Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Program Associate 4-H Youth Development - School Enrichment/After-School Garfield County, Rifle, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Apr 04, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #10-17 Extension Program Associate 4-H Youth Development - School Enrichment/After-School
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Location :
Garfield County, Rifle, CO
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary range is $39,800-$47,000.
Start Date:
None Stated
Garfield County is located in western Colorado and is experiencing steady population and economic growth. The 2015 population estimate is 58,082 and the median household income is $57,214 with $61,303 being the state average. One percent fewer people live below the poverty level than the state average. The oil and gas industry has been prominent in Garfield County. Other major economic contributors are tourism and agriculture. The agriculture industry has seen an increased interest in small acreage and local food production. The communities in Garfield County (Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Battlement Mesa and Parachute) have diverse economies, shopping opportunities and housing choices. The population is approximately 28 percent Hispanic. Garfield County is primarily rural, with 60% public land. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, and include hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting, biking, skiing, and other activities typically associated with Colorado. The Extension office is located in the town of Rifle. Rifle offers easy access to a major interstate highway (I-70) and is within one hour drive time of the Grand Junction airport. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to: For more information about Garfield County Extension go to:
Position Category:
Administrative Professional 4-H Youth Development
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES: 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 Garfield County Extension Director. The successful candidate will:Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 45%As part of the Garfield 4-H team, continue to develop and enhance an effective, educational, results-oriented 4-H Youth Development Program that supports the growth and development of life skills among both youth and adult audiences in an urban/rural environment.Work collectively to develop, implement, evaluate and report impacts of county-wide non-credit educational programming in youth development for youth and adult audiences.Develop and conduct effective educational programs that support the growth and development of life skills among both youth and adult audiences; train others to effectively deliver programming and to support the development of youth and adult participants.Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events and periodic activities requiring overnight stays.Effectively communicate and coordinate resources, research and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other organizations.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%Support and build K-12 partnerships between CSU Extension and public schools throughout Garfield County.Build partnerships with other youth programs throughout Garfield County, i.e. GOCO Inspire, Garfield County Public Libraries, Recreation Districts, and Colorado Mountain College.Work effectively as a member of the Garfield County 4-H team providing leadership as appropriate particularly in STEM and AmeriCorps education.Develop strong working relationship with local Extension staff, university staff, local schools, county departments, community leaders, agencies and institutions to enhance local youth development programming. 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.Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 20%Provide leadership for adult and youth volunteer programs including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support. Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, management, and public education/information delivery roles in support of 4-H Youth Development programs such as STEM.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Administration and Management: 15%Develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support programming efforts. Promote programming for diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.Identify resources (grants, contracts, in kind contributions, cost recovery fees, etc.) to enhance the program. Manage county, area, state and grant budget allocations where appropriate.Provide leadership and program assistance for the 4-H STEM AmeriCorps program in Garfield County.Provide leadership and program assistance for Garfield County GOCO Inspire initiative by working with youth advisory groups and teachers using 4-H curriculum as a basis for programming.Provide leadership and program assistance with other duties as assigned. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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Minimum education level :
Completed bachelors degree. Degree must be conferred in physical sciences, natural sciences, youth development, education, mathematics, engineering or a closely related field impacting the STEM principles.
Years of experience :
Demonstrated effectiveness in supporting a team approach to county, regional and statewide Extension programming.Three years of applicable professional experience.Experience in fund raising, grantsmanship, and cost recovery efforts.Knowledge and/or experience with public K-12 schools.Demonstrated ability to work in the area of science, technology, engineering and math informal education.Ability to speak Spanish
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:
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.


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.


Contact :
CJ Mucklow
Phone Number with Area Code :
(970) 846-2358
Application Instructions :
All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday April 4, 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