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Urban Community Resiliency Advisor Applied Research and Extension (AP# 21-57) Los Angeles

County Locations: Los Angeles County, Orange County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: March 28, 2022
Closing Date: May 19, 2022

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Location Headquarters. Alhambra, Los Angeles County, CA

Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor.

Purpose. The Urban Community Resiliency Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to develop community and economic designs which foster connected and cohesive neighborhoods with an emphasis on the nexus of youth, community and economic development.

The position will involve

  • Evaluating access to education, housing, entrepreneurship and community wealth, green infrastructure development and job creation as they relate to enhancing community resilience.
  • Integrating applied research and education with focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure long-term community resilience and economic development in urban areas.
  • Promoting economic prosperity in the region, particularly in communities of color, through enhanced community development and wealth building.

This position offers the opportunity to integrate and bring focus to community development in urban communities by working with and across UC ANRs efforts to enable communities develop long-term resiliency and sustainable economic development. The position represents the nexus of youth, community and economic development. Research and education programs will have short and long-term positive impacts on community resilience and economic vitality.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver relevant program content to have meaningful impacts in local communities and throughout California.

Opportunities abound for extension and research partnerships with community groups, local, state, and federal agencies.  The advisor will create collaborative synergistic relationships with local and NGO partners to develop and facilitate youth and community vitality.   The advisor joins a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and throughout California.  The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

Counties of Responsibility.  This position will be headquartered in Los Angeles County and also serve Orange County and possibly San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  

Reporting Relationship: The CE Advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) County Director for Los Angeles County with input from the UCCE County Director in Orange County.    

Qualifications and Skills Required

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in community development, sociology, education, urban planning, economic development, or related field is required at the time of appointment. 

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver license.
  • Solid understanding of the nexus of youth, community, and economic development.
  • Expectation to be available to work onsite on any day.

Desired Experience

  • Experience in urban communities.
  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development
  • Experience in building partnerships and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan programs, manage teams, and implement an applied research and outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives

Skills Required

To be successful, the CE Advisor requires skills in the following area:

Technical Competence and Impact

  • The candidate should have a deep understanding of community and economic development and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond. There is an expectation that advisors evolve and grow across their career and respond to changes in the industry and by clientele. 


  • Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal and information technology communication skills.  Public speaking to stakeholders is a routine part of this position. 
  • Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.

Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with industry and other stakeholders.  Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.  
  • Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Lifelong Learning

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.

Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review (including Professional Competence, University and Public Service and Affirmative Action and DEI) at: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/319460.pdf


About UC ANR

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across California.  We are committed to developing and supporting practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians.  UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.

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Salary & Benefits

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding CE advisor series salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. ANR is part of UC’s Family-Friendly Policies. For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-57)

Closing Date:  To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 19, 2022(open until filled)


Contact Alma Jackson; email: ajackson@ucanr.edu

Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.

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

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