Website University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) offers a unique recruitment opportunity for a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Community Economic Development Advisor. The Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program focused on the intersection of rural economic development as related to local business development and connectivity, broadband, and access to enhanced remote/online services.

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in community and economic development, business, public health, public administration, GIS, information science, or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements
• Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Must possess valid California Driver’s License to drive a County or University vehicle.
• Solid understanding of rural broadband access and utilization.
• This is not a remote position. The candidate must be available to be onsite.

Desired Experience
• Experience in rural 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
• Knowledge of telemedicine delivery and implementation

Skills Required
• Deep understanding of community and regional economic development opportunities, including identification and utilization of infrastructure investments such as rural broadband deployment. Ability to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.
• Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal and information technology communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
• Utilizes appropriate technologies to communicate effectively over a large, remote geographical area.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with industry and other stakeholders. Ability to plan, collaborate, and interact with clientele and colleagues in creative ways is essential. Creativity and flexibility will be required for success.
• Aware of and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion while planning and implementing programs and applied research.
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: The salary range for this Cooperative Extension Advisor position is Assistant Rank, Step I ($71,200) to Step VI ($94,000). Step placement in the advisor series is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and paid holidays. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of the University policy. Refer to the UC Benefits website at:

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position 21-55)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 2, 2023 – (open until filled)

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Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at as a resource.

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