Extension Program Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

San Miguel and West Montrose Counties encompass the San Miguel River Basin (SMB), which has a population of approximately 6,500. The major towns include Telluride, Placerville, Norwood, Nucla, and Naturita. The office for this position is located in Norwood. The Basin is surrounded by mountains with elevations ranging from 5,000 ft. to 14,246 ft. Historically the economy has been based on agriculture and mining. The agriculture is primarily beef production on ranches growing grain and hay and using public land for grazing. However, an influx of new residents has prompted growth in hobby farms and markets and home gardening. There is also a dynamic recreational economy which is centered on the Telluride Ski Area. This interface between agriculture/mining and recreation has caused complex land use and environmental issues. The 4-H program currently includes forty 4-H members and six 4-H leaders.

Position Summary

To provide leadership, guidance and management to the 4-H Youth Development Program in the San Miguel Basin. This position will also be the lead contact for the Fair Board and attend leadership opportunities with 4-H youth.

The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the San Miguel Basin Counties Extension Director.

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. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Completed bachelor’s degree. Degree may have been awarded in a number of different areas, with a minimum of 2 years youth development experience.
  • Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of youth development.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
  • Appreciation and understanding of rural communities and an interest in working with people in a rural environment to address critical issues.
  • Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
  • 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

  • Ability to speak Spanish.
  • Knowledge and or experience of the 4-H program.

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

  • Provide leadership for an actively engaged 4-H program in the San Miguel Basin. Seek out and develop local relationships, identify priority programming opportunities and develop, deliver, facilitate and evaluate appropriate educational opportunities for 4-H clubs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the San Miguel Basin 4-H Council in goal identification and achievement.
  • Participate with applicable, regional and state 4-H groups and events as well as appropriate CSUE 4-H work team(s).
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate resources and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other organizations.
  • Serve as a liaison with the San Miguel Basin Fair Board to represent CSUE and provide leadership to 4-H programs associated with the San Miguel Basin Fair.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to other 4-H activities as assigned.

Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships Duty/Responsibility

  • Support and build relationships with local schools, advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to develop awareness of 4-H and CSU Extension and strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
  • Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.

Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Recruit and support 4-H volunteer leaders for 4-H clubs throughout the San Miguel Basin.
  • Provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over sustained periods of time.

Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 40%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

All materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, November 28, 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.
  • Please remember to include contact information for 4 professional references. References will not be contacted without previous notice to applicant.
  • 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.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact CJ Mucklow at (970) 846-2358 or cj.mucklow@colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Travel

Search Contact CJ Mucklow, cj.mucklow@colostate.edu, 970-846-2358

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.