Job Summary

Official Job Title :
#22-17 Job Vacancy Extension County Director Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Sep 21, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
#22-17 Extension County Director Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO
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Location :
Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Starting salary range for this position will be $48,000 - $80,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
Douglas County is the best of both worldswhere the desire to serve others is met with a professional work environment and the resources needed to excel in your field. Douglas County is recognized as one of the most pro-business, fiscally healthy and effective local governments in the United States where over 300,000 residents call home. Located south of Denver, the county is among the fastest growing communities in the United States for the past 30 years, luring professionals with an exceptional quality of life enhanced by diverse housing options, proximity to first-rate arts and cultural amenities, world-class sports franchises, and some of the best recreation opportunities in the world. The county provides unique opportunities for its residents to enjoy elements of a rural lifestyle while remaining in reasonable proximity to jobs, shopping, and a variety of activities and amenities typically found in urban and suburban communities.Colorado State University (CSU) Extension and Douglas County work cooperatively to provide Extension programming and engagement in the county. The direction Extension programming takes is driven locally. CSU Extension contributes onsite and campus-based expertise, university and land grant system resources and connections across the state to enhance local programming. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to The Extension staff consists of the director, three agents (one horticulture, one 4-H outreach, one 4-H youth development - livestock), two support staff, and seasonal staff. The director will manage a county budget of approximately $381,000. Douglas and surrounding counties work as a team of educators to deliver programming and provide access to research based information and expertise in horticulture, plant and animal agriculture, natural resources, youth development, energy, nutrition and food safety, human development and family financial security, and other appropriate programming of local interest.The Douglas County Extension Director is a local representative of Colorado State University and works under the supervision of the Front Range Regional Director. The director is also a representative of Douglas County and partners with many different county departments to address local interests and needs. Responsibilities of the Extension directors position are similar to those of the head of an administrative unit. In addition to administration, the candidate will provide broad support to educational programming in areas of value to the county individually and/or in cooperation with other Extension staff.Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: (40%)Cooperatively or individually, facilitate delivery of non-credit educational programming to address community and multi-county needs, evaluate efforts and report educational outcomes.Support staff in the development and delivery of valued programming.Engage with appropriate Extension work-teams.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.Administration and Supervision: 40%Prepare and manage a significant budget ($381,000) including support for cost recovery and revenue generation.Inspire, support, coach, and provide development opportunities, performance feedback and formal evaluations for a staff of five.Promote and represent Extension and Extension programming throughout the community and within Douglas County government; engage staff to do the same.Provide administrative and program leadership for strategic delivery of Extension educational programs in Douglas County and support efforts to program across multiple counties.Build and innovate an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, in the county as well as with external partners.Promote engagement with diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including outreach 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: 20%Develop strong working relationships with the Board of County Commissioners, County Managers, Fair Executive Committee, Douglas County divisions and their directors, advisory committees, local businesses and educational institutions, state and federal agencies and area non-profits and stakeholders. Work with these groups and the public to continually assess local conditions, identify priority needs, and set program direction.Recognize and act upon opportunities to build relationships and connect community and university resources to achieve desired outcomes. Facilitate communications and working relationships with Colorado State University administrators, departments and agencies, university-based specialists and support personnel to enhance programming.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
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Minimum education level :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREDCompleted masters degree required. Degrees must be in disciplines that can contribute significantly to administrative and program responsibilities. Professional experience that demonstrates ability to manage and lead a complex office, including: odeveloping and managing a significant budget.osupporting and managing a sizeable staff including selection, supervision, motivation and creation of an office environment that is inclusive.oestablishing day-to-day operating procedures and policies that promote effective and efficient delivery of product and services. odeveloping working relationships with peers, staff, other departments and agencies, and the general public that are effective, inspire loyalty, excellence and integrity.Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups: this includes the ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships, successfully manage conflict, and develop collaborative programs with internal and external partners. Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.Experience in promoting, marketing or creating public awareness of programs and services.Experience engaging with a community and diverse partners to develop support for existing and new program efforts.Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentations and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Experience in audience needs identification, educational program development, delivery of programs including technology and program evaluation.Evidence of leadership, drive and initiative. Evidence of innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset.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.
Years of experience :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Demonstrated experience in contracting, grantsmanship or cost recovery efforts.Ability to speak Spanish.
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
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Application Instructions :
All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, September 21, 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.Please be sure to include the contact information for 4 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.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, (970) 491-7887,