Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, Weld County
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Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
May 26, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #13-20 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, Weld County, Greeley, CO
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The salary range for this position is $45,000-$55,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. We encourage application from people of all backgrounds and abilities and invite you to review Colorado State Universitys Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement. Weld County is in north-central Colorado and incorporates both the rural and agricultural eastern plains and the growing urban Front Range. County residents enjoy elements of both this rural and urban lifestyle. Weld County consistently ranks as the top agricultural producing county in Colorado and among the top ten agricultural counties in the nation. Weld County is recognized as one of the most fiscally healthy and effective local governments in the United States. The county is home to 314,305 residents, 107,348 of whom live in Greeley, the county seat and location of the Extension office. Weld is also one of the fastest-growing counties in Colorado and projected to reach 453,000 residents by 2030. Ninety-three percent of the county population identifies as White; 30% as Hispanic. Weld Countys population spans all socioeconomic groups, with 10.5% of residents living at or below the poverty level. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College. Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) and Weld County work cooperatively to provide Extension programming and outreach across the county. CSUE contributes onsite and campus-based expertise, and university and land grant system resources and connections to enhance local programming efforts. Weld County contributes office space, the annual operating budget, staff, and support. Weld County Extension staff consists of a director; 4-H youth development agent; 4-H/livestock agent; horticulture/agriculture agent; EFNEP nutrition educator; county fair coordinator; 4-H events coordinator; 4-H program associate; Colorado Master Gardener coordinator; and three support staff. To learn more, visit Weld County Extension or Colorado State University Extension.
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PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets, and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs. Programs are delivered using a variety of modes, including individual and group face-to-face education, and through both synchronous and asynchronous online delivery as well as social and print media. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction, and educational program support to family and consumer sciences programs in Weld County including, but not limited to, food safety and safe food preservation; human, family, and community development; family financial stability; and nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to individuals, families, and communities. The individual will also provide leadership to the Weld County Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer program. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is necessary to engage audiences when they are available. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This person works under the guidance and supervision of the Weld County Extension director. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60% Provide leadership for an actively engaged family and consumer sciences program in Weld County to meet the needs of the diverse families, individuals, and communities by working through a variety of county and community partners to develop relationships, assess needs, and identify new and continuing programming opportunities in order to coordinate, develop, deliver, evaluate, and report program outcomes. Engage with and develop programming that is culturally sensitive and attuned to the needs and interests of Latinx and diverse communities. Actively participate in one or more Extension work teams to provide expertise for program and information development and work collegially with other Extension staff across the state and region to efficiently and effectively support program delivery. Collaborate with other Weld County departments, Extension staff, and partners to incorporate family and consumer sciences training, engagement with diverse audiences, and other expertise into community program efforts. Effectively communicate program direction, engagement, and program outcomes to county stakeholders and Colorado State University. Develop means to ensure that programming compliments and supports Weld Countys strategic plan. 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% Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including underserved and underrepresented audiences. Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies, and non-profits to continually assess conditions, develop effective plans of work, and facilitate collaborative efforts. Develop good working relationships and coordinate efforts with Colorado State University; Extension administration, specialists and personnel; Weld County 4-H, community leaders, Weld County government, agencies, and organizations to enhance program development, delivery, evaluation and reporting. Develop and partner in opportunities to generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) to help support programming efforts. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops. Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 15% Provide leadership for new and existing adult and youth volunteer programs including recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, retention, recognition, and support. Provide leadership for the Weld County Master Food Safety Advisor program. Provide supervision and support for volunteer growth, professional development, activities, and programming. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
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ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
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REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Completed masters degree by employment start date. One degree must have been conferred in family and consumer science, food science and/or nutrition, child or human development, community or public health, family financial management, food safety, human sciences, health and wellness, or a closely related field. Demonstrated success developing relationships with Latinx audiences and delivering culturally sensitive educational programs/services attuned to their needs and interests. Ability to communicate with a variety of audiences through teaching, public speaking/presentation, and writing, as demonstrated through application materials and experience. Evidence of drive, initiative, and leadership skills. 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. 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: Knowledge of, and experience with, conflict management and group facilitation. Experience marketing and/or delivering educational programming using online, mass media, and/or social media methods. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, contracting, or cost recovery efforts. Experience or capacity to manage volunteers. Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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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APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-2806 or JoAnn.Powell@colostate.edu.