10-18 Extension Director & Agent, 4-h Youth Development, Agriculture And Family And Consumer Science

Published 2017-12-16
Expires 2019-06-14
ID #10439
10-18 Extension Director & Agent, 4-h Youth Development, Agriculture And Family And Consumer Science
United-states, Colorado, Fort Collins,
Published December 16, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: 10-18 extension director & agent, 4-h youth development, agriculture and family and consumer science, jackson county

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Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 201701007AP

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 $45,000 - $70,500 and will commensurate
with education and experience.

Open Until Filled: No

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

Jackson County, population 1,396, also known as North Park, is located in north central
Colorado in a sub-alpine valley surrounded by several mountain ranges. The county comprises 1628 square miles and elevations range from
7,800 feet to 13,000 feet above sea level. Jackson County is officially designated a "Frontier" community being the fourth-least densely
populated of 64 Colorado counties, averaging less than one person per square mile. The town of Walden, with 600 residents, is the county
seat and the only incorporated municipality in the county and is located at least 60 miles from any sizeable neighboring town. Jackson
County is home to the headwaters of the North Platte River and is known as the Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado. Highway 14 runs between
Fort Collins and Walden along the Cache La Poudre Scenic Byway. 1,600 square miles of untouched mountain scenery and 65% public lands,
provides abundant opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts.

The economy of Jackson County is agriculturally based along with a
strong outdoor recreation component. Large ranches dominate the agricultural landscape alongside expanding oil and gas development and
remnants of a once prosperous timber industry. We have a thriving cattle industry and ranches that produce some of the largest per acre
quantity and highest quality grass hay in Colorado. During the past couple of decades, like other agricultural communities, many of our
family owned ranches have sold to larger corporate businesses and this has notably changed the social and economic dynamics of Jackson

The 2016 census estimates note our Median Household Income of $41,240; ranking 44th compared to other Colorado counties. Our
North Park School District is among Colorado's smallest 36 schools with a 2016 Pre-K to 12th grade student membership of 192. 51% of these
students were eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Despite our size and economic status, the school district has been recognized
as Accredited with Distinction several times with the high school recently receiving the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award.

Position Summary

The County Director is responsible for managing the Extension budget for the county and supervising the
office staff in the county Extension office. To provide leadership and organization in the development, implementation, evaluation, and
reporting of educational programs in 4-H Youth Development, STEM, school enrichment, agriculture, and family and
consumer science focusing on Jackson County and assisting other counties as appropriate. CSU Extension Agents
throughout the state work as a team and share expertise. 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 Western
Region Extension Director.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Completed master's degree. One degree must have been
    conferred in agriculture, education, youth development, natural resources, human development, social or behavioral sciences or a closely
    related field.
  • Training or experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs, including needs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise an office, including budget management.
  • Demonstrated
    leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals an in groups; ability to forge equitable and
    successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Successful professional experience in youth
    development, STEM livestock, range, home and production, horticulture, natural resources, agronomy, soils,
    irrigation, plant insects and diseases, and/or clean and renewable energy.
  • Appreciation and understanding of rural communities and
    an interest in working with people in a rural environment to address critical issues.
  • Familiarity with small acreage
  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and advisory groups.
  • Experience in promoting, marketing or
    creating public awareness of program/services among key community decision-makers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with
    mass media (TV, Internet, radio, newspapers).
  • Professional experience with, or knowledge of, Extension and the land-grant
    university system.
  • 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

Job Duty Category: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting


  • Working directly with the community, identify and promote community-based needs for informal
    education; using the most appropriate educational methods including digital and on-line media, written materials, or live workshop formats
    develop and deliver, assess the community's needs for informal education; develop and implement educational strategies, and measuring impact
    of education and programs. Share all programming developed with CSU Extension.
  • Manage and implement 4-H
    and youth development programs (school enrichment, STEM, etc.), including leadership development of adult leaders
    and youth, participation in out-of-county activities and support for the county fair and fair committee.
  • Actively participate in
    one or more Extension work teams to provide expertise for program and information development, delivery and evaluation efforts
  • Provide program and information delivery support to colleagues in area(s) of specified expertise as appropriate.

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate resources, research and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Percentage Of Time:

Job Duty Category: Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships


  • Work with local groups and individuals to enhance their abilities to identify, prioritize, and
    address the needs of their community; specific emphasis will be local and regional 4-H Youth, community groups and agriculture groups.

  • Develop strong working relationships with the Board of County Commissioners, county divisions and units, advisory committees, local
    businesses and educational institutions, state and federal agencies and area non-profits and stakeholders.
  • Identify and build
    collaborations with other agencies and groups (public and private) to support them in addressing their priority needs.
  • Work with
    advisory groups, local leaders, and Extension agents in other counties, to assess informal education needs in the area, develop/revise plans
    of work, implement educational strategies, and measure and report programmatic impacts.
  • 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


  • Provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H leaders, Master Food Safety volunteers
    and Master Gardeners that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over
    sustained periods of time.
  • Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and other
    agencies/organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may
be changed as the program develops.Percentage Of Time: 10%

Job Duty Category: Administration and Supervision


  • Prepare and manage an office budget including support for cost recovery, resource development
    and revenue generation. Use entrepreneurial skills to find and/or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, user fees,
    etc.) to help support county and programming efforts.
  • Inspire, coach, provide developmental opportunities, supervision, performance
    evaluations and leadership for office administrative staff.
  • Build and innovate an environment of teamwork and collaboration within
    the office, CSU Office of Engagement, and in the county with external partners.
Note: % of job assigned
to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Percentage Of Time: 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no
later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Please submit the following to href="" target="_blank"> 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 class="caps">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 class="caps">PDF file.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected]. References will not be contacted without prior notification of

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 target="_blank">[email protected]

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)

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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