Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra

UCCE Local Job Opening

University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra

Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor (NFSC)

County Locations: Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Tuolumne County

Date Posted: March 2, 2015
Closing Date: May 8, 2015

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The academic in this position will be expected to interact with UC ANR program teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, and others within the research/extension network and industry advisory groups to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs.

Specific aspects of duties include:

  • Design and implement applied research and educational programs consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision to address behaviors and skills associated with the prevalence of childhood obesity, inactivity, food insecurity, food borne illness and poor food choices observable in high risk populations.
  • Provide academic and administrative leadership of the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program, the UCANR Master Food Preserver Program, FoodCorps, and other UCCE nutrition programs in the Central Sierra counties.
  • Conduct needs assessments and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs relevant to high risk populations.
  • Interact with Youth Families and Communities Statewide Program, UC ANR Program Teams, specialists, and others within the research/extension network to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs at the county level and to participate in applied research and extension activities.
  • Ensure that program delivery is age, literacy and culturally appropriate; adhere to research and evidence based curricula and programming, statewide program protocols and grant requirements, county and university polices, and federal programmatic and fiscal regulations.
  • Align and balance needs with program priorities and resource capacity.
  • Integrate applied research design with statewide programs to monitor behavior/skill changes to assist in solving locally relevant nutrition related problems.
  • Secure appropriate resources for educational activities outside the scope of UC CalFresh.
  • Disseminate program evaluation and research results and accomplishments to academic and community audiences through presentations, peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed communication as appropriate to the project.
  • Participate in professional organizations and collaborate with county governmental and health agencies, and community organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
  • Actively advocate for UC ANR programs promoting research, program outcomes, project collaboration and education briefs and other public communication modes.
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