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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

058 Area Youth Development Advisor - Shasta, Trinity and Tehama Counties

This Youth Development Advisor is expected to have expertise in applied research, program development and implementation in science, engineering/technology or a related field plus experience in curriculum development, large scale youth program development and volunteer development. 

Proposed Location/Housing

Shasta County (Redding, CA)

Proposed Area of Coverage

Shasta, Trinity and Tehama Counties


Associated Documents



The lagging economy in rural California leaves many families struggling to provide for their children. The United Way of Northern California reports that more than one in four children in Shasta County live in poverty. This is appalling. It is critical that we invest in providing these disadvantaged children and youth every possible opportunity to develop life skills and leadership while laying the educational foundations that ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

I am writing to support the Shasta-Trinity-Tehama Youth Advisor position being considered by the University of California. This position would ideally complement the vital work of the 4-H program in these counties. 4-H provides tremendous benefits to youth through experiential learning and leadership. The challenge at hand is how to expand these opportunities to youths outside the traditional club structure. Having a youth advisor will open up the possibility of seeking collaboration with schools, organizations and local governments to develop and evaluate educational programs that will have lasting impact.

I appreciate the University’s careful consideration of this position. If I can be of further assistance, please contact Bruce Ross in my Redding District Office at (530) 223-6300.
Posted Jul 7, 2016 1:06 PM by Assemblymember Brian Dahle

Dr. Humiston:

The City of Redding Recreation Division serves the needs of thousands of Redding residents each year by providing scores of fitness, educational and special interest programs for all ages ranging from infants to seniors. Some of these offerings include technology and natural resource camps. A full-time Youth Development Advisor would bring the expertise and resources of the University of California to assist in the development, delivery and assessment of new educational programs.

We have a history of working with the Shasta County Cooperative Extension office. Collaboratively we have offered on a very successful Farm Camp that has received awards from both California and American Farm Bureau. This hands on program is centers around experiential learning and has sought sponsorships to keep costs down to encourage participation and engage them in hands on learning. Having a Youth Development Advisor assigned to Shasta, Tehama and Trinity County would expand these kinds of opportunities. We look forward to this exciting new partnership opportunity.

If you have any questions, please call me at 530-225-4095.

Teresa Urricelqui
Recreation Supervisor
Posted Jul 8, 2016 10:54 AM by Teresa Urricelqui, Recreation Supervisor
Tehama County has made an ongoing commitment to the professional development of our youth. The 4-H program is a cornerstone of this inter-agency and non-profit cooperative effort. One example is Expect More Tehama. Recognizing that many families have parents with limited education, this outreach effort includes education, business, agriculture, non-profits, and local government to encourage and empower students from all demographics and socio-economic backgrounds to attend post-secondary education. Participants in 4-H and their parents are more responsive to the opportunities afforded by this and similar programs, with many children now being the first in their families to attend college.
Through Rotary and other scholarship programs, I have witnessed firsthand the leadership and communication skills developed by participation in 4-H programs. In addition, 4-H involves the entire family, sometimes resulting in parents returning to school to attain their high school diploma, and possibly attending our local community college.
The position of Area Youth Development Advisor – Shasta, Trinity and Tehama Counties is essential for the continued success of our youth – preparing them for productive careers that will grow the local economy and dramatically improve the quality of life for their families.
I wholly support the University’s positive consideration of this position. I can be contacted at (530) 527-4655 if I can provide any additional detail regarding the integration of the Advisor and the ongoing efforts in the Tehama County.
Bill Goodwin
Chief Administrator
County of Tehama
Posted Jul 8, 2016 12:56 PM by Bill Goodwin
Tehama County has a higher than average unemployment rate and poverty rate. Helping our youth develop skills is crucial to the health of our County. Programs for youth that develop science, engineering/technology and related studies will help address the need to reach the youth with education and healthy activities and will inspire them to be responsible and capable adults. This position will be a complement to the additional resources we expect to see in Tehama to serve youth and young adults in the next several years.

-Amanda Sharp, Director, Tehama County Department of Social Services
Posted Jul 8, 2016 1:25 PM by Amanda Sharp
I’d like to express my support for the position of Area Youth Development Advisor for Shasta, Trinity and Tehama Counties. For many years, Tehama County has invested in programs such as 4-H, Friday Night Live, and Youth Focus as well as Search Institute’s Developmental Assets. Tehama County is ready to take the next step in engaging youth as partners and increasing the number of intentional leadership development opportunities.

Engaging youth will help improve our community programs and interventions and will reduce risks and strengthen protective factors for youth. As a former Tehama County 4-H member I can attest to the positive impact of the program and believe 4-H assuming a leadership role in Youth Development in the community is a perfect fit.

If you have any questions I may be contacted at 530-528-4560.

Tonya Moore, Director
Tehama County Department of Child Support Services

Posted Jul 8, 2016 4:09 PM by Tonya Moore
One of Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s primary missions is to excite and inspire the North State’s youth about the wonders of science and the natural world, and since our founding we’ve maintained strong collaborations with our local schools. In recent years, unfortunately, public and philanthropic resources have been scarce, even as the state has adopted new standards for science education.

A full-time Youth Development Advisor would bring the expertise and resources of the UC Extension system to leverage our rich community assets and coordinate and develop new science programs that light a spark in young minds while meshing with the Next Generation Science Standards. We have worked with the Shasta County Cooperative Extension office on a Museum and Community Partnerships grant from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISENet). This grant award allowed Turtle Bay to receive an Explore Science – Zoom into Nano kit, designed to reach underserved audiences in local communities, and engage them in hands-on learning, with a focus on nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Working with the UCCE Community Education Specialist, Nate Caeton, we offered two nanoscience workshops specifically to the 4-H program with approximately 40 members participating. Many of these youth came from smaller communities within Shasta County that have never been to Turtle Bay.

Having a Youth Development Advisor assigned to Shasta, Tehama and Trinity County would expand these kinds of opportunities. We look forward to this exciting new partnership opportunity.

Mike Warren
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Posted Jul 8, 2016 4:46 PM by Laurinda Willard

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