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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

001 4-H Youth Development Advisor

4-H Youth Advisor with focus on STEM education delivery to underserved populations in Orange County

Proposed Location/Housing

UCCE Orange County at South Coast Research and Extension Center

Proposed Area of Coverage

Orange County


Associated Documents



I strongly encourage the approval of the 4-H Development Advisor position for Orange County. I represent a youth serving organization, Girls Inc. of Orange County, and I have had the opportunity to see what quality programming can do in a student's life and also the lack of programming that exists for certain communities characterized by high poverty among other risk factors. More specifically, I have partnered with 4-H this last year, and I'm very impressed with the caliber of program offerings & opportunities for our youth. This position will only strengthen their work and in turn, our community by focusing on STEM while also including overall healthy living and citizenship. We agree that a holistic approach is needed that focuses on skill-based learning as well as practical life skills. We look forward to continuing our partnership with 4-H and together, making a larger impact in the Orange County community.
Posted Jun 24, 2016 2:59 PM by Veronica Escobedo
The Orange County Farm Bureau has a long history of working with UC Cooperative Extension Orange County to educate growers, the general public, and youth on a variety of agricultural and natural resource topics. For the last two decades the Orange County Farm Bureau has focused much of their attention on educating youth in our urbanized communities on the importance of agricultural sciences. We believe the placement of a 4-H Advisor in Orange County, especially focusing on STEM and underserved youth, will provide the academic oversight needed to strengthen our support and involvement in 4-H education as well as bring together additional youth development programs to deliver high quality agriculturally-related STEM programs and research to the youth of Orange County. As such, the Orange County Farm Bureau strongly encourages the support of this position.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 11:14 AM by Orange County Farm Bureau
For the past two years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove has had the pleasure of working in partnership with 4-H through the IMAGINE Science Orange County collaborative to offer invaluable STEM centric programs to some of the most under-served populations in the county. Through this unique collaboration, our agency has benefited greatly from our shared vision of helping young people reach their full potential. Consequently, it is my strong recommendation that 4-H moves forward with supporting a Youth Development Advisor position to better support the great work that is being done every day and through very limited resources. The prospects of this additional support are very exciting as we know it will both strengthen our ongoing partnership, as well as help us better serve youth in the core areas associated with STEM programming.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 5:27 PM by Mark Surmanian
4H of Orange County has been a strong partner for the youth development organizations of Orange County. With an additional staff member that focuses specifically on youth development, I can't imagine the resources and programming that would be available for the students of our county. As someone who would work closely with this individual, I'd happily welcome the input, partnership and expertise this position could provide to the practitioners. The need for the type of programming 4H provides for Orange County is critical; as there are not very many programs (especially in out-of-school time) that offer the type of education that they are able to offer. I continue to hear positive feedback from those who received services from them and I would believe that would continue as this position is created.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 6:42 PM by Suzanne Hill
4-H of Orange County's proposal addresses vital needs identified by multiple community-based organizations serving the unserved youth of Orange County. 4-H OC has a unique set of proven skills and expertise to address the importance of STEM, health living and citizenship in the lives of residents, especially at-risk and low-income youth. 4-H OC is a valued partner with the Anaheim Family YMCA, and we see extraordinary value in adding a 4-H Adviser to Orange County to strengthen their impact. The Anaheim Family YMCA strongly supports the proposal from 4-H OC, which will enable them to address vital gaps in services among a rising unserved youth population in our county. The YMCA and our entire community needs partners like 4-H OC, who has become an indispensable part of our community efforts to expand STEM and instill life-long leadership qualities in youth.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 9:17 PM by Debbie Jauch

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