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The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension academic advisor responsible for the assessment, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of the UCCE nutrition, family and consumer science educational and research programs in Fresno and Madera Counties.
This advisor will address the critical and high priority issues of child and adult obesity, and the closely related issues of poverty and food insecurity in two counties with a combined population over a million people. The NFCS Advisor is expected to provide academic leadership in the areas of teaching and adaptive research activities dealing with pertinent nutrition issues with a variety of collaborative partners including government health and social service agencies, health care organizations, schools, and community-based organizations. Special program emphasis must be given to agencies and professionals serving at-risk, low-income youth and adults.
The NFCS Advisor will assess and evaluate clientele needs that can be effectively addressed through Cooperative Extension nutrition, family, and consumer science programs. The advisor will provide leadership to the UCCE low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (known as UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program). The advisor may also participate in the Master Food Preservation Program, after settling into program and research responsibilities.
A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in nutrition, health education, human development or a closely related field. Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of nutrition with the ability to transfer research-based principles to program design and research design methodologies. Five years in program and/or personnel management is required. The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program-research design is necessary. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Having community collaboration experience and being credentialed as a Registered Dietitian and bilingual in Spanish is highly desirable.
Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Associate 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: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/187037.pdf.
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website http://ucanr.edu/jobs. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by August 25, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts, cover letter and two to three examples of peer-reviewed publications, news articles, project reports, and/or education materials developed. Please summarize your role in your cover letter. Please refer to AP#14-21.
The University of California offers an attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/.
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