Name: Community Nutrition & Health Older Adult Advisor Applied Research and Extension AP# 22-12 (Marin)
Company: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Location: Novato

UC ANR is hiring an Community Nutrition & Health Older Adult Advisor Applied Research and Extension located at UCCE Marin in Novato, CA.

For more information and how to apply, follow the link: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2110.  The Community Nutrition & Health Older Adult Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address health issues related to older adults (60+) in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.

DESCRIPTION: This position offers the opportunity to address a myriad of key health issues related to older adults in the San Francisco North Bay with particular emphasis on older adults of color and low-income older adults who experience disproportionately poor health outcomes and shorter life expectancies. Issues may include community health and nutrition; the social determinants of health; chronic disease management; equitable access to healthcare or health systems; and policy, systems, and environmental change strategies across sectors. The intended outcomes and impact of this work are to improve community health and nutrition outcomes among older adults in the region.

Opportunities abound for extension and research partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and partnerships, including Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL), SNAP-Ed, UC Master Food Preservers, Community Health Workers/Promotores de Salud, Food Policy Councils, Food is Medicine, the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Farm to Senior initiatives, Meals on Wheels, Congregant Dining, as well as various senior-serving organizations and older adult residents. The advisor joins a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and throughout California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s degree in nutrition, human development, public health, nursing, geriatrics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. A professional certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Registered Nurse (RN) will be considered. The ability to work with clientele across a wide range of ages, socio-economic classes, races, ethnicities, and languages is essential. In addition, to passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development

SALARY: The beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf. If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE Advisor, the candidate will be offered the position without change to the candidate’s current rank, step, salary and/or appointment terms; and if applicable, is eligible to retain indefinite status.

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 12, 2022.

Please contact Alma Jackson at ajackson@ucanr.edu if you should have any questions.