Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #29-19 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Boulder County, Longmont, CO
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Jul 16, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
#29-19 Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Boulder County, Longmont, CO
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Area, Department or Unit :
Extension 4-H Youth Development
Full/Part Time :
Salary range is $42,000 $62,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Boulder County is located 28 miles northwest of Denver and is home to about 319,000 residents. The county embraces a variety of lifestyles and interests and works hard to build a sense of community and provide services that enhance residents quality of life. Boulder County employers and industries include Google, Bing, the University of Colorado, large and small-scale production agriculture, health care, electronics, software development, data storage, biotechnology, renewable energy, aerospace, natural and organic products, and outdoor recreation. Opportunities for youth and support for healthy families are county priorities. The county also features some of the most diverse natural landscapes and is known for its visionary use of open space. Boulder County government is committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that fosters a vibrant, healthy, and active community. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about housing costs and the potential cost of living in Boulder County.The Boulder County 4-H program involves 5,200 youth participants; 575 are participants in the 4-H club program, with the remainder involved in school enrichment and afterschool programs. There are 200 adult volunteers supporting the club program. Approximately 48,000 4-H aged youth live in the county and approximately 30% of youth are diverse. Visit http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Colorado State University Extension, and http://boulder.extension.colostate.edu to learn about Boulder County Extension. For more information about Boulder County, visit: www.bouldercounty.org. 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.
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PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets, and delivers non-credit educational programming for youth in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to the 4-H Youth Development program in Boulder County. This individual works in partnership with other Boulder County 4-H staff members including the 4-H Extension agent/livestock, the 4-H program assistant, and a 4-H support staff; and as a local representative of Colorado State University. As a member of the 4-H team, this individual will have primary responsibility for the 4-H Club program in the areas of family consumer science, general projects, Shooting Sports, and leadership. Secondary responsibility will be for school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs, including educational opportunities for diverse and underserved youth in Boulder County. Boulder Countys goal is to connect with and serve all youth. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents across program and county lines, and with program teams and the State 4-H Office. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is required. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Boulder County Extension Director and receives guidance, training, and support from the State 4-H Office.Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 40%As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition, and support. Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, mid-management, and public education/information roles.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40% Work as a member of the 4-H team to lead and coordinate the Boulder County 4-H youth development program. The program includes 4-H clubs and 4-H outreach (including school enrichment, afterschool, camping, etc.). Their primary responsibility is 4-H club-based work and 4-H outreach. All programs require the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of positive youth development work that supports the growth and development of life skills for both youth and adult audiences.Provide leadership and support for the Boulder County 4-H shooting sports program, family and consumer science, general, and leadership programs. 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.Coordinate and deliver science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming for diverse youth audiences. Recruit, supervise, and guide AmeriCorps members, volunteers, and interns in meeting specific program delivery and developmental goals.Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide.Seek out and manage external funding, personnel, and in-kind resources to support programming efforts.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through various 4-H and local youth development advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying and addressing priority youth development needs.Foster effective communications and develop strong partnerships with Extension staff, county departments, local schools and other youth serving organizations, Colorado State University staff, community leaders, and agencies and institutions to enhance strong program development, delivery, and evaluation.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 bachelors degree prior to start date; conferred in education; youth or child development; science; family and consumer sciences; leadership or closely related field. A successful candidate without a completed masters will be required to complete a masters degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Director of Extension. Colorado State University provides employees with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually; guidelines are available at: https://tinyurl.com/yct2wxc4. A completed masters degree adds $3000 to an employees base salary.Professional experience, background, coursework or degree(s) that provide a broad and significant understanding of positive youth development.Demonstrated evidence of leadership, drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.Demonstrated experience managing volunteers including recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.Demonstrated professional experience developing, delivering, and evaluating school enrichment and out-of-school time programming for youth. 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.
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PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.Ability to communicate and teach through public speaking/presentation, use of technology in managing or delivering programs and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.Demonstrated success working with diverse youth and adult audiences. Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals, in teams and groups including the ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships and manage conflict. Bilingual and biliterate (Spanish and English).Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.Ability to develop and implement program guidelines that address the requirements of partnering agencies and/or grantors. Demonstrated experience facilitating interpersonal and public discussions and working with advisory committees.Experience with cost recovery, grants or fundraisers that develop resources to support programming. Experience in marketing, promoting or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet, Facebook, newspaper, etc.).
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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APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 16, 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 JoAnn Powell (970) 491-7887 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.