County Director and Cooperative Extension Advisor
Inyo & Mono Counties, Bishop, California
University of California, Cooperative Extension
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), a statewide program with local delivery, is seeking an academic for the position of UCCE Advisor and County Director to conduct a bi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to address one of the following ANR Strategic Initiatives: Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Families and Communities, or Water Quality, Quantity and Security in Bishop, California. The County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in Inyo and Mono Counties. Responsibilities include oversight of effective educational and research programs, direction and leadership of academic and support staff assigned to county Extension programs; maintaining effective communication within the University and county government, securing adequate county Extension budgets, developing and maintaining good working relationship with public and private agencies and with Inyo and Mono Counties.
The UCCE Advisor is expected to maintain academic program activities of research and extension relevant to the issues of the region, and to the overall goals of ANR’s strategic vision. The academic in this position will be expected to interact with UC ANR Program Teams, Specialists, and others within the research/extension continuum to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs. Outreach methods will include individual consultations, meetings, field days, tours, web conferences, ANR publications, peer-reviewed journals, and an appropriate mix of contemporary and emerging electronic media including but not limited to: online learning, content repositories, social media, impact and evaluation tools, and public media outlets.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will provide leadership for research and extension in one of California’s most geographically extreme regions. Specific aspects of duties include:
- Develop and conduct a focused Cooperative Extension education and research program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base in one of the disciplines represented.
- Provide strong academic leadership and oversight for our 4-H Youth Development and Master Gardener Programs.
- Identify and address priority research and extension needs in Inyo and Mono Counties, consistent with the ANR Strategic Vision.
- Forge strong interactions and maintain relationships with local County partners, outside agencies, governing bodies, community organizations and clientele, as well as UC colleagues.
- Contribute to core research and extension goals established within ANR Strategic Initiatives: (http://ucanr.edu/files/906.pdf):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in a discipline related to environmental horticulture, watershed management, rangeland management, animal science, land use, youth development, community development or a closely related field.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Advisor series 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: http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/1112/table28.pdf.
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit http://ucanr.org/jobs or contact Pam Tise at firstname.lastname@example.org. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted to email@example.com by June 8, 2012. Refer to AP#12-04.