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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 katherine.webb-martinez@ucop.edu.

 

2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

038 Area Silicon Valley Nutrition Family Consumer Science PSE focus

The Silicon Valley Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Advisor will develop an applied research and extension program to support policy, systems and environment (PSE) interventions that promote healthy families and communities, and will provide leadership to UCCE low-income nutrition education programs funded by Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) and UC CalFresh in Santa Clara and southern San Mateo counties.  The emerging focus of nutrition education efforts recognizes that an individual’s health as related to their physical activity and food choices are shaped by all sectors of society including the environment, the structure of their community, public policies and education. UCCE nutrition educators in the Silicon Valley (even without the leadership of an NFCS advisor for the past year) have been accompanying their education programs with support for policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies. This NFCS advisor serving the Silicon Valley would engage at the community and public policy level to create structural change in communities and inform policies that could dramatically increase beneficial health behaviors. This advisor would provide a valuable link between traditional nutrition education and this new focus, which marries education with system and environmental change. There is also tremendous opportunity to further engage our robust Master Gardener Program in PSE strategies leading to access to healthy food through community and school gardens. In addition, this advisor will be able to compliment the work of the newly hired NFCS advisor based in Half Moon Bay (coastal San Mateo County) who with this position in place will be able to work with other multi-county Bay Area advisors and build a UCCE program in San Francisco.

Proposed Location/Housing

Santa Clara

Proposed Area of Coverage

Santa Clara serving the Silicon Valley (San Mateo and parts of Alameda County).

Contacts

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Comments

8 Comments

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As stated in the position details, an NFCS Advisor focusing on PSE strategies has great potential to create structural change and inform policies that could dramatically increase beneficial health behaviors for entire communities! In order for UCANR to retains its leadership role in nutrition education in the community, responding to emerging focuses in nutrition education like this seems critical. This position would closely align with and support the work of the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program and a major focus of SNAP-Ed.
Posted May 6, 2016 12:01 PM by Mary Vollinger
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This position would be an important complement to the direct education with our Adult EFNEP educators and the teacher training work with our Youth educators in the schools, in order to make environmental changes in our communities. Although there are strong partnerships in this region (such as with Public Health Nutrition Departments), it is vital that UCCE ANR be in a leadership position and participate in research/evaluation. This NFCS position would enhance these significantly.
Posted May 26, 2016 10:27 AM by Elizabeth J. Gong
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We work as nutrition educators in classrooms, school gardens and at community events. Having a NFCS Advisor in Silicon Valley to coordinate the larger view of how to make PSE changes would be a great benefit to our program! An advisor to lead and coordinate the overall strategy would be a wonderful way to utilize all of our resources and partners together in a more focused way. This will lead to a more rapid and sustainable change in our community.
Posted Jun 2, 2016 12:01 PM by Mary Carp
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It is very important that the hiring of a NFCS Advisor be approved. Nutrition programs including gardening , physical education , and cafeteria improvements, that effect preschool children to Adult learners are in need of a person to coordinate the efforts of the Nutrition staff with the community needs. If environmental change is to come in this county we need an Advisor.
Posted Jun 2, 2016 2:35 PM by Elaine Taylor
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This position would provide a critical resource for high need school districts that are often in need of support for nutrition education. I have seen an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption in the schools where we have had assistance conducting education events.

Karen Luna, Food Service Director, Santa Clara Unified School District
Posted Jul 11, 2016 12:37 PM by Karen Luna
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We know an individual’s health is shaped by environment, their community, public policies and education. In order to improve the exsisting health disparities, it is important to have an advisor to support policy, systems and environment (PSE) interventions that promote health and community. This position would be a nice complement to traditional nutrition education and would help make great strides in improving health outcomes in underserved areas.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 1:12 PM by Nayan Patel
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We know an individual’s health is shaped by environment, their community, public policies and education. In order to improve the exsisting health disparities, it is important to have an advisor to support policy, systems and environment (PSE) interventions that promote health and community. This position would be a nice complement to traditional nutrition education and would help make great strides in improving health outcomes in underserved areas.

Posted Jul 11, 2016 1:55 PM by Nayan Patel, San Mateo County Public Health Nutrition. Project Coordinator for the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention
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This position will be a very critical piece in the SNAP-Ed programs that are conducted in Santa Clara County. The USDA wants the SNAP-Ed programs to focus more on PSE work and having this position will allow for that. The coordination and collaboration that is done in our County will be stronger when all partners are able to contribute to the systems changes at our approved sites. This position will help our communities make lasting changes that will better their health, the health of their families, as well as the health of their own communities.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 4:48 PM by Jennifer Gacutan-Galang, Prevention Program Analyst II, Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Santa Clara County Department of Public Health

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