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POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Subject: [cg] POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 14:37:25 -0400


PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER  ANCM-01-05 (RE-OPENED) IN ANY
CORRESPONDENCE.  Applications and information may be obtained from:

Ms. Sydni Gillette, Academic Recruitment Office
DANR:     North Coast and Mountain Region
University of California
One Shields Avenue (for FedEx: 1 Hopkins Road)
Davis, CA 95616-8575
Phone (Message): 530/754-8587; FAX: 530/754-8540
Email:   skgillette@ucdavis.edu
Website:  http://ncmr.ucdavis.edu <http://ncmr.ucdavis.edu/> , click on:
Employment Opportunities, an application form is available at the bottom and
lower right of that page in a pdf file.



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
 
North Coast and Mountain Region

  POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:    ANCM-01-05 (REOPENED)

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

HEADQUARTERS:   Placer County, Auburn, CA.

                                                Area of Programmatic
Assignment:  Placer and Nevada Counties.
 
This is a career-track appointment in the University of California, Division
of Agriculture and Natural Resources, North Coast and Mountain Region,
subject to administrative review of the need for the position and the
incumbentıs performance in three, two-year renewable terms.

CLOSING DATE:    Extended.  Open until filled.  For full consideration, the
closing date is October 1, 2002.

 

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered applicants must submit:
1. CoverLetter 
2. ApplicationForm.  A separate University of California Cooperative
Extension form is required for each position.  Applications will be accepted
if postmarked by the closing date at 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time.
3. Resume 
4. CollegeLevel Transcripts: Originaltranscripts or certified copies
preferred. 
5. References:    After initial screening of applications, the committee
will require references for each of the candidates to be considered further.
Please identify a list of potential references, along with addresses and
phone numbers, on the original application.
 

NATURE AND PURPOSE

The 4-H Youth Development Advisor is responsible for the development,
implementation, and evaluation of community-based educational youth
development programs and applied research activities in Placer and Nevada
Counties.

The advisor will provide leadership in youth development programming and
their related field of expertise.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic appointees in Cooperative Extension are responsible for performance
in extending knowledge and information, applied research and creative
activity, professional competence and activity, and University and public
service.  

 

Provide academic leadership for teaching and adaptive research activities
dealing with pertinent youth development issues. Extend information through
consultations, meetings, newsletters, publications, and other methods to
inform volunteers and other clientele of issues and solutions.

 

Assess and evaluate clientele problems and needs for Cooperative Extension
programs. Establish priorities, design and conduct research projects,
analyze, interpret and report results.  In collaboration with campus based
specialists and faculty, interpret and adapt research from UC and other
institutions to address priority issues for the Counties and the Region.

 

Collaborate and network with other governmental agencies, youth serving
organizations, industry groups, and interested individuals, to strengthen
and expand local programs that benefit youth and families.

 

Develop curriculum, teaching materials, publications, literature, and other
resources needed to carry out the County and Regional youth development
program.

 

Supervise 4-H Program Representative(s) in the organization and
implementation of an educational 4-H Club program that is age and
developmentally appropriate, research-based, and consistent with University
of California policies, procedures, philosophy, and overall mission.

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

The advisor will comply with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations, and all University policies regarding affirmative action;
including prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical and mental
disability, age, veteran status, medical conditions, or marital status.

 

The advisor will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities
of the position, the affirmative action nondiscrimination goals established
by the Division and the University as a contractor of the federal
government.  In addition, the Advisor will plan and conduct programs in such
a manner as to provide equitable service to all ethnic, general, and
disabled groups that comprise the potential clientele population for the
program.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A minimum of a Masterıs degree in  behavioral sciences, education, youth or
human development, or a closely related field is required. Specialty and/or
professional experience must provide a significant understanding of youth
development, educational program design, volunteerism, and program
coordination.  


 

Familiarity with the emerging issues in youth development and a demonstrated
ability to integrate and apply knowledge from the above disciplines to solve
youth development problems is desirable.

 

Knowledge and understanding of the non-formal education and youth
development issues in Placer and Nevada Counties, and experience in working
with racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and culturally diverse audiences is
desirable.

 

Must possess skills in educational and mass media outreach, public speaking,
and technical writing.   Ability to plan, implement research, and evaluate
and publish research results is necessary. Experience in the educational use
of computers, the Internet, and other distance-learning techniques is
desirable.

 

Competence in standard computer applications appropriate to the
responsibilities of the position is required.  Knowledge of advanced
communication technologies, and non-formal teaching methods is desirable.

 

Demonstrated outreach, extension education experience/skills are preferred.

 

Demonstrated success in the development of extramural funds to support
program maintenance and/or enhancement 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.

 

SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT

Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor rank
($38,600 to $42,600), commensurate with experience and professional
qualifications. DANR merit and promotion procedures are outlined in the DANR
Administrative Handbook, Series 300, Section 315 at:
http://danr.ucop.edu/admin-handbook/300.

 

BENEFITS OFFERED

The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits plan.  It
includes two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick
leave, and  thirteen paid holidays per year.  A variety of health and dental
plans are available, with substantial employer contribution to the premiums.
In addition, the University provides basic life and disability insurance,
which may be supplemented at group rates.  Workersı Compensation Insurance
is provided.  An excellent UC Retirement System is coordinated with Social
Security and optional annuity plans may supplement retirement. Employee-paid
automobile insurance is available.  Sabbatical and study leaves are
available.  For more information, refer to the UC Benefits Website at:
http://hr.ucdavis.edu/benefits.

 

INTERVIEWS

A search committee will review all applications and associated materials and
invite a limited number of individuals to interview for the position in
Auburn, CA. Travel expenses for interviews will be reimbursed in accordance
with University of California policy. No application material will be
returned to any applicant.


 

PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER  ANCM-01-05 (RE-OPENED) IN ANY
CORRESPONDENCE.  Applications and information may be obtained from:

 

Ms. Sydni Gillette, Academic Recruitment Office

DANR:     North Coast and Mountain Region

University of California

One Shields Avenue (for FedEx: 1 Hopkins Road)

Davis, CA 95616-8575

Phone (Message): 530/754-8587; FAX: 530/754-8540

Email:   skgillette@ucdavis.edu

Website:  http://ncmr.ucdavis.edu <http://ncmr.ucdavis.edu/> , click on:
Employment Opportunities, an application form is available at the bottom and
lower right of that page in a pdf file.

 

 


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