Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent -FCS/4-H Youth Development - Lake County
University or Organization :
Montana State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Aug 05, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent -FCS/4-H Youth Development - Lake County
Keywords separated by commas :
Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H
Location :
Ronan, MT
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Full time
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None Stated
This position is located in Lake County This position will provide leadership for Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development Extension programs for MSU Extension and Lake County. The successful candidate will work to enhance Family and Consumer Science programming to address locally identified need and generate positive community impacts. Additionally, this position will work with a group of dedicated and energized 4-H members, parents, and adult volunteers. Both programs will bring professional satisfaction to a person who thrives on helping individuals and groups become more successful.The focus of this position is to provide leadership for the Family and Consumer Science program and coordinate with other Lake County MSUE faculty to provide 4-H Youth Development Program leadership. All field faculty in the MSU Lake County Extension office collaborate as a team to provide a coordinated educational effort.We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and are able to contribute positively to the academic success of students and mission of Montana State University. Duties and ResponsibilitiesDevelop, plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.Build and maintain cooperative working relationships within the community and with the appropriate county boards, agencies, and organizations.Recruit, train, supervise and recognize youth and adult volunteer leaders.Cooperate and collaborate with area extension agents and extension specialists to conduct effective, integrated educational programming.Work with the Lake County Fair Board and fellow Lake County MSUE faculty to support the Lake County Fair.Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.Comply with all extension federal, state, university and county reporting requirements.Utilize all available media sources and advancing technologies to communicate with MSU Extension personnel and to disseminate information to clientele.Position requires considerable in-and out-of-county travel. Required Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills1.Bachelors Degree2.Degree or relevant work experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, Youth Development or related field.3.Success in providing innovative and effective leadership to educational programming relating to youth development and/or family and consumer sciences.4.Experience accepting and delegating responsibilities, and managing multiple and varied tasks5.Effective written communication skills.6.Experience working effectively with individuals and groups.7.Knowledge, skills and experience in the use of computers and advancing technology for educational programming. Preferred Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills1.Masters Degree2.Experience recruiting, training, and providing leadership for volunteers.3.Substantial relevant work experience with Youth Development and Family and Consumer sciences4.Demonstrated experiencing guiding volunteer led organizations to grow through collaborative processes.5.Demonstrated experience with consensus building, group facilitation, and conflict resolution. The Successful Candidate WillPossess a high degree of professionalism, excellent human relations skills, effective oral communication abilities.Evidence of good judgement.Flexibility and innovativeness to respond to changing clientele needs.Working as a self-starter and working with little or no supervision.Familiarity with multi-cultural and different socio-economic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity/pluralism. Position Special Requirements/Additional InformationThis position, if filled at the Masters degree level, will be tenure-track. A successful candidate without a Masters degree will be required to complete their Masters degree, in a program area relevant to their Extension position, within six (6) years of their start date. Failure to do so may result in termination.Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Drivers license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points), or have other reliable means of transportation. Must have access to a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum vehicle liability insurance. Do NOT send a copy of the drivers license.This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State Universitys rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Physical DemandsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Position requires frequent night and weekend work, extensive reading, frequent travel throughout the county, and occasional travel throughout the state of Montana. Position also requires using a variety of teaching methods and operating a variety of demonstration and educational equipment. The ProgramLocated in northwestern Montana, Lake County encompasses much of the Mission Valley and has a population of about 30, 273. Polson, on the south shore of Flathead Lake is the county seat with a population of 4, 875. The MSU Extension office is located in Ronan, population 2, 083, at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Nearly two-thirds of the county lies within the Flathead Reservation that was established by the Hellgate Treaty of 1855 and is home to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. Agriculture is the strongest economic contributor for the county, and tourism is important as well. Flathead Lake is on the north end of the county and is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the United States. U.S. Highway 93 runs the length of the County and is one of the primary access routes to Glacier National Park. The DepartmentExtension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs, and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to enhance learning. discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens; strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good.
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Bachelor's Degree
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Extensive travel throughout County, occasional travel throughout state
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