Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Boulder County, Longmont, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University
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Application Deadline :
Apr 13, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #11-17 Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Boulder County, Longmont, CO
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Location :
Boulder County, Longmont, CO
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Starting salary for this position will be in the range of $43,500 62,500 and will be commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
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 Universitys Principles of Community ( that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.Boulder County is located 28 miles northwest of Denver and is home to about 319,000 residents. The county embraces a variety of lifestyles and interests and works hard to build a sense of community and provide services that enhance residents quality of life. Boulder County employers and industries include Google, Bing, Amgen, the University of Colorado, large and small-scale production agriculture, health care, electronics, software development, data storage, biotechnology, renewable energy, aerospace, natural and organic products, and outdoor recreation. Opportunities for youth and support for healthy families are county priorities. The county also features some of the most diverse natural landscapes and is known for its visionary use of open space. Boulder County government is committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that fosters a vibrant, healthy, and active community. The Boulder County 4-H program involves 5,200 youth participants; 500 are participants in the 4-H club program, with the remainder involved in school enrichment and afterschool programs. There are 200 adult volunteers supporting the club program. Approximately 48,000 4-H aged youth live in the county and approximately 30% of youth are diverse. Visit to learn more about Colorado State University Extension, and to learn more about Boulder County Extension. For more information about Boulder County, see and to learn more about Longmont, go to PURPOSE OF POSITION: As a member of the 4-H Youth Development team, this individual will be responsible for the 4-H club program in the areas of family consumer science, general projects, shooting sports and leadership. They will also have primary responsibility for school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs and will provide educational opportunities for the diverse youth in Boulder County. The individual in this position works as a member of the Boulder County Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Boulder County Extension director. The individual will work in partnership with other Boulder County 4-H staff members including the 4-H Extension agent livestock, the 4-H program assistant and a 4-H support staff. The individual will provide supervision for temporary 4-H program staff and AmeriCorps members. JOB DUTIES:Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: (40%)Work as a member of the 4-H team to coordinate the Boulder County 4-H Youth Development school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs, including development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting that supports the growth and development of life skills for youth and adult audiences.Coordinate and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming for diverse youth audiences. Recruit, supervise and guide AmeriCorps members, volunteers and interns in meeting specific program delivery and developmental goals.Provide leadership and support for the Boulder County 4-H shooting sports program, family and consumer science, general, and leadership programs. Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.Seek out and manage external funding, personnel and in-kind resources to support programming efforts.*Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: (40%)As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support. Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, mid-management, and public education/information roles.*Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: (20%)As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through various 4-H and local youth development advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying and addressing priority youth development needs.Foster effective communications and develop strong partnerships with Extension staff, county departments, local schools and other youth serving organizations, Colorado State University staff, community leaders, agencies and institutions to enhance 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.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
BENEFITS: Based on full-time employment. Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave. Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, various retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided. A full description of benefits is available at: State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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.Colorado State University Extension operates in compliance with the same laws and executive orders as the University as administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a part of the USDA regulations, the Extension Equal Employment Opportunity representative may be contacted at 1311 South College Avenue, Room 102, Colorado State University.Application process and additional information may be obtained at
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Minimum education level :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Completed masters degree, degree must be completed prior to beginning of employment. One degree must have been conferred in education, youth development, science, family consumer education, leadership, community engagement, or closely related field. While degrees may have been awarded in a number of different areas, course work and/or degrees must provide a broad and significant understanding of youth development.Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse youth and adult audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.Demonstrated experience in audience needs identification, program development and evaluation.Demonstrated experience managing volunteers including recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.Demonstrated leadership ability.Evidence of the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented programming environment.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.Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:Bilingual (Spanish and English)Demonstrated experience facilitating interpersonal and public discussions and managing conflict. Evidence of the ability to create and implement guidelines, rules and policies. Experience working with advisory committees and/or focus groups.Demonstrated experience as a successful supervisor in a formal or non-formal position. Experience with cost recovery, grants or fundraisers that develop resources to support programming. Experience in marketing, promoting or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet Facebook, newspaper, etc.)
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
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BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


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Contact :
JoAnn Powell
Phone Number with Area Code :
(970) 491-7887
Application Instructions :
All materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday April 13, 2017. Please submit the following to to apply:ResumeCover letterTranscripts 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:oStatement (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 For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-7887 or