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University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Nutrition,  Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor

March 17, 2020

Position Title                                                                                                                                                    University of CA
Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
(Applied Research and Extension) Serving San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties

 

Job Description 

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) Serving San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties. The Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand NFCS programming with priority on low income families, individuals, as well as health and human service professionals in three counties.

Purpose. The Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand NFCS programming with priority on low income families, individuals, as well as health and human service professionals in three counties.

 
1. Focus on low-income and economic urban disparities related to food and food systems, nutrition education and relationships between food system and environmental health for optimal nutrition and health outcomes;
2. Lead two large USDA contracts: the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Nutrition Education Program across three counties;
3. An opportunity to lead academic oversight of the UCCE Master Food Preserver program in San Mateo
County;
4. An opportunity to develop new programs to enhance and expand the current nutrition education elements at Elkus Ranch and to involve new audiences that include substantial fractions of under-served and food-insecure communities.

This an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties and throughout California. Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving. You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work, and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.
 
Counties of Responsibility
This position is focused on nutrition issues, including nutrition related health outcomes in youth and adults in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties. There is opportunity to work collaboratively across counties.
 
 
NFCS Advisor Position Reporting Relationship
 
The CE advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension
(UCCE) Regional County Director for Alameda/Contra Costa/San Francisco/and Mateo County (including Elkus Ranch). The CE advisor also serves under the programmatic guidance of the Director of the Statewide Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program.

Qualifications and Skills Required
Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in Nutrition, Health Education, Public Health, Food Systems or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Some coursework in Statistics, Research Methodology, Evaluation, Survey Design and/ or Program Management preferred.

Additional Requirements: 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.
 
Skills Required
To be successful, Advisors require skills in the following:
 

Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should understand key concepts related to nutrition, family and consumer sciences and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.

Communication
Demonstrated excellence in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.


Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Lifelong Learning
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person.

Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review here

 

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 the California. We are committed to developing and supporting 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 here

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of University policy and is eligible for indefinite status.

For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/.

 


How to Apply
If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants”
(refer to position #20-03)
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by April 30, 2020

Questions?
Contact Patricia Harrigan; email: patricia.harrigan@ucop.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.

 

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

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