Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #20-19 Extension Director
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
State or Territory :
Colorado
Application Deadline :
May 14, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #20-19 Extension Director El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Colorado Springs
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary range is $45,000 - $80,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience to a maximum of $80,000.
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. El Paso County is a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities, and Colorados second most populous county with 699,232 residents. Two-thirds of the population live in Colorado Springs, home of the county seat and the Extension office. To learn more about El Paso County, go to www.elpasoco.com. Visit http://elpasoco.colostate.edu to learn more about El Paso County Extension or http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about CSU Extension.The El Paso County Extension office is staffed by a county director (this position); two 4-H youth development agents; a family and consumer sciences agent; two support staff; two AmeriCorps members; and a program coordinator.PURPOSE OF POSITION: Colorado State University Extension and El Paso County are seeking a dynamic leader with the experience and skills to lead staff in the strategic delivery of quality educational programs and services attuned to El Paso County. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations for the El Paso County Extension office. They work under the general supervision of the Front Range Region Director. The person will have a record of success managing administrative functions including budget, personnel, programming, and day-to-day office operations as well as fostering both internal and external collaborations and teamwork. The Director will also be an effective communicator with the experience and skills to engage with a variety of people and groups verbally, in writing, through presentations, collaborative projects and educational programming. This individual will promote, represent, and build connections for Extension in El Paso County and support staff and stakeholders in doing the same.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Colorado State University Extension and El Paso County are seeking a dynamic leader with the experience and skills to lead staff in the strategic delivery of quality educational programs and services attuned to El Paso County. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations for the El Paso County Extension office. They work under the general supervision of the Front Range Region Director. The person will have a record of success managing administrative functions including budget, personnel, programming, and day-to-day office operations as well as fostering both internal and external collaborations and teamwork. The Director will also be an effective communicator with the experience and skills to engage with a variety of people and groups verbally, in writing, through presentations, collaborative projects and educational programming. This individual will promote, represent, and build connections for Extension in El Paso County and support staff and stakeholders in doing the same.
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. Degrees may be in a variety of disciplines, including business, community development, Extension education, youth development, agricultural sciences, horticulture, social sciences, family and consumer sciences, public health or related degrees that can significantly contribute to administrative and/or program responsibilities.Minimum of 5 years professional experience that demonstrates ability to manage and lead a complex office that includes: developing and managing a significant budget;supporting and managing a sizeable staff including selection, supervision, motivation and creation of an office environment that is inclusive;establishing day-to-day operating procedures and policies that promote effective and efficient delivery of product and services;developing working relationships with peers, staff, other departments and agencies, and the general public that are effective, inspire loyalty, excellence and integrity.Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse youth and adult audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement,Experience in promoting, marketing or creating public awareness of programs and services.Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.Experience in audience needs identification, educational program development, delivery of programs including technology and program evaluation.Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.Demonstrated proficiency in conflict management, group or public facilitation and negotiation. 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: Demonstrated experience in contracting, grantsmanship or cost recovery efforts.Experience in volunteer program development and leadership.Degree or significant professional experience in horticulture, natural resources, agriculture or closely related fieldBilingual, English and Spanish.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
JoAnn Powell
Phone Number with Area Code :
9704917887
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. 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 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.