University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Area Cooperative Extension Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Advisor (AP#17.20)
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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 in family resource management including money management, food budgeting and security, and nutrition with an emphasis on obesity and chronic disease prevention. The CE advisor will coordinate with public/private sector nutrition and health-related collaborators; seek external funding to supplement federally funded nutrition programs and research related to the Healthy-Families and Communities Initiatives; and develop nutrition education and policy relevant materials/briefs. The CE advisor will provide academic leadership and oversight to five nutrition education staff in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh) in Kern and Inyo Counties. In addition, the CE advisor will provide academic leadership and oversight to the Master Food Preserver Program in Inyo-Mono.
- Provide academic leadership and oversight for federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (EFNEP and UC CalFresh).
- Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessments 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/.
- 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 an earned Master's Degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in nutrition, health education, public health, human development, social policy or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. 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. Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred. Strong leadership skills and experience in program, resource, and personnel management are highly desirable. The ability to build partnerships, community collaboration, and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address challenges of low-income populations is desired.
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, ANR website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/263860.pdf.
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.
TO APPLY: For full position vacancy announcement and UC application, please visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than September 25, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to position AP#17-20. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at email@example.com