Area CE Dairy Advisor - Fresno (AP# 14-08)
Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Closing Date: July 20, 2018
This position is headquartered in Fresno, Fresno County CA.
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for dairy will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program focused on Dairy Science. The CE advisor will provide programs across a spectrum of industry issues as they relate to dairy production systems in Fresno and Madera Counties and will address production issues and sustainability in an integrated approach that considers economic viability and conservation of natural resources including land use, air, water, and energy. The CE advisor will work collaboratively with UC ANR academics to address critical issues include reproduction; herd health and related human health issues linked to food safety; nutrition, including feedstuff quality and availability; animal welfare; water quality linked to the use of manure and lagoon water on cropland; air quality impacts linked to the storage and preparation of dairy feeds; and the future implications of animal health emergencies such as foot-and-mouth disease.
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.
- Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/.
- Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
- Conduct applied research designed to solve locally relevant problems and monitor changes.
- Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
- Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
- Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.
- Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR colleagues, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned master's degree, or other advanced degrees, in disciplines such as Dairy or Animal Science or a closely related field, is required by the appointment start date. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability in applied animal science research and extension experience is preferred. Skills to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish are desirable.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scale, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/271532.pdf.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following six components of the Application Packet to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover Letter
- ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/278846.pdf
Please do not send letters of reference.
- CV or Resume
- 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 include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.
- Statement of Research and Extension Interests: Please submit a 2-page Statement of Research and Extension Interests including how your current and/or past research and extension experience could contribute to, or be applicable to, the needs of the local community. Provide examples of potential goals and outcomes from your research and extension activities.
- College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates.