Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #12-17 Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Jun 20, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #12-17 Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences Adams County, Brighton, CO
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Location :
Brighton, CO
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Starting salary for this position will be in the range of $43,500 $60,000 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. Adams County offers the best of suburban and rural life vibrant cities, quiet towns, and miles of recreation. Located in the Denver metro area, Adams is the states 5th largest county serving a population of more than 450,000 residents. Adams County is a fast growing county, and home to the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, the town of Bennett and unincorporated communities of Henderson, Strasburg, and Watkins. The geographical area of the county is 18 miles by 72 miles. The eastern half of the county is agricultural; primarily cattle and dry land wheat production. The majority of the countys population lives in the western half of the county. The urban rural interface is home to numerous 2 to 40 acre parcels and small farms. The county seat is Brighton and the Extension office is located in Henderson on the Adams County Fairgrounds campus.In addition to this position, the Adams County Extension office team includes: a county director/agriculture agent; four agents (4-H youth development, 4-H school enrichment and after school, horticulture, and family and consumer science); a small acreage coordinator; a horticulture technician/Master Gardener coordinator, and two administrative support staff. To learn more, visit the Adams County website at:, the Adams County Extension site at: , or Colorado State University Extension at:
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: This individual will provide leadership for the overall Extension family and consumer sciences program in Adams County and also provide support for regional and state programming efforts. This individual will be responsible for partnering with and working through a variety of county and community partners to assess needs, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate programming that meet local needs in human, family, and community development; family financial stability; food safety and preservation; nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to individuals, families and communities. Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: Provide leadership for an actively engaged family and consumer science program in Adams County. Seek out and develop local relationships, identify priority programming opportunities and develop, deliver, facilitate, evaluate and report outcomes to stakeholders. Develop, market, deliver and evaluate non-credit educational family and consumer sciences programming in response to locally identified needs in Adams County. Actively engage in community by developing relationships, facilitating programming, guiding conversations, promoting teamwork, and integrating university resources as appropriate to assist the community in addressing needs and interests. Maintain flexibility to address changing needs. Actively participate on Extension program and reporting teams to help focus, develop and implement local, regional and statewide program efforts. Collaborate with other Adams County and Extension staff to incorporate family and consumer science, community engagement and other expertise into community program efforts. Effectively communicate program direction, engagement and program outcomes to diverse county stakeholders. Develop means to ensure that programming compliments and supports the countys strategic plan. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position. 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. Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: (30%) Participate in, convene and/or facilitate focus groups, coalitions, advisory groups and diverse community groups to build community capacity and interdisciplinary programming. Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to continually assess conditions and develop effective plans of work providing measureable program outcomes. Develop strong working relationships and coordinate resources, programming and research with other Colorado State University and Extension personnel/staff, community leaders, Adams County government, agencies, and institutions to enhance program development, delivery, and evaluation and reporting. Develop and partner in opportunities to generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) to help support programming efforts.*Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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Minimum education level :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Completed masters degree. Degree must be completed before beginning the position. Minimum of one degree conferred in family and consumer science, human development, social work, community health, family financial management, food science and nutrition, public health, food safety, adult or Extension education, community development and engagement, leadership, workforce development, or a closely related field. Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes. Evidence of drive, initiative and leadership skills. Experience in audience needs identification, program development, delivery, and evaluation of results. Demonstrated use of facilitation skills in public settings, experience working in community engagement and/or community capacity building. Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations that produce results. 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.
Years of experience :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:Ability to speak, write, and deliver programming in both English and Spanish. Knowledge of and experience with conflict management.Experience working with advisory committees, community coalitions and/or focus groups. Experience marketing and/or delivering educational programming using online, mass media and/or social media methods. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
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.


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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 Tuesday June 20, 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