteer efforts, outcomes, and impacts. In addition to assessing measurable changes in individuals, the CE advisor will assess family and organizational as well as community change.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in Youth/Child Development, Human Development, Science or Science Education, or related disciplines. Expertise in applied research and program evaluation and large-scale youth programming for underserved populations is desirable. Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of science with the ability to transfer research-based principles to program and research design methodologies. Experience or the ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Strong leadership skills and experience in program and personnel management are required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required, ability to communicate effectively in a second language is preferred.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.
|Primary Category:||Childhood and Education
|Secondary Categories:||Educational Technology
Research and Methodology