UC ANR: Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor

Posted on April 2, 2024
UC ANR: Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor
Position description and responsibilities:

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Area Youth, Families and Communities (YFC) Advisor to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary North Coast Cooperative Extension team. UC ANR coordinates a statewide network of researchers and educators in partnership with Counties that are dedicated to the development and application of knowledge to address local agricultural, environmental, youth, and health issues. Over 200 UC ANR UCCE academics conduct research, outreach and education from locally based Cooperative Extension offices in over 70 locations. Our mission is to bring the University of California directly to Californians through research, extension, and education programs that support:

  • Sustainable, safe, and nutritious food production and delivery
  • Economic success in a global economy
  • A sustainable, healthy, and productive environment
  • Science literacy and youth development

By working and living among those we serve, UC ANR expands the University of California’s reach to engage all people and communities in California, ensuring equal access to the UC system, and an ability to do applied work that helps the communities we serve.


A minimum of a Master's Degree is required in nutrition, public health-related fields, and/or youth-human development-related fields along with desired expertise in community development, policy development and/or program evaluation with an emphasis on healthy living among youth, families, and communities is required at the time of appointment.

additional requirements:
  • A background investigation for the successful candidate will be required, 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.
  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle.
  • This is not a remote position. The candidate must be available to work onsite. In accordance with UC ANR Flexible Work Guidelines, flexible work agreements are available upon approval by supervisors and periodic re-evaluation.
desired experience:
  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development.
  • Experience in building partnerships with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan programs, manage teams, and implement an applied research and outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.
  • Expertise in positive youth development, community nutrition, health equity, and/or health education.
  • Experience working in diverse cultural settings including indigenous communities; experience and/or expertise in applying equity-driven values and approaches in racially and culturally diverse communities; understanding and experience with practices of inclusion.
  • Knowledge of distance learning, delivery, and implementation.

how to apply:

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #23-25)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 1, 2024 – (open until filled)

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.