Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, Larimer County
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Nov 21, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #42-19 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, Larimer County, Fort Collins, CO
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Location :
Fort Collins, CO
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Salary :
Salary range is $45,000 - $60,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
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 ( that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement. Larimer County is the ninth largest county at 2,640 square miles, and the sixth largest county in population with over 310,000 residents. Located in north central Colorado, Larimer County is a county of contrasts ranging from the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park in the west to foothills and plains along the Interstate 25 corridor. Most of the population resides in Fort Collins and Loveland. There are three school districts in the county. The median household income is $75,800. There is a commitment to preserving agriculture, its heritage, and open space in an urbanizing county. Larimer County offers a variety of attractive residential choices, excellent schools, parks, greenbelts and trail systems, recreation, cultural opportunities, and an inviting quality of life. Fort Collins is home to the Colorado State University Campus. The Larimer County staff includes the county director, three 4-H agents and a 4-H program coordinator, a family consumer sciences/community development agent, a horticulture agent and a farmers market/fair coordinator, an agriculture and natural resources agent, a Family Leadership Training Institute coordinator, a communications specialist, two AmeriCorps members, three administrative professional staff and a number of interns, facilitators and volunteers. To learn more, visit the Larimer County website at: To learn more, visit the Larimer County Extension website at To learn more about CSU Extension, visit
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs, individually and through partnership and collaboration with a variety of community organizations and agencies. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to family and consumer sciences programs in Larimer County including, but not limited to, food safety and safe food preservation; human, family and community development; family finance; nutrition, and health and wellness as they relate to individuals, families and communities. This individual will also manage the Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer program. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and Larimer County. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Larimer County Extension Director. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60% Effectively communicate program direction, engagement and program outcomes to county stakeholders. Develop means to ensure that programming compliments and supports Larimer County strategic plans. Provide leadership for an actively engaged family and consumer sciences program in Larimer County by working through a variety of county and community partners to assess needs, plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate programming to meet the needs and interests of individuals, families and communities. Actively participate on Extension program and reporting teams to help focus, develop and implement local, regional and statewide program efforts. Collaborate with other Extension staff to incorporate family and consumer sciences and other expertise into community program efforts. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops. Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 25% Network with local human service, health, family and community related organizations and agencies to facilitate collaborative efforts. Actively engage in the community by developing relationships, facilitating programming, guiding conversations, promoting teamwork and integrating university resources as appropriate to assist the community in addressing needs and interests. Develop and partner in opportunities to generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) to help support programming efforts. 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. Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 15% Recruit, screen, train and support Master Food Safety Advisor volunteers to extend nutrition, food preservation and/or, food safety research based information and/or programs to consumers. Oversee volunteer projects, identify and promote volunteer continuing education opportunities. Evaluate and prepare volunteer program impact reports. Work to motivate, recognize and retain volunteers.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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Minimum education level :
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Completed masters degree. At least one degree must have been conferred in family and consumer sciences, food science and/or nutrition, child or human development, community or public health, family financial management, food safety, human sciences, or a closely related field. Ability to communicate complex and scientific information through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Prior professional experience delivering educational programs for diverse audiences including: audience needs identification, educational program development, delivering programs, evaluating program results, reporting outcomes and using technology to manage and deliver programs. Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with county commissioners and county departments, other professionals and organizations, and to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Evidence of drive, initiative and leadership. 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: Course work, professional experience, certifications and/or background in food safety, food preservation, food systems, farmers markets, cottage foods industry, family financial management and or other areas of family and consumer sciences. Knowledge of and/or experience with conflict resolution and methods of group facilitation. Demonstrated personal and/or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion. Experience or capacity to manage volunteers. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, contracting, or cost recovery efforts. Bilingual and biliterate English and Spanish.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
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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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Contact :
JoAnn Powell
Phone Number with Area Code :
(970) 491-7887
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Please submit the following to to apply: Resume. Cover letter. Transcripts 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: Statement (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 For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-7887 or 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.