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UCANR Climate and Agriculture - Academic Coordinator at UCANR - 16540

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UCANR Climate and Agriculture - Academic Coordinator
95340 CA ,
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Job Description: 

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking an Academic Coordinator. This is an opportunity to participate in an exciting multidimensional and multi-institutional effort to support climate adaptation agriculture across California state. The project is in partnership with the USDA Climate Hub and UCCE. The program includes research, extension and education. The position is based in Merced.

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Duties & Responsibilities: 

Provide expertise in adult learning and extension education methods to coordinate and facilitate workshps and trainings, problem resolution, and administration of programs and activities related to the climate smart agriculture project
Prepare high quality written materials including curriculum, factsheets, program and project impact statements, blog posts, progress reports, briefings, executive summaries, and brochures, quarterly newsletters, and posters and presentations
Evaluate project related extension presentations and workshops, analyze results, and prepare periodic project impact reports
Engage with stakeholders to identify critical needs
Build relationships and leverage resources with key partners to enhance activities related to climate smart agriculture. These partners can include the stakeholders mentioned above, as well as state and federal agencies, campus-based academics, researchers, and Cooperative Extension academics

Education & Experience: 

Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in the agricultural, environmental, or social sciences, with coursework or experience relevant to agricultural extension and sustainable agriculture is required at the time of appointment.
Additional Requirements

A strong background in extension education methods and public scientific communication.
Desire to learn about California agricultural and basic climate smart agriculture fundamentals
Valid driver license required to fulfill job duties
Expectation to be available to work onsite
Willing to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion
Ability to prepare and deliver communications to policy makers, funders, and other external stakeholders.

Desired Experience

Ability to secure and manage extramural funding.
Prior experience working in an agricultural setting or working directly with farmers and ranchers.
Experience communicating technical information to culturally diverse audiences.
Experience in building partnerships and working with multidisciplinary teams.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan projects, manage teams and assist in implementing an outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.

Application Instructions: 

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