Assistant Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
July 23, 2018
$57,500 - $75,000/year
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
The University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Serving Fresno and Madera Counties Position #AP18-03
To assure full consideration, submit by e-mail cover letter, academic application form, curriculum vitae, diversity and research interest statements and transcripts by September 3, 2018 to ANRacademicsearch@ucanr.edu.
Across California, the University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians. For information about UC ANR, visit our Web site: ucanr.edu.
We seek an academic assistant cooperative extension advisor of nutrition, family and consumer sciences to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education, and applied research program with a focus on providing leadership to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program).
The successful candidate will be:
An innovative researcher who will develop an applied research program, evaluate programs, and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences;
An educator prepared to facilitate interactions and information exchange among campus based academics, CE advisors and community stakeholders;
A collaborator to develop partnerships and leverage resources to deliver innovative approaches that will develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs through collaboration with UC ANR Strategic Initiatives, program teams, workgroups, and specialists; federally funded nutrition programs, the private sector, and others within the research/extension network.
A visionary who will complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.
Fresno County, the headquarters for this position, is located in the California Central Valley. Please visit: http://cefresno.ucanr.edu/ for more information about this area.
This academic career-track appointment requires a minimum of a master's degree, although other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as Nutrition, Health Education, Human Development, or closely related field.
Contact Karen Ellsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or view the position vacancy announcement and application procedures at this link: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1402
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
A minimum of a master's degree or other advanced degree in nutrition, health education, human development or a closely related field.
Must possess an understanding of nutrition through academic training and/or professional experience,
Professional experience in program and personnel management,
Academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Possessing the ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program-research design and community collaboration and bilingual communication skills in Spanish or an Asian language are highly desirable attributes.
Additional Salary Information: For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/286596.pdf.
Internal Number: AP18-03
About University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California Cooperative ExtensionDivision of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesFor 100 years, the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) 4-H Youth Development Program has provided community-based youth development programming that has significantly improved the outcomes for youth, families, and communities. The 4-H YDP, a component of the UC ANR Statewide Youth Families & Communities Program (YFC) serves more than 120,000 young people throughout the state, in a variety of contexts including community clubs, afterschool programs, school enrichment, camps, independent study programs, and youth on military installations. The program is delivered through county offices, in partnership with a large volunteer network of more than 20,000 people.