Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (0.875 FTE), Park County
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Nov 15, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #19-20 Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (0.875 FTE), Park County, Fairplay, CO
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Location :
Fairplay, CO
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Salary :
The salary for this position will be $40,650 based on full-time. The salary for this 0.875 FTE position is county funded and equates to $35,600.
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. Established in 1861, Park County is approximately 45 miles wide from east to west, and 60 miles long, encompassing 2,166 square miles. Within its borders are portions of three wilderness areas, two state parks, 12 state wildlife areas, and more territory above 9,000 feet than any other Colorado County. Federal lands comprise 51% of Park Countys landmass. State-owned lands account for about 8% and privately owned land for about 41%. Park County is in the geographical center of Colorado. It is about an hour and a half travel on state highways from Denver or Colorado Springs. The total population of the county is approximately 17,381 residents. The town hall of Fairplay, the County seat, is governed by a board of trustees and mayor. Most of the County offices and services are in Fairplay. The Re-2 School District campus consisting of a high school, middle school, elementary school, and preschool. The Park County Extension Office in Fairplay is open Monday and Wednesday and the Park County Extension Office in Bailey is open Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, please visit Park Countys website or Colorado State University Extension Colorado State University encourages professional development and provides an Employee Study Privilege with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Extension Agent will coordinate with the leadership and organization in the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of educational 4-H/Youth programs. The position works under the supervision of the Park County Extension Director and is responsible for assisting the director/agent with 4-H programming. The position will be housed in both the Fairplay and Bailey offices of Park County Extension. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40% Develop, market, deliver, and evaluate the 4-H program. Work with local 4-H Clubs, volunteers, and members to provide for the 4-H and youth development program in Park County, including leadership development for adult leaders and youth. Provide support for 4-H club projects, community service, events and activities. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: 4-H involvement in the Park County Fair, Enrollment and re-enrollment process for 4-H Clubs, New club recruitment and formation, including leader and volunteer recruitment, Officers, record books, livestock, horse, dog and general project support, 4-H newsletter editor/4-H Facebook page Administrator, Annual 4-H Banquet. Communicate and ensure the implementation of federal, state, and local policies and procedures. Provide program and information delivery support to colleagues in area(s) of specified expertise as appropriate. Effectively communicate and coordinate resources, research and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other organizations. Seek out and manage external funding sources to support programming efforts, practice cost recovery and revenue generation. These funds are externally sourced on an annual basis for projects, awards, trips, and programming for the Park County 4-H program. Use entrepreneurial skills to find or 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. Relationships and Partnerships: 30% Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to continually assess conditions and develop effective plans of work providing measurable program outcomes. 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. Develop relationships with the local Fair Board and county Advisory Boards and other agencies and organizations to continue the development of the 4-H program in Park County. Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the County Manager, Board of County Commissioners, and county and state employees. Promote and represent Extension and Extension programming throughout the community and within Park County government. Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies, including service to underserved and under-represented audiences. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops. Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 30% 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. Provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over sustained periods of time. Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and other agencies/organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation. 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. Degree must be conferred in youth development, social sciences, education, agriculture, 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. Capacities to recruit, train, and manage adult and youth volunteers. 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. Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter. 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.
Years of experience :
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Completed masters degree relevant to the position. Experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) curriculums. Experience working with 4-H or other youth enrichment programs. Experience with livestock (horses, cattle, swine, sheep, etc.). Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, and/or cost recovery efforts. Ability to speak Spanish.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:
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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Contact :
Bill Nobles
Phone Number with Area Code :
(719) 545-1845
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, November 15, 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 Bill Nobles at (719) 545-1845 or