Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

4-H Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Sonora, CA, Job ID 19222

County Location: Tuolumne County

Date Posted: June 3, 2021
Closing Date: June 25, 2021

The University of California Cooperative Extension of the Central Sierra territory provides science-based information and educational programs to solve local issues in areas of agriculture, natural resources (ForestryLiving with FireOaks & Rangeland), nutrition, and youth development that improve the social, economic and environment quality for all residents. The UCCE Central Sierra MCP currently supports three programs, including 4-HMaster Gardeners and Master Food Preservers. To learn more, please go to:


This position is being advertised as either a Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the hired applicant.


If the applicant is hired as a CES 1, they will be hired in a learning role. More of their duties will be direct education and there will be less outreach and evaluation for the first year of the job. If the applicant is hired as a CES 2, duties would include providing leadership, mentoring to interns staff, and CES 1 staff. As well as actively promoting policy, system and environmental changes at educational sites.


The Community Education Specialist 2 will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of education to community members through a combination of direct education and volunteer management. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.


The Community Education Specialist 2 helps to coordinate and monitor fiscal oversight and compliance of statewide program units (4-H), ensures compliance with statewide program policies and procedures, and effectively resolves conflicts and complaints.


Incumbent will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align special education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.


This position's primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating an education program to improve the environment of the school and community.


This position is a limited term appointment that is 40% variable that ends one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.


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. 

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