UC ANR Seeks Academic Coordinator

Posted on June 24, 2022
UC ANR Seeks Academic Coordinator
Position Title: 

Academic Coordinator


Position Summary:
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, and the Nutrition Policy Institute is seeking the following Academic Coordinator III.
Location Headquarters: 1111 Franklin St., Oakland, CA
The Academic Coordinator provides strategic leadership and expertise on program development, research and evaluation activities to inform and improve policies and practices related to nutrition and physical activity behaviors and obesity prevention primarily in California. Duties include budget development and management, management of project deliverables, and priority setting. This position is expected to lead and oversee a complex, multi-component, and multi-million-dollar state-wide evaluation of a SNAP-Ed program with impact on the national program, play a leadership role on additional regional, state and national research and evaluation programs as needed, and facilitate and develop new funding opportunities and partnerships. This position also provides leadership for future proposals and strategic planning for the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and has impact at the regional, state and national levels.
Required Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in public health, nutrition or a related field is required at the time of appointment. A Ph.D. is preferred.
Additional Requirements
A minimum of 5 years of community or school nutrition or public health-related research and/or evaluation experience. Experience with evaluation study design, instrument development, training, and management of data collection, data management and analysis, and dissemination of results for varied stakeholders including but not limited to professional publications, presentations, research briefs, and through social and mass media. Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated supervisory experience and experience forging and managing community and academic collaborations. Ability to travel extensively by car and airplane as required. Occasional work on evenings and weekends outside of M-F business hours may be required
A background investigation is 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 acknowledgement to comply with California law.
Skills Required
To be successful, Academic Coordinators require skills in the following:
  • Technical Competence and Impact
  • The candidate should understand key concepts related to nutrition and health and be able to design and implement programs that lead to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.
  • Communication
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, interpersonal and information technology 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 (including Professional Competence, University and Public Service and Affirmative Action and DEI) at: https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/files/355229.pdf
Salary & Benefits
Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator III series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Academic Coordinator series salary scales, please refer to: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t36-iii.pdf
The academic coordinator position is a one-year renewable term appointment. Performance in this position is evaluated annually with merit actions being evaluated every three years. Upon completion of a successful review, you may be reappointed for another definite term. Our intention with this definite term appointment is to reappoint based on positive performance reviews, the continuing need for the position, and available funding support.
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. 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 #22-57)
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by July 18, 2022.
Contact Tatiana Avoce
email: tavoce@ucanr.edu
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring work authorization without need of employer sponsorship for the duration of the appointment period.