Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #31-19 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Pueblo County, Pueblo, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
State or Territory :
Colorado
Application Deadline :
Jul 02, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #31-19 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Pueblo County, Pueblo, CO
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Pueblo
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
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.Located in south central Colorado, Pueblo County has a population of about 166,475. Pueblo County reflects its history (it was once part of Mexico) with a population that is 43.0% Hispanic. Approximately 22.7% of the population is under the age of 18, and nearly half the youth population is Hispanic. The City of Pueblo, the county seat, has a population of 111,127, and is at 4,600 feet above sea level. Pueblo is a trade and service center for surrounding areas, with manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and retail marketing being important components of the economy. Agricultural production (primarily beef, the Pueblo Chile, horticultural crops, and turf) also remains important. A growing local foods movement is encouraged by numerous family farm stands selling local produce. Social and recreational activities abound in Pueblo County with numerous museums, the Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo Nature & Raptor Center, the HARP Riverwalk, the Colorado State Fair, multiple public lakes, Lake Pueblo State Park, the Mountain Park Environmental Center, and many miles of bicycle and equestrian trails all being located here. In 2018, 405 youth and 127 adult volunteers were active in 14 community 4-H clubs, and 7 chartered committees/councils. To learn more about Pueblo County Extension, go to: http://pueblo.extension.colostate.edu/. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to: http://extension.colostate.edu/
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: 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 Pueblo. The individual in this position works as a member of the local Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and Pueblo County. This individual works under the supervision of the Pueblo County Extension Director, with guidance and input from the State 4-H office.Colorado State University Extension and Pueblo 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/rural environment. This person will have a proven record of accomplishment 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 traditional club program of choice creating opportunities for personal development, engagement, community building, and fun.In addition to the 4-H youth development role, the person will work with office colleagues, volunteers, and emergency officials to operate the Community Animal Response Team (CART; Large Animal Division) during and following emergencies when the Emergency Operations Center has deemed it necessary to activate CART.Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60% Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of Pueblo Countys 4-H program involving youth and leaders to ensure an active and growing program. Seek to offer new opportunities for 4-H youth, leaders, and parents through new and innovative opportunities, with the goal of expanding the involvement, reach, and effectiveness of the 4-H program.Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and periodic activities requiring overnight stays. 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.Collaborate with committees and councils to develop and maintain policies and procedures related to local programming.Use technology and media resources to extend information and educational opportunities to Coloradoans. Provide leadership, in collaboration with other agents, to multi-county 4-H activities within the Peaks and Plains Region.Provide leadership and assistance with other activities as assigned by Extension.Provide leadership and assistance with Pueblo County CART and maintain certification in the FEMA-EMI classes that are required of CART members.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 25%Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and other agencies/organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.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.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 15% 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.Work with other youth serving organizations and agencies to help provide a comprehensive youth development program.Use entrepreneurial skills to find or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) and practice cost recovery. 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.
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. One degree must have been conferred in agriculture, natural resources, animal science, range/livestock management, education, youth development or a closely related field prior to beginning the position. Experience or coursework in conducting effective educational programs for both youth and adult audiences.Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.Demonstrated leadership ability.Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to affect change or obtain desired outcomes. Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.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.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 professional experience in youth development, livestock, range management, natural resources, and community development.Experience in providing livestock educational programs or information to youth and youth program leaders. Experience and familiarity with mass media and electronic communications (TV, Internet, radio, newspapers, on-line education, social media). Experience in identifying audience needs, developing programs and evaluating impacts of programs. Knowledge of and experience with methods of conflict resolution, facilitation and public issues education.Demonstrated ability to generate extramural funds (grants, contracts, and cost recovery efforts). 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.

LINKS

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
William Nobles
Phone Number with Area Code :
9704917887
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 2, 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 Bill Nobles at (719) 545-1845 or william.nobles@colostate.edu.Candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.