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University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
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Posted: 07/9/2019
Money Talks Academic Coordinator 1

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Money Talks Project Coordinator (Academic Coordinator I) to coordinate a two-year project focusing on financial literacy curriculum development to educate teens and young adults. The Academic Coordinator coordinates California’s youth financial literacy work to develop, strengthen, and evaluate programmatic opportunities for California’s young people in the areas of personal financial management, relationships between nutrition and finances, and financial skill development. A key focus of this position is to coordinate development of pilot research of a new curriculum module that educates youth about “Living on My Own.” This position connects with the UC ANR initiative to increase positive youth development to help youth prepare for college, work, and life.

This is not an academic career-track appointment. This position is funded through September 15, 2020 with the possibility of renewal up to two (2) additional years based on performance and availability of funding. The performance in this position will be evaluated annually. The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two (2) years.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR Academic Coordinator appointees are responsible for performance in the areas 1) coordination of academic programs, 2) professional competence and activity and 3) University and public service. 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all academic members. Compliance with affirmative action policies includes supporting outreach efforts to underserved and underrepresented audiences.  UC ANR Affirmative Action policy and information can be found at:


Minimum and Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged, in education or the social/behavioral sciences, such as consumer science, family studies, human development or behavioral economics;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills;
  • Successful project management experience in an academic setting (e.g. Cooperative Extension).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Experience in youth development
  • Experience in curriculum development and evaluation
  • SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator I rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:


    To be considered, applicants must submit the following components of the Application Packet via UC Recruit by visiting:

    1.   Cover Letter

    2.   ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at:

    Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.

    3.   Supplemental Questions: Please provide a brief response (no more than one half page per question) to each of the following questions related to the position requirements:

          a) Describe your management and interpersonal skills.

          b) Describe your successful project management experience in an academic setting (e.g. Cooperative Extension).

    4.    Curriculum Vitae or Resume

    5.   Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to  Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, teaching, research, extension, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program. For information on writing DEI Statements, please visit:

    6.   College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original

          transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates. Please DO NOT send transcripts that are password protected.


    To submit your application materials, please visit UC Recruit at: and select “Applicants”. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than August 8, 2019.

    For information regarding this position, please contact:


    University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

    Tatiana Avoce

    (530) 750-1277

    E-mail Address: