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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

089 EFNEP Nutrition Specialist

The specialist in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will provide leadership for and conduct applied research in nutrition education with a primary focus on EFNEP. This Specialist will plan, coordinate and develop nutrition education curricula/interventions and evaluation tools for Cooperative Extension (CE) staff to use with targeted low-income populations and provide leadership for the training of CE county-based EFNEP and other staff. The Specialist will plan and conduct workshops with staff on evaluation procedures, new educational interventions, federal program guidelines and education methods employing theories of behavior change and adult/child development. The specialist will collaborate as part of the team of Nutrition Specialists with complementary expertise.

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Nutrition, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents



I heartily support the proposed ANR position for EFNEP Nutrition Specialist as I believe this plays a vital role in linking the great work of the university with the communities we serve, bringing knowledge and expertise to the places they are needed most. With the growth of chronic disease as a major health problem, prevention is vital across the lifespan. EFNEP Nutrition Specialists bring essential information to the public in ways that they can use, across the lifespan and in culturally appropriate ways. Investment in disseminating evidence and engaging communities in advancing health will improve the overall health of our population in important ways. The EFNEP Nutrition Specialists are key to meeting this goal.
Posted Jun 7, 2016 4:03 PM by Heather M. Young, Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
This position would continue to maintain UCD's leadership role in the area of nutrition and its development and training of students to work in this field. The position would also strengthen UCD's partnership with the CA Dept of Public Health, which is increasingly emphasizing the use of evidence-based interventions and tools. I strongly support the position being maintained and housed at UCD.
Posted Jun 24, 2016 1:52 PM by Caroline Kurtz
As a county-based NFCS Advisor I fully support the EFNEP Nutrition Specialist position. This specialist position provides vital support for the program development and evaluation of California EFNEP. Over the last two decades, the previous EFNEP Specialist, Marilyn Townsend, worked diligently with national, state and local researchers to improve the delivery of EFNEP and other nutrition education programs serving low-income populations at high risk of obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases. This position will build upon this work by continuing to provide leadership for the development, pilot testing and implementation of culturally and linguistically relevant, evidence-based curricula and evaluation tools. This position will act as one of the UC ANR/UCCE links to health leaders and researchers in California and nationwide (e.g. NIH, NIFA, CDC, SNAP-Ed, Public Health, NPI) that are focused on improving the health and well-being of children and their families.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 6:35 AM by Anna Martin

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