County Director - Alameda, Contra Costa, & San Mateo Counties

County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Date Posted: August 30, 2019
Closing Date: October 21, 2019

The County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, and the Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center in Half Moon Bay, CA. This individual is the political and administrative leader for UCCE's four central Bay Area counties. Responsibilities include oversight of effective educational and applied research programs, direction and leadership of academic and support staff assigned to county Extension programs (50 FTE); maintaining effective communication within the University and county government, securing adequate county Extension budgets, and developing and maintaining good working relationships with public and private agencies and with all four counties. The incumbent will increase the visibility of UCCE by communicating the positive impacts and benefits realized by the citizens of the four central Bay Area Counties and the state of California through the activities and contributions of these units.

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is the statewide division of the University of California that administers Cooperative Extension, which is responsible for local program development and delivery throughout the state of California. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is a network of colleagues with a focus on research, education programs, and outreach to resolve local challenges in communities where they live and work. UC ANR is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. UC ANR's CE advisors, CE specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty develop and deliver practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians.

The four Central Bay Area Counties offer a unique opportunity to re-invent cooperative extension for a diverse clientele that includes urban residents as well as the traditional agricultural extension clientele. The new Director will provide leadership in the transformation of cooperative extension that can serve as a model for other metropolitan areas in California and the U.S.

To learn more about existing UCCE programs in these vibrant counties, please visit: http://cealameda.ucanr.edu/, http://cecontracosta.ucanr.edu/, http://cesanmateo.ucanr.edu/, and http://elkusranch.ucanr.edu/.

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 be submitted under other attachment and include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your county programs. 

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

To apply, go to: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61990