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University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Fresno County
Website URL:
Posted: 02/22/2018
Area Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Advisor (Fresno & Madera County) AP# 18-03
Salary: 57,000 - 75,000

For full consideration, visit the online job board at , access the full position announcement and academic application form. 

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in Fresno and Madera Counties. The CE advisor will provide leadership to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program). 

This position is headquartered in Fresno, California (Fresno County).

Major Responsibilities:
Develop an applied research program, evaluate programs, and report accomplishments, results, impacts to scientific and lay audiences;

Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results and potential or actual impacts;
Complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, and Cooperative Extension’s credibility and visibility.

Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and others, to address priority issues for UC ANR. 

Position Requirements:
A minimum of a master's degree or other advanced degree in nutrition, health education, human development or a closely related field.Must possess an understanding of nutrition through academic training and/or professional.Professional experience in program and personnel management and academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologiesExcellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Additional Attributes:
Possessing the ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program-research design and community collaboration and bilingual communication skills in Spanish or an Asian language are highly desirable attributes.

Beginning salary will be in the Assistant Cooperative Extension Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to:


To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following five components of the Application Packet to 

1. Cover Letter 
2. ANR Academic Application Form— available at:
Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee may contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four and a maximum of six names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates. 

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2018 to assure full consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.