Posting Salary: $38,300 - $47,550 Hiring salary is typically at or near the minimum of the range.
Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Director and supervision by the UC MFP Food Entrepreneurship Coordinator, this position will entail statewide support for the UC Master Food Preserver program. Duties include project management in office administration, event planning and meeting coordination, communications, marketing, training and fund development. The UC Master Food Preserver program operates in 17 counties with over 400 certified volunteers, providing research-based practices on home food preservation to maintain the safety and health of Californians, while reducing food waste. This position will provide support to the 8 volunteer and staff county program coordinators and advisors who train and develop volunteers in the implementation at the county level of the statewide framework. This position will be responsible for ensuring alignment of statewide program goals and resources of the larger Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Program and the broader UC ANR Strategic Plan.
Additional responsibilities: consistent correspondence with coordinators, volunteers, Academic Advisors, and the Advisory Committee. Responses to public inquiries. Address ongoing issues and program needs. Provide program policy clarification and ensure program cohesion. Assist in identifying potential funding sources, sending thank you notes, and contribute to reporting and grant writing efforts in support of the UC Master Food Preserver program.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, Accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: -Possess and maintain a valid California Drivers License. -Participate in the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System Program. -A copy of DMV record will be required as a condition of employment.
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.
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.
Job Close Date: 11/13/2018
Duty 1: -Develop and maintain relationships with all county-based MFP programs. -Working closely with UC Master Food Preserver county-based personnel, oversee the implementation of new policies and existing policies needed to support statewide program goals. -Oversee development of program materials including but not limited to training materials, complementary training resources, program specific safety information and training modules. -Oversee the maintenance of records and related data necessary for carrying out the UC Master Food Preserver program statewide. -Promote timely communication through newsletters, emails, news releases, website, collaborative network meetings, and other informational needs. - Identify counties that wish to participate in the MFP program and provide program development support. -Attend program/project meetings and events, take notes, summarize meeting minutes and action item, develop and implement project timelines. Function:Program Development and Operations Percent: 45
Duty 2: -Develop statewide training materials and host/conduct the in-person and online training of UC Master Food Preserver coordinators and academics in both programmatic and policy areas. -Assist in the organization of UC Master Food Preserver trainings, meetings, state and regional conferences as required. -Communicate with UC Master Food Preserver Coordinators, Advisors and statewide Steering Committee regularly regarding procedural matters. -Maintain data on the website and provide statistics to the UC Master Food Preserver Staff as requested. -Oversee quarterly publication (including content development, curation and publishing) of UC Master Food Preserver Coordinator newsletter and coordinator contributions to UC ANR blogs (including but not limited to 'food' blog and 'urban ag' blog) on an as needed basis. -Extend customer support and information regarding the UC Master Food preserver Program on an as needed basis. -Write, publish and maintain content for program websites. Analyze web design elements and implement improvements to the website on an as-needed basis. -Evaluate program impacts through the development, use and analysis of a variety of program evaluation tools. -Monitor volunteer database entries, generate reports, analyze reports and instruct corrections. -Manage annual recertification process for all UC Master Food Preserver Programs. -Identify opportunities to reach diverse clientele and develop engaging resources and materials. Function:Management Percent: 35
Duty 3: -Work closely with supervisor, Director, and UC ANR Development Services to identify and cultivate potential program funding sources. -Write donor solicitation and thank you letters on an as needed basis. -Contribute to grant writing efforts on an as needed basis. -Review DaFIS and financial documents for the program. Function:Fund Development and Planning Percent: 20
Job Requirements Experience in project management, from development through implementation and evaluation. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Effective leadership skills including experience in facilitating group collaboration and conflict resolution. Ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. Experience in customer service, administration and skills to prioritize, organize, manage time, plan, reason, problem solve and work independently with limited supervision. Required
Experience in event management. Skills to plan projects, events and functions, coordinate speakers, manage food, lodging and travel for speakers and participants. Skills to analyze and collect data and perform data analysis to support development of program plans or projects. Experience in volunteer coordination and training. Working knowledge of food safety and preservation practices. Required
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