Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences

Jul 21, 2016 admin
Application period Jul 21, 2016 10:15 AM to
Jul 31, 2016 10:15 AM

Position Location:  Tulare, Tulare County, California

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in Tulare and Kings Counties. The CE advisor will provide leadership to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program).

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Provide academic leadership for two federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (namely EFNEP and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education). Supervise the UC CalFresh/EFNEP supervisor, who is responsible for nine staff and managing, directing, and leading program development, evaluation, and delivery. 
  • Conduct a comprehensive community wide NFCS needs assessments and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs. 
  • Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems. 
  • Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods. 
  • Interact with others within UC ANR's research/extension network (such as the UC ANR Youth, Families and Communities Statewide Program, UC ANR Program Teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty, and others) to participate in extension and applied research activities, and to develop, strengthen, and expand the local delivery of statewide programs at the local level. 
  • Maintain and promote UC ANR CE's credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with county government partners, health agencies, policy makers, and community organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership. 


Education and Experience:  A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in public health, nutrition, health education, human development, social policy or a closely related field.  Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of nutrition.  Additionally, academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies is required.  Program and personnel management experience is required.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design is desired.  The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address challenges of low income populations is desired. 

Salary:  Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant 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 website:

Benefits: We have great benefits; for more information, visit the UC Web site at

For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit or contact Soo Hsieh at [email protected], (530) 750-1285, and refer to position listing AP#15-30. To be considered, submit application materials by July 31, 2106, open until filled.

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Jul 21, 2016 10:15 AM to
Jul 31, 2016 10:15 AM


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