2018 Call for Positions
From January - September 2018 ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The 2018 call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to current budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.
In the fall of 2019, Vice President Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- anticipating being able to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She has asked if there are higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that aren’t on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those will be added this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below.
- 2019 Reconfirmation Process
- CE Position Proposal Template
- CE Position Proposal Criteria
If any 2018 proposals need significant revisions/updates the most current versions will be resubmitted and posted below.
Proposal Submittal Groups
Below are the submitted proposals.
- Any proposal numbered above 46 has been submitted as an emergency gap proposal during the 2019 reconfirmation process.
- The following proposals were updated as part of the 2019 reconfirmation process: Advisor #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42; and Specialist # 35.
- # 18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor is currently under recruitment.
For reference, 2018 new CE position development process: flowchart
To see the 2018 proposed ideas that did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas could be further developed by later submittal groups.
For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
08 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor
This position is to replace a projected retirement in July 2020 of an advisor who has been serving the Riverside County for 20 years. A continuum of this position is very crucial to keep the momentum of a highly visible and highly esteemed program, with vast network and outreach serving a county with very high level of poverty, obesity and diabetes prevalence. The position we have had for the past 20 years led by the advisor addressed obesity prevention, food security and food access, understanding of barriers and finding ways of intervention both in research and education. The advisor's leadership has created lots of partnership and collaboration with several county department and school districts bringing research from the campuses and applying demonstration research locally to bring a systemic change for long lasting impact. A letter from a stakeholder, the director the Department of Social Services stated that the position is needed to bring research translation and information to the County's educational planning system and participating in the county wide education. It further stated that it would be unfortunate if we were unable to continue the momentum that has been gained and the collaborative efforts made to provide food and nutrition expertise to students and the residents of Riverside County and be able to expand our efforts to connect needy individuals with resources from UC campuses. Hence, the new Advisor will collaborate with a wide array of community partners including school district officials and public health professionals, as well as UC academic colleagues, to develop and test research-based community interventions to address childhood and adult obesity. Currently, there is tremendous interest in two areas: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) trauma-informed education and food rescue/food waste prevention education. The NFCS Advisor will have opportunities to work with researchers at Loma Linda University and UC colleagues at Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) to conduct research studies in these areas. In addition, the current Advisor has initiated work and developed on-going relationship with the Torres Martinez Native American Tribe. This position will support continuation of research with this population and contribute to the ANR Native American Community Partnerships workgroup. As appropriate, the Advisor may also conduct research programs in the areas of chronic disease prevention through improved nutrition, food safety, food accessibility/security, obesity, parenting education, family resource management, and nutrition issues. The public recognizes the value of this program and in our current budgetary appeal, many schools and educators appear to defend UCCE’s contribution in nutrition research and education. As a result, the county reinstated our budget fully, we are funded well and supported. Our budget grew by over 60% from 2007 to 2017. In a climate where many counties are looking for cuts within their departments and Cooperative Extension has been one of the targets in many counties, reducing the content and visibility of our programs will not support our mission of why we are providing local programs in the first place. The quality of our work is its research base both transmitted from campus and conducted by advisors. That is why the continuum of this position is crucial. There is connection, budget support and lots of opportunities for networking and partnership for career and program growth to make the advisor successful. This position is supported and written along with the advisor and EFNEP and UC Cal Fresh directors. The continuity of an NFCS advisor position is highly critical for understanding of barriers and finding ways of intervention in food access and security in this county.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Riverside County with upto 10% EFNEP supervision for San Bernardino county.
- Etaferahu Takele - Main Contact
- NFCS Advisor positiion proposal Riverside revised 11-19 (pdf), uploaded 11/13/2019 by Christopher Hanson