University of California

Area CE Advisor - 4-H Youth Development and County Director

County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Date Posted: November 21, 2016
Closing Date: February 10, 2017

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This position is located in Half Moon Bay, CA. 

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for 4-H Youth Development will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand local UC 4-H Youth Development (4-H YD) programming and better serve under-represented populations in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. The primary focus of this position is to improve youth health and wellness using a holistic approach that leverages University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), community, and individual assets and integrates across nutrition, health, environmental, human and agricultural systems. In particular, the CE advisor will develop applied research projects, programs and strategies to empower youth and positively impact youth, family and community health. The CE advisor is uniquely situated for this work with access to Elkus Ranch that provides a location and support for collaboration, integration and delivery of research and extension programs relevant to San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. 

The County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Cooperative Extension and Elkus Ranch are a single administrative, research and programmatic unit.  Responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all CE extension and research programs, effective management and supervision of all staff and academic personnel including oversight, evaluation (annual evaluations, merit and promotions), mentoring, coaching and discipline; maintaining effective communication with the University and San Mateo and San Francisco Counties, maintaining and enhancing San Mateo and San Francisco County CE budgets, developing and maintaining good working relationships with public and private agencies including San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of a Master’s degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in one of the following disciplines: education, youth development, health sciences, environmental sciences, natural resources, agricultural sciences.  Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.  Experience managing and evaluating human, financial and technical resources and programs, is highly desirable.  Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable.  Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education, is desirable.


A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).   Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgment to comply with California law.

SALARY:  Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant up to 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, ANR website: In addition, an administrative stipend will be provided in recognition of the administrative responsibilities associated with the county director role.

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