San Mateo/San Francisco Counties
University of California
San Mateo/San Francisco Counties

Employment Opportunities

Community Education Specialist I:
Agricultural and Environmental Educator at UC Elkus Ranch (part-time, limited term). 

Teach experiential learning programs in agricultural and environmental education to school-aged children at UC Elkus Ranch, a working educational ranch in Half Moon Bay.

Description: Work directly with school-aged (majority Pre-K to 3rd grade) children in hands-on educational programs at the ranch. Primary duties include: lessons and activities in animal science, gardening and nutrition, environmental science, recycling and compost, natural history, and farm tours. Prior experience working with diverse populations of youth, working with animals, and gardening are desirable. Some weekend-day work may be required. Training from on-site staff will be provided. This is a temporary (limited-term), part-time position (20%) for the spring and summer, with potential to continue if funding and program schedules allow.

To apply, please submit an application via the following UC System link:

Community Education Specialist II:
Master Food Preserver Program Coordinator (part-time)

The Master Food Preserver Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Nutrition Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor, overseeing all Master Food Preserver (MFP) Program activities conducted by volunteers in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. The Coordinator will perform the full range of program implementation duties and will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of education to community members through a combination of direct education and volunteer management. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.

The Program Coordinator will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter expertise.

This position's primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating an education program and its adult volunteers to improve and extend outreach to the communities we serve. Some specific duties include but are not limited to: submitting volunteer reimbursements, facility use agreements, venue reservations, volunteer reappointment process and tracking volunteer hours, gathering supplies for classes, facilitating meetings, and preparing respective agendas. The ideal candidate will have proven strong experience in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.

Experience with food preservation techniques is desirable but not required. 

To apply, please submit an application via the following UC System link:

Additional Opportunities:

Employment opportunities with the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) can be found on the following website:

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