Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

DOE/DOQ

Position Description

Foci of this position are 4-H Youth Development including leadership and supervision of 4-H volunteers, consumer horticulture and small acreage landowner education, and community physical and mental wellness. Additionally, this position functions as the chair for the Deer Lodge County MSU Extension Office, administers office related county fiscal matters and supervises an administrative assistant.

General Statement
This position is located in Anaconda
County Profile: Located in southwestern Montana near the Continental Divide, Deer Lodge County has a population of 9,106. The majority of the population lives in or near Anaconda, the county seat. The major industries for the County include manufacturing and tourism. Anaconda’s medical facilities include Community Hospital of Anaconda. Near one of two Interstate Highway hubs (1-15 & 1-90) in Montana, Anaconda is easily accessible from other major cities in Montana. Anaconda – Deer Lodge is home to the Washoe Theatre constructed in 1936 with Art Deco furnishings, the Old Works a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, Discovery Ski Area, and Georgetown Lake.  Deer Lodge County’s recreational activities include skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, snowmobiling, golfing, camping and hunting.

Foci of this position are 4-H Youth Development including leadership and supervision of 4-H volunteers, consumer horticulture and small acreage landowner education, and community physical and mental wellness. Additionally, this position functions as the chair for the Deer Lodge County MSU Extension Office, administers office related county fiscal matters and supervises an administrative assistant.

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs in consumer horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, and community physical and mental wellness as determined by locally identified need.
Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with community and county boards, agencies and organizations such as the 4-H Council, and other groups with common interests.
Provide executive leadership for volunteer youth and leaders, including recruiting, training, supervising and recognizing volunteers.
Engage constituencies via direct interactions, collaborations, and partnerships with professional associations, committees, stakeholders, local governments, partner agencies, producer groups, etc.
Develop professional partnerships with specialists, associate specialists, other faculty, and stakeholders that advance the mission of Extension.
Assess clientele and stakeholder needs for the purpose of developing programing to address those needs.
Deliver educational resources through Extension teaching, developing curriculum(a) or educational materials, and one-on-one and small group consultations.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work or volunteer experience in horticulture, community wellness, youth development or related fields. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative and effective leadership to educational programming relating to consumer horticulture, community wellness, and youth development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership and professional development for adult volunteers Experience managing multiple and varied tasks. Experience working effectively with individuals and groups to identify solutions to community issues of concern.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills Master’s Degree Substantial and relevant work experience. Experience or knowledge of high-altitude horticulture. Experience developing and implementing community health education programs Experience in consensus building, group facilitation and conflict resolution.

Other Requirements

The successful candidate will possess exemplary professionalism; excellent human relations skills, including effective oral communication abilities; evidence of good judgment; flexibility and innovativeness to respond to the changing needs of people in Deer Lodge County. The successful candidate will also have a familiarity with multi-cultural and different socioeconomic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity/pluralism. Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This position, if filled at the Master’s degree level, will be tenure-track. A successful candidate without a Master’s degree will be required to complete their Master’s degree, in a program area relevant to their Extension position, within six (6) years of their start date. Failure to do so may result in termination.

Travel Requirements

Frequent travel throughout the county, occasional travel throughout the state.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Dan Lucas

Contact Email

daniel.lucas@montana.edu

Contact Phone

406-274-8969

Application Instructions

Apply online at msuextension.org, click on "Careers."

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

About Montana State University Extension

Extension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs, and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to enhance learning, discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens; strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good.