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.
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.
- UC ANR thematic cluster areas for hires: Fire Advisor Network; Food System Resilience Network; Health Resilience Network; Urban Community Development Network; Water Resiliency Network.
- 4-H Youth Development and Youth, Families and Communities Academic Position Guidance
Those that submitted the position proposals:
- County Directors (1 position per county they oversee)
- Research and Extension Center Directors (1 position each Director)
- Statewide Program and Institute Directors (1 position each Director)
- Program Team Leaders (1 position each PT)
- UC Campus Provosts and/or Chancellors (# of positions varies, see link to process flowchart and details above)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
For questions about using the Universal Review System (URS), contact Chris Hanson at email@example.com.
Call For Positions
19 Community Health Nutrition and Food Security Area Advisor Butte Glenn Colusa Sutter Yuba
The Advisor will serve the diverse populations across the counties of Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties focusing on nutrition and chronic disease prevention, including associated issues such as physical activity, food security, food resource management and food budgeting. The Advisor will develop an extension education and applied problem-solving research program based on priority community needs and assets to address the broad areas of nutrition; food security, access to physical activity opportunities; and health equity. The Advisor requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Public or Community Health, Nutrition or other closely related field. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in community nutrition, health equity and health education; community-based program experience, and interest in food systems and food security work. The Advisor will be located in the Butte County office working with county directors and advisors, nutrition community education specialists, and Community Health and Nutrition statewide program personnel. The Advisor will collaborate with colleagues in the Food Literacy and Healthy Lifestyles and California Communities Program Teams in support of the UC ANR Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiatives, as well as the advisors and specialist in the proposed Community Health Resilience & Nutrition Cohort.
UCCE Butte County
Proposed Area of Coverage
Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba
- Dustin Blakey (County Director) - Main Contact
- Katherine Soule (County Director) - Additional Contact
- Kamaljeet Khaira (County Director) - Additional Contact
- Luis Espino (County Director) - Collaborator
- CHRN_cohort_final (pdf), uploaded 12/21/2021 by Christopher Hanson
- Community Health, Nutrition and Food Security Advisor in Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties (pdf), uploaded 12/10/2021 by Dustin Blakey