California Naturalist Coordinator

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California Naturalist Coordinator
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University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Davis, California, USA
July 10, 2015


California Naturalist Coordinator

Position Location:  Davis, California

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), California Naturalist Program is seeking a California Naturalist Coordinator (academic coordinator II) to support the program mission which is to foster the development of a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.

Minimum and Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged, with a focus on environmental education, and could include expertise in natural resource extension, citizen science, and nature interpretation and science communication, and eight years’ administrative experience required; or a Ph.D. preferred with five years of administrative experience.

  • Specialty and/or professional experience must demonstrate capacity to run team-based extension programs and independently manage program operations using current online technologies.
  • Program management and evaluation experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent ability to communicate and extend technical information in an understandable manner using strategic communications approaches and web-based tools.
  • Ability to identify, manage and resolve conflict.
  • Must be able to accomplish team-based education and research and programs consistent with the values of Cooperative Extension.
  • Skilled at complex problem solving and highly competent with online tracking, project management, and collaboration tools.
  • Knowledge of human relations is required including the ability to work with people with a diversity of backgrounds, views, and values, and able to work effectively with diverse constituencies within and outside the university, including state, federal, and international entities.
  • Experience with budgeting and resource management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with adult education.
  • Demonstrated publication record and curriculum development experience.
  • Administrative experience within a university environment and with cooperative extension.
  • Experience with program evaluation or social network analysis.
  • Knowledge of California’s ecosystems.

Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  

For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit or contact Soo Hsieh at, (530) 750-1285, and refer to position listing AP#15-23. To be fully considered, applications should be submitted by July 10, 2015 (open until filled).