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.
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:
- Strategic Initiative Leaders
- Program Team Leaders
- County and Multicounty Partnership Directors List
- Executive Associate Deans
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.
- 2016 Position Proposal Review Template (for use by approved review groups only; others use the public comments feature)
- 2016 CE Position Proposal Criteria
- 2014-2015 CE Advisor and Specialist Hires and 2016 Recruitments
- For CE programmatic footprint information refer to the Taxonomy and Personnel System
- 2016 CE positions flowchart(complete process and timeline)
If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 URS Call for Positions
002 Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor
This position will 1) address statewide goals to develop research-based youth development programming to increase all youths’ leadership and career readiness with an emphasis to expand programming to underserved audiences. The Advisor will be responsible for conducting ongoing program needs assessments that will direct program development, implementation, and expansion and maintain fund development to support expanded programs while maintaining the high quality of existing programs. 2) This position requires a minimum of master’s degree in Youth Development, Human Development, Education, or related field with an emphasis in youth career readiness and leadership development, along with demonstrated, fund development, volunteer management experience and conflict management. Bilingual and bicultural skills are preferred. 3) This position will report to the SLO/SB County Director and support the state 4-H YDP program vision and direction. The advisor will provide leadership to the 4-HYDP staff (currently 5.8 FTE in 8 positions) serving the 46 club programs, a military club, a camp, and special 4-H programming in the two counties. These programs currently engage more than 2,500 youth in club programs, more than 600 adult volunteers, and provide over 20,000 additional opportunities for youth engagement and are supported by more than $1,000,000 annually (funds come from UC ANR, county support, foundations, contracts, grants, fundraising, sponsorships, programming fees, and individual donations).
San Luis Obispo County
Proposed Area of Coverage
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
- Mary Bianchi - Main Contact
- Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor, San Luis Obispo (SLO) & Santa Barbara (SB) Counties (pdf), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Mary Bianchi
The direction of the 4-H YDP in San Luis Obispo is changing and the current YFC Advisor is stretched thin with the many programs in these 2 counties in addition to her academic work and goals for her position as a YFC Advisor and by fulfilling this position will bring much needed academic and management support of the 4-H Community Club Program and non-traditional club programs in our county so that we may continue to flourish as a leader county in the 4-H YDP for UC ANR.
?The Area 4-H YD Advisor will be able to concentrate on building a more diverse program in both counties, and will also be able to increase leadership and career readiness for youth participating in the programs. The programs’ sizable youth and adult membership certainly warrants a 1.0 FTE Advisor to oversee the program, provide guidance and training for staff and provide leadership for research-based programming in the two counties.
In my opinion, no matter who the Advisor is, the current dual program assignment of the position is untenable over the long run and will not allow the Advisor to truly focus on reaching underrepresented youth and families. Moving forward with an Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor Position at this time for San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties will be beneficial to the existing clientele as well as the potential clientele in both counties, and will certainly be commensurate with the financial support that UCCE is now receiving from both SLO & SB Counties. I very strongly support the creation of this position to fill gaps and emerging needs in UCCE programming in these two Central Coast counties.
This very day I am working at a Cal Poly "Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)" summer camp. The Cal Poly EPIC summer camp targets providing awareness of engineering as a career possibility. The EPIC program targets under-represented groups who might be interested in STEM fields. I often wonder how we can take these 1-week summer camp encounters with under-represented groups and translate this into continued activities throughout the academic year. 4H is an ideal deliver method but we need to change the 4H delivery model a bit to make it more effective in delivering STEM content to these under-represented groups . I learned about the SPIN (SPecial INterest) model of 4H delivery. Here we can sign up folks through 4H and deliver county-level (or multiple county level ) STEM programming without going through the traditional once a month club meeting structure. We can form groups and provide curriculum specifically targeted at STEM and diverse membership. This is an exciting possibility but it will take extra resources to make this all possible.
I think having a dedicated San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara 4H YDP advisor position would be super helpful in accomplishing this STEM content initiative using the SPIN model. It will take quite a bit of leadership and volunteer recruiting to make this all possible. The existing 4H delivery models consume a lot of our present resources. Having a dedicated 2-county YDP advisor position would help make this transformation happen much more quickly and effectively. This is an exciting direction and I am willing to help make this happen.
Working with 4-H members in the southern part of San Luis Obispo County, I see on a regular basis how challenging the language barrier is. Especially during enrollment time. With a bilingual staff member, parents can call in and get ask questions if necessary. Currently Santa Barbara has a bilingual staff member who is available for events within their county.
If the parents are properly informed about the program, those youth could find an interest in a variety of projects 4-H offers thus keeping those youth out of trouble and active, while learning responsibility and accountability.
I strongly support a YDP Advisor in San Luis and Santa Barbara County.