Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Engagement & Expansion, State 4-H Office
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Dec 03, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #37-19 Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Engagement & Expansion, State 4-H Office, Fort Collins, CO
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Location :
Fort Collins, CO
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Salary :
Starting salary for this position is $60,000-$65,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
Colorado State University and Extension 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. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a three-part mission of teaching, research, and outreach. The campus is in the city of Fort Collins, the county seat of Larimer County. Fort Collins is a progressive community of approximately 156,000 situated 65 miles north of Denver on Interstate 25. Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Fort Collins has a clear, dry climate and generally pleasant temperature throughout the year. The office for this position is the State 4-H Office located in the State Extension Administration building, University Square, located at 1311 South College Avenue in Fort Collins. Extension is a major component of the Universitys outreach organization serving 63 of 64 counties. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to The State 4-H Office team includes seven 4-H Youth Development Specialist positions, 4-H Foundation staff and 4-H administrative assistants that report to the State 4-H Director. The team provides leadership for the Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The person in this position provides leadership for increasing participation of underrepresented populations in 4-H through strengthening current programming as well as developing new, innovative programming that reflects the needs, interests and resources of Colorados diverse youth, families and communities. This individual will facilitate internal and external conversations, deliver educational programs and be a trainer, coach and partner to support the success of Extension staff in working with diverse audiences. The specialist will assess how the 4-H program currently engages with underserved audiences, and develop strategies, implement initiatives, evaluate and alter approaches to enhance successful 4-H Youth Development Program engagement and expansion. This position requires working closely with all members of the State 4-H team to provide cohesive leadership for the statewide 4-H program, while also working collaboratively with campus partners and county partners. The individual in this position will work as a member of the Colorado State 4-H team to support the delivery of educational efforts for positive youth development across the state. This person works under the guidance and supervision of the State Director of 4-H Youth Development. Work schedule will vary but some nights and weekends will be required. This is a specially funded three-year position. Continuation of this position is contingent on successful performance and continued funding being secured. This position will focus on developing relationships and educational opportunities for positive youth development through the CSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. The position is expected to work collegially and collaboratively with other University and Extension staff who also are focused on engaging under-represented audiences. The position will support skill building among Extension staff and model culturally responsive engagement with diverse audiences. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, and Evaluation: 50% Provide statewide leadership and strategic planning that increases capacity and effectiveness to work in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion. Increase participation through innovative outreach and changes to processes that serve as barriers to involvement. Identify internal staff training, mentoring and coaching needs. Work with other Extension 4-H staff to develop, deliver and evaluate programs and activities. Identify opportunities to enhance inclusion and operationalize engagement and expansion efforts. Build a network of engagement and expansion partners to champion efforts in county 4-H youth development programs. Serve as a resource to Extension staff. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops. Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 50% Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences. Expand the resource base for 4-H from public and private sources through new partnerships, respond to emerging issues and employ communication strategies that create support for new initiatives. Build collaborative partnerships with urban and rural community organizations, businesses and individuals to support reaching new and/or underserved youth and adult audiences. Develop collaborative relationships within the CSU community in order to advance outreach and programming efforts. Establish and maintain relationships with Extension agents, 4-H specialists, 4-H STEM AmeriCorps, and campus faculty to plan, execute and evaluate educational programs at county, regional and state levels. Identify, recruit, train and support 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. Candidates with a masters degree in process may be considered but the degree must be completed by hire date. One degree must be conferred in youth development, community development, organization development, education, diversity and inclusion studies, or a closely related field. A minimum of three years professional experience that demonstrates the ability to establish and grow relationships with diverse audiences resulting in innovative educational opportunities and measurable outcomes. Evidence of ability to work effectively as a member of a team to affect change and obtain desired outcomes. Experience leading train-the-trainer workshops and providing coaching and mentoring to develop aptitude and skills among internal staff and others. Experience in audience needs identification, program development and evaluation. Demonstrated leadership ability and evidence of drive and initiative. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing. Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations. 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: Experience working with volunteers. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs.
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 :
Jean Glowacki Beeman
Phone Number with Area Code :
(970) 491-6422
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, December 3, 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 Jean Glowacki at (970) 491-6422 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.