Location Headquarters. UCCE San Mateo – San Francisco at Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay, California
The 4-H Youth Development Advisor will emphasize the critical and emerging areas of Healthy Living, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), and Positive Youth Development in the two-county region.
The Advisor will have programmatic oversight of the education and extension activities of 4-H programs in San Mateo and San Francisco.
The Advisor is expected to engage in applied research and extension projects at Elkus Ranch to strengthen the Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center – which provides direct educational programming in agriculture, the environment, STEAM, and sustainability to over 9,000 visitors a year and significantly more through partnership programs sited at the ranch. The Advisor will engage with the Healthy Living Ambassadors program to support teens and youth as leaders in school gardens in areas of most need in San Mateo County. In addition, the Advisor is expected to provide academic leadership in developing an effective, integrated approach for enhancing STEAM preparedness, success rates and improve equity goal attainment for students in the Bay Area. The Advisor will work in closely with the Multi-County Director supporting cross-county STEAM initiatives.
The 4-H Youth Development Advisor will conduct a research and extension program that makes a positive impact in terms of developing a qualified workforce for California through increased civic engagement, college, and career readiness and building effective public leaders; and promoting healthy people, STEAM, and communities through access to positive built and natural environments. The Advisor will engage with San Mateo County’s 4-H farms, the Healthy Living Ambassador Garden Program and develop youth leaders active in promoting improved community wellness and STEAM preparedness.
This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of San Mateo 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 focuses on youth development in the two-county area. There is an opportunity and expectation to work collaboratively across additional Bay Area counties.
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/353916.pdf
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: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply: If interested in this position, please click the green “Apply Externally” button and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-19).
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, complete application packets must be received by September 10, 2021 or open until filled.
Questions? Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: email@example.com
- A minimum of a master’s degree in an area related to Education (emphasizing STEAM, Environmental Education, Youth, and Community Development) or other closely related fields is required at the time of appointment.
- 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.