- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The 2023-24 call for UC Cooperative Extension advisor and specialist positions is underway. Get involved in the process to identify our priority positions. We plan to release 20 new priority UCCE advisor positions and 10 new priority UCCE specialist positions.
Building on the more than 100 UCCE positions released over the last couple of years, UC ANR continues to prioritize growing our academic footprint to provide the expertise needed to improve the lives of all Californians and address emerging and future needs.
There are several phases with the same timeline for UCCE advisor and UCCE specialist positions:
- Identifying priority positions/connecting interested groups – until Dec. 18, 2023
- Proposal co-creation and submission – by Feb. 19, 2024
- Program Council reviews and develops recommendations – March 2024
- UC ANR Vice President makes final decision and releases positions – May/June 2024
The processes for new UCCE advisor and UCCE specialist positions take a similar approach, but have different groups working together and submitting. As always, UC ANR strongly encourages engaging both internal and external stakeholders in identifying and developing proposals for priority positions. The process has been improved in response to feedback. UC ANR Program Teams have an important role given they engage and represent the UCCE and Agricultural Experiment Station network, including statewide programs and institutes.
- For UCCE advisor positions, county directors and the Research and Extension (REC) System will prioritize in their regional teams and work closely with UC ANR Program Teams.
- For UCCE specialist positions, UC ANR Program Teams and the REC System will identify their top priority needs and campuses will select the position ideas that align with their academic planning. Working together, they will develop the proposals.