Advisory Board Vacancies and Application Process
When there is an opening on the First 5 Santa Barbara County Children and Families Advisory Board it will be posted on this website. In order to become an Advisory Board member you must complete an application. Applications are available in English and Spanish. A review committee reviews applications and then makes recommendations to the full commission for approval.
Applications can be submitted at either of the two First 5 offices at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Office:
1306 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Maria Office:
218 West Carmen Lane, Suite 111
Click here for the Job Description for Advisory Board Members and the Application.
The term of Advisory Board membership is for two years. There is no limit to the number of terms an individual can serve on the Advisory Board, as long as that member actively participates in Advisory Board activities. The Advisory Board meets at least four (4) times per calendar year in mid-County locations. Advisory Board members also serve on First 5 committees related to strategic planning, community outreach and education and funding. Advisory Board members are reimbursed for expenses related to their participation including transportation, meals and child care. Translation can be provided if needed as well.
We seek Advisory Board members who have knowledge and/or an interest in issues affecting young children and families. Parents and other individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and who have a commitment to helping young children, are encouraged to apply.