The University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks an academic coordinator to manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of computer science education in four geographic regions in California.
Location Headquarters: San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA
Apply by April 4, 2019 to assure full consideration.
We seek a coordinator who is:
Engaged in extension and who will report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.
A leader with program management experience who will develop, implement and evaluate a computer science education program with 4-H personnel, volunteers, youth and after school program providers in four regions in California.
An educator who can develop and deliver professional learning using traditional, contemporary, and emerging tools that address the needs of clients in the area served and are age, literacy and culturally appropriate; and that adhere to research-based curricula, program protocols, and grant requirements.
A collaborator, who can develop partnerships and leverage resources to deliver innovative approaches that will develop, strengthen and expand the computer science education program and one who can collaborate with computer science university departments, the private sector, and others within the research/extension network.
A visionary, who can complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting computer science extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.
For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site: http://ucanr.edu/.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, teaching, research, extension, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.
College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.
Application and associated materials will not be returned to the applicant.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator I title, and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. Salary table is accessible at this web location: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/285845.pdf
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) for the duration of the appointment period
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
This is NOT an academic career track appointment. It is a limited term position with a definite end date of June 30, 2021 with the following requirements:
A minimum of a master's degree; other advanced degrees are encouraged in education, youth or human development, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, related field.
Successful project management experience in an academic setting
Experience teaching diverse learners, specifically English Language Learners.
Experience with instructional design and proven ability to design and align curriculum and assessment materials with NGSS and computer science education standards
Experience developing classroom-ready, content-driven activities in programming languages such as Scratch, Python, Java, and/or other languages.
Experience with professional growth in adult learners.
Experience with developing social media strategies, tools and platforms in educational settings.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Valid California driver’s license and ability to travel to four geographic regions to collaborate and coordinate with 4-H advisors.
Ability to travel locally, regionally and, occasionally, nationally to partner sites and conferences.
Able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
The following qualifications are highly desirable:
Bilingual in Spanish.
Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict.
Extension experience, especially in youth development programming and volunteer education.
Experience teaching project-based learning or engineering design challenges.
Having a combination of experience and/or education in technology/computer science and youth development/education is ideal.
A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Internal Number: AP# 19-00
About UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is a statewide network of UC researchers and educators dedicated to the creation, development and application of knowledge in agricultural, natural and human resources.300 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists 57 local offices throughout California 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists 9 Research and Extension Center 6 statewide programs 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at three colleges and one professional school:UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Since the first UC Cooperative Extension office opened in Humboldt County in 1913, UC scientists have been reaching out to communities across California, serving as problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators, stewards and educators.Advisors live and work in the communities they serve. To many Californians, they are the face of UC—providing expertise, visibility and a keen understanding of local issues.Together with their campus partners, they build the bridge between the people of California and their great University.
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