Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development/Livestock Jefferson County, Golden, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Dec 27, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #03-1Colorado State University, Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development/Livestock Jefferson County, Golden, CO
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Location :
Jefferson County, Golden, CO
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension 4-H Youth Development
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary range is $44,000 - $58,000. Starting salary 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. Jefferson County is one of the five counties making up the Denver metropolitan area. Once an agricultural and mining area, Jefferson County, is now a thriving suburban, business, industrial and residential community. Its located where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains with some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. Outdoor lovers have three national forests and two state parks to choose from as well as a vibrant Open Space parks system. The Jefferson County Extension Staff consists of the director, six Extension agents (two 4-H youth development; one horticulture, one natural resources, and one family and consumer sciences); and five coordinators (horticulture/urban food systems, Colorado Master Gardener, plant diagnostic clinic, 4-H camp and Family Leadership Training Institute). There are also four administrative program support staff. To learn more, visit the Jefferson County website at or the Colorado State University Extension website at: PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to the 4-H youth development program in Jefferson County. This position will support the 4-H youth development and livestock program in Jefferson County. The 4-H youth development livestock agent will work with a team consisting of another 4-H youth development agent, 4-H mentoring program coordinator, 4-H camp coordinator, 4-H assistant and the Extension director. This dynamic team will work collaboratively to determine areas of expertise and local 4-H program responsibilities. This individual will have primary responsibility for the livestock, equine, small animal, and general projects including Shooting Sports within the 4-H club program. They will work in partnership with the other 4-H agent to screen, train and manage 4-H volunteers and oversee various 4-H councils, such as County Council, Livestock Council, Horse Council, Shooting Sports Leaders Council and Fifth Thursday Leaders Meetings. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and Jefferson County. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Jefferson County Extension director and receives program guidance from the State 4-H office.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional 4-H Youth Development
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 45% As part of the 4-H team, develop, deliver, promote and evaluate an effective, educational, results-oriented 4-H youth development program that supports the growth and development of life and leadership skills for both youth and adult audiences. Provide leadership for the 4-H livestock, equine, small animal and general projects including Shooting Sports. Support and deliver appropriate educational opportunities to 4-H youth and adult leaders to ensure integration of current best practices, legal requirements and meat quality assurance into 4-H livestock programs. Other staff currently support family and consumer science projects, community youth development, AmeriCorps and school enrichment programming. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise.Support an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, particularly within the 4-H team.Work with the 4-H team to support and provide school enrichment and outreach programs for youth in areas of expertise, including training volunteers or teachers to deliver programming, providing content expertise and/or delivering programs directly.Actively participate in one or more Extension program reporting units to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide.Promote programming for diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.Serve as a resource for livestock information and education for the general public. Participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and occasional events requiring overnight stays.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 45% As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, ongoing, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.In collaboration with the 4-H team, interview potential volunteers, train and oversee leadership opportunities for 4-H leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over sustained periods of time and developing middle management level volunteers to conduct and support programming.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 10%As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through a variety of 4-H advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying priority 4-H and youth development needs.Develop strong working relationships and effective communications with local Extension staff, university staff, Extension and State 4-H Office staff, local schools, Jefferson County government and departments, the Jeffco Livestock Enrichment Program, Inc., community leaders, agencies and other youth-serving organizations and institutions to enhance funding and implementation of local 4-H youth development programming. Support 4-H groups or committees related to the annual Jefferson County Fair & Festival, coordinating efforts with the 4-H team, the Fairgrounds staff and other staff and volunteers connected to the event.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.
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Minimum education level :
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Completed masters degree. One degree must have been conferred in animal sciences, agriculture, education, youth development, non-profit management, environmental science, natural resources or a closely related field.Minimum 2 years experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations, including understanding of youth development and youth program management. Demonstrated experience or training in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers. Background, coursework or professional experience working with livestock, small animals and/or equine.Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.Knowledge or experience in audience needs identification, program development, and evaluating results of programs.Demonstrated skill 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. Must be a self-starter.Demonstrated leadership ability.Evidence of the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented programming environment.Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.Knowledge of and experience with methods of conflict resolution, facilitation and public issues education.Strong organizational skills: ability to multitask; develop, track and implement projects and meet timelines.Flexibility in scheduling; some night and weekend work is required (able to be scheduled in advance).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: Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.Experience in promoting, marketing or creating public awareness of program/services among key community decision-makers. Background or professional experience with positive youth development in the Shooting Sports program.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.


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Contact :
JoAnn Powell
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Application Instructions :
For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, December 27, 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 JoAnn Powell at (970) 491- 7887 or 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.