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2016 Call for Positions

On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.

2016 approved CE positions

January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).

The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:

The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.

The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

066 4-H College and Career Readiness Specialist

The 4-H College and Career Readiness Specialist is an applied social scientist focused on conducting research and the translation of research into programs aimed at creating a pipeline of young people ready for college and work. The position will also focus on access to and retention of youth at postsecondary institutions. This position integrates program leadership, partnership, scholarship, and public engagement into its everyday practice. Working in collaboration with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, staff and partners, this position will conduct applied research, collaborate with diverse stakeholders, develop programs and curricula for youth and families, and extend information through trainings aimed at enhancing the capacities of adults working with youth. The specialist will have a Ph.D. in education, youth development, child development, and human development or a related social science discipline and have experience designing college and career readiness programs for youth. A demonstrated program of research related to preparing youth for college and careers and/or improving access and retention on college campuses, including effective strategies for diverse, marginalized and/or low-income youth is a key requirement.

Proposed Location/Housing

This position will be housed in the UC ANR/Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program.

Proposed Area of Coverage

State of California


Associated Documents



We have too many youth in CA who are not graduating from high school or are graduating unprepared for entering the workforce or higher education. Research in this area is growing. Having a Career and College Readiness expert would help CA move to the forefront of this area and help improve the lives of Californians.
Posted Jun 27, 2016 1:31 PM by Kali Trzesniewski
This position could not come at a more critical time. California is facing an unprecedented skills gap by the year 2030. The state will be 1.1 million workers with bachelors degrees short of economic demand. We must significantly expand college access and preparation, particularly for low-income, first generation and underrepresented minority students. I wholeheartedly support this proposal for a Career and College Readiness expert.
Posted Jul 8, 2016 5:08 PM by Kari Stewart
As Director, 4-H Nat'l HQ, Division Youth & 4-H, USDA NIFA, we continually hear at the federal level there are three critical needs for youth nationally and globally: education, employability and health and well-being. California's workforce needs must be addressed and having a college/career readiness specialist will target this need and direct positive youth development programming. 4-H has the potential to lead a change effort in creating pathways for youth to be ready for work and ready for life. This position would offer opportunities to expand outreach and engagement of under-served and unserved youth.
This position is critical to positioning CA CES and 4-H as leaders yet reflecting the roots of 4-H which was to extend educational opportunities youth and remembering 4-H's root which was to extend to those education, and thus transform communities.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 4:54 AM by Lisa Lauxman

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