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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

85 Water Equity and Adaptation Policy Specialist

Position Title:

Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist in Water Equity and Adaptation Policy. This position will provide regional and statewide leadership in water equity and adaptation policy and planning, with a focus on water quality, quantity, and access for disadvantaged urban and rural communities.


Position Description and Network:

The CE specialist will have a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) related to water policy and planning, with demonstrated expertise and interest in climate adaptation and equity issues. Possible disciplinary backgrounds include: planning, public policy, community development, public health, economics, sociology, political science, environmental science, engineering, and geography.


The CE Specialist will be housed in the Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI), an endowed research center on the UCLA campus with 20+ affiliated faculty and 12 full-time staff within the School of Public Affairs. The LCI has a track record of maintaining rigorous, engaged and impactful water and climate adaptation research programs.


The LCI will facilitate partnerships between the CE Specialist and the regular collaborators that comprise its extensive multi-disciplinary networks. Within UCLA, these include the UCLA Water Resources Group, Department of Urban Planning, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and School of Public Health; across the UC system, partners include the California Institute for Water Resources and UC Nutrition Policy Institute, among others. Similarly, the appointee will work closely with state and local government agencies, such as the State Water Resources Control Board, OEHHA, Strategic Growth Council, IRWM DAC units funded by the Department of Water Resources, County of Los Angeles, and Community Water Systems, including LADWP. LCI supports and co-produces actionable knowledge a variety of non-profit and community-based organizations such as Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, East Yards Environmental Justice Coalition, Liberty Hill, Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability, Community Water Center, the Pacific Institute, PPIC, and Mujeres de la Tierra. The appointee would collaborate with these and other local water and urban environmental justice groups.

Proposed Headquarters

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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