Inyo and Mono Counties
University of California
Inyo and Mono Counties

Area CE 4-H Youth Development Advisor - San Mateo County (AP#16.17)

County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Date Posted: December 1, 2017
Closing Date: January 19, 2018

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This position is headquartered in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for 4-H Youth Development will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand local UC 4-H Youth Development (4-H YD) and Elkus Ranch educational programming and better serve under-represented populations in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. The primary focus of this position is to improve youth wellness as well as environmental and scientific literacy, using a holistic approach that leverages University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), community, and individual assets and integrates across nutrition, health, environmental, human and agricultural systems.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.


  • Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives
  • Supervise staff in UC ANR 4-H YD programs and provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal, UC ANR, and UC ANR 4-H YDP programmatic and fiscal policies.
  • Oversee implementation of the UC ANR 4-H YD Framework to ensure positive youth development occurs from an intentional process.
  • Provide administrative oversight related to recruitment of volunteers and youth across ethnic groups, races and cultures.
  • Lead and contribute to the design and implementation of a volunteer development and management program.
  • Cultivate collaborators and donors as well as grants for research and education/project support.
  • Collaborate and network with governmental agencies, youth service organizations, industry groups, schools, fairs and interested individuals.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned master's degree or other advanced degree in science education, youth development, health sciences, environmental sciences, natural resources, agricultural sciences or a closely related field is required by the appointment start date. Applicants currently enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate academic field may apply. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth is required, and experience with designing, conducting, or evaluating outdoor, place-based and experiential education is desirable. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Experience managing and evaluating technical resources and programs is highly desirable. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is required. Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education, is desirable.

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, ANR website:

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