Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Gunnison County
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Feb 04, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #02-20 Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Gunnison County, Gunnison, CO
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Location :
Gunnison, CO
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Full/Part Time :
Salary :
The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $65,000. 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. County is located in western Colorado and is a vibrant vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The 2017 population estimate is 16,939 and the median household income is $52,332 with $58,433 being the state average. The median value of housing units is $329,500 with $236,200 being the state average. Major economic contributors are tourism, agriculture, education, and government. The communities in Gunnison County (Gunnison, Crested Butte, Crested Butte South, and Mount Crested Butte) have diverse economies, shopping opportunities and housing choices. Gunnison County is primarily rural, with 85% public land. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, and include skiing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, rafting and other activities typically associated with mountain areas in Colorado. The Extension office is located in the town of Gunnison. Gunnison offers easy access to a State Hwy, (Hwy 50) and has a regional airport, (Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport). To learn more about CSU Extension, go to ; for more about Gunnison County Extension go to: CSU encourages professional development and offers 9 credits of higher education per fiscal year for a full-time employee. For more information regarding the employee study privilege, please go to
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide leadership, guidance and management to the 4-H youth development program in Gunnison County, and serve as part of the 4-H Youth Development team in Gunnison County. To facilitate communication between diverse groups who support the 4-H program and encourage volunteer leadership development opportunities for both youth and adults involved in the 4-H program. The Gunnison County 4-H program has 180 youth participants and 70 volunteers. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Gunnison County Extension Director. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50% Provide leadership and support for all Gunnison County 4-H programming. Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide. Actively participate in the MQA program, project area, and 4-H Council member training. 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: 25% Actively participate on all Gunnison 4-H volunteer committees. 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, agencies, and institutions to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation. 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% 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, 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. Administration and Supervision: 10% No direct supervision of administrative staff but works extensively in the guidance of administrative staff in 4-H issues. May supervise 4-H intern if an intern is hired.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 bachelors degree. The degree must be conferred in youth development, social sciences, education, or a closely related field. A successful candidate without a completed masters will be required to complete a masters degree relevant to their Extension position within five years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President for Engagement and Extension. Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation, and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations. Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs. Experience in working with youth and youth organizations, including knowledge of and familiarity with 4-H youth development programs and volunteer boards. Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers. A commitment to include diverse voices in program prioritization and planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming. 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: Completed masters degree. Experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) curriculums. STEM and SET are often used interchangeably. Experience working with 4-H enrichment programs. Experience with livestock (horses, cattle, swine, sheep, etc.). Experience with or knowledge of 4-H general projects (baking, sewing, shooting sports, dogs, photography, etc.). Experience in developing financial support for educational programs including contracting, donor development, grantsmanship, or cost recovery. Professional experience with or knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system. Experience working with computer design programs and web-based information delivery methods (social media). Ability to speak Spanish.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:
BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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Contact :
Robin Young
Phone Number with Area Code :
(970) 264-5931
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Please submit the following to to apply: Resume. Cover letter. Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number. Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable Required and Preferred Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately. All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process. 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 Robin Young at (970) 264-5931 or