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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

003 Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor – Butte and Glenn Counties

The Advisor will serve Butte and Glenn Counties. The Advisor will plan, design, implement and evaluate educational and applied research-based program deliveries to help improve the overall well-being of youth, families and communities to help youth develop into healthy, self-directed, productive citizens. The Advisor must have demonstrated ability, knowledge, leadership and research expertise in youth development. The Advisor is expected to develop a broad understanding of issues and topics affecting youth living in a rural and economically stressed communities, particularly around poverty, poor nutrition and lack of preventative health care. The Advisor will use this information to develop an applied research program centered around the development of enriching program opportunities for youth related to areas of inquiry identified in the Healthy Families and Communities strategic initiative.

Proposed Location/Housing

Butte County CE Oroville CA

Proposed Area of Coverage

Butte and Glenn Counties


Associated Documents



As Vice-Chairman of the Glenn County Board of Supervisors it is very important that an area 4-H Youth Development Advisor be found for Butte & Glenn Counties. 4–H is about having opportunities to learn: from health to horses; science to service learning; cooking to computers, photography to poultry; business to beef; creative arts to citizenship; and many other areas. It is my understanding that youth who participate in 4-H do better in school and are more motivated to help others. 4-H also gives youth the confidence they need to try new things. Youth today need a place to belong. If many of the troubled and delinquent youth participated in 4-H it is my belief that they would not be causing problems in society, nor would they be bored with life as they sit and play their computer games, becoming couch potatoes. Young people need to be challenged today to take advantage of all their opportunities so that they can become good and productive citizens. 4-H can help in this area! As much of Glenn County is disadvantaged we need an outgoing person to reach out into all of our communities and bring together a diverse group of young people to rally around the banner of 4-H.
Posted May 23, 2016 3:26 PM by Keith Corum
This would be a very helpful role that would benefit both Butte and Glenn counties. There seems to be high turnover in many of the youth development roles and I think a position like this would lessen that turnover by providing more support at the local level.4-H programs do much good but are very time consuming. A role like this could provide overall guideance and support across the counties. This is a position which will have a positive impact on many youth.
Posted Jun 9, 2016 3:45 PM by Shannon
To the 4-H State Office,

We, the Butte County 4-H Council Officers, believe it is very important that a 4-H Youth Development Advisor be found for Butte County. Our County 4-H club program desires to provide opportunities for all of the county’s youth to benefit from the 4-H learn- by-doing motto. A 4-H Advisor would use his/her expertise to collaborate and coordinate with other youth organizations, as well as other ethnic groups in our county. This collaboration, in turn, would broaden the enrollment to levels of State 4-H compliance for diversity, as well as youth development research.
Moreover, by partnering with other organizations, a 4-H Advisor would unite a greater amount of young people to be challenged and to take advantage of every opportunity 4-H has to offer, so that they can become good and productive citizens.

Thank you for your time and consideration on this important matter,

Butte County 4-H Council Officers:
Posted Jun 10, 2016 10:47 AM by Mike Cook, Brent Jayne, Teresa Blackson, Loni Ford, Kirsten Peters, Butte County 4-H Council Officers
As a former chair of the Butte County Farm, Home, and 4-H support group, I have a personal interest in supporting this position. The need for a 4-H Youth Development Advisor in the North State is paramount for the success of our youth. Development of more cooperative programs to strengthen the existing program in Butte and Glenn Counties would lead to increasing positive outcomes. Collaboration with existing successful examples could benefit even more young people . The advisor would be the role model needed for local youth to succeed in todays world. As a retired Agriculture instructor at Butte College, I saw many examples of former 4-H members stepping up to leadership rolls in organizations both at the college and in the community. Your support for our youth is appreciated.
Posted Jun 14, 2016 9:47 AM by Douglas Bentz Butte College Emeritus
As the Chief Administrative Officer for Butte County, I wholeheartedly support the request for a 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Butte and Glenn Counties. The 4-H Program serves the County's youth by offering programs designed to help them discover and develop their potential, and grow into competent, contributing and caring citizens that understand and express the concept of service to their community. This investment in our youth will provide our communities with the leaders of tomorrow that will be needed. The County appreciates and supports our local Farm, Home and 4-H Office and its mission and requests the new position be funded. I look forward to the enhanced collaboration and coordination that will take place between the 4-H Program and County departments and other agencies and programs in our area with the addition of the position.
Posted Jun 30, 2016 9:33 AM by Paul Hahn, Chief Administrative Officer

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