Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
State or Territory :
Colorado
Application Deadline :
Dec 04, 2018
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #42-18 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Denver
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension 4-H Youth Development
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Minimum starting salary is $44,000. Starting salary is commensurate with education and experience to a maximum of $60,000.
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
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 (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement. Consider joining Colorado State Universitys Denver Extension office as a 4-H youth development Extension agent serving an urban county. Denver Extension offers an inclusive and progressive work environment that embraces diversity. The office culture operates in alignment with CSUs Principles of Community and under the tagline, Denver Extension is urban, diverse, knowledgeable, and engaged with our community.Denver, Colorados capital is located just east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The City and County of Denver is an important regional center for transportation, industry, cultural activities, print and electronic news media, and federal and state government operations. Denver International Airport serves as a national and international hub for travel and commerce. Denver is home to approximately 700,000 residents, with adult and 4-H aged youth populations that are 42% and 72% racially and ethnically diverse, respectively. Over a quarter of Denver households speak a language other than English and the area has a growing refugee and immigrant population. Denver youth participate in a variety of 4-H programs including afterschool and school enrichment activities at Denver recreation centers, schools, summer camps, and 4-H clubs; youth also have the opportunity to participate in Denver County Fair and the National Western Stock Show activities. Volunteers provide time and expertise in support of the program. Denver Extension staff consists of the Extension director; three Extension agents (two 4-H agents and one horticulture); two 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members; two nutrition educators; and program support/administrative staff. To learn more, visit the Denver Extension website at http://denver.extension.colostate.edu or the Colorado State University Extension website at http://extension.colostate.edu.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional 4-H Youth Development
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
This position develops, promotes, and delivers non-credit, 4-H youth development educational programming in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction, and educational program support for the 4-H youth development program in Denver. The individual in this position works as a member of the local Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and the City and County of Denver. This individual works under the supervision of the Denver Extension director, with guidance and input from the State 4-H office.Colorado State University Extension and Denver Extension are seeking a 4-H youth development professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive youth development program in an urban area. This person will have a proven track record of engaging community, delivering programs, building program capacity, supporting and developing staff and volunteers, and using a variety of program delivery methods to engage youth and adults. We are looking for someone who will create innovative programming opportunities and foster collaboration and teamwork with both internal and external partners. The agent will be an effective communicator with competencies and skills that engage youth, adults, and groups from diverse backgrounds. Under this agents guidance, 4-H will continue to be a program of choice creating opportunities for personal development, engagement, community building, and fun.Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50% As part of the Denver 4-H team, plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate an effective, results-oriented 4-H youth development program that supports the growth and development of life skills in both youth and adult audiences in an urban environment. Use a variety of 4-H delivery methods to connect with and engage diverse urban audiences. Actively engage with other 4-H and Extension teams across counties and the state to plan, deliver, and evaluate youth development programs; actively participate in and report to the 4-H Program Reporting Unit.Provide leadership and support to engage stakeholders through various youth development-related advisory councils, community boards or committees, after-school initiatives, and others as needed, to assist with identifying priority youth development needs and addressing them through effective and innovative plans of work.Work with partners, planning committees, volunteers, and youth to ensure an appropriate 4-H presence and participation at the Denver County Fair, the National Western Stock Show, the Colorado State Fair, and other state and local 4-H events. This may require overnight stays and weekend or after-hour engagement. Promote programming for diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and periodic activities requiring overnight stays.Report all program activities into the Colorado Planning and Reporting System (CPRS); submit the annual ES237 report on behalf of Denver 4-H; and provide reporting numbers for the City of Denvers Quarterly Work Plan report. Provide leadership and assistance with other activities, as assigned.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with key Denver Parks & Recreation Department stakeholders and recreation center operators.Develop strong working relationships with local Extension staff, the State 4-H office and specialists, university staff, local schools, city and county departments, community leaders, agencies, and institutions to enhance local youth development programming.Develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support program efforts in compliance with CSU and 4-H standards. Develop financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts. 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 mid-manager, leadership, education, and information delivery roles in support of 4-H youth development programs.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Administration and Supervision: 10%Manage the CSU 4-H STEM AmeriCorps program for Denver Extension in cooperation with the CSUE AmeriCorps program manager. This agent will be responsible for AmeriCorps member selection and supervision, local orientation, program delivery, measurement, reporting, and day-to-day management.Manage a 4-H annual budget of up to $10,000 in partnership with the Denver Extension director.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Completed masters degree required. Degrees may have been awarded in a number of different areas but must include significant course work in youth development or education.Three years of professional youth development experience.Personal or professional commitment to diversity, as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes, that provides effective, innovative, and culturally appropriate educational experiences for diverse youth and adult audiences in the community. Professional experience managing and growing a volunteer program that includes volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, training, assignment, evaluation, recognition, and development of volunteers into progressively more responsible roles in the organization.Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation, writing, and through technology, as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Demonstrated competency in people-related skills such as problem solving, conflict management, relationship building, and leadership development.Experience identifying audience needs, developing and delivering programs, and evaluating results.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; demonstrated leadership ability. 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 :
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to speak Spanish.Demonstrated effectiveness in supporting a team approach to youth programming.Experience in fund raising, grantsmanship, and cost recovery efforts.Demonstrated ability to work effectively with mass and social media.
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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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
JoAnn Powell
Phone Number with Area Code :
9704917887
Application Instructions :
: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu 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 oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491- 7887 or joann.powell@colostate.edu. Candidates moving forward in the process should be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.