Area Cooperative Extension Advisor – 4-H Youth Development - University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources in Hanford California

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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Hanford, California 93230

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The primary focus of this position is the assessment, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of the UC ANR 4-H Youth Development educational and research programs in Kings, Fresno and Tulare counties; and, delivery of a statewide UC ANR 4-H Youth Development Program at the local level that assists youth in achieving their fullest potential. 

The advisor will develop applied research projects for families and youth with an emphasis on developing youth programs that combine non-formal education with hands-on, inquiry-based learning to engage youth. The advisor will provide leadership in building the capacity of youth and adults to ensure successful growth of the program to better serve currently under‐represented populations, including Latino and/or low‐income youth and families in the three-county area through the development and delivery of high-quality youth programs, targeted recruitment and retention efforts.  The advisor will also supervise staff and provide administrative oversight related to recruitment of volunteers and youth across ethnic groups, races and cultures.

For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, visit our website: see the following websites for more information regarding UC Cooperative Extension in Kings, Fresno and Tulare Counties:,,

This is an academic career track appointment with the following requirements:

  • A minimum of a master's degree; other advanced degrees are encouraged in Youth/Child Development, Human Development, Science or Science Education, or a closely related field.

  • Experience working with diverse populations, and the ability to bridge cultural differences.

  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.

Academic training and/or experience are preferred in areas of agricultural, animal, or environmental science.  Expertise in applied research, program evaluation, program design, and youth development experience with underserved populations is highly desirable.  Ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred.  Strong leadership skills and experience in program and personnel management are highly desirable.  Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is preferred.  Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education, is desirable.

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: have great benefits; for more information, visit the UC Web site at

See the full position announcement, application materials and instructions at or contact Soo Hsieh at or call (530) 750-1285 and refer to AP#13-15Apply by June 3, 2016 to assure consideration.

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

  • Youth Development
  • Child Development
  • Human Development
  • Science Education
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • UC Cooperative Extension Kings County
  • Agricultural Extension
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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