Official Job Title :
Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Outreach & Enrichment
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
May 28, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #21-19 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Outreach & Enrichment Jefferson County, Golden, CO
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Area, Department or Unit :
Extension 4-H Youth Development
Full/Part Time :
Salary range is $45,000 - $52,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
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 interspersed with small farms, urban agriculture and ranchettes. 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. To learn about Jefferson County Extension, visit the website at http://jeffco.extension.colostate.edu or the Colorado State University Extension website at: http://extension.colostate.edu.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. 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. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county 4-H team within the Extension office and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Jefferson County Extension Director. The 4-H youth development (outreach and engagement) agent will work within a team consisting of another 4-H youth development (livestock) agent, 4-H mentoring program coordinator, 4-H camp coordinator, 4-H assistant and county Extension director. This dynamic team will work collaboratively to determine areas of expertise and local responsibilities. This position will lead the school enrichment and outreach programs. The areas of focus within the Jefferson County 4-H program are: equine, livestock, small animals, shooting sports, Cloverbuds, general projects, school enrichment, after-school, outreach and volunteer development. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise. This individual will work in partnership with the other 4-H agent to screen, train and manage 4-H volunteer leaders and oversee various 4-H councils, such as County Council, Livestock Council, Horse Council, Shooting Sports Leasers Council and Fifth Thursday Leaders Meetings. Jefferson County 4-H is a very innovative and family centered environment focusing on teaching our members and leaders well beyond their involvement in our program. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents across program and county lines, with program teams and the State 4-H office.
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50% As part of the 4-H team, plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned components of the Jefferson County 4-H youth development programs that support the growth and development of life skills for youth and adult audiences. This requires working in concert with the 4-H team to carry out 4-H activities such as the Jefferson County Fair & Festival, Open House, and the annual 4-H Achievement Night.Develop and promote culturally appropriate programming that is inclusive of youth and adult audiences that are diverse and/or underserved.Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.Lead planning, development and implementation of 4-H youth development school enrichment and outreach programs.Assist the 4-H youth development (livestock) agent in development and delivery of the livestock program.As part of the 4-H team, identify and define additional program areas of interest and expertise, and allocate responsibilities among the team. Jefferson County 4-H offers additional programming in equine, small animal, shooting sports, general projects, Cloverbuds, after-school and volunteer development.Provide appropriate educational opportunities to 4-H youth and adult leaders to ensure integration of current best management practices for all program areas. In concert with the 4-H team, chaperone and support leadership activities for Jefferson County 4-H members including Leadership Development Conference, Colorado Leadership Camp, Youth Fest, Metro to Mountain, State 4-H Conference, State Fair, County Judging Teams and Quiz Bowl Teams and their activities. Many of these are overnight camps with 4-Hers from across Colorado. Actively participate in one or more Extension program reporting units to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.Actively participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of changes within discipline areas. Serve as a resource for program areas of expertise to the general public as well as 4-H members and leaders. Develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support programming efforts, including grant writing.Participate in 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: 30% 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.Provide leadership opportunities and training 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, developing middle management level volunteers to conduct and support programming.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Administration and Supervision: 10%Recruit, train and supervise potential AmeriCorps members; supervise grant-funded staff.As part of the 4-H team recruit and train a summer 4-H intern. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 10%Promote and represent Extension and 4-H youth development programming throughout the community and within Jefferson County government.Support an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, particularly within the 4-H team.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.Support 4-H groups or committees related to the annual Jefferson County Fair & Festival, working with the 4-H team to coordinate efforts with the Fairgrounds staff and other staff and volunteers connected to the event.Support and build relationships with groups or committees working with 4-H youth including a non-profit organization. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Minimum education level :
Completed masters degree, candidates with a masters degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but the degree must be completed by hire date. One degree must be in agriculture, education, youth development, non-profit management, community engagement, volunteer management, human development, natural resources or a closely related field.Minimum of 2 years experience (professional or volunteer) that demonstrates the ability to work with youth and youth organizations, including an understanding of youth development and youth program management. Background experience, coursework, or training in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers, including conflict management. 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.Ability to work effectively as a member of a team to affect change and obtain desired outcomes.Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships with people as individuals and in groups, and the ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter and willing to learn.Ability to communicate: teaching, public speaking, facilitation, presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.Strong organizational skills: ability to multitask; manage a number of projects simultaneously; and develop, track and implement projects and meet timelines. Must have valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
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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. Ability to speak Spanish.
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
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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For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, May 28, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Jacki Paone at (303) 271-6639 or email@example.com. 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.