Description of Work Unit
Larimer County is the ninth largest county in Colorado at 2640 square miles, and the sixth largest county in population with over 310,000 residents. Located in north central Colorado, Larimer County is a county of contrasts ranging from the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park in the west to foothills and plains along the Interstate 25 corridor. The majority of the population resides in Fort Collins and Loveland. There are three school districts in the county. The median household income is $75,800. There is a commitment to preserving agriculture, its heritage, and open space in an urbanizing county. Larimer County offers a variety of attractive residential choices, excellent schools, parks, greenbelts and trail systems, recreation, cultural opportunities, and an inviting quality of life. Fort Collins is home to the Colorado State University campus. The fourteen Extension staff members consist of the director, six Extension agents, agriculture/natural resources, horticulture, and food safety, and several coordinators, community educators and support staff. To learn more, visit the Larimer County website at www.larimer.org or the Larimer County Extension website at www.larimer.org/ext. To learn more about CSU Extension, visit http:extension.colostate.edu.
The Larimer Extension Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) program is a five-year USDA/NIFA Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant-funded program. Funding is secure through August 30, 2018. In 2014, CYFAR funded Colorado State University Extension offices in Larimer County and the Denver Five Points area to develop and pilot a two-generation leadership and civic engagement model. The program utilizes the already established FLTI adult curriculum and adds elements of the evidence-based “Dare to Be You” curriculum for the youth component. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, both sites implemented the Two-Generation FLTI with much success. Learn more about FLTI at https://flti.wordpress.com/.
The office for this position is in Larimer County. The individual is a local representative of Colorado State University, is a member of the local Extension Team and works under the supervision of the Larimer County Extension Director. This position will provide leadership in the planning and implementation of the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) in Larimer County by attending to logistical details. The position will work cooperatively with other team members including the Larimer County Extension staff, FLTI Civic Design Team, State FLTI Leadership Team, and community members and agencies.
Required Job Qualifications
- Completed Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, family & consumer sciences, health sciences, anthropology, business management, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and delivering effective educational programs targeting family and community needs.
- Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals, groups, and staff, and the ability to develop and lead partnerships and collaborations.
- Evidence of drive and initiative.
- Demonstrated leadership ability.
- Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivery of educational programs.
- Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes including inclusive and targeted programming to low-income and diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate through teaching, facilitation, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
- 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
- Completed Master’s degree in education, social work, family & consumer sciences, health sciences, anthropology, business management, or related field.
- Demonstrated work experience in working effectively in a multi-program environment.
- Experience or coursework in audience needs identification, program development, experiential learning and evaluating the results of programs.
- Knowledge of or use of facilitation skills in a public setting, experience working in community capacity building.
- Experience with the media and web-based information delivery methods.
- Skill in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers.
- Demonstrated ability and/or training in resource generation (grants, contracts, fundraising).
- Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution.
- Ability to speak Spanish.
Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
Job Duty Category Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting Duty/Responsibility
- Deliver county-wide FLTI civics and leadership educational programming.
- Coordinate and lead the FLTI Facilitator team for the implementation of FLTI.
- Plan and secure FLTI session speakers.
- Plan, secure and manage facilities, meals, child care, and program materials for Larimer County FLTI sessions, retreat and graduation.
- Attend all Larimer County FLTI training sessions, retreat, and graduations.
- Promote FLTI in the community.
- Lead recruitment efforts to acquire adult and youth FLTI applicants.
- Organize interviews for FLTI applicants.
- Distribute and collect post session evaluation forms at each FLTI session. Ensure completion of pre- and post-survey assessment data.
- Maintain accurate records of attendance, finances, evaluations.
- Assist FLTI participants with their civic projects by serving as a resource.
- Coordinate logistics of FLTI local graduations with the Civic Leadership Team.
- Acquire local donations for food and childcare expenses.
- Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and under-represented audiences.
- Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position.
- Other duties as assigned.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Percentage Of Time 70% Job Duty Category Volunteer Recruitment and Management Duty/Responsibility
- Recruit and manage volunteers to support logistics of the Larimer County FLTI program.
- Coordinate and lead the volunteer Larimer Civic Leadership Team.
Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Relationships and Partnerships Duty/Responsibility
- Build relationships with groups such as neighborhood organizations, city and county departments, schools, local non-profit organizations and foundations, and others to support FLTI and acquire program applicants.
- Build relationships with local elected and appointed officials to gain support for FLTI.
- Network with local human service, health, family and community related organizations and agencies to facilitate collaborative efforts.
- Communicate results of FLTI impacts to collaborators.
Percentage Of Time 15
Special Instructions to Applicants
All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday August 17, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
- 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:
- 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. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact Jan Carroll, 970-491-6102 or email@example.com.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Jan Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org 970-491-6102
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