Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #01-19 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Nov 29, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #01-19 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Morgan County, Fort Morgan, CO
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Location :
Morgan County, Fort Morgan, CO
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
The starting salary will be in the range of $44,000 $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. Morgan County (pop. 28,159) is located in Northeastern Colorado. Morgan County has an agriculturally-based economy with dairy, livestock, irrigated and dry land enterprises. The countys diverse population includes a significant Latinx and Somali presence. Programming to meet the needs of these populations continues to be important. The county seat, Fort Morgan, has a population of 11,315 and is about a 90 minute drive northeast of Denver. Major employers include a Cargill Meat Solutions, Walmart, Leprino Foods, Viaero, Colorado Plains Medical Center, Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center and Western Sugar, technology, manufacturing and agriculture related services. Fort Morgan is home to Morgan Community College. The county has strong support from volunteer and civic organizations. To learn more about Morgan County, go to To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
This individual will provide leadership for the overall Extension family and consumer sciences program in Morgan 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 to meet local needs in human, family, and community development; family financial stability; food safety and preservation; nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to youth, individuals, families and communities. The agent is expected to contribute to and strengthen the overall Extension programs offered and to help build new audiences. Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60% Provide leadership for an actively engaged family and consumer science program in Morgan County. Seek out and develop local relationships, identify priority programming opportunities and develop, deliver, facilitate, evaluate and report outcomes to stakeholders.Actively work with local, area, and state food safety program teams and related Program and Reporting Units to develop, deliver and integrate food safety and food preservation education into programming for families, consumer and cottage food audiences, producers/growers, and/or commercial enterprises. Develop, market, deliver and evaluate non-credit educational family, youth and consumer sciences programming in response to locally identified needs in Morgan County.Provide 4-H youth development leadership and general resource support, as part of the 4-H team, for family and consumer science, school enrichment and outreach programs for youth. 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, area/regional and statewide program efforts.Collaborate with other 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 programming compliments and supports the counties strategic plans.Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position.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.Support and build relationships with groups or committees such as the county fair and fairboard. 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, 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.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: 10% Recruit, train and support volunteers to extend nutrition, food preservation and /or, food safety research based information and/or programs to consumers. Work to recognize and retain their services over time.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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Minimum education level :
Completed masters degree. Degree must be completed before beginning the position.Minimum of one degree conferred in family and consumer science, food science and nutrition, human development, community health, family financial management, food safety, public health, or a closely related field.Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse audiences, e.g. Latinx and Somali; 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.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 expertise in food safety and home food preservation, and experience teaching one or both.Course work, professional experience and/or background in food systems, on-farm food safety, farmers markets, cottage food production, and/or production agriculture.Experience in providing educational programs or information to youth and youth program leaders.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 :
William Nobles
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Application Instructions :
For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, November 29, 2018. 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 note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process. 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 the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact William Nobles at (719) 545-1845 or Candidates moving forward in the process should be contacted within 10 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.