Extension Horticulture Program Outreach Assistant
Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Classification Title Temporary Hourly Employment Category
Temporary Is this an Hourly position? Yes Work Hours/Week 15-20
Overtime Eligible? Yes Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523
Description of Work Unit 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
(olostate.edu/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 located 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. Extension is a major component of
the Universitys outreach organization serving Colorados 64
counties. Through its county, state, and federal partnerships,
Extension currently focuses its efforts in Environmental
Horticulture; 4-H Youth Development; Community and Economic
Development; Family and Consumer Science; Health, Nutrition and
Food Safety; Food Systems; Cropping Systems; Livestock and Range;
Natural Resources; and Energy. Working closely with local and state
advisory groups to determine local program needs and direction,
Extension draws on the resources of 13 different departments in
five colleges to provide non-credit educational programs based on
research-generated knowledge. To learn more about Colorado State
University Extension, go to olostate.edu/. The CSU Extension
Colorado Master Gardener (rg/) Program engages over 1400 active
volunteers across 40+ counties. The program offers educational
opportunities to non-volunteers through Green School (rg/) , a
Colorado-specific horticulture training for both volunteers and
other learners. Additionally, the Certified Gardener Badge Program
(/) is a non-credit on-line instructional course based on the Green
School curriculum, yet designed to be flexible, self-paced, and
structured around the individuals needs. The certified gardener
badging program is not Colorado-specific allowing participants from
across the country to earn digital badges by taking individual
horticulture courses, bundling courses, or completing the full
program. Search Contact Email Position Summary The position
provides support for horticulture program outreach related to
state-led work including the Colorado Master Gardener program,
Green School training and the Certified Gardener Digital Badging
program. This position works cooperatively with the Statewide
Colorado Master Gardener Coordinator, county-based and university
Extension personnel to implement programs and trainings, evaluation
coordination and reporting efforts. The Horticulture Program
Assistant provides appropriate support, facilitation and linkages
to university and external resources including marketing and
promotion of horticulture outreach. The office for this position is
in the State Extension Administration Office in the University
Square building located at 1311 South College Avenue in Fort
Collins. Due to COVID -19 restrictions and the nature of the work,
this position may be eligible to work from home or another county
Extension office. Position Minimum Qualifications Completed
One degree must have been conferred in horticulture, public
horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, forestry,
natural resources, small acreage management, urban agriculture,
community food systems, Extension education or closely related
plant sciences field.
Ability to communicate through teaching, public
speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through
application materials and experience.
Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering
Experience teaching with and developing curricula for online
instruction, using learning management systems such as Canvas
(preferred), Blackboard, or Moodle.
Evidence of drive and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
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. Preferred Qualifications Completed or currently
enrolled in a Masters degree.
Training and experience in consumer horticulture (growing and
managing fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants).
Ability to read, converse and translate Spanish. Working Title
Extension Horticulture Program Outreach Assistant Posting Number
202100135T Department CSU Extension Salary Range $17.00 - $22.00
Employee Benefits Visit CSU s Human Resources website for detailed
benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following
University benefit areas:
Close Date 04/30/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants For full
consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED directly at
olostate.edu/ no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Friday, April
30, 2021. Please submit the following to apply: + Resume. + Cover
letter Please address how you meet the positions minimum and
preferred qualifications. + Three professional or educational
references. For questions regarding the Colorado Master Gardener
program, the position, qualifications, or job duties please contact
Katie Dunker, Extension Statewide Colorado Master Gardener
Coordinator at . Background Check Policy Statement 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. EEO Statement Colorado State
University is committed to providing an environment that is free
from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed,
color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender,
disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will
not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees
or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a
diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State
laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding
non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal
Opportunity (olostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services. The
Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal
Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort
Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, . The Section 504 and ADA
Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and
Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO
80523-0160, (970) 491-5836. Diversity Statement Personal or
professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated
by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources
and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Essential Job Duties Job Duty Category Co-coordinate and Implement
Extensions Green School Program Duty/Responsibility Manage the CSU
Extension Green School Horticulture training program with guidance
from the statewide coordinator.
Support all aspects of program scheduling, registration, payment,
communication and database management.
Serve as a primary contact for implementation including online
course enrollment, weekly live sessions, tracking student progress,
and email communications.
Assist in program evaluation and reporting.
Manage certificate production and mailing following the course.
Note: % of job assigned to all duties may be changed as the program
develops or needs arise Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category
Assist with Colorado Master Gardener volunteer program
Duty/Responsibility Co-coordinate the statewide volunteer master
Assist with program evaluation and reporting.
Manage website updates as needed.
Provide assistance with the Volunteer Management System.
Coordinate GardenNotes curriculum updates with volunteers and
Collaborate with coordinators across the state as needed to answer
questions and provide support. Note: % of job assigned to all
duties may be changed as the program develops or needs arise
Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Marketing & Communication
Duty/Responsibility Consult on best practices for marketing and
promoting the Green School and online badging programs to both
internal and external audiences.
Work closely with the Colorado Master Gardener Statewide
coordinator to develop new strategies for outreach.
Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies
including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented
audiences. Note: % of job assigned to all duties may be changed as
the program develops or needs arise. Percentage Of Time 20% Job
Duty Category Manage the Certified Gardener Badging Program
Duty/Responsibility Coordinate the CSU Extension Certified Colorado
Gardener Online Badge Program.
Manage and update program materials (including curricula updates)
and administrative portals related to the online program.
Collaborate with instructors as needed. Note: % of job assigned to
all duties may be changed as the program develops or needs arise.
Percentage Of Time 10% Minimum References Required 3 Maximum
References Required Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents +
Resume + Cover Letter Optional Documents
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