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2018 Call for Positions

ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions from January - September 2018. 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 is on hold; VP Humiston's announcement.


There was a new position development process – for the complete process and timeline refer to 2018 CE positions flowchart.


  • It is designed to be a consultative process with opportunity for input from UC ANR academics and clientele/stakeholders.
  • Those involved in position development are expected to take a collaborative approach and statewide perspective to identifying critical needs, and looking forward to emerging challenges.
  • The goal is have a manageable number of priority positions proposed, relative to funding realities.
  • The new process increases success rate for proposed positions given each group agrees on priority positions for submittal.

Phased Approach:

  • The advisor and specialist processes each have three phases with groups working collaboratively to develop proposals, and reviewing earlier proposals to add proposals that they think are higher priority.
  • Each proposal development phase is intended to include internal consultation and external input from ANR stakeholders. We expect and strongly encourage ANR academics to engage with external stakeholders, including commodity groups, cooperating programs, agency partners, community groups, and others to explicitly discuss priority needs to for positions. Groups of related program areas and campus-based departments should discuss and develop complimentary position proposals to strengthen the ANR network.
  • You can communicate with the people who are able to submit positions and work collaboratively with them in these efforts. 
  • The proposals that didn’t make it in earlier phases could be picked up during the subsequent phases. They can be found on the proposal ideas web page.


Proposal Development Submittal Groups

Development Phase

County Directors and Research and Extension Center Directors

Feb. 7 – May 15

Executive Associate Deans

Feb. 7 – May 15

Program Team Leaders

May 15 – Aug. 1

Statewide Program and Institute Directors

Aug. 1 – Sept. 15

Submittal groups: Use the Universal Review System (URS) to create a proposal and upload a completed position template (Word .doc). Only one representative from each group needs to submit. You can access URS from your ANR Portal. Under Open Systems click on the "2018 Call for Positions." You can access your previous submissions under Universal Review System "Your Proposals."


Relevant documents:





For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.


Below are the submitted proposals. This online tool is searchable to encourage collaboration. To begin, please search through positions that are currently being proposed and contact the submitter if you are interested in collaborating or have questions.

To see proposed ideas that may not or did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas may be further developed by later submittal groups.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

08 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor

This position is to replace a projected retirement in 2019 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 year lead by the advsio9r addressed obesity prevention, food security and food access understanding of barriers and finding ways of intervention.the advisor's leadership has created lots of partnership and collaboration with several county department and school districts. 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. The County recognizes the value of our programs and 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 opportunties 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 Location/Housing

Riverside County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Riverside County with upto 10% EFNEP supervision for San Bernardino county.


Associated Documents


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