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Job ID: 133326

University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2019
Title CMTY EDUC SPEC 2 - 2807
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Agricultural Extension


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About Us

Since 1914 UC Cooperative Extension has been the bridge between local issues and innovative answers through the power of UC research.

Our advisors, specialists, faculty, and staff are committed to these principles:
  • Connecting Californians to their University
  • Being a leader to bring science-based solutions
  • Providing information that is trustworthy and not biased
  • Providing research that is practical to use
  • Addressing the local concerns of communities
  • Inviting the participation of all concerned stakeholders
  • Serving where private industry cannot or will not

UC ANR's work makes a difference in the lives of all Californians.

Job Description

(Position Summary/Custom Scope)

Under the general supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Advisor, the 4-H Program Representative (PR) II helps the community and supports the education of Latino youth through assisting with the design, implementation, and evaluation of culturally responsive educational youth programs in partnership with Latino communities. As such, a candidate who is bilingual in Spanish is required. In collaboration with the Advisor, the PR assesses interests, resources, and needs of Latino youth and families; attends, coordinates, and delivers training; implements programs to increase the participation of Latino youth in the 4-H YDP; implements marketing campaigns and recruits, trains, and supports community Latino volunteers to assist in the delivery of educational programs to youth; conducts evaluations; and disseminates programs and achievements

This position is a contract appointment that is 40% fixed that ends on 6/30/20.

- Min $19.16/hr. to Mid $28.40/hr.

Job Posting Close Date - This job posting will close on 12/16/2019

(Job Duties/Key Responsibilities)


Collaborate with local communities, county staff, advisors, and other UC academics and campus faculty (if applicable) on the design and delivery of new, innovative, and culturally responsive programs using a variety of educational methods that respond to the local Latino population interests and needs. - Ensure 4-H programming complies with best practices of positive youth development, policy, and procedure. - Assist in the development and implementation of a plan to sustain the programs, including funding and volunteer recruitment. - Effectively deliver information to the Latino population regarding the 4-H program, including all delivery modes (e.g., community club, after school, camp, etc.). The candidate must be bilingual in Spanish. - Respond to clientele requests for specific information, including new club programs. - Increase enrollment of Latinos (youth, families, and volunteers) in the CA 4-H YDP. - Collect enrollment and other outreach data as required by the program.
- Attend training offered by the State 4-H Office, county program, or others as identified by the Supervisor. - Coordinate and deliver training for 4-H adult volunteers, 4-H club leaders, and 4-H staff to support diversity, inclusion, and positive youth development practices.
In partnership with county staff, identify communities not being served by 4-H long-term programming. - Initiate, develop, establish, and strengthen relationships with key institutional networks, community leaders, youth-serving organizations and other agencies serving Latino youth and families. - Map, assess, and document key institutional networks (both formal and informal) and programs that are successfully serving Latino youth and families. - Assist in conducting a needs assessment to identify the program needs of the Latino population from selected youth serving organizations. - Assist in identifying barriers to Latino youth and family participation in 4- H, as well as proposed solutions to them.
Collaborate with the 4-H Communication Specialist on the design and implementation of marketing campaigns to increase 4-H brand recognition in Latino communities through active participation in traditional and social media (radio, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). - Participate in community outreach events, community collaborative, and/or educational events to promote the 4-H YDP. - Recruit multicultural volunteers and club leaders through the community, organizations, and businesses.
- Document efforts in accessing and establishing relationships with the Latino community. - Document best practices while reaching and serving Latino youth, families, and volunteers. - In partnership with county advisor, evaluate program effectiveness using appropriate models. - Collaborate with advisors and other academics in data analysis. - Document efforts to sustain the program and make recommendations to improve efforts. - Make recommendations on successful programs to replicate in other counties.
- Collaborate in the development of extension publications such as fact sheets, policy briefs, newsletters, and one-pagers. - Collaborate in the development of professional development workshops for 4-H personnel and technical reports aimed at youth serving practitioners and general public based on research findings. - In conjunction with the county-based advisor, participate in academic conferences and forums.
Maintain up-to-date understanding of 4-H YD policies and relevant University policies. - Respond to policy inquiries from 4-H members, families, and adult volunteers. Seek technical support from advisor and appropriate personnel at the statewide level. - Ensure 4-H members, families, volunteers, and 4-H units comply with University and 4-H YD policies and procedures. - Review and approve 4-H unit budgets and fundraising approval forms as delegated by the County Director. - Effectively resolve conflict. Assist clientele with the complaint review process and completing incident reports. - Assist 4-H community clubs with outreach efforts to ensure compliance with affirmative action requirements and to expand and diversify youth and adult volunteer club membership.
Attend staff meetings at the local and state level. - Prepare an annual plan of action, progress reports, and an end-of-the year accomplishments report as requested by the advisor. Assist advisor in preparing affirmative action reports and other UC/4-H reports.

(Special Conditions of Employment)

Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required.

Employment is contingent upon successfully clearing the FBI/DOJ background check both from the Department of Justice and the FBI, prior to the first day of UC Employment.

California law requires certain individuals to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect. This position is identified as a "mandated reporter" because of its association with youth.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.


  • Associate degree in related areas and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish to conduct programs for Latino youth and families. Required
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment, especially the Latino community. Required
  • Ability to develop networks and community partnerships. Required
  • Experience working with traditional and social media. Required
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet numerous established deadlines. Required
  • Computer skills in Windows 7 environment utilizing Microsoft Office 2010 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher). Required
  • Administrative skills to manage day-to-day operations (answering inquiries, maintaining schedules, generating reports, logging procedures, etc.) Required
  • Extensive or advanced knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.
  • Extensive experience managing technical staff.
  • Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across multiple units or departments.
  • Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.
  • Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within a large and complex technical environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.

Preferred Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of server administration, network administration, Active Directory administration, service desk management, and modern IT service management techniques and applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of information security best practices, frameworks, monitoring tools, and response activities.
  • Ability to recruit, train, work with, and evaluate volunteers. Preferred
  • Theoretical knowledge of community youth development or a related field or the equivalent years of experience in youth work. Preferred
  • Ability to evaluate community educational programs. Preferred
  • Familiarity with 4-H youth programming. Preferred
  • Experience or general knowledge with school districts' policies & insurance requirements. Preferred

Affirmative Actions

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.

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