Qualifications and Skills Required
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in plant science, agricultural engineering, controlled environment agriculture, or related field is required at the time of appointment.
· Valid driver license.
· Solid understanding of agriculture technologies in urban environments, with emphasis on controlled environment agriculture systems.
· Expectation to be available to work onsite on any day.
· Experience in urban and peri-urban communities and natural resource-based economies.
· Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development
· Experience in building partnerships and with multidisciplinary teams
· Demonstrated ability to effectively plan programs, manage teams, and implement an applied research and outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives
To be successful, the CE Advisor requires skills in the following area:
Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should have a deep understanding of agriculture technologies applicable in urban and peri-urban environments and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond. There is an expectation that advisors evolve and grow across their career and respond to changes in the industry and by clientele.
Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal and information technology communication skills. Public speaking to stakeholders is a routine part of this position.
Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with industry and other stakeholders. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.
Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.
How to Apply
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by April 19, 2022 – (open until filled)
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as a resource.
University of California Cooperative Extension
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