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The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide programwith local development and delivery, is seeking a Director for the Statewide Youth, Families, and Communities (YFC) Program to provide administrative leadership to the 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H YDP) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), as well as other ANR nutrition, family, and consumer science (NFCS), youth and community programs. The 4-H YDP is a statewide program focused on providing experiential learning experiences that develop leadership, citizenship, life skills, and supportive environments in which culturally diverse youth and adults are engaged to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. EFNEP operates in selected counties to assist low-income youth and families with young children to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that change behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve nutritional welfare.
The Director works with two Associate Directors of Program and Policy (4-H YDP and NFCS) to provide innovative leadership and creativity in fostering interdisciplinary efforts, implementing and evaluating extension research-based programs, and developing and coordinating revenue generating opportunities in support of California youth, families and communities.
CLASSIFICATION/RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is in the Academic Administrator series. The YFC Director will be expected to interact with UC ANR program teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, and others within the research/extension network and industry advisory groups to provide leadership in the development, strengthening, expansion, and sustainability of the local delivery of YFC programs.
Major Responsibilities: The YFC Director will be expected to interact with UC ANR program teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, and others within the research/extension network and industry advisory groups to provide leadership in the development, strengthening, expansion, and sustainability of the local delivery of YFC programs.
Specific aspects of duties include:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of a master's degree is required, other advanced degrees are strongly encouraged in Education, Youth, or Human Development, Psychology, Human Relations, Nutrition, Family Consumer Sciences or a related subject matter. Demonstrated abilities and experience is required in: conducting youth, human, or community development or nutrition programs and research resulting in outcomes and a publication record; managing complex budgets and extramural fund development; bringing together interdisciplinary teams to address convergent issues or problems; working with diverse audiences and external constituencies; communicating effectively and having excellent interpersonal skills, especially in difficult/sensitive situations; and directing programs requiring solutions related to cultural, social, technological, and economic issues. Knowledge and understanding of issues in nutrition, youth, human and community development that may be addressed through research and extension is critical. Knowledge and understanding of the Cooperative Extension system and the role of the land-grant mission in serving youth, family and community needs and having bi-lingual skills are highly desirable.
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by October 9, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts and a cover letter. Please refer to AP#15-25.
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