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2021 Call for CE Positions

The 2021 CE Position Call was launched in August 2021 to identify UCCE Advisor and UCCE Specialist positions to be released over the next 12 months. The process has concluded.


The 2021-22 Release of UCCE Positions web page will list all the positions that have been released for recruitment as a result of this process. On March 14, 48 CE Advisor positions were released. CE Specialist positions will be announced in April 2022.  

Rebuilding the UC Cooperative Extension footprint, to address California's emerging and future needs, is made possible by the historic 2021-22 state budget increase. We are extremely grateful for the support and look forward to working with our partners to leverage these resources.

While this state budget increase will allow UC ANR to hire more people and achieve greater impact, we will continue seeking funding from additional sources to support the appropriate number of people with expertise needed to consistently and significantly improve the lives of all Californians. UC ANR continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. There are UC ANR resources on: how to develop co-funded positions and shared benefits of funding partnerships.


Process Information

Here is the link to the process flowchart with more details.

As in the past, we talked to our community partners and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing needs to prioritize the next rounds of hiring. We didn’t just refill past positions, instead we identified positions to address California’s emerging and future needs. Submittal groups, listed below, were expected to seek stakeholder input and work collaboratively across UC ANR units to make the best use of submission restrictions.

Review and consideration of UC ANR thematic cluster areas for hires was encouraged (see below) given building capacity in these areas is a priority to UC ANR.


Important Resources 

Those that submitted the position proposals:

For Advisor positions: The first four groups listed above submitted proposals, using the Universal Review System (URS) accessed from the ANR Portal. 

For Specialist positions: UC Campus Provosts or Chancellors emailed proposals to Wendy Powers. For any questions, please contact Wendy Powers or Mark Bell. For more information regarding how appointments will be handled between UC ANR and UC campuses other than UCB, UCD, and UCR, there is a Memorandum of Understanding and the APM guidelines. Program Team Leaders will submit their respective group's reviews through the URS. 


UCCE Programmatic Footprint Maps 

  • Link to landing page with some helpful information
  • Link to dashboard with maps
  • These maps illustrate current positions for UCCE Advisors, UCCE Specialists, other UCCE Academics, and Community Educator Specialists. They also illustrate UCCE Advisor and Specialist positions under-recruitment.
  • This information can illuminate gaps and needs to inform UCCE position proposal development and future hiring. 
  • Google sheet for user questions & comments


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

For questions about using the Universal Review System (URS), contact Chris Hanson at


Call For Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2021 cycle.

Position Details

10 Climate Resilient Indigenous Farming and Food Sovereignty Area Advisor San Diego Riverside

The area advisor is responsible for co-developing and delivering a robust applied research and extension program in partnership with Native American tribes and tribal communities to strengthen Indigenous food and farming systems as well as Indigenous food sovereignty in San Diego and Riverside counties. (1) A graduate degree in food systems, nutrition, horticulture, agronomy, urban agriculture, natural resource management, environmental science, Native American Studies, geography, community development, and/or related fields is required. (2) The ability to work with tribes, tribal communities, and/or tribal serving organizations (hereafter shortened to “tribal communities”) is essential.  Experience working with tribal communities around food justice and food sovereignty, cultural heritage preservation, organic farming or gardening, climate resilience, food system and food policy, and/or Indigenous land stewardship, are highly desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary along with knowledge of and experience with community-engaged research and education. (3) The position will be located in and report to San Diego CD, but will deliver programs in Riverside in collaboration with local advisors, AES and CE faculty, and relevant SWPs and PTs. This position is part of the Indigenous Communities cluster proposal and endorsed by the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe. It is jointly submitted by SAREP and California Communities PT.

Proposed Headquarters

The area advisor will be based in the UC Cooperative Extension Office for San Diego County.

Proposed Area of Coverage

Programmatic coverage will be provided to San Diego and Riverside Counties.


  • Gail Feenstra (Statewide Program/Institute Director) - Main Contact
  • Christy Getz (Statewide Program/Institute Director) - Additional Contact

Associated Documents


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