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4-H Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 – Santa Barbara, CA, Job ID 60383

County Location: Santa Barbara County

Date Posted: October 12, 2023
Closing Date: Until Filled

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 4-H program 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. After one year of successful performance as a CES 1, the individual will be eligible to be reclassified up to a CES 2.

The Community Education Specialist will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of 4-H education to adults and/or youth in the community. 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; entering data into shared database and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements. The Community Education Specialist helps to coordinate and monitor fiscal oversight and compliance of 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) policies and procedures, and effectively resolves conflicts and complaints.

This position’s primary focus will be on conducting, managing programs, and assessing needs of Latino youth and families. CES will attend, coordinate, and deliver trainings to increase the participation of Latino youth in the 4-H YDP.

The CES will build and maintain a network of community partners, align and organize education projects with 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 4-H education programs to improve positive youth development and youth programs in the community.

This position includes communication to clients in Spanish through translation, presentations and one-on-one communications. Position will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities of the position, the affirmative action goals established by the division, 4-H Advisor, and 4-H Regional Coordinator.

This position is a career appointment that is 50% variable.

Pay Scale:

For CES 1: $20.26 - $26.68/hour
For CES 2: $22.08 - $29.36/hour

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 reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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