Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

07-18 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development, Routt County  

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 201700901AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range Starting salary range for this position will be $43,500 – 59,000 and will commensurate with education and experience. Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/05/2017

Description of Work Unit

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.

Routt County is a rural county located approximately 160 miles from Denver in the mountains of northwestern Colorado. It encompasses a total of 2,632 square miles and has a total population of 23,509 (US Census, 2010). The population and county seat of Routt County is the town of Steamboat Springs, with 12,088 citizens. There are three other towns; Hayden, total population of 1,810, Oak Creek, with a population of 884, and Yampa with a population of 447 which comprise the majority of residents in Routt County.

Routt County is known for its public lands, agricultural landscapes, recreation and excellent schools. Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities including skiing, natural hot springs, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, biking and camping. To learn more visit the Routt County website at www.co.routt.co.us, the Routt County Extension website at http://routt.extension.colostate.edu/ or Colorado State University Extension at http://extension.colostate.edu/

Position Summary

This individual will provide leadership for the Family and Consumer Sciences program in Routt County for adults and 4-H youth and also provide support for regional and state programming in food safety, food preservation, nutrition and health, and financial management. The agent is also expected to contribute to and strengthen the overall Extension program offered in Routt County and to help build new audiences. This individual will also develop community relationships, partnerships, and volunteer opportunity for residents, the county and Extension. This position requires strong leadership skills and an ability to facilitate community groups, manage volunteers and deliver quality educational programs and services consistent with the priorities of Routt County.

The individual in this position must be able to work autonomously, work with both youth and adults, and be open to a flexible schedule, including evening events and overnight travel.

Required Job Qualifications

• Completed master’s degree. Degree (or one degree) must have been conferred in family and consumer sciences, food science and human nutrition, public health, food safety, financial resource management, human development, agriculture, youth development or closely related field. Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of family and consumer sciences.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Leadership ability as demonstrated by professional experience and/or appointed/elected positions of responsibility.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• 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

• Appreciation and understanding of rural communities and an interest in working with people in a rural environment to address critical issues.
• Experience working with non-profit agencies and the ability to form relationships and partnerships with these entities and a knowledge of lower income clientele.
• Experience in needs identification, program development, and evaluation.
• Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including contracting, donor development, grantsmanship, or cost recovery efforts.
• Experience or training in promoting, marketing, or creating public awareness of program/services among key community decision-makers.
• Professional experience with, or knowledge of, Extension, 4-H, and the land-grant university system.
• Ability to speak, write, and deliver educational programming in 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

• Facilitate delivery of non-credit educational programming to address community and multi-county needs; evaluate efforts and report educational outcomes.
• Develop and delivery of valued programming; including website content, writing for the CSU Family & Consumer Science blog, recording radio spots.
• Effectively communicate and coordinate resources, research and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other organizations.
• Engage with appropriate Extension work teams to provide expertise for program and information development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships Duty/Responsibility

• Recognize and act upon opportunities to build relationships and connect community and university resources to achieve desired outcomes.
• Promote engagement with diverse audiences.
• 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 25% Job Duty Category Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management Duty/Responsibility

• Provide leadership for active, ongoing, adult and youth volunteer development and engagement through volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education, training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.
• Utilize effective communications, including websites, social media and local media, to recruit 4-H volunteers and Master Food Safety Advisor volunteers to extend the reach of Extension programming to the community.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time 25% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, December 5, 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:
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 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 C.J. Mucklow 970-846-2358 cj.mucklow@colostate.edu 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.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 4 Maximum Requested 4 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Official Transcripts