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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

82 Sustainable Nutrition Specialist

The Specialist will develop a research and extension program that will address the sustainability of diets of individuals, families and communities by focusing on approaches that reduce burden to the environment. This position will expand the traditional emphasis/collaborations to the intersection of food production, climate change, the environment and nutrition. Specific emphasis will be placed on populations at highest risk of food insecurity and disease burden, with a focus on increasing equity and reducing health disparities. This position will be part of an Indigenous Communities cluster hire being proposed to ANR, and have a special focus on Indigenous populations, who experience high rates of food insecurity and diet-related diseases and are actively restoring cultural foodways to achieve greater food sovereignty, environmental and community health. The Specialist will have expertise in sustainable nutrition science to support UCCE ANR statewide programs (e.g. EFNEP, 4-H) and county-based Advisors (e.g. NFCS, YFC, food systems) to improve nutrition and health among Californians, with an emphasis on approaches that reduce environmental footprint (e.g. whole food, plant-based diet), increase food systems efficiency (e.g. food waste reduction, food redistribution) and sustainability (e.g. climate resilient foods, Indigenous stewardship practices). Minimal requirements include a PhD in nutrition or related field, and postdoctoral experience; experience or training in nutrition education, Indigenous science, science communication, community health, food systems, environmental sustainability, and/or the connection between nutrition and health is preferred. Desirable qualifications include registered dietitian credential, experience working with Indigenous communities and/or in multi-cultural community-based settings, competency implementing a diversity, equity, inclusivity and justice (DEIJ) approach, and proficiency in a second language (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, or an Indigenous language).

Proposed Headquarters

UCB Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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