Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences - University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources in Tulare California

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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Tulare, California 93274

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in Tulare and Kings Counties. The CE advisor will provide 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).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic leadership for two federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (namely EFNEP and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education). Supervise the UC CalFresh/EFNEP supervisor, who is responsible for nine staff and managing, directing, and leading program development, evaluation, and delivery.
  • Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessments and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs.
  • Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
  • Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.
  • Interact with others within UC ANR's research/extension network (such as the UC ANR Youth, Families and Communities Statewide Program, UC ANR Program Teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty, and others) to participate in extension and applied research activities, and to develop, strengthen, and expand the local delivery of statewide programs at the local level.
  • Maintain and promote UC ANR CE's credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with county government partners, health agencies, policy makers, and community organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.

Education and Experience:  A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in public health, nutrition, health education, human development, social policy or a closely related field.  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.  Program and personnel management experience is required.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.  The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design is desired.  The ability to build partnerships 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 website:

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of University policy.  For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at:

For a full position vacancy announcement and application materials/procedures, please visit or contact Soo Hsieh at, (530) 750-1285, and refer to position listing AP#15-30. To be considered, submit application materials by February 21, 2016, open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. 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.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

Keyword Phrases

  • public health
  • nutrition
  • health education
  • human development
  • social policy
  • research
  • extension
  • Cooperative Extension Tulare County
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Education Leadership / Administration
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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