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4-H Youth Development Advisor Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Cooperative Extension
 

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Moreno Valley, CA
 
 
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension (CE) 4-H Youth Development (YD) academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand local 4-H programming that benefits currently under-represented populations and places, including Latino and/or low-income youth and families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide leadership and expertise in youth development to other youth oriented programs in the two counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.
• Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
• Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the target clientele as defined above that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/files/906.pdf.
• Supervise staff in 4-H programs and provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal, ANR, and 4-H programmatic and fiscal policies.
• Oversee implementation of the 4-H Thrive framework and ensure positive youth development occurs from an intentional process.
• Lead and contribute to the design and implementation of a volunteer development and management program.

Minimum and Required Qualifications:
• Master's Degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as Youth or Human Development, Child Development Education, Youth Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a closely related field.
• Experience working effectively with low-income youth, underserved ethnic populations (particularly Hispanic/Latino youth), their families and communities.
• Expertise in independently and collaboratively developing reports, one-pagers, briefs, and presentations.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in English and Spanish.
• Computer proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated training or expertise in intercultural competency.
• Experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs that achieve youth development outcomes.
• Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education.
• Experience with grant writing and/or proposal development.
• Knowledge of regional youth and community development initiatives and networks.

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY: For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/jobs. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by June 15, 2014 to anracademicsearch@ucop.edu. Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts, and a cover letter. Please refer to AP#14-05 (open until filled).

When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Employment Network.

Ad has been online since April 24, 2014
 
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