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Across California, the University of California’s 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve.
More than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home and youth advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to problems across California.
As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.
As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland.
As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.
And thousands of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
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4-H Youth Development Advisor Position Vacancy Announcement
Location Headquarters: San Joaquin County, Stockton, California (50% UCCE San Joaquin County; 50% UCCE Stanislaus County
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by March 21, 2014 (open until filled).
To view full position vacancy announcement, please go to 2014 4-H Advisor Position Vacancy Announcment 563
EFNEP Program Manager (PRIII)
County Location: San Joaquin County
Date Posted: February 10, 2014
Closing Date: February 24, 2014
Under the general direction of the State EFNEP Coordinator and NFCS Advisor, the Program Manager is responsible for implementation and management of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties and possibly additional surrounding counties. EFNEP is a nutrition education program for low-income families with children and youth. The scope of this position includes supervision, teaching, and training; having a working knowledge of personnel management; maintaining subject matter competence; collaborating, providing community leadership, serving on coalitions with agencies providing related services; evaluation; data management; report writing and lesson delivery as appropriate. In addition, prepare and manage work plans and operating budget in consultation with program staff and assisting with applied research and evaluation activities.
For more information and to apply: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57041 on Req#20140060. AA/EOE.
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Brent A Holtz Ph.D.
San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Ste 200, Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: (209) 953-6100
Fax: (209) 953-6128
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