Extension FLTI Assistant Program Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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Working Title #06-17 Extension FLTI Assistant Program Coordinator, State Extension Admin Office Research Professional Position No Posting Number 201700185AP Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary range is $39,500 - $49.500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date Open Until Filled No To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/06/2017 Description of Work Unit

FLTI is a community-based program that utilizes an evidence-based curriculum whereby participants learn about child development, leadership, and civics in order to be effective leaders on behalf of children. The curriculum is a 20-session program that also features an intensive retreat, a Day-At-The-Capitol, completion of a community leadership project, offered at no cost to participants. The class meets once a week for four hours of adult-learning based instruction. Several sessions and class discussions focus on child development, nutrition, and preventative health care. FLTI trains families to understand how local policies affect the wellness of children and how families can take an active role in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation. FLTI targets families who demonstrate a readiness to make positive change in their community for children. Based on data from FLTI pilot communities, participants range in age from 13 to 65 and have included single parents, fathers, grandparents, blended families, foster parents, homeless individuals and individuals without children. Current FLTI data show participants’’ educational experiences range from non-high school graduates to advanced degrees. Twenty percent of participants report incomes less than $20,000 with another twenty percent having incomes greater than $80,000. The office for this position is in the State Extension Administration Office in University Square, 1311 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Position Summary

Provide continual education, mentoring, and coaching from a “family perspective” to Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) of Colorado sites (11 FLTI sites are currently offering 14 separate classes, which includes two youth classes. The projected number of graduates in 2016 will be close to 200). FLTI trains family leaders and connects them to leadership opportunities so that they may improve the health and well-being of children, youth and families throughout Colorado. This position is the education resource for site selection, community integration, and program implementation for sites considering adopting FLTI, and sites currently running the 20-week program. For example, this position created, updates, and provides the Site Implementation Guide and teaches integration of best practices regarding collaborating with families from diverse backgrounds to assure cultural relevance throughout the FLTI process. This position participates with FLTI team in coordinating annual events and supporting activities. The individual in this position works as an assistant state coordinator with a statewide team of program staff, site coordinators, facilitators and a growing number of alumni and community partners. The individual is a representative of both FLTI and Colorado State University Extension, meeting with local and state elected officials (including county commissioners, school board members, and city council representatives, members of Congress, the State Attorney General, and others). Extension’s FLTI Project Coordinator provides guidance and supervision. This position must be able to perform work and solve problems independently. Using his/her knowledge of the FLTI curriculum, this position must be able to provide recommendations and program fidelity expertise to a variety of stakeholders across Colorado. The position is grant funded. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Required Job Qualifications

• Completed bachelor’s degree. Degree must have been conferred in social work, human development, education or closely related field.
• Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of family engagement and/or civic engagement.
• Three years or more experience with leadership, family and community education, or civic engagement initiatives.
• Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals, and in groups, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with local FLTI sites, FLTI alumni, and other professionals and organizations to accomplish goals.
• Demonstrated computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and other computer based programs such as Form Site, Survey Monkey, Drop Box, One Drive, and/or Mail Chimp.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Ability to communicate through digital relationships, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, a commitment to include diverse voices in engagement planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Experience with Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) as a graduate of the program, a staff member, or a volunteer.
• Ability to speak Spanish.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting Duty/Responsibility

• Teach, mentor, and coach local sites (currently 11 implementing 14 cohorts) as they plan, implement, and evaluate the FLTI in communities across Colorado.
• Plan and coordinate state efforts to ensure fidelity to the research-based curriculum. This includes training facilitators (currently twice/year) and providing on-going education and coaching for maximum program effectiveness.
• Manage communication between and among local sites to assure curriculum fidelity and program effectiveness. For example, contact is provided as needed and includes monthly site coordinator calls, weekly office hours (by phone), site visits, and host agency meetings. Visits to all FLTI sites were coordinated in 2016 to inform sustainability planning including alumni activities.
• Oversee design, planning and implementation of statewide FLTI programs and events, including Day at the Capitol.
• Provide leadership and assistance with other activities as assigned by the FLTI State Coordinator, including potential design and integration of additional FLTI programs (currently in pilot: youth/two gen and children’s leadership training institute).
• Assure the potential and current FLTI sites have access to all relevant and/or required resources and curriculum materials. This included graduation certificates signed by dignitaries (currently CSUVPE and Governor Hickenlooper).
• Contribute to the generation and maintenance of information, resources and announcements for the FLTI website.
Note: Percentage of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 70% Job Duty Category Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships Duty/Responsibility

• Promote FLTI through coaching and providing guidance for local meetings and events. Present at local “Taste of FLTI” events as communities are considering adopting the program.
• As needed, attend stakeholder meetings and communicate with agency officials to serve as an education resource for site selection, community integration, and program implementation when exploring adopting FLTI in their area,
• Assure diverse perspectives are represented in all FLTI sites regarding composition of staff, CDT, and participants.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
Note: Percentage of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Program Administration/Technical Oversight Duty/Responsibility

• Provide oversight and regular verbal and written feedback for 11 – 15 sites in local communities across Colorado. One site coordinator and four site facilitators staff each site.
• Provide guidance and resources to local FLTI sites regarding the development of their local Civic Design Team (CDT), including composition, organization, plan of work, etc.
• Understand and promote Family Leadership principles and practices.
Note: Percentage of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 20% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday April 6, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
• Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the “Required” and “Preferred” criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact Jan Carroll, search chair, at 970-491-6102 or jan.carroll@colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Travel Search Contact Jan Carroll jan.carroll@colostate.edu 970-491-6102 EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Special Required Documentation

Optional Documents

  1. Official Transcripts