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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.


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 or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

41 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor

Position Title: The Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor will focus on family resource/money management, nutrition interventions and food safety with an emphasis on obesity and diet-related chronic disease prevention including associated relevant issues.

Position: The Advisor will conduct applied research and extension education programs in nutrition and food safety, with an emphasis on obesity and chronic disease prevention and family resource management including money and food resource management to increase food security and access. The Advisor will coordinate with public and private sector collaborators in nutrition and community health; seek external funding to supplement federally funded nutrition programs, home food preservation program and research related to the Healthy-Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Initiatives; and develop nutrition education and policy relevant materials/briefs. The Advisor will provide academic leadership in the delivery of the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh) and the UC Master Food Preserver Program in Stanislaus and Merced counties and supervision of the UC CalFresh Nutrition Supervisor. 

Proposed Location/Housing

Stanislaus County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Stanislaus and Merced Counties


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