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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

18 Community Health Nutrition and Food Security Advisor San Diego

The Community Health, Nutrition, and Food Security Advisor will serve diverse populations in the county of San Diego, focusing on chronic disease prevention and health equity. Scope will include addressing the intersection of health, food and nutrition security, and the food system as it directly relates to and influences human health. The Advisor will develop an extension education and applied problem-solving research program based on priority community needs and assets to address the areas of food, nutrition, food preservation, and water security (access); 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 San Diego County office working with the County Director and CE Advisors, nutrition community education specialists, Master Food Preserver (MFP) statewide staff, and Community Health and Nutrition statewide program personnel. The Advisor will collaborate with colleagues in the Food Literacy and Healthy Lifestyles, California Communities, and Research to Policy Program Teams, and NPI in support of ANR’s Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiatives. The Advisor also will start a local MFP Volunteer Program. This position is part of the Community Health Resilience & Nutrition Cohort proposal with the CE Specialist in Nutrition and Health Equity at UC Davis and seven other Advisor positions (in Butte/Glen/ Colusa/ Sutter/Yuba, Shasta/Trinity/Tehama, Marin/Napa/Sonoma, San Joaquin/Stanislaus/Merced, Inyo/Mono/ Alpine, Kern/San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara, and Riverside/San Bernardino counties).

Proposed Headquarters

San Diego County

Proposed Area of Coverage

San Diego County


Associated Documents


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