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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

73 Labor Specialist

Position title: Making contemporary work healthier: bringing the research of the California Labor Laboratory to workers, employers, vulnerable communities, and policymakers.

Description of position: A group of UCSF and UCB faculty and researchers was recently awarded a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence, the California Labor Laboratory (CALL).  CALL has two aims: 1) to understand the impact of emergent working conditions for the health of working age population of California, including three overlapping axes of change: alternative work arrangements such as task-based work (“gig jobs”), project-based employment, and independent contracting; contingent employment; and erosion of traditional working conditions; and, 2) to use the new found understanding from CALL’s research program to engage with workers, especially those in vulnerable positions, employers, communities in which vulnerable workers reside, and policymakers to mitigate the emergent conditions.  The new position will be central to CALL’s outreach efforts by actively engaging with those vulnerable to the emergent working conditions throughout the State, showing workers and employers how the conditions can be altered to improve worker health, and alert policymakers in Sacramento and Washington DC to what can be done through legislation and regulation to level the playing field for workers’ well-being.  In addition, CALL will be developing a certificate program in Total Worker Health through the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a three-campus consortium of UCSF, UCB, and UCD.  The certificate program will be training a cadre of change agents to suffuse new knowledge about what makes work challenging in the contemporary economy.  The person hired into this position will work with UCSF and UCB faculty to identify existing courses that can fulfill the mission of the certificate program and will then lead the effort to design new courses when they are necessary. The two parts of the job are mutually reinforcing: the engagement with workers, employers, and policymakers will inform the development of the curriculum and the curriculum, after implementation, will help to improve working conditions in the affected communities.

Proposed Headquarters

California Labor Laboratory

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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