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University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Posted: 08/09/2023
Community Economic Development Advisor #21-50

Community Economic Development Advisor #21-50

Applied Research and Extension

Location Headquarters:  Plumas County, Quincy, CA

Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) offers a unique recruitment opportunity for a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Community Economic Development Advisor.  The Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied problem-solving research program for the Northeast Sierras (including Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties).


Education:  A minimum of a Master’s degree in Community Economic Development, Land Use Planning, Emergency or Risk Management, or other closely related fields is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Must possess valid California Driver’s License to drive a County or University vehicle.
  • Solid understanding of practical information technology application and needs in communities.
  • This is not a remote position; The candidate must be available to work onsite

Skills Required

  • Deep understanding of key concepts related to community and economic development. Ability to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, oral and interpersonal and information technology communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and humility, and to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.
  • Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.

Desired Experience

  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development.
  • Experience in rural communities and natural resource-based economies.
  • Experience in successful Cooperative Extension programming or community development.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage teams and implement a research program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.
  • Experience and/or expertise applying equity-driven values and approaches in racially and culturally diverse communities; understanding and experience with practice of inclusion.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: $74,500 – $98,400.  Step placement is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications.  Refer to https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Refer to https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Visit https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-50)

Closing Date:  To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 14, 2023 – (open until filled)


Contact Katie Kilbane; email: klkilbane@ucanr.edu