Associate Director-Program & Policy-Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences - University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources in Davis California

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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Davis, California 95616

United States

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Detailed Job Description


The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), Statewide Youth, Families, and Communities Program is seeking an Associate Director for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Program and Policy.  The Associate Director provides programmatic leadership in the development and implementation of NFCS programs, including the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and the Master Food Preservation Program (MFP).  The Associate Director coordinates and collaborates with associated state level agencies as well as UC ANR colleagues to strengthen current programming as well as to develop, implement and evaluate cross-disciplinary programming to reflect the needs, interests and resources of California’s diverse youth, families, and communities.  The Associate Director connects his/her work to the latest research on nutrition, family and consumer sciences and collaborates with UC ANR workgroups, campus specialists, the Nutrition Policy Institute, NFCS Advisors, nutrition program staff, and county Cooperative Extension offices.  The Associate Director provides leadership and oversight nutrition education committees involving EFNEP and impacting UC ANR nutrition education staff and programs.


  • Provide programmatic leadership, administration, management and coordination to the 23 counties currently conducting EFNEP and the four state office staff and part-time academics that support the daily operations of EFNEP.
  • Develop annual plans and budgets and provide programmatic and fiscal compliance oversight for EFNEP and other NFCS programs as assigned.
  • Provide leadership to the work of the Nutrition Program Team, NFCS, and EFNEP committees.
  • Develop and implement training programs for staff development-based competency needs of academics and staff.  Work with UC CalFresh and Academic Training Coordinator for training programs that cross both nutrition education programs.
  • Analyze enrollment data and other program indicators in order to inform training and program development needs and topics.
  • Provide leadership to program evaluation, assuring EFNEP and other NFCS programming is meeting programmatic expectations and providing appropriate outcomes for participating families and youth.
  • Develop and disseminate strategies for attracting new/diverse volunteers and agency partners to NFCS programming.
  • Collaborate with the UC CalFresh program to better align and elevate UCCE’s low income-nutrition education programs.
  • Co-lead the Master Food Preserver Program with the UC Master Gardener Program Director.  
  • Assure the NFCS programming is in compliance with all federal, state, and UC regulations and policies and oversee the development of new policies and the revision of existing policies to support program goals in collaboration with the office of the controller and business services, contract and grants, the State Youth, Families and Communities Director, and others as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the educational content of EFNEP including development and delivery of educational curriculum.
  • Represent EFNEP and NFCS on various statewide and/or national committees.
  • Develop cross-disciplinary program activities between UCCE NFCS, 4-H Youth Development, the Research and Extension Centers, other ANR programs and the UC Global Food Initiative.
  • Generate and monitor funding for EFNEP and other NFCS program priorities through grant and resource development opportunities.


Minimum and Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in a discipline such as Nutrition; Family and Consumer Sciences; Human Development, Education; Health Education or a closely related field. 
  • Experience with the management of large programs with broad and substantial complexity related to program, policies, and/or funding structure.
  • Experience generating grants or resource development to support programming.
  • Strong leadership and excellent communication skills including negotiation, conflict management and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated abilities to develop educational/program materials, technical reports and presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated abilities in program planning and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated superior professional ability and accomplishments in job-related activities.
  • Experience working in partnership with low-income and racially and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders and developing productive partnerships. 
  • Knowledge of technologies, including word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, the internet, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with or knowledge of Cooperative Extension, especially in nutrition, family, and consumer sciences.
  • Experience in the educational use of computers, the Internet, social media and other distance learning techniques.
  • Knowledge of regional and statewide youth and community development initiatives and networks.
  • Peer-reviewed publication(s) relevant to the position.
  • Bi-lingual language skills in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable.


SALARY:  Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator III Series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:

For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website  HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered, applicants must submit all five components of the Application Packet to  (go to our website view the announcement for details)


Keyword Phrases

  • Nutrition
  • Consumer Sciences
  • Extension
  • Associate Director
  • Administrative
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 3/20/2015