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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

062 Nutrition Family Consumer Sciences Advisor

Focus: family resource/money management and nutrition with emphasis on obesity and chronic disease prevention including associated relevant issues.

This position primarily addresses the high priority initiative Healthy Families and Communities. Kern County is ranked 51st in health outcomes and 55th in health factors with high levels of poverty and need. According to the County Health Rankings and Roadmap, nearly 28% of adults are obese and 31% of children live in poverty. Money management has a direct impact on food security and the ability to purchase healthy food. Population-wide obesity has serious health, economic, and social consequences for individual and for society at large. associated relevant issues.

Proposed Location/Housing

Kern County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Kern County


Associated Documents



Please consider filling the Nutrition, Family, Consumer Science Advisor position in Kern County giving that consideration your highest priority. That position, amongst its many duties, oversees the Master Food Preserver program of Inyo and Mono Counties. Those two counties cover most of Eastern California. Many Paiute and Shoshone Indian tribes call Inyo and/or Mono County home. The Master Food Preservers work with the tribes as well as with the general public in teaching them how to preserve and eat healthy and safely. This program has been met with a great deal of success so far. I feel that it is important to continue. Without a UC advisor, Master Food Preservers cannot continue. Please don't let it die.
Posted Jun 24, 2016 10:52 AM by Vivian Patterson
This position in Kern County is an important one and should be a priority for ANR to fill. In addition to the stated situation with respect to poverty and health outcomes related to nutrition in Kern County, this position is the only access to an academic with a nutrition background in eastern California. Eastern Kern County shares many cultural, economic and nutritional challenges with Inyo and Mono counties. As such it represents an opportunity to collaborate to bring ANR programming to a remote geographical region of California that is underserved by most state programs. Our area has many collaborators willing to work with this advisor including our schools and numerous Paiute-Shoshone tribes to deliver EFNEP and nutrition programming as well as research.
Posted Jul 5, 2016 9:36 AM by Dustin Blakey
As a current partner with UCANR through the Master Food Preserver program, we at Toiyabe Indian Health Project would like to encourage the continuation of a Nutrition, Family, Consumer Science Advisory position for the Kern County region. As this remote part of California has a large amount of under served and disparaged ethnic populations, programs that support and educate the community around food and nutrition are vital to reducing chronic disease and increasing quality of life. The response from our different Native American communities towards programs like the Master Food Preservers has very positive. Most of these communities would otherwise have little opportunity for this level of instruction and education.
Posted Jul 5, 2016 11:40 AM by Katie Larsen

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